Impact of carbidopa-levodopa enteral suspension on quality of life and activities of daily living in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease: Results from a pooled meta-analysis.

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Parkinsonism & related disorders


california; newport beach; hoag


INTRODUCTION: To estimate the impact of carbidopa/levodopa enteral suspension (CLES) on key patient-centered outcomes in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD).

METHODS: A comprehensive literature review identified relevant studies, from which data were meta-analyzed over 3-month intervals up to 24 months. Patient-centered outcomes of interest included mean (95% CI) changes from baseline (Δ) in quality of life (QoL), measured using PD-specific (PDQ-8, PDQ-39) and generic (EQ-5D) instruments; activities of daily living (ADL), measured in On and Off states using UPDRS Part II; and motor symptoms (i.e., Off time/day and motor examination [measured in On and Off states using UPDRS Part III]).

RESULTS: The pooled meta-analysis included data from 26 studies evaluating 1556 patients on CLES. At 3 months, all outcomes showed significant improvement: QoL (ΔPDQ-39 = -10.26 [-11.54, -8.97], ΔEQ-5D

CONCLUSIONS: Impact of CLES on significantly reducing Off time/day was observed to be rapid and durable (i.e., remained consistent across 24 months). Most QoL and ADL measures showed a consistent pattern of improvement with initiation of treatment and remained significantly improved from baseline at 24 months.

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Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)