Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease in New Neurological Patients by Testing of Visuo-Manual Coordination
Most neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta die before clinically detectable symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) occur. Therefore, early detection of PD is critical for neuroprotective therapy (Jenner, 1993; Gerlach et al., 1995). Early onset of such therapy, when enough dopaminergic neurons are still intact, may have a significant impact on the quality and longevity of the patient’s life (Knoll, 1992; Shoulson, 1992; Tatton and Greenwood, 1991).
KeywordsModel Path Target Circle Symptomatic Hand Pathological Range Routine Neurological Examination
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