Medical treatment of freezing of gait.

  title={Medical treatment of freezing of gait.},
  author={Nir Giladi},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={23 Suppl 2},
Freezing of gait (FOG) is frequently considered as one of the dopamine-resistant motor symptoms of Parkinsonism. Recent studies have clearly demonstrated that the Off-related FOG is improved by levodopa (L-dopa) or entacapone treatment. L-dopa can decrease duration of each FOG episode as well as its frequency. On-related FOGs are not common and difficult to diagnose. Only in the most advanced stages of the disease, FOGs are resistant to treatment as many other symptoms. Off-related FOGs are… CONTINUE READING


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