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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, despite lower smoking rates and preventive efforts.
Utilizing Pharmacogenomics When Selecting Personalized Medicine for Patients with Chronic Pain
According to the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million individuals in the United States. Lower back pain (27%), severe headache or migraine (15%), and neck pain (15%) are among the most frequently reported pain conditions. The prevalence of pain is likely to increase in the future with the aging of the US population and with the increase in the number of injured military personnel.
Agitation refers to a spectrum of abnormal behaviors often seen in patients with various psychiatric illnesses, including those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Prescription opioid abuse is a significant public health concern in the United States, particularly abuse of controlled-release formulations that contain higher opioid content.
Chronic noncancer pain is now considered a global epidemic and a public health problem in the United States, partly owing to its prevalence, underdiagnosis, and undertreatment.
Agitation includes a spectrum of abnormal behavioral manifestations that are frequently observed in individuals with psychiatric illnesses, including those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Agitation is a mental and physical state that is characterized by motor restlessness, mental tension, and excitement, and is often marked by poorly organized, aimless psychomotor activity. Increased responses to external stimuli, irritability, and unsuitable speech may also be observed in agitated patients.
More than 5% of individuals in the United States are diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder; these conditions can have a significant impact on health economics and personal productivity. For example, schizophrenia often results in unemployment and is considered a major cause of long-term disability worldwide. According to a recent study, the indirect costs attributed to schizophrenia between 2005 and 2008 totaled approximately $75 billion.
Agitation refers to a spectrum of abnormal behaviors frequently seen in patients with psychiatric illnesses, including in individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is a mental and physical state that is characterized by motor restlessness, mental tension, and excitement, and it is often marked by poorly organized, aimless psychomotor activity.
Asthma is a prevalent chronic condition that affects 235 million individuals worldwide, including children and adults. In the United States, an estimated 24.6 million people or 8.2% of the US population have asthma, and nearly half of these individuals experience at least 1 asthma exacerbation yearly.
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