Available and emerging treatments for Parkinson's disease: a review.


Journal Article (Review)

Parkinson's disease is a commonly encountered neurodegenerative disorder primarily found in aged populations. A number of medications are available to control symptoms, although these are less effective in advanced disease. Deep brain stimulation provides a practicable alternative at this stage, although a minority of patients meet the strict criteria for surgery. Novel medications that provide enhanced symptomatic control remain in developmental demand. Both gene and cell-based therapies have shown promise in early clinical studies. A major unmet need is a treatment that slows or stops disease progression.

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Cited Authors

  • Hickey, P; Stacy, M

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 /

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 254

PubMed ID

  • 21607020

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21607020

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1177-8881

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1177-8881

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2147/DDDT.S11836


  • eng