Posts Tagged ‘research’

Study on Mobile Health Technology to Promote Physical Activity in Persons with Parkinson Disease starting at the BU Center for Neurorehabilitation

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

You are invited to join a research study in which you would participate in an exercise program that you can do in the convenience of your home.

Eligible participants would be randomly assigned to one of 2 groups. Both groups will be prescribed strengthening and stretching exercises and a walking program by a licensed physical therapist to carry out for 6 months. Both groups will also wear a pedometer to track their daily steps. One group will receive exercise handouts with pictures and instructions and the other group will receive an iPad mini with video demonstrations of the exercises.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Are able to walk without assistance for at least 6 continuous minutes
  • Are able to come to the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University on 3-4 different occasions for assessments over a 6 month period

If you are interested in participating in this study or learning more about it, please contact us at 617‐358‐6157 or buwalkstudy@gmail.com.

Click here to see the study flyer.

Dr. Richard H. Myers to present at 18th Annual “Alan Tarin” Winchester Parkinson Symposium on June 6th

Friday, April 26th, 2013

On Thursday, June 6th from 10:00am to noon, Richard H. Myers, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, will present Advances in Genetic Research in Parkinson’s Disease.

To see the program flyer, please click here. For more information and to RSVP, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org. Registration is required for this event.

BUMC faculty present at the 16th Annual International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

BUMC Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center faculty presented the following research studies at the 16th Annual International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire, Dr. Anna Hohler, Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, and Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, NCS participated in this Congress.

A comparison of adverse events with monoamine oxidase inhibitors and catechol-o-methyl transferase inhibitors in combination with levodopa for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
R. Zhang, A.D. Hohler, M. Saint-Hillaire

SCA28: A novel gene mutation and clinical presentation in the oldest reported patient.
E.K. Orehek, A.D. Hohler

Feasibility of virtual exercise coach to promote walking in community dwelling persons with Parkinson’s disease
T.D. Ellis, N.K. Latham, T.R. DeAngelis, C.A. Thomas, M. Saint-Hillaire, K.L. Hendrom, T. Bickmore

Visual hallucinations in photographs of visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease.
O. Vaou, M. Saint-Hilaire, J. Friedman

The social self-management of Parkinson’s disease in daily life.
L. Tickle-Degnen, C. Thomas, M. Saint-Hilaire, E. Naumova, N. Ambady, T. Ellis, R. Wagenaar

Treatment of orthostatic hypotension in patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease or atypical parkinsonism improves motor, balance, and cognitive function.
D.E. Amariei, A.D. Hohler, D.I. Katz, T.J. DePiero, C.L. Hehl, A. Leonard, V. Allen, J. Dentino, M. Gardner, H. Phenix, M. Saint-Hilaire, T. Ellis

Fourth annual Parkinson’s Disease Forum takes place on April 13th

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Uri Eden, PhD presents his research at the 2012 PD ForumThe American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Center of Research at Boston University and Boston Medical Center supported this year’s fourth annual Parkinson’s Disease Forum. This program, which took place on Friday, April 13th at Boston University’s Photonics Center, was organized by Dr. Ben Wolozin, Professor of Pharmacology and Neurology, Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire, Associate Professor of Neurology and Medical Director of the APDA Advanced Center of Research, and Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, Program Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

Researchers share ideas during breakout sessionsScientists and clinicians from across campus presented information on their research. Breakout sessions were designed to foster collaborations among different disciplines. Tara Guastella provided information on the Fox Trial Finder, an innovative online database connecting researchers to study subjects. The day ended with a poster session with contributions by many of the doctoral students conducting research in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.

Special thanks to Ray James, BS, RN and Vanessa Blais for their support. To view the program please click here.

PD Forum OrganizersStudents display research during the poster sessionBoston University faculty and staff gather to discuss their Parkinson's disease research

New exercise study for people with Parkinson’s disease currently enrolling

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University’s Sargent College invites eligible individuals to participate in a new exercise study for people with Parkinson’s disease. Participants will be randomly assigned to take part in either an exercise program consisting of balance and walking exercises or an exercise program consisting of stretching and relaxing exercises. For more information, please click here or call Brita Orwoll at 617-353-7525.

Research study investigating dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease

Monday, December 19th, 2011

A new research study will investigate dyskinesia in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. For more information, please click here.

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