Culturally relevant treatments for Parkinson disease
AUSTRALIAN experts have welcomed calls for a greater research focus on the role of ethnicity in Parkinson disease (PD), with the aim of driving improvements in care and providing clues on the genetics underlying the neurodegenerative disease. In a Narrative Review published in this week’s MJA, Dr Anna Sauerbier of King’s College London, and co-authors, said the role of ethnicity in PD was poorly understood, with current management of the disease based on data from white people.
Parkinson’s Queensland Board member, Professor Peter Silburn AM, Education and Clinical Director at the Asia–Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation, said that the article highlighted the importance of understanding the true impact of PD and related disorders in our global society.
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Photo courtesy of – Issue 19 / 21 May 2018 – MJA