Whether a patient had an ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage or subarachnoid hemorrhage, their post-event health domains are likely to be affected to a similar degree, a recent study finds.
Age Doesn’t Matter in CPAP Efficacy for Sleep Apnea
A new study shows adults over 60 with sleep apnea achieve improvements in sleepiness, fatigue, depression and quality of life comparable to those in their younger counterparts.
High Prevalence of Insomnia and Sleep Apnea Found Among Patients with Diverse Neuro Diseases
Findings from a large neurological outpatient sample raise the prospect of studying sleep therapies for their effect on disease-specific outcomes in a range of neurological conditions.
Post-Stroke Health Impacts Merit New Emphases in Stroke Survivor Care
One of the largest studies of routinely collected patient-reported outcomes after stroke suggests that executive function and patients’ social participation need more clinical attention.
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Self-Reported Depression in ALS: New Insights and Their Implications
The largest single-center study of depression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis yields practice-shaping findings on depression’s prevalence and effects on survival and quality of life.
Measuring Behavioral Health Outcomes
While we have long been able to analyze the financial impact of screening options and therapies, there now are tools that can help providers analyze the effects of their efforts.
Suicidal Thoughts Not Uncommon in MS, Epilepsy Patients
Patients with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis have high rates of depression and an increased risk for suicide. Cleveland Clinic analysis shows the PHQ-9 can be useful in identifying who may benefit from psychiatric care.
Innovative Strategies Being Used to Assess Cancer Patients for Distress
As routine psychosocial screening of oncology patients for distress becomes required for accreditation, Cleveland Clinic has developed a system that uses an EMR-integrated screening tool to assess all patients at check-in.
Using Technology to Screen Epileptic Children for Neuropsychiatric Comorbidities
Cleveland Clinic’s Knowledge Program allows physicians to identify depression and other neuropsychiatric conditions in children with epilepsy and initiate earlier treatments.
How Much Change Is Enough to Matter?
Cleveland Clinic increasingly draws on a scalable platform developed to collect data from patients and providers as it seeks to understand what constitutes a clinically meaningful change in health status measures.