Lindy D Wood

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BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with a host of nonmotor symptoms, including psychosis, cognitive impairment, depression, sleep disturbance, swallowing disorders, gastrointestinal symptoms, and autonomic dysfunction. The nonmotor symptoms of PD have the potential to be more debilitating than the motor features of the disorder. OBJECTIVE(More)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus traditionally has been characterized by insulin resistance and beta-cell dysfunction, leading to hyperglycemia and eventual micro- and macrovascular complications. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are a relatively new class of drugs available for the management of type 2 diabetes. In order to provide a comprehensive(More)
Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog with pharmacokinetic properties suitable for once-daily administration approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. Clinical trial data from large, controlled studies demonstrate the safety and efficacy of liraglutide in terms of hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c))(More)
Dopamine receptor agonists provide a viable alternative or adjunct to levodopa therapy in Parkinson's disease and are associated with fewer motor complications and dyskinesia. However, all available dopamine agonists may cause profound adverse effects in some patients. In many cases, these adverse effects amplify non-motor symptoms that people with(More)
Care transitions are clinically dangerous times, particularly for older adults with complex health problems. This article describes the most common medication discrepancies identified by nurses during patients' (n = 101) hospital to home transition. Findings indicated that medication discrepancies were astoundingly widespread, with 94% of the participants(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and clinical use of Technosphere insulin. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search (1966-March 2010) was conducted for English-language articles using the terms AFREZZA, AFRESA, Technosphere insulin, pulmonary insulin, and inhaled insulin. Abstracts from the American Diabetes Association and(More)
OBJECTIVE Review Huntington's disease (HD) and the role of tetrabenazine (TBZ) in treating chorea associated with this disease. Discuss the pharmacology, side-effect profile, drug interactions, precautions, and contraindications of TBZ. DATA SOURCES Literature identified within MEDLINE and PubMED. STUDY SELECTION Two manuscripts specifically regarding(More)
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