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The authors prospectively screened 297 patients with Parkinson disease (PD), who attended a tertiary clinic, using a modified South Oaks Gambling Scale. Lifetime prevalence of pathologic gambling (PG) was 3.4% and on any dopamine agonist was 7.2%. PG was associated with earlier PD onset and with dopamine agonists but not with agonist subtype or doses. We… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate factors associated with pathological gambling (PG) in Parkinson disease (PD). DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Outpatient tertiary clinic. Patients Twenty-one patients with idiopathic PD with PG after the patients began receiving medications compared with a consecutive sample of 42 patients with idiopathic PD without compulsive… (More)
We surveyed 297 patients with Parkinson disease (PD) with systematic screens and rigorous definitional criteria. Pathologic hypersexuality lifetime prevalence was 2.4%. Compulsive shopping was 0.7%. Combined with our pathologic gambling data, the lifetime prevalence of these behaviors was 6.1% and increases to 13.7% in patients on dopamine agonists.
AIM To characterize the clinical phenotype of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with respect to age, gender, and BMI. METHOD Anonymized data of 120,183 people with T2DM from the German/Austrian multicenter Diabetes Patienten Verlaufsdokumentation database were analyzed based on chronological age or age at diagnosis (0-19, 20-39, 40-59, 60-79, and ≥80… (More)
OBJECTIVES To review paediatric dental anxiety measures (DAMs) and assess the statistical methods used for validation and their clinical implications. METHOD A search of four computerised databases between 1960 and January 2011 associated with DAMs, using pre-specified search terms, to assess the method of validation including the reliability as… (More)
Self sustainable microgrids are becoming a reality in power systems, given the increasingly penetration of dispatchable Distributed Generation (DG) and Renewable Power Generation (RPG). Thus, a distribution system becomes a microgrid, and a microgrid may evolve into smart grid, if control and communications are considered. This paper addresses islanded… (More)