David J. Burn

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Dementia has been increasingly more recognized to be a common feature in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), especially in old age. Specific criteria for the clinical diagnosis of dementia associated with PD (PD-D), however, have been lacking. A Task Force, organized by the Movement Disorder Study, was charged with the development of clinical diagnostic(More)
Mild cognitive impairment is common in nondemented Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and may be a harbinger of dementia. In view of its importance, the Movement Disorder Society commissioned a task force to delineate diagnostic criteria for mild cognitive impairment in PD. The proposed diagnostic criteria are based on a literature review and expert(More)
As there are no biological markers for the antemortem diagnosis of degenerative parkinsonian disorders, diagnosis currently relies upon the presence and progression of clinical features and confirmation depends on neuropathology. Clinicopathologic studies have shown significant false-positive and false-negative rates for diagnosing these disorders, and(More)
A preceding article described the clinical features of Parkinson's disease dementia (PD-D) and proposed clinical diagnostic criteria for "probable" and "possible" PD-D. The main focus of this article is to operationalize the diagnosis of PD-D and to propose practical guidelines based on a two level process depending upon the clinical scenario and the(More)
BACKGROUND Recently described neuronal intermediate filament inclusion disease (NIFID) shows considerable clinical heterogeneity. OBJECTIVE To assess the spectrum of the clinical and neuropathological features in 10 NIFID cases. METHODS Retrospective chart and comprehensive neuropathological review of these NIFID cases was conducted. RESULTS The mean(More)
BACKGROUND In studies of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Parkinson disease (PD), patients without dementia have reported variable prevalences and profiles of MCI, likely to be due to methodologic differences between the studies. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine frequency and the profile of MCI in a large, multicenter cohort of(More)
The concept of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the general population has received increased attention over recent years, and is associated with risk of progression to Alzheimer’s disease. Within Parkinson’s disease (PD), MCI (PD-MCI) is also now recognised to be relatively common, with certain subtypes predicting progression to Parkinson’s disease(More)
OBJECTIVE Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition that typically presents as a movement disorder but is known to be associated with variable degrees of cognitive impairment including dementia. We investigated the genetic basis of susceptibility to and cognitive heterogeneity of this disease. METHODS In 659 PD patients, 109 of which were(More)
Parkinson's disease is a common neurodegenerative disorder primarily characterized by rigidity, tremor and bradykinesia. Cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric symptoms are frequent in Parkinson's disease, with a 70% cumulative incidence of dementia. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to establish the pattern of cerebral atrophy on MRI in(More)
BACKGROUND Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a common form of late-life dementia that can be difficult to differentiate from other disorders, especially Alzheimer disease (AD), during life. At autopsy the striatal dopaminergic transporter is reduced. OBJECTIVES To examine the extent and pattern of dopamine transporter loss using iodine I 123-radiolabeled(More)