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Comorbidity and retirement in cervical dystonia.

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Source
J Neurol. 2019 Sep; 266(9):2216-2223
Publication Type
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Date
Sep-2019
Author
Rebekka M Ortiz
Filip Scheperjans
Tuomas Mertsalmi
Eero Pekkonen
Author Affiliation
Department of Neurology, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 4, 00029, Helsinki, Finland. rebekka.ortiz@helsinki.fi.
Source
J Neurol. 2019 Sep; 266(9):2216-2223
Date
Sep-2019
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Multicenter Study
Keywords
Aged
Anxiety Disorders - diagnosis - epidemiology - psychology
Comorbidity
Depressive Disorder - diagnosis - epidemiology - psychology
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Registries
Retirement - psychology - trends
Torticollis - diagnosis - epidemiology - psychology
Abstract
Cervical dystonia (CD) is the most common form of dystonia. The onset of CD is usually before 60 years of age and it may cause severe functional and psychosocial impairment in everyday life. Recently non-motor symptoms have been reported to occur in CD substantially affecting the quality of life.
We studied comorbidities of patients with primary focal CD in Finland based on ICD-10 codes obtained from the care registry and patient records of 937 confirmed adult isolated focal CD patients between the years 2007-2016. The retirement months and diagnosis of retirement were calculated from pension registry information. The results were compared with 3746 age and gender-matched controls.
Most prominent comorbidities with primary focal CD were depression (14%), anxiety (7%), and back pain (11%). The retirement age was significantly younger in CD patients compared to control group controls (59.0 years, 95% CI 58.5-59.5 vs. 61.7 years, 95% CI 61.6-61.9) years, p?
PubMed ID
31152297 View in PubMed
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The prevalence of adult-onset isolated dystonia in Finland 2007-2016.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature299465
Source
PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0207729
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Date
2018
Author
Rebekka Ortiz
Filip Scheperjans
Tuomas Mertsalmi
Eero Pekkonen
Author Affiliation
Department of Neurology, Helsinki University Hospital and Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurology), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Source
PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0207729
Date
2018
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Keywords
Age of Onset
Dystonia - epidemiology
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Registries - standards
Abstract
Dystonia is a group of chronic diseases, causing considerable physical and psychosocial stress to patients and health care expenses. We studied the prevalence of different dystonia types in Finland in the years 2007-2016.
All patients with an ICD-10 code of dystonia were retrieved from the national care register. Average age-adjusted yearly prevalence was assessed for adult-onset isolated idiopathic or hereditary dystonia types from patient records from the Uusimaa and Pirkanmaa provinces.
1316 patients were confirmed to have adult-onset isolated idiopathic or hereditary dystonia based on hospital records from two provinces. On average, the age-adjusted prevalence for all adult-onset dystonia was 405 per million and for cervical dystonia 304 per million. For other dystonia types the prevalence ranged from 1-33 per million.
Adult onset cervical dystonia was the most common type of dystonia with relatively high prevalence in Finland compared with other countries. The prevalence of other types of dystonia was similar compared with other European studies. The higher prevalence of cervical dystonia may be partially explained by the better coverage of patients in public health care, but genetic and exogenous factors might contribute to it.
PubMed ID
30458031 View in PubMed
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