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Last Updated: 2019-10-07

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Surgery! (and a most wonderful boot)

Update: Woo Hoo, I'm out of the boot! I'm now wearing a walking 'shoe' - more like a sandal. But at least it much smaller and much lighter! Progress, folks, progress...

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I am wearing this really WONDERFUL boot! (sarcasm) That's because I had some surgery last week! One was to correct a hammertoe - which was a direct result of the Parkinson's (too many years walking on cramped toes due to the dystonia). And the other was a gastrocnemius recession - which basically means they used a surgical technique to lengthen the Achilles tendon... again because of the stupid PD (years of dystonia plus general rigidity had tightened it up).

So that's my latest story.... :-)

2019-10-07

Wearable Sensors Offer Way of Ably Monitoring Day-to-Day Movement in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Says

Electronically monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms as people go about their day is a feasible way of collecting clinically relevant data, a proof-of-concept study shows.

Titled “Monitoring Parkinson’s disease symptoms during daily life: a feasibility study,” the study was published in the journal npj Parkinson’s Disease. 

Currently, most healthcare providers monitor Parkinson’s symptoms with tools like the MDS-UPDRS (MDS-sponsored Revision of the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale). Essentially, these tools are questionnaires completed jointly by healthcare providers and patients during hospital visits...

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2019-10-04

Wearable Sensors Offer Way of Ably Monitoring Day-to-Day Movement in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Says

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