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MDS 2022 | Highlights from MDS: multidisciplinary teams, fluctuations & DBS

Francisco Cardoso, MD, PhD, FAAN, The Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and President of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), shares the key news and updates from this year’s MDS Congress, which showcased high-quality research in the field. The meeting’s program included several sessions highlighting the need to create multidisciplinary teams in Parkinson’s disease (PD) care. Various PD-related complications, such as speech and gait problems, are resistant to medication or surgery, where speech therapy and physical therapy offer remarkable improvements. Another critical area of focus during the International MDS Congress was the recognition and management of levodopa-induced motor and non-motor fluctuations, with data being presented on novel levodopa delivery strategies. Finally, promising advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) were also highlighted during the meeting. This interview took place at the 2022 International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Madrid, Spain.

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