First patient for Parkinson’s disease trial recruited – EurekAlert

Gitte Dawson: first research patient.
Credit: Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

The first patient has been recruited for a UK-wide trial into tackling one of the most disabling complications of Parkinson’s disease, led by the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol.

The trial, funded by a £2.1 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will test whether a commonly prescribed dementia drug could prevent debilitating falls for people with the disease. Falls are a frequent complication of Parkinson’s, leading to patients suffering from injuries and broken bones and often needing hospital admission.

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