In a set of a population-based study, long-term survival of 59 prevalent PD patients was compared with that of individuals free of neurological diseasesmatched 1:2 by sex and age of enrolment.PD individuals, compared with reference subjects, showed a two-fold increased risk of death (OR 2.1; 95 % CI 1.4, 3.1). Among causes of death, pneumonia and cachexia were significantly morefrequent among PD patients thanamong individuals free of neurologicaldiseases. We confirmed in a long-term follow-up study an increased mortality among PD individuals compared with that of the general population.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||Journal of Neurology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2006|
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