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
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]
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.
A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions, with razor-sharp wit.
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...
Green was responding to a question from a mother who has a child with autism asking about Medicaid spending cuts
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Researchers investigated whether first-line chemotherapy improved overall survival in NSCLC patients with severe to very severe COPD.
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...
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.
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. ...