Anders Bjornestad

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BACKGROUND Motor complications may become major challenges in the management of patients with Parkinson's disease. In this study, we sought to determine the incidence, risk factors, evolution, and treatment of motor fluctuations and dyskinesias in a population-representative, incident Parkinson's disease cohort. METHODS In this prospective(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical staging of Parkinson's disease (PD) is important for patient management and prognosis. The non-motor and functional features visual hallucinations, recurrent falls, dementia and nursing home placement are currently not included in clinical staging schemes, but have been suggested as clinical milestones with important prognostic(More)
Background. Loss of independence is considered an important outcome measure in Parkinson's disease (PD), but tools to assess dependency have not been tested in PD. Methods. In this study of 158 PD patients, we examined the two most widely used scales and cut-offs for dependency evaluation in PD, the Hoehn and Yahr (HY) stage > 3 and the Schwab and England(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk, predictors, and prognosis of independence loss and institutionalization in patients with early Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS We conducted a prospective population-based 5-year longitudinal study following 189 patients with incident PD and 174 controls matched for age, sex, and comorbidity. Health care status was assessed(More)
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