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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836911/infarction-or-pseudo-infarction
#1
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
#2
David Wesley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836909/random-forest
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836906/the-medical-underwriting-of-transgender-individuals
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326878/t-tests-the-bmi-study-continues
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326875/pancreatic-cysts
#14
Timothy Meagher, Andreas Armuss
Pancreatic cysts are more common than before, largely because of widespread abdominal imaging. Pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCN) are relevant to risk selection on 2 counts: they constitute more than 50% of all pancreatic cysts and, in contrast to the other 2 cyst types, are capable of malignant transformation. The majority of PCNs are benign at time of diagnosis and will follow a benign course. The challenge is to identify those PCNs that are malignant or will undergo malignant transformation with time. The purpose of this article is to provide pointers that can help meet this challenge while also summarizing the ongoing debate about their optimal management...
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326874/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm
#15
David S Williams
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are cystic growths often noted incidentally in the pancreatic ducts. Left untreated, some may progress to invasive cancer.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326873/the-future-for-medical-directors-in-insurance-companies-leaner-stronger-and-more-involved
#16
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326872/psa-testing-for-age-and-amount
#17
John R Iacovino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562111/choroidal-nevi
#18
David S Williams
Choroidal nevi are common benign melanocytic lesions of the posterior uvea.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562110/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-white-matter-changes-and-cognitive-dysfunction
#19
Mary Dess, Wayne F Heidenreich
This case report describes a 52-year-old, female applicant for long term-care insurance with a history of an autoimmune connective tissue disease initially diagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Over several years, the signs and symptoms evolved into a clear diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (PSS). The specific criteria for this diagnosis are reviewed including the symptoms, antinuclear antibodies (ANA), extractable nuclear antigen antibodies (ENA), abnormal salivary scintigraphy and positive Schirmer test...
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562109/regular-expressions-the-build-study-vignette
#20
David Wesley
The author creates a fictional vignette to illustrate how a medical director can use data analysis to help review cases comparing attending physician statement (APS) values for build vs those reported by the paramedical examiners for the same lives. In this first of two articles, a method for extracting suitable data is explored.
2016: Journal of Insurance Medicine
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