Intensive rehabilitation treatment in early Parkinson's disease: a randomized pilot study with a 2-year follow-up.

@article{Frazzitta2015IntensiveRT,
  title={Intensive rehabilitation treatment in early Parkinson's disease: a randomized pilot study with a 2-year follow-up.},
  author={Giuseppe Frazzitta and Roberto Maestri and Gabriella Bertotti and Giulio Riboldazzi and Natalia Boveri and Michele Perini and Davide Uccellini and Marinella Turla and Cristoforo Comi and Gianni Pezzoli and Maria Felice Ghilardi},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and neural repair},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={123-31}
}
BACKGROUND Although physical exercise improves motor aspects of Parkinson's disease (PD), it is not clear whether it may also have a neuroprotective effect. Objective. In this 2-year follow-up study, we determined whether intensive exercise in the early stages of the disease slows down PD progression. METHODS Forty newly diagnosed patients with PD were treated with rasagiline and randomly assigned to 2 groups: MIRT Group (two 28-day multidisciplinary intensive rehabilitation treatments [MIRT… CONTINUE READING
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