Individuals who develop drug-resistant epilepsy within a year after initial diagnosis have higher burden of mental and physical diseases one-year prior to epilepsy diagnosis as compared to those whose seizures were controlled during the same interval

CONCLUSION: Physical and psychiatric diagnoses are common one year prior to first diagnosis of epilepsy in administrative claims data. Compared to patients without DRE, those who develop DRE within one-year post initial diagnosis demonstrated a higher burden of disease.PMID:34425326 | DOI:10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108243
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History of TBI tied to 52 percent increased odds of prescription opioid use, 65 percent increased odds of prescription opioid misuse
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Adverse childhood experiences, including abuse and neglect, are tied to neurologic disorders in adulthood ― as well as to comorbidities, anxiety, and depression.Medscape Medical News
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Although more Californians than ever had health insurance in 2020, disparities in access to health care among the state ’s racial and ethnic groups was magnified during a year of unprecedented challenges and changes.Those are among the key findings of the latestCalifornia Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The survey included responses from 22,661 California households, including 21,949 adults, 1,365 adolescents and 3,548 children.“This is one of the most important data releases in the survey’s 20-year history because it sheds light on how impactful t...
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Conclusion Results may assist clinicians in aiming exercise programs toward increasing hip and potentially core strength, thus improving balance to promote better mobility for individuals with a lower-limb amputation.
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Conclusion The results show varying benefits of the microprocessor- and hydraulic-controlled prosthetic components over fixed-ankle ESAR and FK feet, based on both performance-based and patient-reported outcome measures. Further studies are needed to fully evaluate these benefits in larger sample sizes.
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Conclusions This case study suggests that the new prosthesis provides removable and adaptable component; further, it delivers a comfortable sitting experience because of its new socket design and knee joint flexion. Clinical Relevance Patient satisfaction is better with TF prosthesis than with orthoprosthesis. TF prosthesis is more cosmetic than orthoprosthesis, provides a symmetrical gait pattern, decreases donning and doffing durations, and there is no uncomfortable protrusion when sitting (due to amputation of the foot and leg part).
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Several months into the COVID-19 pandemic data suggested thatindividuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders are more likely to die from illnesses related to COVID-19 than those without schizophrenia. More than a year later, why this population appears to be at increased risk of death from COVID-19 continues to remain unclear. Aresearch letter appearing today inJAMA Psychiatry found no association between antipsychotic use and mortality in adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) who were diagnosed with COVID-19.“An association between antipsychotic medication and increased risk of COVID-19 mortality has been rep...
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Genteel's glucose testing product is distributed worldwide.
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The 33-year-old in Texas sought medical help after suffering pain in his testicles for five days, but had been passing a 'substantial amount' of semen and urine from his anus for two years.
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