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Parkinson's Disease: Update on Medication Management

GAPNA member Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC recently completed the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Scholars Program in Parkinson's Disease at the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital Parkinson's Disease Clinic.

As part of the program project, she submitted an abstract for the Journal of Nurse Practitioners special Pharmacology issue. This freely accessable article, “Parkinson's Disease: Update on Medication Management” was published online in March 2016.

From the article:

Highlights

  • Parkinson’s disease is reviewed to provide an understanding of the pharmacologic therapies used to treat motor and nonmotor symptoms.
  • Levadopa and carbidopa are the gold standard of treatment; doses, side effects, and formulations are discussed.
  • The different classes of medications used to treat Parkinson’s disease, and those used to mitigate side effects of treatment and Parkinsonism, are reviewed.
  • An overview of deep brain stimulation is provided, which is often used in the advanced stages of the disease to decrease medication doses.

Read the full article.


Additonal information

Read more about Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, in the Tell Us About It! section of the GAPNA Website.

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