An [18F]dopa-PET and clinical study of the rate of progression in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Morrish1996AnA,
  title={An [18F]dopa-PET and clinical study of the rate of progression in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Paul K Morrish and Guy V Sawle and David J. Brooks},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={119 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={585-91}
}
We have studied disease progression in a group of 10 patients with recent onset idiopathic Parkinson's disease [mean age 53.7 +/- 12.6 years, mean duration 18.3 +/- 6.5 months, mean unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS) 19.0 +/- 9.5], and a group of seven patients with established Parkinson's disease (mean age 60.1 +/- 15.1 years, mean duration 70.8 +/- 35.5 months, mean UPDRS 47.9 +/- 18.1), using both clinical assessment and [18F]dopa-PET. Results were compared with those of a… CONTINUE READING
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