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Comorbid disorders and hospitalisation in Parkinson's disease: a prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15221624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Parkinson's disease (PD) is often associated with other disorders, typical of the disease or of the age of PD patients, that can lead to hospitalisation, sometimes as emergencies. In this one-year prospective, longitudinal study, we investigated the comorbid events prompting the hospitalisation, or occurring during the planned hospitalisation, of an unselected group of 180 PD patients, admitted to 9 general hospitals in the course of the study. The most frequent acute comorbid events were trauma (30.5%), mostly due to falls, and vascular disorders (29.3%). Comorbidities were closely related to PD in 50% of cases. More than 50% of patients did not require (in addition to PD therapy) specific treatment for the acute comorbid event. Older age was associated with increased risk of complications. The setting up of multidisciplinary networks covering entire territories could help to improve the way in which we tackle the clinical and social problems generated by PD and its comorbidities.
E Martignoni; L Godi; A Citterio; R Zangaglia; G Riboldazzi; D Calandrella; C Pacchetti; G Nappi;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1590-1874     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-28     Completed Date:  2004-08-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Sciences, A. Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont, I-28100 Novara, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls / statistics & numerical data*
Acute Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
Italy / epidemiology
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Nervous System Diseases / epidemiology
Parkinson Disease / epidemiology*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*

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