Neurological diseases cost the US nearly $800 billion per year
A new paper published in the Annals of Neurology reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation. The report notes that the current estimated annual cost to American society of just nine of the most common neurological diseases is staggering, totaling $789 billion in 2014 dollars. These conditions include Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson's disease.
Conclusion: This review has shown that D. kotschyi is an important medicinal plant with a large number of active constituents and great potential to safeguard human and animal health in Iran. However, over utilization of the D. kotschyi plant is already endangering its existence. Nevertheless, more studies need be conducted across the country. PMID: 31198431 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Tests comparing MRI sensitivity to neurophysiological tests show that neuroimaging is more sensitive in diagnostics of patients with cervical radiculopathy; however, clinical neurophysiology tests are more specific in reference to clinical trials. PMID: 31198784 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionUnenhanced CT alone is accurate and associated with high degrees of inter-reader agreement for clinical triage of patients older than 75 years with AAP in the emergency setting.
In this study, predictors of LOS were identified using a survival model that considered age as a continuous variable, separate comorbidities, and the discharge destination. Our findings are consistent with earlier reports and confirm the strong associations linking LOS to diabetes, day of surgery, and discharge destination in France. We also identified predictors of discharge to rehabilitation and of readmission within 30 days.Level of evidenceIV, retrospective observational cohort study.
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): Pik Yu Chen, Winnie Samy, Chee Lun Aaron YingAbstractIntroductionGood pain control modality for post total knee replacement promotes patient's comfort and facilitates functional recovery, which may prevent post-operative complications; and shorten hospital stay. Therefore, manage pain efficiently and effectively have financial; implications to the hospital. This retrospective study analyzed the clinical outcomes and costs; of the intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with a new perioperative multimodal analgesia (PMA) of ...
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Anthony Feinstein
ConclusionsOur casuistic represents the first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit based case series of SUDEP conducted in Spain. The incidence in our population agrees with the reported in other countries. However, in our population, SUDEP is probably underdiagnosed due to administrative and legal issues.
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: SeizureAuthor(s): Lifang Dai, Changhong Ding, Fang Fang
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): F. López Espuela, J.C. Portilla Cuenca, C. Leno Díaz, J.M. Párraga Sánchez, G. Gamez-Leyva, I. Casado NaranjoAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate long-term quality of life (QoL) in patients who have experienced a stroke and to analyse differences in QoL between sexes.MethodsWe conducted a descriptive, cross-sectional, observational study to gather sociodemographic variables and risk factors; data were also obtained on QoL, mood, and functional status using validated scales. The study was approved by our ...
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): T. Casadevall Codina, F. Espada Olivan, C. Guerrero Castaño, N. Ruscalleda Morell