Occupational attainment influences survival in autopsy-confirmed frontotemporal degeneration.

@article{Massimo2015OccupationalAI,
  title={Occupational attainment influences survival in autopsy-confirmed frontotemporal degeneration.},
  author={Lauren Massimo and Jarcy Zee and Sharon X Xie and Corey T McMillan and Katya Rascovsky and David J Irwin and Ann M. Kolanowski and Murray Grossman},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2015},
  volume={84 20},
  pages={
          2070-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of occupational attainment and education on survival in autopsy-confirmed cases of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of 83 demographically matched, autopsy-confirmed FTLD (n = 34) and AD (n = 49) cases. Each patient's primary occupation was classified and ranked. Level of education was recorded in years. Survival was defined as time from symptom onset until death. Linear… CONTINUE READING

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