Parkinson's Disease Overview

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What procedure has largely replaced thalamotomy and pallidotomy in the surgical treatment of Parkinson's Disease?

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Which nursing intervention is recommended for managing psychiatric disturbances in Parkinson's Disease patients?

Minimizing medications with psychiatric side effects

What is a key strategy for improving mobility in Parkinson's Disease patients?

Enhancing self-care activities

How should potential complications be managed in Parkinson's Disease patients based on nursing care?

Monitoring and managing potential complications

Which nursing action is important for enhancing swallowing in Parkinson's Disease patients?

Encouraging the use of assistive devices

Which subtype of Parkinson's Disease is characterized by a resting tremor in the hands or arms?

Tremor-dominant PD

What is the main symptom of Tremor-dominant Parkinson's Disease?

Resting tremor

In Parkinson's Disease, what is the response to treatment like for Tremor-dominant subtype in the early stages?

Responds well to medications addressing dopamine deficiency

What is the most common form of Parkinson's Disease?

Idiopathic PD

What combination of factors is suggested as contributing to the cause of Parkinson's Disease?

Age, environment, and heredity

At what stage of life do symptoms of Parkinson's Disease typically first appear?

50s

Which of the following is NOT considered one of the four cardinal manifestations used for diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease?

Hypokinesia

Which pharmacologic agent is often added to levodopa to prevent its metabolism before reaching the brain?

Carbidopa

Which assessment tool is useful for measuring the disease progression in Parkinson's Disease, including both motor and nonmotor symptoms?

Revised Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS)

Which neuroimaging techniques are useful for an early diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease?

PET and SPECT scanning

What is the mainstay of treatment for Parkinson's Disease?

Pharmacologic management

Which symptom is NOT commonly associated with autonomic dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease?

Auditory hallucinations

Learn about the characteristics and impact of Parkinson's Disease, a progressive neurologic disorder affecting movement. Understand the demographic trends, symptoms onset, and common forms of the disease.

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