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Many studies estimate that over 90% of Parkinson’s disease patients suffer from a type of sleep disturbance.

Abdelgabar A, Sharma J. Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease. Int J Clin Prac. 2003; 57(9): 781-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=14686569&dopt=Abstract

Reference

Title
Sleep Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease
Publication
Int J Clin Prac
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Abdelgabar A, Sharma J
Volume & Issue
Volume 57, Issue 9
Pages
781-7
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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