Genetic Analysis of Parkinson's Disease

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs001004 Parent-Offspring Trios

Study Description

A portion of the sample includes multiplex PD families recruited as part of a previously funded study (R01NS037167; PI: Tatiana Foroud). Families were ascertained initially through a living affected sibling pair. Subsequently, ascertainment was loosened to include PD probands having a positive family history of PD in a first degree relative, who was not required to be part of the study. All individuals completed an in-person evaluation at one of the > 65 Parkinson Study Group sites participating in this study. Individuals completed a detailed evaluation that included the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and a diagnostic checklist that implemented the UK PD Brain Bank inclusion and exclusion criteria. An autopsy program was established in this study and brain tissue for confirmation of diagnosis and further experimental study are available from over 100 participants. Autopsy confirmation of the PD diagnosis was nearly 100% for those who met UK PD Brain Bank criteria. In addition, because ... (Show More)

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