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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015

Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with illnesses or disabilities, according to recently published data in The Lancet.

“The world has made great progress in health, but now the challenge is to invest in finding more effective ways of preventing or treating the major causes of illness and disability,” Theo Vos, MD, MSc, PhD, professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington, said in a press release.

Koji Miyamoto, MD, PhD In the Journals

Renal function decline common in patients with AF prescribed anticoagulants

August 27, 2015
Deterioration of renal function, and an increase in related adverse events, may not be unusual in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation prescribed nonvitamin K…
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DANTE: Discontinuing antihypertensive medications did not improve cognitive function in elderly patients

August 27, 2015
Discontinuing antihypertensive medications did not improve cognitive, psychological or general daily functioning in elderly patients with mild cognitive defects…
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Extent of vascular injury varies after renal denervation

August 27, 2015
Results of a new study suggest that balloon- and nonballoon-based renal denervation systems produce a varying extent of vascular injury. “In patients undergoing…
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Acute kidney injury rate after carotid artery stenting higher in CKD

August 26, 2015
Patients with chronic kidney disease who undergo carotid artery stenting have a higher rate of acute kidney injury, which may be associated with hemodynamic depression…
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The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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VIDEO: Prenatal intervention may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes from congenital heart defects

July 23, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, J. William Gaynor, MD, a cardiac surgeon at the Children's Hospital of…
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The Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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