Management of Parkinson’s disease
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How much dopaminergic cell activity needs to be lost before Parkinson’s disease symptoms develop?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is a risk factor for developing idiopathic Parkinson’s disease?CorrectIncorrect
What proportion of the population with Parkinson’s disease are aged 50–89 years?CorrectIncorrect
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative condition predominantly caused by loss of dopamine containing cells in which part of the brain?CorrectIncorrect
Who is the most appropriate person to diagnose Parkinson’s disease?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following drugs could cause Parkinsonian side effects?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is always part of the diagnostic criteria for Parkinson’s disease?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the below is an early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is a dopamine agonist?CorrectIncorrect
Levodopa is normally combined with carbidopa or benserazide – what is the reason for this?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following non-motor symptoms can affect dopaminergic therapy response?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is a side effect or complication more commonly associated with dopamine agonists, compared with levodopa?CorrectIncorrect
Which one of the following statements is true?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following antipsychotic medications can be used to treat the psychotic symptoms sometimes associated with Parkinson’s disease?CorrectIncorrect
Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods can be used to manage drooling of saliva in patients with Parkinson’s disease. What is the first-line treatment?CorrectIncorrect