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Mark your calendars for these upcoming fundraising events for PDRS.

"Fight for the Cure"  •  Thursday, September 11, 2014
"Game Day" Event  •  Wednesday, October 1, 2014  •  Register »

All funds raised go toward Parkinson's Disease Research.

PDRS: Alison Monette

Nurse's Tip

Infrequent swallowing can lead to excess saliva build-up and drooling in people with Parkinson's disease. Medications and other treatments are available, but first try chewing sugarless gum. The gum triggers frequent swallowing, reducing the amount of saliva in the mouth.

Alison Monette, RN, BSN
Deep Brain Stimulator Program Coordinator
Neurosciences Institute, Central DuPage Hospital

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PDRS Medical Director: Michael Rezak

PDRS Medical Director: Michael Rezak, M.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Rezak, a neurologist and Movement Disorders specialist, also serves as the Medical Director of the PDRS and the APDA Midwest Information and Referral Center and National Young Onset Center. He practices exclusively at the Neurosciences Institute of Central DuPage Hospital where he heads the Movement Disorders Center and the Movement Disorders Functional Neurosurgery Program.

In an important article published by Doherty et al. in JAMA Neurology (vol.70,No. 5, May, 2013), 5 unrelated cases of young onset parkinsonism with the parkin gene mutation were studied in detail, and compared to 5 PD patients and 4 norm...
Rytary™ (formerly known as IPX066), although not yet released, has been shown to be effective in treating both early and later stage Parkinson’s disease symptoms.  It is a unique formulation of carbidopa/levodopa due to its longer a...
I had the pleasure of appearing on ABC\'s \"Windy City Live\" on March 15, 2013. Here\'s a link to see the show:  http://windycitylive.com/episodes/Deep-Brain-Stimulation/9028768\r\n\r\n ...
DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP\r\n\r\nOver the long course of taking care of any individual patient with PD and meeting with them every 3-4 months I have de facto become part of their family and they, a part of mine.  I care deeply about them ...
Dear Friends,\r\n\r\nI\'d like to invite you to our information-packed Special Event\r\n\r\n                \"PARKINSON\'S PERSPECTIVES\"\r\n\r\nthat will take place on Tuesday, November 6th at Central DuPage Hospital, 25 N. Winfield Rd....
Neupro® (rotigotine transdermal system), a dopamine receptor agonist, is now FDA approved for the treatment of early as well as advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD). The FDA has also approved this drug for the treatment of restless leg s...
Recently, I have received a number of inquiries regarding PD patients who have scheduled surgical procedures and some who have required emergency surgery.  Special consideration must be given to the PD patient that requires any type of ...
It was just another day in the Movement Disorders Clinic and the first patient was here for activation and initial programming of a left thalamic deep brain stimulator implanted for the treatment of a severe medication resistant tremor. ...

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and should not be relied upon as a substitute for seeking individual medical advice.

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