Recent developments in treatment of PD. Drug treatments. L-DOPA still the mainstay Other dopamine agonists may prevent side effects. Lesion methods. Lesions to subthalamic nucleus can control tremor. Deep brain stimulation. Pacemaker like device implanted in subthalamic nucleus
Director of Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale CA.
Still studying effects of environmental toxins on PD
New findings suggest tobacco and caffeine exert protective effect