Cadila gets USFDA nod for generic drug to treat Parkinson's

The Ahmedabad-based firm also received final approval from the USFDA to market Nitrofurantoin Capsules USP, used for treating acute uncomplicated urinary tract infections, in the US market.
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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The pilot study of Alzheimer's patients found that deep brain stimulation targeting frontal brain regions can reduce the overall performance decline typically seen in people with mild Alzheimer ’ disease.ByAlzheimer's Reading RoomWhile most treatments for Alzheimer ’s disease focus on improving memory, researchers atThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a studyaimed at slowing the decline of problem solving and decision-making skills in these patients.Thin electrical wires were surgically implanted into the frontal lobes of the brains of patients with Alzheimer ’s disease to determine ...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs
"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." -- Thomas MooreAlzheimer's DementiaBy Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading Room1.The Metamorphosis of This Alzheimer's CaregiverThe more I learned the more I wanted to know. I learned a great deal about Alzheimer's disease and dementia--including the science. It helped me understand a very mystifying disease. It helped me to put a frame around something that is difficult if not impossible to describe.________________________________________2.Communication in Alzheimer's WorldLearning how to communic...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's care family caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia help with dementia care memory care senior care resources Source Type: blogs
Dementia presents as a group of symptoms, and Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomWhen someone is told they have Alzheimer's or dementia,it means they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive and behavioral issues.Most of the time dementia is caused by Alzheimer's disease.There is great confusion about the difference betweenAlzheimer's anddementia.In a nutshell, dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Alz...
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ConclusionsOsteoporotic fractures led to amount of medical complications, which significantly increased patients ’ economic burden. Complications correlate to various factors such as patients’ disease history.
Source: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This study is registered at, number NCT02035553. Findings Between Jan 16, 2014, and Oct 27, 2016, 345 participants across 133 nursing homes were screened, of whom 181 were randomly assigned treatment (n=90 pimavanserin and n=91 placebo). 178 participants were included in the modified intention-to-treat population. Mean total baseline NPI–NH psychosis scores were 9·5 (SD 4·8) for the pimavanserin group and 10·0 (5·6) for the placebo group. Mean change in the NPI–NH psychosis score at week 6 was −3·76 points (SE 0·65) for pimavanserin and −1...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings highlight PD as a multisystem neurodegenerative disorder, and this information is crucial for creating strategies to better prevent and manage PD complications.Neuroepidemiology
Source: Neuroepidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is little or no increased suicide mortality following acute admissions for most physical illnesses. Much of the increased suicide mortality relates to gastrointestinal disorders that are often alcohol related or specific chronic conditions, which may be linked to side effects from certain therapeutic medications. Acute hospital admissions for physical illnesses may therefore provide an opportunity for targeted suicide prevention among people with certain conditions, particularly alcohol related disorders. PMID: 28714426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
This article aims to provide an update on PD and explore the nurse's role in assessment and provision of safe and effective care for patients with PD in acute hospital settings. PMID: 28560917 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Nursing Older People - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Nurs Older People Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Volume 31 Author(s): Abhimanyu Mahajan, Poojitha Balakrishnan, Achint Patel, Ioannis Konstantinidis, Dominic Nistal, Narender Annapureddy, Priti Poojary, Girish N. Nadkarni, Christos Sidiropoulos The total number of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) worldwide is expected to double by 2030. The risk factors for emergency department visits in PD patients have been described before, however, there is limited data on inpatient hospitalizations of PD patients. We derived our study cohort from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is associated with significant disability and comorbid health disorders that may lead to or result from hospitalization. However, little is known about the inpatient burden and comorbidities of BP. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2002-2012 National Inpatient Sample, including a representative 20% sample of all hospitalizations in the US (n=72,108,077 adults). RESULTS: The prevalences of hospitalization for BP increased from 25.84 to 32.60 cases per million inpatients from 2002 to 2012. In multivariate logistic regression models with stepwise selection, incr...
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
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