The profile of patients followed at the Neuroimmunology Clinic at UNIFESP: 20 years analysis

The profile of patients followed at the Neuroimmunology Clinic at UNIFESP: 20 years analysis

Author Bichuetti, Denis Bernardi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Falcao, Alessandra Billi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Boulos, Fernanda de Castro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Morais, Marilia Mamprim de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Campos Lotti, Claudia Beatriz de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fragomeni, Manuela de Oliveira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Campos, Maria Fernanda Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Souza, Nilton Amorim de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lobato Oliveira, Enedina Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: To describe the clinical activities at the Neuroimmunology Clinic of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) from 1994 to 2013. Method: the final diagnosis of all patients that attended the center was reviewed and established upon specific guidelines for each disease. the number of total appointments and extra clinical activities (reports and prescriptions) were also analyzed, as are part of routine activities. Results: 1,599 patients attended the Clinic from 1994 to 2013: 816 with multiple sclerosis (MS), 172 with clinical isolated syndromes, 178 with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), 216 with other demyelinating disease, 20 with metabolic disorder, 42 with a vascular disease and 155 with other or undetermined diagnosis. A mean 219 outpatient visits and 65 extra clinical activities were performed monthly. Conclusion: We identified that 15% of patients seen have NMO. As patients with NMO have a more severe disease than MS, this data may be important for planning local health care policies.
Keywords multiple sclerosis
neuromyelitis optica
São Paulo
Language English
Sponsor Bayer Health Care
Merck Serono
Biogen Idec
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Date 2015-04-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria. São Paulo, SP: Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 73, n. 4, p. 304-308, 2015.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 304-308
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000354787600006
SciELO ID S0004-282X2015000400304 (statistics in SciELO)

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