New approaches to on-demand medication – a lecture by Prof. Dr. Ceballos-Baumann

The lecture will focus on new approaches to on-demand medication for Parkinson's patients who are suffering from a decline in the effect of levodopa. These so-called off phases occur when the effect of levodopa wears off before the next regular dose can be taken. Those affected not only experience a deterioration in mobility, but also effects on mood, discomfort, pain perception and circulation.

Diagnosis of Parkinson's and the correct initial therapy

Parkinson's is a neurological disease that affects the lives of millions of people worldwide, whether directly as sufferers or indirectly as relatives, carers or medical professionals. In this talk, we will strive to provide a comprehensive picture of Parkinson's, from the basics of the disease to current research and proven treatments.
Whether you are already familiar with Parkinson's or are new to the topic, I hope this talk provides you with valuable insights and helps you develop a deeper understanding of the Parkinson's world.
So, without any further delay, let’s dive in and learn more about this fascinating and important condition.

Introduction to the world of Parkinson's - a lecture by Prof. Dr. Ceballos Baumann

Parkinson's is a neurological disease that affects the lives of millions of people worldwide, whether directly as sufferers or indirectly as relatives, carers or medical professionals. In this talk, we will strive to provide a comprehensive picture of Parkinson's, from the basics of the disease to current research and proven treatments.
Whether you are already familiar with Parkinson's or are new to the topic, I hope this talk provides you with valuable insights and helps you develop a deeper understanding of the Parkinson's world.
So, without any further delay, let’s dive in and learn more about this fascinating and important condition.

What you need to know about Parkinson's

When a person with Parkinson's or a relative wants to find out about a possible disease, accompanying symptoms play a crucial role. These can affect different parts of the body, including skin, skeleton, sensory organs and psyche. The severity and occurrence of these symptoms vary from person to person, and it is important to note that some symptoms may have other causes.

Parkinson's Patients in Hospital: The Challenges and Solutions

The increased risk of melanoma in Parkinson's patients has been documented in numerous scientific studies. A first comprehensive meta-analysis was published by Liu and colleagues in the journal Neurology in 2011 and found that people with Parkinson's had more than double the risk of being diagnosed with melanoma. An important study on this topic was also published in 2010 by John Bertoni and colleagues in the Archives of Neurology (later renamed JAMA Neurology). The Bertoni study used data from the North American Parkinson's and Melanoma Survey Group and found that the incidence of malignant melanoma was 2,24 times higher in the Parkinson's cohort compared to the general population.

Legal aspects of Parkinson's, statutory health insurance

.The following is only about the GKV.Currently1 there are 113 statutory health insurance companies in Germany with approx. 71,4 million insured persons and family members.

Legal aspects of Parkinson's, severe disability

I. Legal bases
The term "severe disability" is defined in Section 2, Paragraph 1, Clause 1 of the
Social Code Book IX legally defined:
“People with disabilities are people who have physical, mental, spiritual
or have sensory impairments that interact with attitudinal and
environmental barriers to equal participation in society
high probability for longer than six months".
Section 2, paragraph 2 of the Social Security Code IX defines when a severe disability
exists:
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As of June 24, 2020
This is a guide that has been created to the best of our knowledge.
However, he does not claim to be completely correct and
Completeness. Any liability is excluded.
"People are severely disabled within the meaning of Part 3 (SGB IX) if they
a degree of disability of at least 50 and their place of residence, their
habitual residence or their employment in a workplace within the meaning of
§ 156 lawfully have within the scope of this code."
And § 2 para. 2 of the Social Security Code IX stipulates for equality:
“People with severe disabilities should be given equal treatment
Disabilities with a degree of disability less than 50, but at least
30, in which the other requirements of paragraph 2 are met if they result
their disability a suitable job within the meaning of the
Section 156 cannot be obtained or retained (disabled persons with equal status
People)."

medication planner

Why is it so important to stick to mealtimes in people with Parkinson's disease?

1. Drug Interaction:

Many Parkinson's patients take levodopa, which works best on an empty stomach. Protein-rich foods can compete with the absorption of levodopa in the gut, which can lead to a reduced effect of the drug. Therefore, it is often recommended that levodopa be taken at least 30 minutes before a meal or at least 60 minutes after a meal

Optimized therapy for late motor complications in advanced Parkinson's disease

The therapy of movement disorders in the advanced stage of idiopathic parkinsonian syndrome represents a challenge, as optimizing dopamine treatment does not always bring the expected results. It is therefore crucial to consider more intensive treatment approaches in a timely manner. As soon as signs of an advanced stage become apparent, physicians should immediately provide information about suitable therapy options and familiarize patients with possible treatment options.

The Parkinson-Bot – artificial intelligence now also in the Parkinson Journal

In the circle of the authors and with many acquaintances and friends, whether affected by Parkinson's or not, I discussed for a long time whether we should integrate ChatGPT as a bot into our Parkinsonal Journal. 

Last but not least, we asked the "Parkinson-Bot" itself about the usefulness and it is amazing how much it reflects the different opinions from the circle mentioned above.

In the following you can read my discussion with the artificial intelligence and form your own opinion. The chat is reproduced here one to one, without any editing