Incidence of epilepsy and associated factors in elderly patients in Germany

ConclusionsThe incidence of epilepsy was high and increased with age in elderly patients followed in general practices in Germany. Addressing identified risk factors may help reduce the risk of developing epilepsy.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Initial results illustrate how a shift from paper-based documentation to an integrated eHealth service can improve communication and documentation in an independent therapy network. PMID: 31118341 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - Category: Information Technology Tags: Stud Health Technol Inform Source Type: research
[Helping people to help themselves : 10 years of successful graduate medical training in otorhinolaryngology in Rwanda (Africa)]. HNO. 2019 May 22;: Authors: Dazert S, Heinrich D Abstract After the horrifying genocide in Rwanda in 1994, medical care of the small country almost broke down completely. During the following years, different medical fields had to be redeveloped. However, until 2009, there was no training program for otorhinolaryngology offered in Rwanda. Together with the University of Rwanda, we established a Master of Medicine Program that started in 2010. With the support of Ge...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Authors: Dhamane AD, Baker CL, Rajpura J, Mardekian J, Dina O, Russ C, Rosenblatt L, Lingohr-Smith M, Lin J Abstract Objective: To compare the risk of hospitalization and costs associated with major bleeding (MB) or stroke/systemic embolism (SE) among elderly patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who initiated apixaban then switched to another oral anticoagulant (OAC) vs. those who continued with apixaban treatment. Methods: NVAF patients (≥65 years) initiating apixaban were identified from the Humana database (1/1/2013-9/30/2017) and grouped into Switcher and Continuer cohorts. For Switchers, the...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Authors: Tamada T, Enatsu R, Suzuki Y, Yokoyama R, Suzuki H, Ochi S, Mikuni N Abstract An electrical cortical stimulation provides important information for functional brain mapping. However, subjective responses (i.e. sensory, visual, and auditory symptoms) are purely detected by patients' descriptions, and may be affected by patients' awareness and intelligence levels. We experienced psychogenic responses in the electrical cortical stimulation of two patients with intractable epilepsy. A sham stimulation was useful for differentiating pseudo-responses from real responses in the electrical cortical stimulation. In...
Source: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) Source Type: research
Authors: Nishiyama A, Wakabayashi H, Nishioka S, Nagano A, Momosaki R Abstract Our aim was to clarify the nutritional status and energy intake needed for activities of daily living (ADL) improvement among convalescent stroke patients. This retrospective cohort study of stroke patients used data from the Japan Rehabilitation Nutrition Database. Mean energy intake per ideal body weight was 26 kcal/kg/day at 1 week after hospitalization. Patients were divided into two groups according to energy intake: ≥26 kcal/kg/day (high) and
Source: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Intensive outpatient programs are efficacious alternatives to treat AUD in veterans, although the role of pharmacological treatment is not completely elucidated. Glutamatergic agents appear to be less effective than opiate antagonists to prevent relapse to heavy drinking and to increase cumulative abstinence. Future studies should examine novel pharmacological and nonpharmacological options. PMID: 31117905 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Benzodiazepine monotherapy is utilized in nearly 1 in 10 patients treated for depression. Adults aged 45 to 65 years, patients prescribed opioids, patients seen by primary care providers, and those with underlying anxiety, epilepsy, or pulmonary disorders are at highest risk. PMID: 31120203 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: Safety Science, Volume 118Author(s): Peter Hughes, Ryan Robinson, Miguel Figueres-Esteban, Coen van GulijkAbstractThis paper describes an approach to extract meaning from multi-lingual free-text safety incident reports. A sample of 5065 safety incident reports from the Swiss Federal Office of Transport were used in the study. Each report was written in either German, French or Italian natural language. An interactive learning approach between a human and computer software was undertaken to identify key terms in the text that are relevant to discovering meaning. A multi-lingual ontology...
Source: Safety Science - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Hello, I'm a nursing student here. Ok so I have been doing some research on epilepsy for a presentation in class. On of the subtopics is seizures in relation to alcohol. I have been asking this question as well as trying to search this question and cannot get any solid answer. Every answer is different and everyone claims their answer is correct. The question is, is it possible for someone to have a seizure while drinking alcohol? I am NOT referring to withdrawal because everyone immediately... Alcohol and Seizures?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Neurology Source Type: forums
Conclusions: The study proved that TTP-minimally invasive surgery was safe and feasible in mitral and tricuspid valve surgery. It has been associated with superior esthetics. Mitral repairs performed through TTP access are durable in mid-term observation. PMID: 31119001 [PubMed]
Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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