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Time to redefine PD? Introductory statement of the MDS Task Force on the definition of Parkinson's disease
In recognition of the profound changes in our understanding of Parkinson's disease (PD), the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) commissioned a task force to consider a redefinition of PD. This review is a discussion article, intended as the introductory statement of the task force.
15 April 2014
Guidance for the preparation of neurological management guidelines by EFNS scientific task forces revised recommendations 2012
This paper is meant to provide guidance to anyone wishing to write a neurological guideline for diagnosis or treatment, and is directed at the Scientist Panels and task forces of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS). It substitutes the previous guidance paper from 2004. It contains several new aspects: the guidance is now based on a change of the grading system for evidence and for the resulting recommendations, and has adopted The Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and
01 March 2013
EFNS/MDS-ES recommendations for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
Conclusions: The diagnosis of PD is still largely based on the correct identification of its clinical features. Selected investigations (genetic, olfactory, and neuroimaging studies) have an ancillary role in confirming the diagnosis, and some of them could be possibly used in the near future to identify subjects in a pre-symptomatic phase of the disease.
01 January 2013
Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson's Disease
The Guidelines are intended for a broad range of health professionals including: family physicians, neurologists, nurses, movement disorders specialists, allied health professionals (e.g. occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language pathologists) and other specialists.
01 July 2012
Dementia associated with Parkinson's disease: Applying the Movement Disorder Society Task Force criteria
Findings suggest that the MDS-TF criteria are more sensitive than the DSM-IV for a diagnosis of PDD. Old age, absence of psychiatric symptoms, and severe motor impairment can hinder the diagnosis of PDD.
20 June 2011
Does the clinical practice guideline on Parkinson's disease change health outcomes? A cluster randomized controlled trial
This study strived for a better understanding of which intervention strategy is effective in implementing the CPG on Parkinson's disease (CPG-PD).
01 May 2011
Consensus Document on European Brain Research
Since 2006, European research in neuroscience has advanced tremendously. The present document represents an update elaborated to reflect changes in research priorities and advances in brain research that have taken place since 2006.
08 March 2011
Development of clinical practice guidelines for patient management of blood pressure instability in MSA, PD .......
Utilization of a self-care protocol could assist in planning more effective care regimens. Additionally, benefits to the patient and the health care system may also result from using evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to make patient care decisions.
21 May 2010
Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease: Recommendations From Diagnostic Clinical Guidelines
Diagnosis of PD based on clinical features and response to antiparkinsonian medication can be achieved with a fairly high level of accuracy, particularly when made by a physician specializing in movement disorders. This article reviews and summarizes published recommendations for the clinical diagnosis of PD.
17 March 2010
Practice Parameter: Treatment of nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson disease
This evidence-based practice parameter evaluates treatment options for the nonmotor symptoms of PD.
16 March 2010
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