Neurology Department, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, MA, USA

Publications

  • Research Article   
    Assessment of Parkinsonian Symptoms and Toxin Exposures in Firefighters
    Author(s): Roshni Kotwani*, Andrea N. Clapp, Haley E. Huggins, Oceanis Vaou and Anna De Pold Hohler

    Abstract

    Background: Parkinson’s Disease (PD) has been correlated with several environmental and toxic exposures. The frequency of PD in firefighters is higher than the general population, which may be due to the high amounts of toxin exposures firefighters experience on the job. There is a need to further address the high rates of PD among this subgroup. The purpose of this study is to improve our understanding of the relationship between toxin exposure in firefighters and Parkinsonian symptoms. Methods: An anonymous survey distributed to Massachusetts firefighters assessed risk factors for toxin exposure and presence of Parkinsonian symptoms. Risk factors included frequency and duration of time spent firefighting, number of fires worked, and history of toxin exposure other than from fires (i.e., pesticides). We col.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37532/0976- 0113.13(3).172