Navigation Links
Graves' disease: Quality of life and occupational disability
Date:5/8/2009

One in 2 patients with Graves' disease suffers impairments to their everyday lives. In the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International, Katharina Ponto and coauthors, from Mainz University, describe affected patients' psychological stresses and occupational disability (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(17): 283-9).

Between 2006 and 2008, they surveyed 250 patients about their attitudes to life, occupational problems, and impairments to their everyday lives. Additionally, 400 physicians in private practice were asked to report on the extent and type of occupational disability. 36% of affected persons were written off sick, 5% even had to take early retirement, and 21% sought psychotherapeutic help. Among the doctors, 34% treated patients with fully impaired earning capacity.

Graves' disease is the most severe manifestation of autoimmune thyroid disease. Patients complain of dry eyes (loss of corneal moisture), proptosis, and diplopia. In severe cases, the optic nerve may be compressed and acuity of vision impaired. In most cases, affected patients can be cured or their disease stabilized. The authors therefore make a plea for early prevention and speedy rehabilitation. The study shows that in spite of modern therapeutic modalities, the disease is accompanied by seriously impaired quality of life.


'/>"/>

Contact: Elke Bartholomus
bartholomaeus@aerzteblatt.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Graves & Thyroid Disease National Patient Conference Set for San Diego, CA
2. Wreaths Decorate Veterans Graves Nationwide
3. NBTY Acquisition of Julian Graves Referred to U.K. Competition Commission
4. Drug May Be Dangerous for Kids With Graves Disease
5. Celebrated Architect Michael Graves to Keynote HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference
6. Spirit of the Heart: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: A Community Call to Action
7. Genomics of Cardiovascular Disease: Current Clinical Applications
8. Diagnostic Center for Disease: Robotic Prostatectomy - A Race to Failure?
9. Husband Seeks Votes for Alzheimers Disease: Early Detection Matters Project
10. Media coverage affects how people perceive threat of disease: study
11. Jett Travolta and Kawasaki Disease: Separating Fact From Fiction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of ... Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, ... In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at ... raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 ... to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New ... , By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vodori, ... Flow promotional review platform at the Promotional Review Committee Compliance and Best ... marketers streamline the medical, legal, and regulatory review (MLR) process – which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared ... West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of ... Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for ... the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the ... as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: