Risk factors associated with newly psychiatric disorder in spinal cord injury: A retrospective cohort study
Aim and objectivesTo predict the risk factors related to newly diagnosed psychiatric disorders resulting from spinal cord injuries (SCIs). BackgroundSCIs are a common result of devastating accidents; they can have an essential negative impact on the psychological health of those so afflicted. Psychiatric disorders commonly occur worldwide and are often associated with pain and disability; however, few studies have investigated the risk factors of psychiatric disorders among persons with SCIs. DesignA retrospective cohort study design with data obtained from the Taiwan Health Insurance Research Database (THIRD). THIRD involves the claims data on recipients recorded in the Taiwan National Health Insurance (TNHI), which was set up in 1995 and covers about 99% of the 23 million persons in Taiwan. MethodsWe used THIRD to predict the risk factors related to newly diagnosed psychiatric disorders among victims of spinal cord injury. ResultsThe majority of persons with SCI were men (51.2%), and their average age was 52.8 years. All 5,828 newly diagnosed psychiatric disorders were included from 1997–2009 in 64,907 SCI in the THIRD data set. These results demonstrated notable differences in hazard risk (HR); the injured persons were inspected for the level of SCI, age, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (HR: 1.637, 95% CI: 1.452–1.844, p
ConclusionThis study reports significant variability in sensory processing among children with DCD, ADHD and co-occurring symptoms using a population-based sample. These differences can contribute to understand how neurological and social factors correlates across diagnoses.
ConclusionAlthough we know mathematical abilities in WS are impaired, this area is under-researched and there is a lack of longitudinal studies that provide insight into the cognitive mechanisms that underpin mathematical development in WS. Therefore, there is a lack of an evidence-base to inform interventions or educational practice.
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Prostaglandins &Other Lipid MediatorsAuthor(s): Anne Barden, Michael Phillips, Emilie Mas, Lisa M. Hill, Ian Mowat, P.S. Loh, Tomas Corcoran, Trevor A. Mori
This study was aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain in different regions of China. Data on pain and its treatment were collected from 9357 participants using questionnaires and telephone-based interviews, from 31 regions of China. Gathered data were then coded into electronic data acquisition system and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was performed. Out of 9298 participants, the ratio of chronic pain was 31.54% with the proportion of male having chronic pain (33.86%) was higher than that of female (29.53%). The average age of participants with pain (45.02 ± 15.07 years) was higher than f...
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ConclusionsDespite published reports showing benefit for pain control in patients with BPA, the overall low quality, retrospective evidence included in this review highlights the need for a rigorous prospective study to further address this indication.
Publication date: April 2020Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 58Author(s): Hongguang Pan, Wenyu Mi, Xinyu Lei, Jun DengAbstractBrain–machine interfaces (BMIs) can be adopted to rehabilitate motor systems for disabled subjects by sensing cortical neuronal activities and creating new method. In this paper, to achieve the function of motor rehabilitation, two generalized BMI frameworks, including decoders, encoders and auxiliary controllers, are proposed and compared based on a classical single-joint information transmission model. Firstly, a decoder based on the Wiener filter and an encoder based...
CONCLUSIONS: To the authors' knowledge, there are no prospective study investigators that have addressed whether or when to cancel dental procedures due to office-measured elevated BP. The authors recommend using current anesthesiology guidelines based on functional status and past BP measurements to prevent unnecessary cancellations. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: It is seldom necessary to cancel dental procedures on the basis of BP measured before a planned procedure for patients under a physician's care. PMID: 32067694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Sepolvere G, Tedesco M, Fusco P, Scimia P, Cristiano L PMID: 32068984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]