Praktische Anwendung der Levodopa-Pumpe

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Patients with advanced Parkinson's disease and motor complications undergoing optimized oral therapy can significantly benefit from continuous intrajejunal levodopa/carbidopa infusion applied by means of a medication pump. However, this requires a correctly positioned PEG-J tube and finely adjusted pump settings. Although this method is a routine procedure in specialist centers, no standard procedure has been defined up to now. For this reason, an expert recommendation regarding the practical application has been developed in order to standardize the procedure and facilitate patient access to this treatment option.


  • M Südmeyer
  • G Ebersbach
  • M Holtmann
  • W Jost
  • P Odin
  • C Schrader
  • C Winkler
External organisations
  • Central Hospital Bremerhaven
  • Lindenbrunn Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Neurology


  • Antiparkinson Agents/administration & dosage, Carbidopa/administration & dosage, Clinical Trials as Topic, Duodenum, Equipment Design, Gastrostomy, Humans, Infusion Pumps, Implantable, Jejunum, Levodopa/administration & dosage, Neurologic Examination/drug effects, Parkinson Disease/drug therapy
Translated title of the contributionPractical Use of the Levodopa Pump
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)404-10
JournalFortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes