New and compiled data available within the consensus statement include the following information:
Definitions and diagnostic criteria for the different forms of RS. Statement authors have compiled adult RS definitions based on how the disease manifests itself over time. (See “Definitions and Diagnostic Criteria,” p. 8) They also identify subacute RS as a diagnosis when the condition lasts more than four weeks but fewer than 12 weeks, while cautioning that its use should be limited until it’s better understood.
Data on the societal and individual burden of RS. Statement authors found a number of interesting facts on financial costs of RS treatment and associated productivity loss: