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Tracking Parkinson's: Study Design and Baseline Patient Data

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sarah Marrinan, Dr Alex Lehn, Professor David Burn

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Abstract

Background: There is wide variation in the phenotypic expression of Parkinson's disease (PD), which is driven by both genetic and epidemiological influences.Objectives: To define and explain variation in the clinical phenotype of PD, in relation to genotypic variation.Methods: Tracking Parkinson's is a multicentre prospective longitudinal epidemiologic and biomarker study of PD. Patients attending specialist clinics in the United Kingdom with recent onset (<3.5 years) and young onset (diagnosed <50 years of age) PD were enrolled. Motor, non-motor and quality of life assessments were performed using validated scales. Cases are followed up 6 monthly up to 4.5 years for recent onset PD, and up to 1 year for young onset PD. We present here baseline clinical data from this large and demographically representative cohort.Results: 2247 PD cases were recruited (1987 recent onset, 260 young onset). Recent onset cases had a mean (standard deviation, SD) age of 67.6 years (9.3) at study entry, 65.7% males, with disease duration 1.3 years (0.9), MDS-UPDRS 3 scores 22.9 (12.3), LEDD 295 mg/day (211) and PDQ-8 score 5.9 (4.8). Young onset cases were 53.5 years old (7.8) at study entry, 66.9% male, with disease duration 10.2 years (6.7), MDS-UPDRS 3 scores 27.4 (15.3), LEDD 926 mg/day (567) and PDQ-8 score 11.6 (6.1).Conclusions: We have established a large clinical PD cohort, consisting of young onset and recent onset cases, which is designed to evaluate variation in clinical expression, in relation to genetic influences, and which offers a platform for future imaging and biomarker research.


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Author(s): Malek N, Swallow DMA, Grosset KA, Lawton MA, Marrinan SL, Lehn AC, Bresner C, Bajaj N, Barker RA, Ben-Shlomo Y, Burn DJ, Foltynie T, Hardy J, Morris HR, Williams NM, Wood N, Grosset DG, PRoBaND Clinical Consortium

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Parkinson's Disease

Year: 2015

Volume: 5

Issue: 4

Pages: 947-959

Online publication date: 31/10/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 28/01/2016

ISSN (print): 1877-7171

ISSN (electronic): 1877-718X

Publisher: IOS Press

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JPD-150662

DOI: 10.3233/JPD-150662


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