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Arlene S Ash, Aimee R Kroll-Desrosiers, David C Hoaglin, Kaare Christensen, Hua Fang, Thomas T Perls
BACKGROUND: The Long Life Family Study (LLFS) is a multicenter longitudinal study of exceptional survival among members of long-lived sibships (probands), their offspring, and spouses of either group. For these four "roles", we asked: Does membership in a long-lived family protect against disease? METHODS: We used 2008-2010 Beneficiary Annual Summary Files from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to compare prevalences of 17 conditions among 781 LLFS participants in Medicare with those of 3,227 non-LLFS matches from the general Medicare population...
August 2015: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Pei-Chun Chan, Chong-Hua Yu, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Jorng-Tzong Horng, Jing-Long Huang
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is a systemic and complex disease that can involve multiple organs. To clarify the risk of developing associated comorbidities after a diagnosis of SLE in children, we used the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan to investigate diseases experienced in these patients. This is the first nationwide population-based study of the comorbidities of pediatric SLE patients. METHODS: The study was based on data from the NHIRD in Taiwan...
April 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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