Experience with continuous enteral levodopa infusions in the treatment of 9 patients with advanced Parkinson's disease

J. I. Sage, S. Trooskin, R. E. Heikkila

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Abstract

Nine patients with advanced Parkinson's disease were started on continuous enteral levodopa infusions during the past 3 years. Six have remained on the infusion system for 1 to 28 months. All patients experienced immediate amelioration of motor fluctuations, and 5 patients continue to obtain relief. One patient found that this ability to achieve the 'on' state without unacceptable dyskinesia waned. Experience thus far indicates that continuous long-term levodopa infusions are a practical but complex form of therapy for patients failing more conventional treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume39
Issue number11 SUPPL. 2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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