“Clinical outcomes” paper – full paper available

Earlier in the year we posted about the O’Sullivan “Clinical outcomes” paper on PSP and MSA.  This is one of the most important papers published to date on these two disorders.

The UK researchers analyze the clinical records (to determine clinical milestones and survival time) of 110 pathologically-confirmed PSP cases and 83 path-confirmed MSA cases (all from Queen Square Brain Bank).

This paper is now available online for free.  I’ve noticed that articles don’t always remain free, so if you want a copy I suggest you save it to your hard drive now.

Here’s a link to the article:

Brain. 2008 Apr 2
Clinical outcomes of progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy.
O’Sullivan SS, Massey LA, Williams DR, Silveira-Moriyama L, Kempster PA, Holton JL, Revesz T, Lees AJ.

http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/131/5/1362 –> HTML version

http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/131/5/1362 –>
PDF version

Update:  local support group member Ted has explained some of the statistics in this paper.  See our post here about the key statistics.