Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Foot and Ankle Trauma in the National Trauma Data Bank: An Update and Reanalysis
In this study of the National Trauma Data Bank Data set (2007–2009 and 2010–2016), these rates were reexamined and risk factors associated with these complications were assessed. Data quality is improved in the later data set; the incidence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism was 0.28% and 0.21%, respectively, in the 2010–2016 data. Prophylaxis, male gender, treatment in a university hospital, open reduction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension were notable significant risk factors for pulmonary embolism. For deep venous thrombosis, male gender, bleeding disorder, angina, and prophylaxis were risk factors. Careful, individualized assessment of the risk factors associated with deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism is important, and the merits of routine prophylaxis remain in question.
The sequence of events leading to the development of colorectal cancer, currently the third most common malignancy in Western countries, is effectively disrupted by the resection of its precursor lesions. Colonoscopy is the mainstay in lesion detection, and endoscopic polypectomy is the conventional therapeutic response for the overwhelming majority of identified polyps. Approximately 2% of lesions are larger (>20 mm) and are laterally spreading lesions (LSLs). EMR is considered the standard of care for the majority of these because it has been proved to be safer, less resource-intensive, and less expensive than surgery.
This article presents a case study of surgical management of a Martorell ulcer in a 69-year-old woman with Liddle syndrome. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature of this rare ulcer occurring secondary to this rare cause of hypertension.
Conclusions: High EI of ILT may predict the occurrence of type II endoleaks after EVAR of AAA. PMID: 31621439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study examined whether a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with age at onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in three racial-ethnic groups. METHODS: Data from 7,577 non-Hispanic Caucasian, 792 African American, and 870 Hispanic participants with clinically diagnosed AD were obtained from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center. Participants were categorized by the presence or absence of self-reported remote history of TBI (>1 year before diagnosis of AD) with loss of consciousness (LOC) (TBI+) or no history of TBI with LOC (TBI-). Any group differences in education; sex; APOE ε4 all...
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): J. Criado-García, Á. Blanco-Molina
ConclusionsThese findings imply that household- and village-level factors explain substantial variation in the prevalence of chronic disease symptoms and reported diagnoses in India.
ConclusionHuge and dangerous thrombosis inside the heart and superior vena cava can evolve without expected considerable symptoms. Also, detecting the underlying causes of these thromboses sometimes is not feasible by only checking the prevalent known risk factors. Therefore, comprehensive evaluations should be carried out in these patients.
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2019Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Behnood Bikdeli, Manuel Monreal, David Jiménez
In conclusion, reporting breathlessness as the primary exercise-limiting symptom indicated the presence of distinct lung pathophysiology and symptom perception during exercise in people with COPD.
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