Is serum uric acid related to non-motor symptoms in de-novo Parkinson's disease patients?

@article{Moccia2014IsSU,
  title={Is serum uric acid related to non-motor symptoms in de-novo Parkinson's disease patients?},
  author={Marcello Moccia and Marina Picillo and Roberto Erro and Carmine Vitale and Katia Longo and Marianna Amboni and Gabriella Santangelo and E Spina and Anna de Rosa and Giuseppe De Michele and Lucio Santoro and Paolo Barone and M. T. Pellecchia},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={772-5}
}
BACKGROUND Low serum uric acid (UA) has been consistently shown to be associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease (PD), and to predict faster motor and cognitive decline in established PD. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the relationship between serum UA and non-motor symptoms (NMS) in de novo PD. METHODS Serum UA was measured in consecutively recruited, early drug-naïve PD patients. Exclusion criteria were: treatment with UA modifying drugs; current smoking status… CONTINUE READING