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23 December 2020 : Clinical Research  

A Real-World Study of Cerebral 99mTc-TRODAT-1 Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Imaging of the Dopamine Transporter in Patients with Parkinson Disease from a Tertiary Hospital in Brazil

Michelly Arjona1CDEF, Juliana M.P. Toldo1BCDEF, Natalia Carvalho Queiroz1ABCD, Jose Luiz Pedroso2ACD, Guilherme de Carvalho Campos Neto2ACD, Orlando G.P. Barsottini2ACD, Andre C. Felicio1ABCDEF*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.925130

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e925130

Table 2 Patient demographics and clinical data.

Total (N=119)Movement disorder specialist dopamine transporter imaging requestp-Value
Yes (n=75)No (n=44)
 Male72 (61)45 (60)27 (62)
Age (years)0.644
 Median [IIQ]67 [57; 73]66 [57; 71]68 [57; 73]
Disease duration (years)
 Median [IIQ]4 [2; 6]4,8 [3; 6]3 [2; 6]0.031
 Bradykinesia81 (68)51 (68)30 (68)>0.999
 Tremor79 (66)46 (61)33 (75)0.186
 Rigidity60 (50)33 (44)27 (61)0.101
 Gait impairment37 (31)22 (29)15 (34)0.737
 Post. instability30 (25)15 (20)15 (34)0.136
 Depression25 (21)16 (21)9 (20)>0.999
 Dystonia6 (5)5 (7)1 (2)0.411
 Others29 (24)16 (21)13 (29)0.432
Categorical measures described in absolute value and, in parentheses, percentage. p-value for Fisher exact, Chi-square and Mann-Whitney tests.

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