PD (Parkinson's disease) statistics, major PD risk factors, PD symptoms, pathophysiology, sporadic PD studies, genetic forms of PD, treatments, L-DOPA, on-off phenomenon, therapy

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Department
Biomedical Science
Course
BMS 450
Professor
Douglas Ishii
Semester
Spring

Description
26 AprilPD StatisticsDr James Parkinson 1817Worldwide 710 million patientsUSAPrevalence 16 of population60000 diagnosed per year14600 deaths per year25 billion per year direct and indirect costs2500 per year medication cost96 diagnosed after age 50 agedependent riskMajor PD Risk FactorsRelative with PD strongest risk factorMalesfemalesLower risk with estrogen replacement therapyHysterectomy increase riskIs estrogen protectiveWhites HispanicsBlacks AsiansAge prevalence055 age 6569295 age8535 fold higher Northeast and Upper Midwestrest of nationUrban vs rural controversyConstipation may be early sign
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