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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192726/a-man-or-a-woman-is-known-by-the-company-he-she-keeps
#1
Rajesh Wadhwa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192725/does-an-absent-left-main-lead-to-a-main-event
#2
Sheila MacDonnell, Lisa M Papazian
This is a case report of a 29-year-old, male applicant for life insurance who was discovered to have an absence of the left main coronary artery (LMCA), with the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and left circumflex coronary artery (LCX) each arising directly from the left sinus of Valsalva. A brief review of several types of coronary artery anatomic variants will be presented.
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192724/the-vanishing-art-of-medical-underwriting
#3
Robert Goldstone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192723/thyroid-cancer-20-year-comparative-mortality-and-survival-analysis-of-six-thyroid-cancer-histologic-subtypes-by-age-sex-race-stage-cohort-entry-time-period-and-disease-duration-seer-stat-8-3-2-a-systematic-review-of-145-457-cases-for-diagnosis-years-1993-2013
#4
Anthony F Milano
BACKGROUND: -Incidence and prognosis of cancers of the endocrine glands vary greatly by stage and histologic type, and, thyroid cancer accounts for most (92%) of the cancers of the endocrine glands. It is the 8th most common of cancers and has been rising in incidence since 1975. It remains a formidable health threat in the United States in 2016 with estimated cases of 64,300 and 1980 deaths. OBJECTIVE: -Provide 20-year comparative mortality analysis of thyroid cancer in a recent group of 145,457 staged cases (97...
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192722/takotsubo-syndrome-case-review
#5
Tea Mamaladze
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192721/neck-mass-in-a-five-year-old-afghan-child
#6
David S Williams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192720/all-cause-mortality-for-life-insurance-applicants-with-a-family-history-of-coronary-artery-disease-before-60
#7
Stephen A Freitas, Ross MacKenzie, David N Wylde, Jason Von Bergen, J Carl Holowaty, Margaret Beckman, Steven J Rigatti, Stacy Gill
OBJECTIVE: -To determine the all-cause mortality of life insurance applicants having a family history of coronary artery disease (CAD) before age 60. BACKGROUND: -Epidemiological studies have shown that a family history of premature CAD is an independent risk factor for CAD events. The strength of the association between family history and CAD is greatest with earlier age of presentation of CAD in the family member and when multiple family members are affected. Despite earlier insurance studies on this relationship, there is sparse current data on the association between family history of CAD and all-cause mortality in life insurance applicants...
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192719/an-irregular-rhythm-with-missing-p-waves
#8
Ross MacKenzie
An electrocardiogram on a life insurance applicant with a history of surgically repaired congenital heart disease displays an irregular rhythm with occasional missing P waves.
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192718/jim-reading-list
#9
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490161/nt-probnp-predicts-all-cause-mortality-in-a-population-of-insurance-applicants-follow-up-analysis-and-further-observations
#10
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
#11
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490159/all-cause-mortality-for-life-insurance-applicants-with-a-history-of-prostate-cancer
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
David Wesley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836909/random-forest
#19
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
#20
Ross MacKenzie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Insurance Medicine
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