Navigation Links
Skin Patch Offers Relief to Patients with Parkinson's disease

Schwarz Pharma has come up with a new neupro skin patch which is offered the licence to be marketed in UK. It is said to offer relief to patients// in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. It delivers a drug that mimics the effects of a naturally occurring brain chemical, which is in short supply in people with Parkinson's.

The Parkinson's Disease Society said that the patch would aid the patients to manage their symptoms more easily. Statistics show that about 8,000 to10,000 new cases of Parkinson's are diagnosed in the UK every year. About 95% of these cases are usually aged over 40 years.

In Parkinson’s disease patients have a shortage of the brain chemical dopamine. This controls connections between nerve cells, leading to symptoms such as tremors. The main treatment included a drug which the patient consumes called the dopamine agonist. This acts directly on the dopamine receptors in the brain.

But now this latest technique contains a new dopamine agonist, called rotigotine, and delivers a continuous dose of the drug over 24 hours, so patients only having to change the patch once a day. Robert Meadowcroft, director of policy, campaigns and information at the Parkinson's Disease Society, said that his patch is very useful than the previous treatments and is also safe and effective in early stage of Parkinson's disease.

Dr Ray Chaudhuri, a consultant neurologist at University Hospital Lewisham, in south London, said that it is a new and simple way of delivering a dopamine agonist which helps to overcome the problems associated with oral administration.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Approves Birth Control Skin Patch
2. Estrogen Patch is Safer than Pills for Heart
3. Painkilling Patch As Effective As Intravenous Delivery Systems
4. Fentanyl Narcotic Pain Patch under Scrutiny
5. Testosterone Patches Found To Increase Sexual Desire In Menopausal Women
6. FDA Warns Against Birth-Control Patch
7. Nicotine Patches help to quit smoking
8. Reliable Help For Smokers From Nicotine Patches and Former Smokers
9. Increased Risk of Clot with Birth-Control Patch
10. Eye Patches Could Delay Healing In Corneal Abrasions
11. Contraceptive Patch Carries Risk of Blood clots
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the Nation’s premier ... of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full contact ... using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the ... to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in ... in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of their peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International ... Ph.D ., Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), ... software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization ... a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... at the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the ... power of institutions to change the way animals are raised for food. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in ... immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology ... personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 ... to enabling technologies to the new precision immunotherapy ... EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company ... destruction of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... PhD ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: