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Levodopa increases speed of alternating movements in Parkinson's disease patients.
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PMID:  22722446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Disturbances of alternating movement execution are a characteristic clinical sign of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Objectives were to compare instrumentally measured diadochokinetic motion series carrying out before and 1 h after standardised levodopa intake and to correlate the device results with the respective rating scores of the PD patients. Maximum velocity and interval improved following levodopa application. The amplitude of motions did not differ between both assessment moments. Closer correlations between rating- and diadochokinesimeter outcomes appeared before levodopa intake.
Thomas Müller; Sören Peters; Ali Harati
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1435-1463     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9702341     Medline TA:  J Neural Transm     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurology, St. Josef Hospital Bochum, Gudrunstr. 56, 44791, Bochum, Germany,
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