Publicaciones científicas

Continuous dopaminergic stimulation in Parkinson's disease

Obeso J.A., Luquin M.R., Vaamonde J., Grandas F., Martínez Lage J.M.
Department of Neurology, University of Navarra, Medical School, Pamploma, Spain

Revista: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

Fecha: 01/08/1987

Neurología

Complex motor fluctuations and dyskinesias ("on-off" phenomenon) in Parkinson's disease can be corrected by parenteral administration of levodopa, levodopa-methyl-ester, lisuride and apomorphine. Levodopa and levodopa-methyl-ester may only be administered intravenously because of their low solubility.

Lisuride and apomorphine are readily absorbed after subcutaneous administration. Repeated or continuous intravenous infusions of levodopa have been given for a few days, using a wearable "jacket-like" pump, with good results. So far, lisuride is the only dopamine agonist used for chronic treatment by continuous infusion. The "on-off" effect is adequately controlled in most patients by subcutaneous lisuride administration (plus oral levodopa). However, adverse effects, particularly psychiatric complications, constitute a major limiting factor for routine applications of this form of treatment.

Subcutaneous apomorphine infusion is unlikely to become a standard therapeutic procedure in Parkinson's disease, but it is a very valuable research method to gain further insight into the pathophysiology of motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  Can J Neurol Sci. 1987 Aug;14(3 Suppl):488-92

tal vezLE INTERESE

¿QUÉ TECNOLOGÍA UTILIZAMOS?

La Clínica es el hospital privado con mayor dotación tecnológica de España, todo en un único centro.

Imagen de un PET, tecnología de vanguardia en la Clínica Universidad de Navarra

NUESTROS
PROFESIONALES

Los profesionales de la Clínica realizan una labor continuada de investigación y formación, siempre en beneficio del paciente.

Imagen profesionales de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra

POR QUÉ VENIR
A LA CLÍNICA

Conozca por qué somos diferentes a otros centros sanitarios. Calidad, rapidez, comodidad y resultados.

Imagen del edificio de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra