Decision-IQ: Managing Off Episodes in Parkinson’s Disease With Available and Emerging Therapies
Robert Hauser, MD, MBA
Professor of Neurology
Director, USF Health Byrd Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center
University of South Florida
Julie Blum, PhD
Senior Clinical Content Manager
Lisa R. Rinehart, MS, ELS
Director, Editorial Services
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
East Lansing, MI
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Evaluate the benefits and limitations of available management strategies to reduce off time and treat off episodes in patients with PD
- Summarize the efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of action for investigational and emerging therapies for the treatment of off episodes in PD
This activity is intended for neurologists.
Statement of Need
Management strategies for off episodes in Parkinson’s disease (PD) are currently limited. Although current strategies can help reduce off time resulting from the wearing off of levodopa, they do not benefit those who experience unpredictable off times, delayed on times, or no on episodes. Only one therapy is currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat off episodes, but others are currently in development. Neurologists would benefit from becoming familiar with the mechanisms of action, safety, and efficacy of current and emerging therapies for the treatment of off episodes so that the better understand the benefits and limitations of these strategies to appropriately advise their patients with PD on their use.Providership Statement
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Initial Release Date: June 29, 2018
Expiration Date: June 28, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes
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Robert Hauser, MD, MBA
Consulting fees/advisory boards: AbbVie Inc., ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., Acorda Therapeutics, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., AstraZeneca, Back Bay Life Science Advisors, Biotie Therapies, Bracket, Cerecor, Inc., ClearView Healthcare Partners, ClinicalMind, Cowen Inc., Cynapsus Therapeutics, DR/Decision Resource, LLC, Eli Lilly and Company, ERT Clinical, ExpertConnect, Extera Partners, GE Healthcare, Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Globe Life Sciences, Guidepoint Global, LLC, Health Advances LLC, Health and Wellness Partners, LLC, HealthLOGIX, Huron Consulting Group Inc., Impax Laboratories, LLC, IntecPharma, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Development, Inc., LCN Consulting, LifeMax, Lundbeck, MEDACorp, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Neurocrine Biosciences, NeuroDerm, Neuropore Therapies, Inc., Pennside Partners Ltd, Pfizer, Inc., PharmaTwoB, Piper Jaffray Companies, Prexon Therapeutics, Putnam Associates, Quintiles, Sarepta Therapeutics, Schlesinger Associates, Scion NeuroStim LLC, Seagrove Partners, Slingshot Insights, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., The Lockwood Group, US WorldMeds, LLC, Vista Research Group, LLC, Windrose Counsulting Group
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