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    • 11.15 MS incidence rates vary threefold by health board in scotland, persistently

      Fifteen regional studies of multiple sclerosis rates have been published in Scotland; spanning some six decades and surveying prevalence, mortality and hospital admissions. However, only one national study has attempted to compare regional rates (using admissions data). We used the Scottish Multiple Sclerosis Register to investigate incidence rates (IR). We present crude and age-adjusted IRs, cumu …

     

    • 11.27 Late onset multiple sclerosis in north wales

      Introduction MS patients who have their first symptom onset after 50 years of age are defined as Late onset Multiple Sclerosis (LOMS). Our study analyses the clinical profile of patients with LOMS in North Wales region of United Kingdom Methods and materials A retrospective medical record review of all patients attending regional MS clinic in North Wales, based at Glan Clwyd Hospital (2007–2 …

     

    • 11.51 Stiff person and related syndromes: review of 21 patients and their response to treatment

      Introduction In patients with stiff person syndrome (SPS) and related syndromes the objective of treatment is to provide symptomatic relief from stiffness and spasms. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy is a commonly prescribed treatment for SPS patients, however there is no widely used method of assessing the effectiveness of IVIG treatment in SPS. This issue has been addressed by the intro …

     

    • 11.15 ABN survey 2016: geographic variations in service provision

      Introduction The 2016 ABN Acute Neurology survey provides a wealth of data on geographic variations in the provision of neurological services. In this abstract we discuss differences in access to neurological care and services with respect to the 19 ABN regions. Methods 2016 ABN survey data were analysed by region with bed data obtained from ONS records. Missing data were checked where possible bu …