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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Schneider SA, Drude L, Kasten M et al.

University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany.

 Mov Disord 2012;27:1563–6.

Editor’s note: The prospect of developing disease-modifying treatments has led to an increased focus on detecting early signs of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although the Unified PD Rating Scale (UPDRS) is widely deployed for rating the severity of PD, it may fail to detect subtle features of the illness. In the current article, Schneider and colleagues detail a novel scale to assess the presence and severity of subtle motor signs, including the following:

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