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Conditions:   Heart Failure;   COPD;   Myocardial Infarction;   Coronary Artery Bypass Graft;   Pneumonia;   Total Knee Replacement;   Total Hip Replacement;   Stroke Intervention:   Sponsor:   Florida Hospital Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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This studycounters that notion, and the findings may suggest that many senior citizens remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed. "We found that older people have similar ability to make thousands of hippocampal new neurons from progenitor cells as younger people do. We also found equivalent volumes of the hippocampus (a brain structure used for emotion and cognition) across ages. Nevertheless, older individuals had less vascularization and maybe less ability of new neurons to make connections. It is possible that ongoing hippocampal neurogenesis sustains human-specific cognitive fun...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Linnen DT, Kornak J, Stephens C Abstract CONTEXT: Evidence suggests an association between rurality and decreased life expectancy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether rural hospitals have higher hospital mortality, given that very sick patients may be transferred to regional hospitals. DESIGN: In this ecologic study, we combined Medicare hospital mortality ratings (N = 1267) with US census data, critical access hospital classification, and National Center for Health Statistics urban-rural county classifications. Ratings included mortality for coronary artery bypass grafting, stroke, chronic obstructive...
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Conditions:   Heart Failure;   COPD;   Myocardial Infarction;   Coronary Artery Bypass Graft;   Pneumonia;   Total Knee Replacement;   Total Hip Replacement;   Stroke Intervention:   Sponsor:   Florida Hospital Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsTAR in octogenarians with COPD and/or malignancy showed higher mortality rates; d-TEVAR is more appropriate in these situations. The prevention of perioperative stroke, which is related with poor prognosis in both the groups, is critical.
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In readinglast year's RSNA report, I was struck with just how little has changed.Here I am this year, 2017, and here's how I looked at RSNA 2016:A little grayer, perhaps a pound or two more. But otherwise same ol'Dalai. And same ol'RSNA. I even manned the RAD-AID booth again:Yes, I tied the bow-tie all by myself.This is a model housed at the Bayer booth of the airship RAD-AID hopes to use to bring imaging to underserved areas; I think the official rendering is much more impressive, and maybe even a little, well,buxom:I'm still lobbying for a seat on the first flight. Did I saybuxom? I meanthandsome!I did attend the requisi...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs
We examined trends in resource use and patient characteristics over the study period. RESULTS: There were 136 208 admissions to general internal medicine involving 88 121 unique patients over the study period. General internal medicine admissions accounted for 38.8% of all admissions from the emergency department and 23.7% of all hospital bed-days. Over the study period, the number of admissions to general internal medicine increased by 32.4%; there was no meaningful change in the median length of stay or cost per hospital stay. The median patient age was 73 (interquartile range [IQR] 57-84) years, and the median ...
Source: cmaj - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CMAJ Open Source Type: research
Objective: To compare clinical features and short term hospital outcome in COPD patients with and without heart failure.Methods: This was a prospective cohort study among COPD patients admitted to tertiary care hospital with and without heart failure (HF), who were followed till their hospital outcome. Comparison of presenting clinical features and outcome were documented on a structured proforma. Patients with chronic kidney or liver disease, cancer, pace- maker, pneumothorax, pneumonia, Implantable- defibrillator, stroke, dementia were excluded to eliminate bias.Results: Total of 60 COPD patients with HF ( group 1) and 8...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Monitoring Airway Disease Source Type: research
We examined associations between mortality and accelerometer-measured PA using age-relevant intensity cutpoints in older women of various ethnicities. The results support the hypothesis that higher levels of accelerometer-measured PA, even when below the moderate-intensity threshold recommended in current guidelines, are associated with lower all-cause and CVD mortality in women aged 63 to 99. Our findings expand on previous studies showing that higher self-reported PA reduces mortality in adults aged 60 and older, specifically in older women, and at less than recommended amounts. Moreover, our findings challenge th...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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