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The association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Parkinson's disease: a nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study.
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QJM 2014 Jul;
Authors: C-H Li, W-C Chen, W-C Liao, C-Y Tu, C-L Lin, F-C Sung, C-H Chen, W-H Hsu
Previous research has shown that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) tend to have a higher risk for cognitive impairment and dementia, a neurodegenerative disorder. The goal of this study was to examine what relationship, if any, exists between COPD and Parkinson's disease (PD), which is also a neurodegenerative disorder.
PMID: 25024356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]