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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490161/nt-probnp-predicts-all-cause-mortality-in-a-population-of-insurance-applicants-follow-up-analysis-and-further-observations
#1
Michael Fulks, Valerie Kaufman, Michael Clark, Robert L Stout
OBJECTIVE: - Further refine the independent value of NT-proBNP, accounting for the impact of other test results, in predicting all-cause mortality for individual life insurance applicants with and without heart disease. METHOD: - Using the Social Security Death Master File and multivariate analysis, relative mortality was determined for 245,322 life insurance applicants ages 50 to 89 tested for NT-proBNP (almost all based on age and policy amount) along with other laboratory tests and measurement of blood pressure and BMI...
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490160/jim-reading-list
#2
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2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490159/all-cause-mortality-for-life-insurance-applicants-with-a-history-of-prostate-cancer
#3
Stephen A Freitas, Ross MacKenzie, David N Wylde, Bradley T Roudebush, Richard L Bergstrom, J Carl Holowaty, Margaret Beckman, Steven J Rigatti, Stacy Gill
OBJECTIVE: - To determine the all-cause mortality of life insurance applicants diagnosed with prostate cancer currently or at some time in the past. BACKGROUND: - Prostate cancer is common and a frequent cause of cancer death. Both the frequency of prostate cancer in men and its propensity for causing premature mortality require insurance company medical directors and underwriters to have a good understanding of prostate cancer-related mortality trends, patterns, and outcomes in the insured population...
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490158/mesenteric-panniculitis
#4
David S Williams
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare, benign, and chronic fibrosing inflammatory disease that affects the adipose tissue of the small intestine and colon.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490157/relapse-and-mortality-risk-of-stage-i-testicular-cancer
#5
Cecilia Florvall, Peder Frederiksen, Jakob Lauritsen, Mikkel Bandak, M Gry G Kier, Mette S Mortensen, Michael Kreiberg, Gedske Daugaard
OBJECTIVES: - To assess the medical insurance risk for patients with stage I testicular cancer (TC), by calculating the overall mortality risk with and without relapse, and compare it to men from the Danish population. BACKGROUND: - Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in young males. Outcomes of a Danish cohort of 3366 patients with stage I TC (1366 non-seminomas (NSTC) and 2000 Seminomas (STC)), were analyzed. METHOD: - The data were analyzed by the "illness-death" model...
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490156/a-notch-hiding-in-the-r-wave
#6
Ross MacKenzie
A benign appearing ECG is found to contain subtle clues suggestive of underlying structural heart disease.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490155/the-cancer-mortality-risk-project-cancer-mortality-risks-by-anatomic-site-part-1-introductory-overview-part-ii-carcinoma-of-the-colon-20-year-mortality-follow-up-derived-from-1973-2013-nci-seer-stat-survival-database
#7
Anthony F Milano, Richard B Singer
This introductory overview describes the recommencement of the Cancer Mortality Risks project, a systematic medical-actuarial comparative analysis of selected cancer mortality risks originally initiated by the authors in the year 2002 utilizing the National Cancer Institute (NCI) SEER*Stat 4.2.3 (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database between 1973 and 2002 and released April 3, 2002. This study is based on approximately 40 major invasive cancer anatomic sites used in previous conversions of the National Cancer Institute SEER survival data to comparative mortality in the Medical Risks monographs published in 19761 and 1990...
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836911/infarction-or-pseudo-infarction
#8
Ross MacKenzie
An applicant with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is found to have QS waves in leads III and AVF suggestive of a prior inferior wall myocardial infarction. Using the relationship between Q wave and T wave vectors in the inferior leads, an alternative explanation is explored.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836910/regular-expressions-mixed-effects-models
#9
David Wesley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836909/random-forest
#10
Steven J Rigatti
For the task of analyzing survival data to derive risk factors associated with mortality, physicians, researchers, and biostatisticians have typically relied on certain types of regression techniques, most notably the Cox model. With the advent of more widely distributed computing power, methods which require more complex mathematics have become increasingly common. Particularly in this era of "big data" and machine learning, survival analysis has become methodologically broader. This paper aims to explore one technique known as Random Forest...
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836908/a-full-monty-issue-of-the-journal
#11
Ross MacKenzie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836907/jim-reading-list
#12
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2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836906/the-medical-underwriting-of-transgender-individuals
#13
Timothy Meagher, Karsten Filzmaier
As more transgender individuals apply for life insurance, it is important to understand the many health issues that are particular to this population. This article reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of gender dysphoria- the dominant medical problem of transgender individuals. It also reviews the frequent co-morbidities in the transgender population and finishes with a review of the small number of studies that have examined long-term mortality.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836905/all-cause-mortality-for-life-insurance-applicants-with-a-history-of-breast-cancer
#14
Stephen A Freitas, Ross MacKenzie, David N Wylde, Bradley T Roudebush, Richard L Bergstrom, J Carl Holowaty, Anna Hart, Steven J Rigatti, Stacy Gill
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States after lung cancer with over 40,000 breast cancer deaths occurring each year. The purpose of this research was to determine the all-cause mortality of applicants diagnosed with breast cancer currently or at some time in the past. Life insurance applicants with reported breast cancer were extracted from data covering United States residents between November 2007 and November 2014...
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836904/kikuchi-disease
#15
David S Williams
Kikuchi disease is a rare, idiopathic, self-limited disorder affecting the cervical lymph nodes.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836903/breast-microcalcifications-and-their-implications-for-risk-assessment-a-brief-review
#16
Timothy Meagher, Isabelle Trop
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326879/jim-reading-list
#17
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2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326878/t-tests-the-bmi-study-continues
#18
David Wesley
Medical directors may be asked to analyze their company's experienced laboratory results. This practical research note explores the use of the statistical programming language R for analysis. Use of the two different t-tests available in R (unpaired and paired) is explained.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326877/a-perplexing-ecg
#19
Ross MacKenzie
An unusual appearing electrocardiogram (ECG) is sent to the medical director's department for interpretation prior to receiving the actual life insurance application. As a result, no background details are available to provide a clinical context. Preliminary perusal of the ECG suggests several diagnostic possibilities.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326876/the-gang-of-four-insurance-medicine-art-science-or-pseudo-science
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2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
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