geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Comorbid disorders and hospitalisation in Parkinson's disease: a prospective study


, : Comorbid disorders and hospitalisation in Parkinson's disease: a prospective study. Neurological Sciences 25(2): 66-71

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.

US$19.90

PMID: 15221624

DOI: 10.1007/s10072-004-0232-5


Other references

Jones, A.C., 2002: Implants have arrived in California. Journal of the California Dental Association 29(11): 735-736

Takahashi, I.; Honda, R.; Dodds, W.J.; Sarna, S.; Toouli, J.; Itoh, Z.; Chey, W.Y.; Hogan, W.J.; Greiff, D.; Baker, K., 1983: Effect of motilin on the opossum upper gastrointestinal tract and sphincter of Oddi. We studied the effect of motilin on myoelectric activity of the sphincter of Oddi (SO) and upper gastrointestinal tract in conscious opposums. In 17 animals, bipolar electrodes were implanted on the gastric antrum, SO, duodenum, and jejunum. Subse...

Singhal, J.P.; Singh, R.P.; Singh, C.P.; Gupta, G.K., 1976: Thermodynamics of the exchange of nicotine on aluminium-montmorillonite. The ion exchange equilibria involving the interaction of nicotine with Al-montmorillonite were studied thermodynamically. The exchange isotherms at 30.degree. and 50.degree. C indicated a preference of Al ions by montmorillonite as compared to nic...

Knolle, F.; Mannes, PL.; Zang, H., 1973: Bestandabnahme des Rauhfusskauzes Aegolius funereus im Westharz. Vogelkundliche Ber Niedersachsen, 51: 1-7

Furukawa, A.T.tsuka, T., 1979: Effects of NO2, SO2 and O3 alone and in combinations on net photosynthesis in sunflower. Seibutsu kankyo chosetsu = Environment control in biology 17(3-4): 161-166

Seydel, U.; Lindner, B., 1986: Single bacterial cell mass analysis: a rapid test method in leprosy therapy control. Leprosy Review 57 Suppl 3: 163-170

Remillard, C.V.; Yuan, J.X-J., 2006: Transient receptor potential channels and caveolin-1: good friends in tight spaces. Caveolae formation has raised the concept of energy efficiency to new heights. The ultimate purpose of caveolae formation is to colocalize signaling proteins with membrane microdomains in order to facilitate their interaction and improve signal tr...

Sandrini, M.; Vitale, G.; Pini, L.A.; Sternieri, E.; Bertolini, A., 1993: Effects of chronic treatment with phenazone on the hot-plate test and tritiated serotonin binding sites in pons and cortex membranes of the rat. Many reports indicate that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs exert their antinociceptive effect through adrenergic and serotoninergic systems. We investigated the acute and chronic effects of phenazone on the pain threshold and on brain seroton...

Gelencser, A.; Hoffer, A.; Molnar, A.; Krivacsy, Z.; Kiss, G.; Meszaros, E., 2000: Thermal behaviour of carbonaceous aerosol from a continental background site. In this paper thermal profiling (programmed heating in oxygen and simultaneous recording of evolved carbon dioxide) is used in combination with sample pre-treatment (heating and aqueous extraction) for the characterisation of aerosol particles fro...

Vallés Varela, H.; Porquet Bueno, J.M.; Abenia Ingalaturre, J.M., 1988: Evaluation of the use of a drug combination in the clinical course of surgical trauma of the nasal fossae. Comparative study. Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola 39(3): 205-209