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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528330/epidemiology-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-the-republic-of-cyprus-a-25-year-retrospective-study
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Christiana A Demetriou, Petros M Hadjivasiliou, Kleopas A Kleopa, Yiolanda P Christou, Eleni Leonidou, Theodoros Kyriakides, Eleni Zamba-Papanicolaou
INTRODUCTION: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare, rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease. Despite wide variability in the incidence and prevalence of ALS, there is evidence of positive temporal trends and an increase in incidence with age. The aim of this study was to conduct a detailed epidemiological investigation of ALS in Cyprus. METHODS: All registered Cypriot ALS patients in the Republic of Cyprus from January 1985 until December 2014 were included...
May 20, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501873/comparisons-of-risk-factors-for-intracerebral-hemorrhage-versus-ischemic-stroke-in-chinese-patients
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Chung-Fen Tsai, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Niall Anderson, Cathie L M Sudlow
BACKGROUND: Chinese populations have a higher stroke incidence, a higher proportion of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and a lower proportion of ischemic stroke (IS) as compared with white populations. The reasons are not fully understood. METHODS: To evaluate the differences of major risk factors between ICH and IS in Chinese stroke patients, we analysed acute ICH and IS patients consecutively recruited in National Taiwan University Hospital Stroke Registry from 2006 to 2011...
May 13, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463839/evidence-of-decreasing-hospital-admissions-for-traumatic-brain-injury-in-europe
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Alice Theadom
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448968/changing-epidemiological-patterns-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-longitudinal-hospital-based-study-in-belgium
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Wouter Peeters, Marek Majdan, Alexandra Brazinova, Daan Nieboer, Andrew I R Maas
BACKGROUND: Various reports have suggested that epidemiological patterns of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are changing in high-income countries, but the evidence to support this is often indirect and only a few longitudinal studies exist. We aimed to explore epidemiological patterns of TBI in Belgium over a 10-year period. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of Minimum Hospital Data provided by Statistics Belgium was performed for the period 2003-2012. ICD-9 classification was used to identify TBI and to differentiate subtypes...
April 28, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419999/gender-differences-and-stroke-outcomes
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Akiyuki Hiraga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334724/incidence-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-puerto-rico-2014-a-population-based-study
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Angel Chinea, Carlos F Ríos-Bedoya, Cristina Rubi, Ivonne Vicente, Eduardo R Estades, Yatzka G Hernandez-Silvestrini
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects millions of people worldwide. The estimates for MS incidence are difficult to obtain but are important for understanding MS etiology, developing prevention strategies, and service planning. This study is aimed at estimating the 2014 incidence of MS in Puerto Rico (PR). METHODS: The PR MS Foundation's registry was used as the data source. Neurologists, specialty pharmacies, MRI centers, health insurance companies, and the PR Department of Health identified MS cases missed by the registry...
March 24, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334718/sex-differences-do-not-exist-in-outcomes-among-stroke-patients-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-china-subgroup-analysis-from-the-chinese-intracranial-atherosclerosis-study
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Yuehua Pu, Na Wei, Dandan Yu, Yilong Wang, Xinying Zou, Yannie O Y Soo, Yuesong Pan, Thomas W H Leung, Lawrence K S Wong, Yongjun Wang, Liping Liu
BACKGROUND: To date, sex difference in outcomes among patients with intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) has rarely been discussed in China as well as in the world. This study aimed to estimate the sex difference in outcomes among patients with ICAS in Chinese cerebral ischemia patients. METHODS: We analyzed 1,335 men and women with ICAS who were enrolled in the Chinese Intracranial Atherosclerosis study. They were followed-up for ischemic stroke recurrence, any cause of death, cerebral vascular events (including transient ischemic attack, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke), combined end points (including cerebral vascular events, angina or myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, peripheral vascular events), and unfavorable outcome (modified Rankin scale score of 3-6) at 1 year...
March 24, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259877/findings-of-vascular-brain-injury-and-structural-loss-from-cranial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-elderly-american-indians-the-strong-heart-study
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Astrid M Suchy-Dicey, Dean K Shibata, Tara M Madhyastha, Thomas J Grabowski, W T Longstreth, Dedra S Buchwald
BACKGROUND: The Cerebrovascular Disease and its Consequences in American Indians study conducted cranial MRI examination of surviving participants of the Strong Heart Study, a longitudinal cohort of elderly American Indians. METHODS: Of the 1,033 recruited participants, some were unable to complete the MRI (n = 22), some scans were unusable due to participant motion or technical errors (n = 13), and one community withdrew consent after data collection (n = 209), leaving 789 interpretable MRI scan images...
March 4, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237982/associations-between-ischemic-stroke-follow-up-socioeconomic-status-and-adherence-to-secondary-preventive-drugs-in-southern-sweden-observations-from-the-swedish-stroke-register-riksstroke
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Teresa Ullberg, Eva-Lotta Glader, Elisabet Zia, Jesper Petersson, Marie Eriksson, Bo Norrving
BACKGROUND: Currently, the knowledge that one has on adequate stroke follow-up practices is limited. We report associations between 90-day stroke follow-up, socio-economy and adherence to secondary prevention in southern Sweden. METHODS: Data on 5,602 patients with ischemic stroke January 1, 2008-December 31, 2010, were obtained from Riksstroke and linked to official registers for information on education, birth country, doctor's follow-ups, and secondary prevention...
February 25, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219074/an-international-evaluation-of-cognitive-reserve-and-memory-changes-in-early-old-age-in-10-european-countries
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Dorina Cadar, Annie Robitaille, Sean Clouston, Scott M Hofer, Andrea M Piccinin, Graciela Muniz-Terrera
BACKGROUND: Cognitive reserve was postulated to explain individual differences in susceptibility to ageing, offering apparent protection to those with higher education. We investigated the association between education and change in memory in early old age. METHODS: Immediate and delayed memory scores from over 10,000 individuals aged 65 years and older, from 10 countries of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, were modeled as a function of time in the study over an 8-year period, fitting independent latent growth models...
February 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219071/is-periodontal-disease-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Yago Leira, Clara Domínguez, Juan Seoane, Juan Seoane-Romero, Juan Manuel Pías-Peleteiro, Bahi Takkouche, Juan Blanco, José Manuel Aldrey
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, several observational studies have suggested that there exists an association between periodontal disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this systematic review was to investigate whether or not this link exists. SUMMARY: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis guideline for systematic review was used and registered at PROSPERO (CRD42016035377). The search strategy included using electronic databases and by hand searching articles published up to January 2016...
February 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161701/changes-in-quality-of-life-in-parkinson-s-disease-how-large-must-they-be-to-be-relevant
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Krisztina Horváth, Zsuzsanna Aschermann, Márton Kovács, Attila Makkos, Márk Harmat, József Janszky, Sámuel Komoly, Kázmér Karádi, Norbert Kovács
BACKGROUND: Minimal clinically important difference (MCID) is the smallest change in an outcome, which a patient identifies as meaningful. Although the 2 most frequently applied Parkinson's disease (PD) "quality of life" questionnaires (the PDQ-39 and PDQ-8) provide encouragingly similar results, their MCID thresholds appear to be vastly different. Our aim was to calculate the MCID estimates for both PDQ-39 and PDQ-8 Summary Indices (PDQ-39-SI and PDQ-8-SI) by the utilization of both anchor- and distribution-based techniques...
February 4, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135712/gene-environment-interaction-in-parkinson-s-disease-coffee-adora2a-and-cyp1a2
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Yu-Hsuan Chuang, Christina M Lill, Pei-Chen Lee, Johnni Hansen, Christina F Lassen, Lars Bertram, Naomi Greene, Janet S Sinsheimer, Beate Ritz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Drinking caffeinated coffee has been reported to provide protection against Parkinson's disease (PD). Caffeine is an adenosine A2A receptor (encoded by the gene ADORA2A) antagonist that increases dopaminergic neurotransmission and Cytochrome P450 1A2 (gene: CYP1A2) metabolizes caffeine; thus, gene polymorphisms in ADORA2A and CYP1A2 may influence the effect coffee consumption has on PD risk. METHODS: In a population-based case-control study (PASIDA) in Denmark (1,556 PD patients and 1,606 birth year- and gender-matched controls), we assessed interactions between lifetime coffee consumption and 3 polymorphisms in ADORA2A and CYP1A2 for all subjects, and incident and prevalent PD cases separately using logistic regression models...
2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135707/changes-in-oral-anticoagulant-treatment-rates-in-atrial-fibrillation-before-and-after-the-introduction-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Rashmee U Shah, Austin B Rupp, Danielle Mowery, Mingyuan Zhang, Greg Stoddard, Vikrant Deshmukh, Bruce E Bray, Rachel Hess, Matthew T Rondina
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have the potential to improve stroke prevention among atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. We sought to determine if oral anticoagulation (OAC) treatment rates have increased since the approval of DOACs. METHODS: We identified 6,688 patients with AF at an academic medical center from January 2008 to June 2015. We examined OAC prescription rates over time and according to CHA2DS2VASc score using multivariable Poisson regression models, with an interaction term between risk score and year of AF diagnosis...
2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135702/better-care-of-stroke-patients-but-what-about-productivity-and-hourly-wages-of-stroke-survivors
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Caroline Arquizan, Luc Bauchet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013304/benzodiazepine-use-and-risk-of-dementia-in-the-elderly-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Md Mohaimenul Islam, Usman Iqbal, Bruno Walther, Suleman Atique, Navneet Kumar Dubey, Phung-Anh Nguyen, Tahmina Nasrin Poly, Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan Masud, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Syed-Abdul Shabbir
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines are a widely used medication in developed countries, particularly among elderly patients. However, benzodiazepines are known to affect memory and cognition and might thus enhance the risk of dementia. The objective of this review is to synthesize evidence from observational studies that evaluated the association between benzodiazepines use and dementia risk. SUMMARY: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled observational studies to evaluate the risk of benzodiazepines use on dementia outcome...
2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992866/lost-productivity-in-stroke-survivors-an-econometrics-analysis
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Manav V Vyas, Daniel G Hackam, Frank L Silver, Audrey Laporte, Moira K Kapral
BACKGROUND: Stroke leads to a substantial societal economic burden. Loss of productivity among stroke survivors is a significant contributor to the indirect costs associated with stroke. We aimed to characterize productivity and factors associated with employability in stroke survivors. METHODS: We used the Canadian Community Health Survey 2011-2012 to identify stroke survivors and employment status. We used multivariable logistic models to determine the impact of stroke on employment and on factors associated with employability, and used Heckman models to estimate the effect of stroke on productivity (number of hours worked/week and hourly wages)...
2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992864/longer-duration-of-sleep-and-risk-of-cognitive-decline-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Hong-Bae Kim, Seung-Kwon Myung, Sun-Mi Lee, Yon Chul Park
BACKGROUND: Previous observational epidemiological studies have reported inconsistent findings about the association between longer durations of sleep and the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. To investigate the association between longer durations of sleep and the risk of cognitive decline, we performed a meta-analysis of observational studies. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the bibliographies of relevant articles to retrieve additional studies in July 2015...
2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889752/dietary-and-alcohol-intake-and-central-nervous-system-tumors-in-adults-results-of-the-cerenat-multicenter-case-control-study
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Benjamin Allès, Camille Pouchieu, Anne Gruber, Pierre Lebailly, Hugues Loiseau, Pascale Fabbro-Peray, Luc Letenneur, Isabelle Baldi
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationship between diet and central nervous system (CNS) tumors, especially in terms of their histological subtypes. This study investigated the overall associations between food groups, alcohol intake and CNS tumors, and in particular about the associations between neuroepithelial tumors and meningiomas. METHODS: Data were collected through the CERENAT (CEREbral tumors: a NATional study) case-control study conducted in France during the period 2004-2010...
2016: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883994/monitoring-huntington-s-disease-mortality-across-a-30-year-period-geographic-and-temporal-patterns
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Germán Sánchez-Díaz, Greta Arias-Merino, Ana Villaverde-Hueso, Antonio Morales-Piga, Ignacio Abaitua-Borda, Manuel Hens, Eva Bermejo-Sánchez, Manuel Posada de la Paz, Verónica Alonso-Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized by chorea, dystonia, behavioral disturbances and cognitive decline. The aim of this study is to assess temporal and spatial changes on mortality attributable to HD over 30 years in Spain. METHODS: HD data were extracted from the nationwide mortality registry for the period 1984-2013. Annual and 5-year gender- and age-specific rates adjusted for the standard European population were calculated...
2016: Neuroepidemiology
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