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The complications of jejunostomy tubes for patients receiving Duodopa: New challenges for neuroscience nurses

Background: An 80 year old man with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) was admitted to the neuroscience unit with a worsening decline in mobility. Medical management was the commencement and titration of the levodopacarbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) Duodopa ® via a naso-jejunal tube, which had been inserted under fluoroscopy in Interventional Radiology. Over a ten day trial period the patient responded well to the administration of the LCIG with much less periods of difficulty with movement (known

Rachael Elizabeth Mackinnon

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 2, 1–4

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