Why the Delay in Diagnosis

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Identifier 20150222_nanos_posters_191
Title Why the Delay in Diagnosis
Creator Kristen E Dunbar, Michael M Johns III, Hyder A Jinnah, Ami R Rosen, Laura J White, Ted H Wojno
Subject Blepharospasm, Dystonia
Description "Blepharospasm is a debilitating dystonia shown to affect quality of life, mood, and sleep quality [1,2,3]. With proper diagnosis, early treatment with botulinum toxin dramatically improved symptoms and quality of life [4,5]. Older studies showed unacceptable lag times from symptom onset to diagnosis prolonging the time to acceptable treatment [6,7]. Despite improved education, we noticed many patients presenting with incorrect diagnoses or on inappropriate treatments. The aim of this study was to explore time from symptom onset to correct diagnosis to evaluate how physician education has changed since initial studies in the United States."
Relation is Part of NANOS 2015: Poster Presentations
Contributor Primary Kristen E Dunbar
Contributor Secondary Michael M Johns III, Hyder A Jinnah, Ami R Rosen, Laura J White, Ted H Wojno
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2015-02-22
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 2015 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2013. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
ARK ark:/87278/s6bg5vvw
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2015-04-01
Date Modified 2016-08-01
ID 184593
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bg5vvw
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