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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.30 no.2 São Paulo June 1972

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1972000200006 

Tratamento do parkinsonismo com L-Dopa

 

Treatment of parkinsonism with laevodopa

 

 

Nilton Luís LatufI; Marcus J. ColbachiniII; José A. Braz GalvãoII

ISecção de Neurocirurgia Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Ribeirão Preto: Chefe do Serviço
IISecção de Neurocirurgia Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Ribeirão Preto: Médicos estagiários

 

 


RESUMO

São apresentados os resultados obtidos no tratamento de 54 pacientes parkinsonianos com L-Dopa. A intensidade dos sintomas foi avaliada mediante a escala NUDS (Northwestern University Disability Scales) antes e após o tratamento. Os autores ressaltam a obtenção de melhores resultados no que respeita à rigidez e à discinesia, em comparação com o tremor. São apontados os efeitos colaterais, quase sempre de pequena intensidade e corrigíveis com a diminuição ou suspensão da administração medicamentosa.


SUMMARY

The experience gained from the treatment of 54 parkinsonian patients with laevodopa is reported. The evaluation of the tremor, rigidity and bradikinesia was done atributing grades from 0 to 5 as well as the funcional capacity by the utilization of the NUDS scale (Northwestern University Disability Scales) before and during the treatment. The administration of the drug was done progressively, the dosage being increased or reduced according by to the occurrence of colateral effects. The better results obtained in relation to rigidity and dyskinesia are emphasized. Collateral effects are reported.


 

 

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