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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208845/epilepsy-among-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-insights-from-a-large-database-analysis
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Abdulla Watad, Shmuel Tiosano, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Francesco Brigo, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen, Howard Amital
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is characterized by a relevant epidemiological and clinical burden. In the extant literature, an increased risk of seizures has been described in several inflammatory/autoimmune disorders, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, so far, relatively few and small size-based studies have been conducted. We aimed to investigate the link between seizure and SLE utilizing a large sample of subjects and extensive data analysis. METHODS: Patients with SLE were compared with age- and sex-matched controls regarding the prevalence of epilepsy in a cross-sectional study...
December 1, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190632/tinnitus-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-benign-brain-tumors-a-nationwide-population-based-secondary-cohort-study-of-young-and-middle-aged-adults
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Jin-Cherng Chen, Malcolm Koo, Juen-Haur Hwang
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether tinnitus is associated with a higher risk of benign or malignant brain tumors in humans. Therefore, the aim of this secondary study was to investigate the risk of brain tumors in adult with tinnitus using data from a nationwide health claims research database. METHODS: Patients aged 20-50 years who were newly diagnosed with tinnitus were identified from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database and they served as the study cohort...
November 30, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190627/gender-related-differences-and-short-term-outcome-of-stroke-results-from-a-hospital-based-registry-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Yacouba Njankouo Mapoure, Ngowo Lydia Eyambe, Anastase Tamdja Dzudie, Chia Mark Ayeah, Hamadou Ba, Romuald Hentchoya, Henry Namme Luma
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that sex differences have an impact on patients with stroke, but existing data in Africa remain inconclusive about this inference. OBJECTIVES: To study sex differences in terms of the clinical profile and short-term outcome of stroke in the Douala General Hospital, Cameroon. METHODS: A hospital-based prospective cohort study was carried out in a tertiary care hospital over an 8-year period, which included all patients admitted for confirmed acute stroke...
November 30, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186717/joint-7th-annual-scientific-session-of-the-stroke-prevention-and-control-society-and-chinese-preventive-medicine-association-spcs-cpma-and-6th-international-conference-on-neurology-and-epidemiology-icne-xiamen-china-december-1-3-2017-a-selection-of-abstracts
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169179/apolipoprotein-e-e4-allele-is-associated-with-subjective-cognitive-decline-a-meta-analysis
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Ting Zhang, Shuling Liu, Yajing Zhang, Yalin Guan, Xiaodan Wang, Lei Zhao, Zhihong Shi, Wei Yue, Ying Zhang, Shuai Liu, Yong Ji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is a condition associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. This study performs a meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of the Apolipoprotein E e4 (APOE e4) allele in SCD and the association of APOE e4 with SCD. METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched. Meta-analyses were conducted using STATA 12.0 software. When significant heterogeneity was present (I2 >50% and p < 0...
November 23, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161697/age-period-cohort-modeling-of-multiple-sclerosis-incidence-rates-in-kuwait-1980-2014
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Saeed Akhtar, Jarrah Al-Abkal, Jasem Y Al-Hashel, Raed Alroughani
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex immune-mediated disorder of the central nervous system with undefined etiology. Genetic predisposition and environmental factors play an imperative role in MS causation and its sustained increasing burden worldwide. This study examined the age, period, and cohort effects on MS incidence rates in Kuwait. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, data on MS cases diagnosed between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 2014 and registered in National MS Registry and reference population were obtained...
November 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161693/long-term-outcomes-of-ischemic-stroke-of-undetermined-mechanism-a-population-based-prospective-cohort
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Negar Morovatdar, Amanda G Thrift, Moira K Kapral, Réza Behrouz, Hamidreza Saber, Amin Amiri, Mohammad Taghi Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Saverio Stranges, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about the short- and long-term outcomes of ischemic stroke of undetermined mechanism (ISUM). METHODS: Subjects were recruited from the Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study. Ischemic stroke (IS) was classified on the basis of the TOAST criteria. We further categorized patients with ISUM into ISUMneg (negative clinical/test results for large artery, small artery) and ISUMinc (incomplete investigations). Cox proportional hazard models and the competing-risk regression model were used to compare 1 and 5 years mortality (all-causes) and recurrent rate among IS subtypes...
November 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145207/determinants-prevalence-and-trajectory-of-long-term-post-stroke-cognitive-impairment-results-from-a-4-year-follow-up-of-the-auckland-stroke-regional-outcomes-study-iv-study
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Susan Mahon, Priya Parmar, Suzanne Barker-Collo, Rita Krishnamurthi, Kelly Jones, Alice Theadom, Valery Feigin
BACKGROUND: The long-term (>12 months) prevalence, predictors, and trajectory of post-stroke cognitive deficits are not well established, especially at a community level. This study investigated the longitudinal course and prevalence of cognitive impairment in an incidence cohort, identifying factors associated with declining cognition. METHODS: Two hundred fifty-seven participants (mean age = 67.93 ± 13.59) of first-ever stroke survivors, completed cognitive assessments within 2 weeks post stroke, and/or 1, 6, 12, and 48-month...
November 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145205/decline-in-search-speed-and-verbal-memory-over-26-years-of-midlife-in-a-british-birth-cohort
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Daniel Davis, Rebecca Bendayan, Graciela Muniz Terrera, Rebecca Hardy, Marcus Richards, Diana Kuh
BACKGROUND: Cognitive capabilities change in later life, although their onset and rate of decline, and how they are shaped by lifetime socioeconomic position, childhood cognition and adult health status are all unclear. METHODS: From the Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, we analysed 3,192 participants undergoing one or more cognitive assessments at ages 43, 53, 60-64 and 69. Linear mixed models described cognitive trajectories, adjusting for factors across the life course...
November 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145202/exploring-the-association-between-statin-use-and-the-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Tahmina Nasrin Poly, Md Mohaimenul Islam, Bruno Andreas Walther, Hsuan-Chia Yang, Phung-Anh Nguyen, Chih-Wei Huang, Syed-Abdul Shabbir, Yu-Chuan Jack Li
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system. The prevalence of PD varies considerably by age group; it has a higher prevalence in patients aged 60 years and more. Several studies have shown that statin, a cholesterol-lowering medication, reduces the risk of developing PD, but evidence for this is so far inconclusive. The objective of this study is to evaluate the association between statin use and the risk of developing PD. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the bibliographies of articles were searched for studies published between January 1, 1990, and January 1, 2017, which reported on the association between statin use and PD...
November 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145195/contemporary-epidemiology-of-transient-ischemic-attack-in-dijon-france-2013-2015
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Yannick Béjot, Céline Brenière, Mathilde Graber, Lucie Garnier, Jérôme Durier, Christelle Blanc-Labarre, Benoit Delpont, Maurice Giroud
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the epidemiological features of transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: All TIAs were prospectively collected in Dijon, France, using a population-based registry (2013-2015). TIAs were considered the first-ever in patients who had no previous cerebrovascular events (CVEs); otherwise they were considered recurrent TIAs. Annual incidence (first-ever TIAs) and attack rates (first-ever and recurrent TIAs) were calculated. RESULTS: Four hundred twenty TIAs were registered (255 first-ever and 165 recurrent TIAs, mean age: 74...
November 16, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136635/stroke-among-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-does-age-matter-a-real-life-study
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Shmuel Tiosano, Yarden Yavne, Omer Gendelman, Abdulla Watad, Doron Comaneshter, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Arnon D Cohen, Daniela Amital
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, debilitating autoimmune disease that affects the joints and it is known to be associated with cardiovascular morbidity. However, the association between RA and stroke among different age groups has not been explored. The objective of our study was to evaluate the association between RA and stroke in different age strata. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, utilizing the database of Israel's largest healthcare provider...
November 14, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136634/treatment-and-outcomes-of-working-aged-adults-with-stroke-results-from-a-national-prospective-registry
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Natasha A Lannin, Craig S Anderson, Joosup Kim, Monique Kilkenny, Julie Bernhardt, Christopher Levi, Helen M Dewey, Christopher Bladin, Peter Hand, Helen Castley, Kelvin Hill, Steven Faux, Rohan Grimley, Brenda Grabsch, Sandy Middleton, Geoffrey Donnan, Dominique A Cadilhac
BACKGROUND: Given the potential differences in etiology and impact, the treatment and outcome of younger patients (aged 18-64 years) require examination separately to older adults (aged ≥65 years) who experience acute stroke. METHODS: Data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (2010-2015) including demographic and clinical characteristics, provision of evidence-based therapies and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) post-stroke was used. Descriptive statistics and multilevel regression models were used for group comparisons...
November 14, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136628/incidence-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-germany-a-cohort-study-applying-different-case-definitions-based-on-claims-data
#14
Niklas Schmedt, Laura Khil, Klaus Berger, Oliver Riedel
BACKGROUND: Data on the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) on the national level is scarce. We aimed to estimate the incidence of MS in Germany and to compare different MS case definitions based on claims data. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study with the German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database in 2012 and calculated age- and gender-standardized incidence rates (sIRs) for 3 case definitions. In addition, the effect of stepwise reduction of the look-back period without MS diagnosis on the incidence rate was evaluated...
November 14, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136613/increasing-incidence-and-prevalence-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-puerto-rico-2013-2016
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Angel Chinea, Carlos F Ríos-Bedoya, Ivonne Vicente, Cristina Rubí, Guillermo García, Ana Rivera, Astrid Díaz, Eduardo Estades Romero, Yatzka Hernández Silvestrini, Yaritza Díaz
BACKGROUND: The incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been increasing worldwide over the past decades. However, this upward trend has not been examined at the country level in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The aims of this study are to examine trends of MS incidence over 4 years and to provide age- and gender-standardized incidence rate estimates for a Caribbean island. METHODS: Data from the Puerto Rico (PR) MS Foundation's registry was used to identify all newly diagnosed MS cases between 2013 and 2016...
November 14, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796991/epidemiology-of-intracranial-and-extracranial-large-artery-stenosis-in-a-population-based-study-of-stroke-in-the-middle-east
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Hamidreza Saber, Amin Amiri, Amanda G Thrift, Saverio Stranges, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Mohammad T Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Réza Behrouz, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh
BACKGROUND: Intracranial large-artery disease (LAD) is a predominant vascular lesion found in patients with stroke of Asian, African, and Hispanic origin, whereas extracranial LAD is more prevalent among Caucasians. These patterns are not well-established in the Middle East. We aimed to characterize the incidence, risk factors, and long-term outcome of LAD strokes in a Middle-Eastern population. METHODS: The Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study is a community-based study that prospectively ascertained all cases of stroke among the 450,229 inhabitants of Mashhad, Iran between 2006 and 2007...
August 11, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793296/older-age-at-multiple-sclerosis-onset-is-an-independent-factor-of-poor-prognosis-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Francis Guillemin, Cédric Baumann, Jonathan Epstein, Philippe Kerschen, Teresa Garot, Guillaume Mathey, Marc Debouverie
BACKGROUND: Late-onset multiple sclerosis (LOMS) frequently features a primary progressive (PP) course, strongly predicting severe disability. In this population-based cohort, we estimated the prognostic role of age at multiple sclerosis (MS) onset, independent of PP course, on disability progression. METHODS: The association of age at disease onset (adult, <50 years [AOMS], vs. late, ≥50 years [LOMS]) and time to Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score 4 and 6 was estimated by Cox regression modelling...
August 10, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793295/identifying-relapses-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-through-administrative-data-a-validation-study-in-the-lazio-region-italy
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Paola Colais, Nera Agabiti, Marina Davoli, Fabio Buttari, Diego Centonze, Chiara De Fino, Marta Di Folco, Graziella Filippini, Ada Francia, Simonetta Galgani, Claudio Gasperini, Manuela Giuliani, Massimiliano Mirabella, Viviana Nociti, Carlo Pozzilli, AnnaMaria Bargagli
BACKGROUND: Relapse is frequently considered an outcome measure of disease activity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The objectives of this study were to identify relapse episodes in patients with MS in the Lazio region using health administrative databases and to evaluate the validity of the algorithm using patients enrolled at MS treatment centers. METHODS: MS cases were identified in the period between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2009 using data from regional Health Information Systems (HIS)...
August 9, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768287/the-association-of-poor-academic-performance-with-tic-disorders-a-longitudinal-mainstream-school-based-population-study
#19
Esther Cubo, Cristina Gonzalez, Vanesa Ausin, Vanesa Delgado, Sara Saez, Sara Calvo, Xose Garcia Soto, José Cordero, Katie Kompoliti, Elan D Louis, Raquel de la Fuente Anuncibay
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the academic performance of students with tic disorders (TD). Our aim was to investigate the association of TD and poor academic performance over time. METHODS: Longitudinal, observational study of mainstream schoolchildren comparing grade retention (GR) and learning disorders (LD) in students with vs. without TD between 2010 and 2014. Students with vs. without TD based on DSM-IV-TR criteria, or with vs. without GR and LD were compared in terms of comorbidities, school, and environmental characteristics...
July 29, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743111/sleep-and-olfaction-among-older-adults
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V Eloesa McSorley, Jayant Pinto, L Philip Schumm, Kristen Wroblewski, David Kern, Martha McClintock, Diane S Lauderdale
BACKGROUND: Sleep and olfaction are both critical physiological processes that tend to worsen with age. Decline in olfaction can be an early indicator of neurodegenerative diseases, whereas poor sleep quality is associated with reduced physical and mental health. Given associations with aging-related health declines, we explored whether variations in sleep were associated with olfactory function among older adults. METHODS: We assessed the relationship between sleep characteristics and olfaction among 354 community-dwelling older adults...
July 26, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
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