Motor outcomes during hospitalization in Parkinson's disease patients: a prospective study.

@article{Gerlach2013MotorOD,
  title={Motor outcomes during hospitalization in Parkinson's disease patients: a prospective study.},
  author={Oliver H H Gerlach and Martijn P. G. Broen and Wim E J Weber},
  journal={Parkinsonism & related disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={737-41}
}
BACKGROUND Retrospective studies suggest that many Parkinson's disease patients have a worsening of their motor status during hospitalization. We aimed to quantify this prospectively, and study possible contributing factors. METHODS Over one year we included all consecutive Parkinson's disease patients, newly admitted to a Dutch teaching hospital. We analyzed complications, interventions, and medication distribution. At inclusion and at discharge we assessed the motor status with the Unified… CONTINUE READING