Lisuride infusion pump in Parkinson’s disease. A report of two cases
Two patients, ages 66 and 72, with complications of chronic levodopa therapy (random fluctuations, end of dose deterioration and dyskinesias) who were treated with Lisuride by means of a portable subcutaneous infusion pump are reported.
Results obtained show significant improvement in disability through a net increase in the number of hours spent “on”. Dyskinesias remained unmodified. Limiting psychiatric side effects were observed in one of the patients.
Practical and technical aspects of the management of this therapeutic method are discussed.
KeywordsInfusion Pump Random Fluctuation Disability Score Motor Fluctuation Levodopa Therapy
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