Predictive Models Could Help Diagnose Early-stage Parkinson’s – Parkinson’s News Today

Predictive models can help diagnose Parkinson’s disease in early stages, and could be used to distinguish Parkinson’s from conditions that present similarly, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that losing the sense of smell is particularly significant for predicting Parkinson’s.

The study, “Non-motor Clinical and Biomarker Predictors Enable High Cross-Validated Accuracy Detection of Early PD but Lesser Cross-Validated Accuracy Detection of Scans Without Evidence of Dopaminergic Deficit,” was published in Frontiers in Neurology.

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