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Parkinson Disease: HELP
Articles by Kevin E. Johnson
Based on 1 article published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Kevin E. Johnson wrote the following article about Parkinson Disease.
 
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1 Review Approach to the patient with Parkinson disease. 2015

Johnson, Kevin E. ·Family Medicine Residency, Gwinnett Medical Center, 665 Duluth Hwy, Suite 501, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, USA. Electronic address: kejohnson@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org. ·Prim Care · Pubmed #25979582.

ABSTRACT: Parkinson disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with motor, nonmotor, and behavioral findings. Imaging technology advances have allowed the characterization of the underlying pathologic changes to the brain and identification of specific lesions in dopaminergic neurons. Although certain imaging techniques allow for detection up to 20 years before the onset of motor symptoms, these advances have yet to produce meaningful treatments to halt the disease or reverse its course. Current treatments are directed at optimizing symptomatic management. Referral to a movement disorder specialist familiar with PD should be considered for providers with limited familiarity in diagnosis or treatment.