NeuroCME
EXPERT VIDEOCME

Managing Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson’s Disease: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge

Author(s)/Faculty: Rajesh Pahwa, MD
Release Date: 11/30/2020Expiration Date: 11/29/2021
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 0.5
Content Type: MultimediaProvider:
While Parkinson’s disease is regarded as a hypokinetic motor disease with bradykinesia, resting tremor, and rigidity as its classic features, neuropsychiatric and other non-motor symptoms can have an even greater impact on patients’ quality of life. In early disease, motor symptoms can be controlled in many patients with levodopa treatment; but over time, many patients start to experience “off episodes” in which symptoms re-emerge, often in a severe and long-lasting form. This wearing-off of treatment effectiveness can reduce patients’ quality of life, yet treatment options have been limited. As improved treatment options become available that allow for rapid “off-to-on” treatment, neurologists require education on these advances to improve patient care. In this Wheel of Knowledge activity, learners will learn about and be tested on the latest updates in “off episodes.”