Tag: disability

1. In recent years, the risk of persistent disability has been significantly reduced in patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS), likely owing to availability of new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) and changes to therapeutic paradigms over time. 2. Further research in therapeutic efficacy and management in the pediatric population is needed...
1. The results of this observational study using data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study, indicate that older adults living with disabilities were in worse health compared to those without disabilities. 2. Participants with a disability who reported inadequate support at home were found to have higher median...
1. This prospective cohort study found that both low physical fitness and obesity during adolescence is associated with increased risk for disability later in life. 2. Obesity during adolescence, measured through body mass index (BMI), was found to be the greatest predictor of all-cause disability later in life for Swedish...
1. In the US Burden of Disease Report, the leading causes of death were ischemic heart disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Alzheimer’s disease, and colorectal cancer while the leading causes of disability were low back pain, major depressive disorder (MDD), and diabetes. 2. The state with the...
1. In this population-based study of Australian children, children with disabilities made up 25.9% of children with maltreatment allegations and 29% of children with substantiated allegations. 2. The risk of maltreatment varied across different types of disability. The groups with highest risk of maltreatment allegation and substantiation were children with...
1. Welfare reform that reduced benefits may have encouraged enrollment in disability-related assistance programs that may increase opioid access, which could impact opioid-related mortality. 2. In addition to supply-side determinants, demand-side factors such as changes in welfare reform and its indirect effects should be considered when evaluating opioid-related mortality. Evidence Rating...