Handbook of Parkinson's Disease by Rajesh Pahwa, Kelly E. Lyons, William Koller

By Rajesh Pahwa, Kelly E. Lyons, William Koller

The 3rd version of this reference has new and completely up-to-date chapters that characteristic discoveries and breakthroughs within the analysis and administration of Parkinson's disease.

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Richer worked with Early iconography of parkinson's disease 13 Charcot, and as an artist and sculptor produced several works that depicted the habitus, joint deformities, and postural abnormalities of patients with Parkinson’s disease. FIGURE 14 Evolution of parkinsonian disability (from Ref. 14). The figures drawn by Charcot’s student, Paul Richer, capture the deforming posture and progression of untreated Parkinson’s disease over a decade. FIGURE 15 Parkinson’s disease and its variants. Charcot’s teaching method involved side-by-side comparisons of patients with various neurological disorders.

Most researchers regard Rochester, Minnesota, incidence rates as representative for North America. 6/105. The survival in PS has increased substantially during the last 3 decades. A conservative estimate of mean survival in contemporary PS is 15 years, though an average PD case would survive longer. Thus, the minimum prevalence rate in the North American general population is estimated at 384/105. 4% in men (42). Gender and Parkinsonism A higher incidence of PS in men has been reported in several studies (29,31,38,39,42,87,88), though some reviews conclude that this difference may be artifactual (80).

Table 1 shows a summary of incidence rates reported in those studies. There was no significant change in incidence over 55 years. 6 per 105. 8/105) in the 80-to 99-year age group (29). There has been no significant change in age-specific incidence rates during the 55-year interval of these studies (37). However, there is a trend to higher incidence between age 70 and 90 in the most recent study, which is attributed to neuroleptic usage (37). The slightly higher overall incidence of PS in the latest report (29) likely reflects longer life expectancy in the general population, more frequent use of neuroleptics, and improved diagnosis among the demented (29).

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