Patient diaries as a clinical endpoint in Parkinson's disease clinical trials.

@article{Papapetropoulos2012PatientDA,
  title={Patient diaries as a clinical endpoint in Parkinson's disease clinical trials.},
  author={Spyridon Spyros Papapetropoulos},
  journal={CNS neuroscience & therapeutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={380-7}
}
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder with an estimated 4 million patients worldwide. L-dopa is standard, and often initial, therapy for patients with this condition; however, with continued dopaminergic treatment and as the disease progresses, the majority of patients experience complications such as "wearing-off" symptoms, dyskinesias, and other motor complications. These complications may become disabling and profoundly affect quality of life… CONTINUE READING

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