A controlled study of L-DOPA in Parkinson's disease.

  title={A controlled study of L-DOPA in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={William W. Hofmann and Rick Lee Ryan},
  journal={California medicine},
  volume={112 2},
A small group of patients with Parkinson's disease were treated with oral l-dopa. In ten cases the drug was given according to a randomized, double-blind-crossover protocol, and in 13 cases both the physician and the patient knew what treatment was being given. With subjective bias at a minimum the salutary effects of the amino acid were confirmed in 90 percent of the patients. The general level of improvement with l-dopa was better than with standard agents, and a combination of drugs was… CONTINUE READING

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