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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative condition that can result in cognitive and physical disability and shortened life expectancy. However, population-based information is lacking regarding the mortality burden from MS in the United States. We investigated trends in MS mortality rates and examined important comorbidities in the United States from(More)
INTRODUCTION Gestational diabetes and pregnancy-related hypertension can lead to adverse health effects in mothers and infants. We assessed recent trends in the rates of these conditions in Los Angeles County, California. METHODS Hospital discharge data were used to identify all women aged 15-54 years who resided in the county, had a singleton delivery(More)
We examined the clinical correlates of valproate (VPA) therapy in refractory bipolar disorder. Retrospective chart review was used to collect demographic and clinical data including present diagnosis, diagnosis at illness onset, duration of illness, number of hospitalizations, VPA dose, side effects, and maximum serum concentration. Global response was(More)
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