Parkinson’s Disease

Epidemiology

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Physiology

  • Rhythmic or irregular involuntary movements of glottic and supraglottic structures during respiration, which may produce internittent upper airway obstruction

Diagnosis

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Clinical Presentations

  • Upper Airway Obstruction (see [[Obstructive Lung Disease]]): usually is unlikely to produce significant upper airway obstruction, however, cases with post-op respiratory failure have been reported
    [Upper airway involvement in Parkinson’s disease resulting in postoperative respiratory failure. Can J Anaesth. 1995 Apr;42(4):344-7]
    [Reversibility of upper airway obstruction after levodopa therapy in Parkinson’s disease. Chest. 1989 Jul;96(1):210-2]
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Treatment

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References

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