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AD/PD 2023 | Practical guidance for healthcare teams starting patients on LECIG

Dag Nyholm, MD, PhD, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, discusses the practical knowledge needed by healthcare teams with patients starting levodopa-entacapone-carbidopa intestinal gel (LECIG) infusion. LECIG is a new treatment available to patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) when oral PD therapy is no longer able to adequately control motor symptoms. Prof. Nyholm emphasizes that a sound knowledge of the tubing and pump apparatus is needed and after this point it is a relatively simple procedure. Previous knowledge of how to initiate levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) or apomorphine infusion would give clinicians this understanding, as the devices are similar. This interview took place at the AD/PD™ 2023 congress in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Prof. Nyholm has received grant support from EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), Swedish Brain Foundation, Swedish Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Swedish Research Council, Vinnova (Sweden’s Innovation Agency); consultancy fees from Britannia, Medtronic, NeuroDerm, NordicInfu Care, Orion, Stada; lecture fees from AbbVie and Britannia; remuneration for participating in expert panels at the websites and; and publishing royalties from Liber AB. He has participated as an investigator in clinical trials sponsored by Dizlin, GSK, Integrative Research Labs, Ipsen, Lobsor, Neurolixis, Sensidose, Solvay/Abbott/AbbVie.