Effect of duodenal levodopa infusion on blood pressure and sweating.

@article{Pursiainen2012EffectOD,
  title={Effect of duodenal levodopa infusion on blood pressure and sweating.},
  author={Ville Pursiainen and Jukka Lyytinen and Eero Pekkonen},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2012},
  volume={126 4},
  pages={
          e20-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Non-motor symptoms are a major contributor to quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). Duodenal levodopa infusion (DLI) has been shown to alleviate motor fluctuations, but data on its possible effect on non-motor symptoms are scarce. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of DLI on blood pressure (BP), sweating, and non-motor symptoms. METHODS We evaluated prospectively and open-label nine male patients with advanced PD (age 68.5 ± 6.2 years… CONTINUE READING
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