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Prodromal symptoms and early detection of Parkinson's disease in general practice: A nested case-control study

Plouvier, Annette; Hameleers, Renier; van den Heuvel, Eva A J; Bor, Hans; Hartman, Tim C. olde; Bloem, Bastiaan; Van Weel, Chris; Lagro-Janssen, Antoine L

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Background: Timely diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD), facilitating early intervention, depends largely on the GP's awareness of early symptomatology. For general practice, it is unknown which prodromal symptoms (symptoms preceding the typical motor symptoms of PD) demand the GP's alertness. Objective: To assess prodromal symptoms that should alert the GP to the possibility of PD in primary care patients. Methods: A nested case-control study was carried out in a population of approximately...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74222
Source: Family Practice
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmu025

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