Suppression of REM rebound by Pergolide

  title={Suppression of REM rebound by Pergolide},
  author={Dr. J. J. M. Askenasy and Melvin D. Yahr},
  journal={Journal of Neural Transmission},
A 71 year old retired printer developed idiopathic Parkinson's disease over a period of 3 years. On account of his worsening condition he was admitted to hospital. Following the interruption of his medication the patient developed an akinetic crisis. A 48 hour polysomnogram recording, repeated five times during hospitalization, showed severe sleep deprivation. Treatment with Pergolide alone was then started; and sleep monitoring showed suppression of REM rebound, REM only appearing when the… CONTINUE READING

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