Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is common, age-related and chronic.
It is caused by loss or degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the midbrain.
Onset of symptoms and progression of the disease is gradual.
Motor signs and symptoms include resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia and postural instability.
Parkinson's disease dementia indicates loss of intellectual functions
including memory, significant deterioration in the ability to carry out
day-to-day activities and changes in social behavior are often noted.
There appears to be no benefit to taking dietary antioxidants, such as vitamins and carotenoids, in terms of reducing the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Asians, as shown in a Singapore study.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 May 2020 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 30 April 2020 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 August 2019 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
Individuals living within 50 metres of high-voltage overhead power lines tend to have heightened risk of Alzheimer’s dementia or Parkinson’s disease compared with those residing at >600 metres, suggesting that exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields may contribute to an increase in the risk of these neurodegenerative diseases, a study reports.
Levodopa-induced complications can lead to significant worsening of quality of life (QoL) in Asian patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), necessitating that clinicians monitor their patients closely and promptly manage such complications, according to a longitudinal local study.
Concussion is associated with a substantial long-term risk of dementia in older adults, but the risk can be reduced modestly with the use of statins, a large population-based double cohort study has shown.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.
While antibody titres against SARS-CoV-2 wane with time, the immune system is capable of producing memory B-cells that can last for at least 6 months after infection, suggesting that the body will be able to protect itself in the case of re-exposure, according to a new study.
Spending too much time sitting cannot be good for the body, and rising to one's feet breaks up such a behaviour and yields small, but meaningful, reductions in certain cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to the results of a meta-analysis.