One of the most prominent Italian neurologists and acknowledged European experts in the field of Parkinson’s disease Prof. Angelo Antonini was an official guest speaker at the 14th National Congress of Neurology, held over the weekend in the resort “Golden Sands”, announced the organizers of the forum. Prof. Antonini is Director of the Department of Parkinsonism at the Institute of Neurology, “San Camillo” in Venice. The topic of his lecture focused on the possibilities for modern treatment of the late stages of Parkinson’s disease. The neurologist presented his clinical experience with the leading contemporary therapy that is currently applied for this indication – treatment with levodopa / carbidopa intestinal gel.
The method has been among the preferred ones by professionals in the recent years, and very good therapy results and usability have been reported. This method is also known in Bulgaria and has been used for several years in a few university clinics. The treatment is entirely reimbursed by the NHIF and so far our neurologists have successful experience with 40 patients. Prof. Antonini arrived in Bulgaria from Romania, where he was a speaker at the Romanian Neurological Congress and participated in a discussion with Romanian neurologists, who were presented the treatment results of using this method and the follow up results of 200 Romanian patients.
Tchaikapharma High Quality Medicines AD has been offering on the Bulgarian market a drug designed to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease since 2009. Sinepar is a medicine which combines the aromatic amino acid carbidopa monohydrate (a decarboxylase inhibitor) with levodopa (a metabolic precursor of dopamine) in an extended release tablet formulation of the active substance.