Disease Rating Scale Score (disease + rating_scale_score)

Distribution by Scientific Domains

Kinds of Disease Rating Scale Score

  • parkinson's disease rating scale score
  • unified parkinson's disease rating scale score


  • Selected Abstracts


    Measuring fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease , the Fatigue Severity Scale

    EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, Issue 6 2002
    K. Herlofson
    The objective was to compare the prevalence and severity of fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with that in two control groups, one consisting of randomly chosen control subjects of the same age and sex distribution and the other consisting of patients with coxarthrosis waiting to receive total hip replacement. We also explored the possible correlation of demographic and clinical data to the presence and severity of fatigue. Sixty-six patients with PD, 131 randomly chosen controls and 79 patients with coxarthrosis, waiting to receive total hip replacement, were evaluated for fatigue. Patients and controls with a depressive mood disorder or cognitive impairment had been excluded from the study. Fatigue was measured by the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). For the patients with PD the mean total FSS score was 4.1, compared with 2.7 amongst the randomly chosen control group and 2.9 in the group consisting of patients with coxarthrosis. Fifty per cent of the patients with PD had a mean total FSS score of 4 or higher, compared with 25% in both of the two control groups. There was no correlation between pain, presence of self-reported nocturnal sleep disorders or duration of PD and fatigue. The patients with fatigue did have a more advanced disease, measured both by Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score and Hoehn and Yahr stage. Although the univariate analyses indicated that more severe parkinsonism was correlated to the symptom, the multivariate analysis showed that none of the studied variables were significant explanatory factors for fatigue. Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with PD without depression or dementia. The study indicates that fatigue is an independent symptom of the disease without relation to other motor or non-motor symptoms. [source]


    Neuroprotection trials in Parkinson's disease: Systematic review,,

    MOVEMENT DISORDERS, Issue 5 2009
    Robert G. Hart MD
    Abstract Treatments to slow the progression are a major unmet need in Parkinson's disease. Detailed assessment of randomized trials testing putative neuroprotective drugs was undertaken to inform the design, reporting, and interpretation of future studies. This study is a systematic review of trials testing neuroprotective drugs. Data were extracted independently by two coauthors. Fifteen completed, published trials involving 4,087 participants tested 13 different drugs in 18 double-blind comparisons with placebo. Seven comparisons involving 2,000 subjects assessed MAO-B inhibitors. The primary outcome was change in the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score in eight trials and time to need for dopaminergic therapy in seven. Mean participant age was 62 years, 35% were women, the interval from diagnosis to entry averaged 11 months, and the number of participants averaged 272 (largest = 806). Follow-up averaged <16 months in all but two trials. Detailed randomization methods and success of double-blinding were reported in 20% and 13%, respectively. Based on the investigators' conclusions, six trials were interpreted as consistent with a neuroprotective effect, three as negative, and five as either confounded or not meeting criteria for futility. Neuroprotection trials have involved relatively uniform groups of participants early in the clinical disease course, with outcomes weighted heavily toward motor deterioration. Future trials should include participants with wider ranges of disease stages and assess broader neurological outcomes. 2008 Movement Disorder Society [source]


    Lower urinary tract symptoms and bladder control in advanced Parkinson's disease: Effects of deep brain stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus

    MOVEMENT DISORDERS, Issue 2 2007
    Kristian Winge MD
    Abstract Deep brain stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) leads to significant improvement in motor function in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). In this prospective study including 16 patients with PD, we investigated (1) lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) by questionnaires International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS, symptoms only) and Danish Prostate Symptom Score (DanPSS, symptoms and bother of symptoms) and (2) bladder control (assessed by urodynamics) before and after implantation of electrodes in the STN. PD symptoms (Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score) improved significantly (P < 0.0001), and symptoms of overactive bladder (IPSS) decreased along with the troublesome symptoms of overactive bladder (DanPSS; P < 0.01 for both). Urodynamic parameters before and after implantation of electrodes in the STN, evaluated with and without the stimulation on, did not change significantly. 2006 Movement Disorder Society [source]


    Asymmetric corticomotor excitability correlations in early Parkinson's disease

    MOVEMENT DISORDERS, Issue 11 2007
    Allan D. Wu MD
    Abstract We studied corticomotor excitability (CE) between the more and less affected sides in early Parkinson's disease (PD) patients using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Sixteen-PD patients within the first 3 years of diagnosis were studied with single-pulse TMS over each motor cortex with intensities from 40% to 100% stimulator output. Active motor evoked potentials (MEP) and cortical silent period durations (CSP) were recorded, fitted with sigmoid curves, summarized as maximal MEP/CSP, maximal MEP/CSP slope, and intensity where MEP/CSP is half-maximal (MEP/CSP-Int50), and correlated with Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale scores (UPDRS). On the more affected side, higher (worse) UPDRS scores were correlated with shorter maximal CSP (r = ,0.51, P = 0.046). On the less affected side, higher UPDRS scores were correlated with higher MEP-Int50 (r = 0.51, P = 0.043) and CSP-Int50 (r = 0.54, P = 0.029). For the less affected side, altered CE, as indexed by higher MEP or CSP-Int50 intensities, may contribute to early clinical symptoms. On the more affected side, increases in CE, indexed by shorter CSP, may account for a greater proportion of PD symptoms. These findings are consistent with an evolution of neurophysiologic correlates in early PD patients from a less to more symptomatic state. 2007 Movement Disorder Society [source]


    Randomized study of sertraline and low-dose amitriptyline in patients with Parkinson's disease and depression: Effect on quality of life

    MOVEMENT DISORDERS, Issue 8 2006
    Angelo Antonini MD
    Abstract We assessed the effect of 3-month treatment of sertraline (50 mg) or low-dose amitriptyline (25 mg) on depression and quality of life in 31 patients with Parkinson's disease in a prospective single-blind randomized study. Both drugs significantly reduced the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17) score. Completion rate was 75% for sertraline (12 of 16) and 73% for amitriptyline (11 of 15). Responder rate (HDRS-17 score reduction , 50%) was 83.3% for sertraline and 72.7% for amitriptyline. Sertraline but not amitriptyline treatment determined a significant benefit on quality of life (PDQ-39 scale). We found no change in Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale scores. However, the improvement in specific PDQ-39 subscores (mobility, activities of daily living, and stigma) suggests that depression affects patient self-perception of motor function and further emphasizes the need for its treatment. 2006 Movement Disorder Society [source]