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
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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