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dc.contributor.authorEvans, AH
dc.contributor.authorChai, C-H
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-17T03:58:50Z
dc.date.available2020-12-17T03:58:50Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-01
dc.identifier.citationEvans, A. H. & Chai, C. -H. (2016). Evaluation of Nonmotor Symptoms in Diagnosis of Parkinsonism and Tremor. PARKINSONS DISEASE, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/9182946.
dc.identifier.issn2090-8083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/255115
dc.description.abstractBackground. Nonmotor symptoms particularly olfactory dysfunction, RBD, depression, hallucinations, and constipation are currently not included in the typical clinical criteria for diagnosing Lewy body Parkinsonian disorders (LBPD). The aim of this study is to determine the diagnostic value of nonmotor symptoms in patients presenting with Parkinsonism and tremor. Methods. All new patients seen between January 2007 and May 2013 in the Movement Disorders Specialist Clinics of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), who were referred with a possible neurodegenerative syndrome or concerns of Parkinsonism and/or tremor, were included. Patients underwent routine evaluation with the four-minute "Sniffin Sticks" test, RBD, depression, and constipation. Results. 291 patients were included in the analysis. Conclusion. We found that lower olfaction scores based on "Sniffin Sticks" testing combined with reports of depression and constipation are independent predictors for the diagnosis of the spectrum of Lewy body Parkinsonian disorders (LBPD). Parkinson's disease (PD) cannot be reliably clinically differentiated from other causes of Parkinsonism that share symptomatology and structural abnormalities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherHINDAWI LTD
dc.titleEvaluation of Nonmotor Symptoms in Diagnosis of Parkinsonism and Tremor
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2016/9182946
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine and Radiology
melbourne.source.titleParkinson's Disease
melbourne.source.volume2016
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1236724
melbourne.contributor.authorEvans, Andrew
dc.identifier.eissn2042-0080
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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