Arita McCoy

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BACKGROUND This study reports the baseline characteristics of diffusion tensor imaging data in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and healthy control subjects from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative. The main goals were to replicate previous findings of abnormal diffusion imaging values from the substantia nigra. in a large multicenter cohort and(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) represents a major public health challenge that will only grow in our aging population. Understanding the connection between PD and associated prodromal conditions, such as rapid eye movement sleep behavioral disorder (RBD), is critical to identifying prevention strategies. However, the relationship between RBD and(More)
We analyzed the longitudinal sensitivity to change of three self-report activities of daily living (ADL) scales over 1 and 5 years in 982 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from 15 private practices. Over 1 year, the ADL difficulty status worsened in 28.3% of the patients, remained the same in 50.2%, and improved in 21.5%. Over 5 years, 41.3% worsened,(More)
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