King’s College London – Parkinson’s disease

Defining and better meeting the palliative care needs of people with late stage Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Progressive Supranucleur Palsy (PSP) Research Team: PN Leigh, Irene J Higginson, Tariq Saleem, N Donaldson, Paul McCrone, C Clough, KR Chaudhuri, Lynne Turner-Stokes, Rachel Burman, R Brown Our first studies set out to understand […]

Parkinson’s Disease

Medline NLM definition: progressive, degenerative disease of unknown etiology characterized by rhythmic tremor of the limbs, stooped posture, slowness of voluntary movements, and mask like facial expression. Pathologically there is nerve cell loss in the melanin-containing cells in the brainstem and a corresponding reduction in dopamine levels in the corpus striatum. Lewy bodies are present in […]