Smoking and Death; Vessels for CABG: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the best blood vessel for cardiac bypass grafts, rates of autism, five healthy lifestyle factors and their impact on mortality, and managing COPD
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CONCLUSION: The occurrence of CC hypoplasia on routine MRI scans could represent a "red flag" for suspicion of autism. PMID: 30546152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub Source Type: research
We present a case of an airway fire, diagnosed by the sound of a pop, the appearance of a spark, and the development of an airway circuit leak in a patient with a 4-year-old tracheostomy scar who presented for coronary artery bypass with a left internal mammary artery. The case description is followed by a brief discussion of operating room fires and their management.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions, with razor-sharp wit.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study Objectives:To investigate the association between non-apnea sleep disorders (NSD) and subsequent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) risk.Methods:This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 to 2013. We established an NSD group (n = 24,624) and an age-, sex- and index year-matched comparison group (n = 98,496). The primary outcome was the occurrence of BPPV. The incidence rates of BPPV in the two cohorts were compared with a 14-year follow-up. Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was used to evaluate the effects of NSD on BPPV risk...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Green was responding to a question from a mother who has a child with autism asking about Medicaid spending cuts
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Take this short 5-question quiz to find out what you know--or, what you may have missed--about the latest developments in COPD.
Source: ConsultantLive - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: COPD Quiz Source Type: news
Researchers investigated  whether first-line chemotherapy improved overall survival in NSCLC patients with severe to very severe COPD.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
Authors: Grant WB Abstract Vitamin D, traditionally well known for its role in maintaining optimal health through its contribution to calcium metabolism and skeletal health, has received increased attention over the past two decades, with considerable focus being placed on its nonskeletal benefits. This paper is a narrative review of the nonskeletal health benefits of vitamin D, of particular interest to inhabitants of Mediterranean countries, namely, autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dental caries, diabetes mellitus, erectile dysfunction, hypertension, metabolic syndrom...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
Conclusion: While the integrated, per capita, exposure of PM for a large fraction of the first-world may be less than 1 mg per day, links between several syndromes, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, loss of cognitive function, anxiety, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, stroke, and PM exposure have been suggested. This article reviews and summarizes such links reported in the literature.
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion: Going beyond the powerful scientific and economic arguments for urgent action to reduce the burning of fossil fuels is the strong moral imperative to protect our most vulnerable populations. Citation: Perera FP. 2017. Multiple threats to child health from fossil fuel combustion: impacts of air pollution and climate change. Environ Health Perspect 125:141–148; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP299 Address correspondence to F.P. Perera, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th St. ...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentaries Children's Health February 2017 Source Type: research
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