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Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease 

Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease
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Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease
Author(s):

Sarah E. Buckingham

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199377527.003.0009
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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in movement disorders. Does levodopa affect the course of Parkinson’s disease? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. Use of levodopa to manage Parkinson’s disease symptoms did not increase the progression of disease. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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