Parkinson’s Disease

  • Elizabeth Kaplan


Patients with Parkinson’s disease are at increased risk for perioperative complications. In a prospective study of perioperative complications, patients with Parkinson’s disease were at significantly higher risk for all serious complications after correcting for all other risk factors in a multivariate analysis (Odds ratio, 8.14, CI 1.76–37.67) [1].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Kaplan
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  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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