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Nicotinamidadenindinucleotide (NADH): the new approach in the therapy of Parkinson's disease.

  title={Nicotinamidadenindinucleotide (NADH): the new approach in the therapy of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Walter Prof Dr Birkmayer and G J Birkmayer},
  journal={Annals of clinical and laboratory science},
  volume={19 1},
The coenzyme Nicotinamidadenindinucleotide (NADH) has been used as novel medication in 34 Parkinson patients in an open label trial. In all patients, a beneficial clinical effect was observed. Twenty-one patients (61.7 percent) showed a very good (better than 30 percent) improvement of disability and 13 patients (38.3 percent) a moderate (up to 30 percent) improvement. The effect of NADH was dependent on the dosage and the severity of the case. The best therapeutic dose was in the range of 25… 
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