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New Study: Does your nose run more in PD

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#1 Dr. Okun

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:37 AM

Dear forum members,

Does your nose run a lot with your PD. Here are the results of a recent study by a University of Florida medical student Lauren Sedig.

Int J Neurosci. 2010 Apr;120(4):258-60.
Is rhinorrhea an under-recognized intrinsic symptom of Parkinson disease? A prospective pilot study.
Sedig L, Leibner J, Ramjit AL, Wu SS, Dai Y, Okun MS, Rodriguez RL, Malaty IA, Fernandez HH.

College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the prevalence of idiopathic rhinorrhea in PD patients versus controls, to determine the correlation between rhinorrhea and anosmia, and the factors associated with rhinorrhea. SCOPE: A cohort of 61 PD patients and 51 age-matched controls completed a survey about rhinorrhea and underwent the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT). We compared the prevalence of idiopathic rhinorrhea in the PD patients versus controls, the correlation between rhinorrhea and anosmia in PD patients, and the factors associated with rhinorrhea in the PD patients. The results of the study are that 6% of controls versus 24% of PD patients had rhinorrhea (p = .03); moreover, only 2% of controls versus 15% of PD patients had severe rhinorrhea. CONCLUSION: Rhinorrhea is more prevalent in PD patients compared to controls and it does not significantly impact performance on a smell test.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:53 AM

mine does.

so what does it mean? (if your nose runs more or not as related in PD)

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 07:56 AM

mbt schuh

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:47 PM

Thank you for your responses! Of course, our study at UF is very preliminary. Hopefully, others follow suit so we can get to the bottom of this.

Hubert H. Fernandez

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