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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088657/early-adulthood-body-mass-index-cumulative-smoking-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-survival
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Anna Spreafico, Linda Coate, Rihong Zhai, Wei Xu, Zheng-Fei Chen, Zhuo Chen, Devalben Patel, Brandon Tse, M Catherine Brown, Rebecca S Heist, Lorin Dodbiba, Jennifer Teichman, Matthew Kulke, Li Su, Lawson Eng, Jennifer Knox, Rebecca Wong, Gail E Darling, David C Christiani, Geoffrey Liu
BACKGROUND: Smoking and obesity are esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) risk factors. However, the same risk factors may also affect biological aggressiveness and cancer outcomes. Our study evaluated the combined effects of early-adulthood obesity and cumulative smoking on the EAC survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In two EAC cohorts, Toronto (TO; N=235) and Boston (BO; N=329), associations between early adulthood body mass index (EA-BMI), BMI at 1year prior to diagnosis (BMI-1), and smoking with overall survival (OS) were assessed using Cox proportional hazard models, adjusted for relevant covariates...
January 12, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077198/association-of-bmi-with-risk-of-cvd-mortality-and-all-cause-mortality
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Chee Cheong Kee, Mohd Ghazali Sumarni, Kuang Hock Lim, Sharmini Selvarajah, Jamaiyah Haniff, Guat Hiong Helen Tee, Kaur Gurpreet, Yusoff Ahmad Faudzi, Nasir Mustafa Amal
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between BMI and risk of CVD mortality and all-cause mortality among Malaysian adults. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study. Participants were followed up for 5 years from 2006 to 2010. Mortality data were obtained via record linkages with the Malaysian National Registration Department. Multiple Cox regression was applied to compare risk of CVD and all-cause mortality between BMI categories adjusting for age, gender and ethnicity...
January 12, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077089/control-beliefs-and-risk-for-4-year-mortality-in-older-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Wei Duan-Porter, Susan Nicole Hastings, Brian Neelon, Courtney Harold Van Houtven
BACKGROUND: Control beliefs are important psychological factors that likely contribute to heterogeneity in health outcomes for older adults. We evaluated whether control beliefs are associated with risk for 4-year mortality, after accounting for established "classic" biomedical risk factors. We also determined if an enhanced risk model with control beliefs improved identification of individuals with low vs. high mortality risk. METHODS: We used nationally representative data from the Health and Retirement Study (2006-2012) for adults 50 years or older in 2006 (n = 7313) or 2008 (n = 6301)...
January 11, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072932/a-cross-sectional-overview-of-the-first-4-000-incidents-reported-to-webairs-a-de-identified-web-based-anaesthesia-incident-reporting-system-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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N M Gibbs, M Culwick, A F Merry
webAIRS is a web-based de-identified anaesthesia incident reporting system, which was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in September 2009. By July 2016, 4,000 incident reports had been received. The incidents covered a wide range of patient age (<28 days to >90 years), American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, and body mass index (<18.5 to >50 kg/m<sup>2</sup>). They occurred across a wide range of anaesthesia techniques and grade of anaesthesia provider, and over a wide range of anaesthetising locations and times of day...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068995/mobility-as-a-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-older-men-and-women-11-8%C3%A2-year-follow-up-in-the-troms%C3%A3-study
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Astrid Bergland, Lone Jørgensen, Nina Emaus, Bjørn Heine Strand
BACKGROUND: Disability in older adults is associated with loss of independence, institutionalization, and death. The aim of this study was to study the association between the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test and all-cause mortality in a population-based sample of older men and women. METHODS: Our study population was home dwellers aged 65 and above, who participated in the fifth wave of the Tromsø study. This study included the TUG test and a range of lifestyle and mortality predictors...
January 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065667/a-large-frontal-qrs-t-angle-is-a-strong-predictor-of-the-long-term-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality-in-the-diabetic-population
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Ole May, Christina Boesgaard Graversen, Mia Østergaard Johansen, Hanne Arildsen
BACKGROUND: A large angle between the QRS vector and the T-wave vector (QRS-T angle) in electrocardiograms (ECGs) has recently been introduced as a marker of poor prognosis. The prognostic value in diabetes is unknown. We assessed the long-term predictive power of the frontal plane QRS-T angle in the diabetic population. METHODS: In 1992-93, the diabetic population of the municipality of Horsens, Denmark, was delineated by the prescription method, and an age- and gender-stratified sample of 240 diabetic persons was randomly selected...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065454/the-prevalence-association-and-clinical-outcomes-of-frailty-in-maintenance-dialysis-patients
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So-Young Lee, Dong Ho Yang, Eunah Hwang, Seock Hui Kang, Sun-Hee Park, Tae Woo Kim, Duk Hyun Lee, Kisoo Park, Jun Chul Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical implications of frailty in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis and chronic peritoneal dialysis. DESIGN: In this prospective study, all of the participants completed the Short Form of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life questionnaire, Korean version, to determine their frailty phenotype. We also obtained blood chemistry and demographic data at enrollment. Data regarding the history of hospitalization and death were collected during the follow-up period...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061763/trend-in-young-coronary-artery-disease-in-china-from-2010-to-2014-a-retrospective-study-of-young-patients%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-45
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Xin Wang, Ming Gao, Shanshan Zhou, Jinwen Wang, Fang Liu, Feng Tian, Jing Jin, Qiang Ma, Xiaodi Xue, Jie Liu, Yuqi Liu, Yundai Chen
BACKGROUND: The incidence of young coronary heart disease (CHD, ≤45 years) in China is increasing. Secondary prevention to counter this trend is an important contemporary public health issure. METHODS: A total of 5288 patients (≤45 years) diagnosed with CHD and hospitalized at the Chinese PLA General Hospital and Anzhen Hospital, both in Beijing, were enrolled after satisfying the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: Young CHD patients increased in number from 2010 to 2014, especially men...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060445/fear-of-falling-and-mortality-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-the-shih-pai-study-in-taiwan-a-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Hsiao-Ting Chang, Hsi-Chung Chen, Pesus Chou
AIM: Little is known about the association between fear of falling (FOF) and the risk of mortality. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between FOF and mortality among community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: A total of 3814 older adults aged 65 years and older living in the Shih-Pai area in Taiwan participated in this 7-year follow-up longitudinal study. A structured questionnaire was used to record participants' FOF, history of falling, demographic characteristics, medical conditions, history of insomnia, depression symptoms and subjective health from 1999 to 2002...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058695/health-related-behaviors-and-mortality-outcomes-in-women-diagnosed-with-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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Christopher Thomas Veal, Vicki Hart, Susan G Lakoski, John M Hampton, Ronald E Gangnon, Polly A Newcomb, Stephen T Higgins, Amy Trentham-Dietz, Brian L Sprague
PURPOSE: Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast are at greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other causes than from breast cancer, yet associations between health-related behaviors and mortality outcomes after DCIS have not been well studied. METHODS: We examined the association of body mass index, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and smoking with mortality among 1925 women with DCIS in the Wisconsin In Situ Cohort study...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056429/weight-change-after-initiation-of-oral-hypoglycemic-monotherapy-for-diabetes-predicts-5-year-mortality-an-observational-study
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Beverly M Kocarnik, Kathryn P Moore, Nicholas L Smith, Edward J Boyko
PURPOSE: To investigate whether weight change in the first year after initiating an oral hypoglycemic agent (OHA) for type 2 diabetes treatment is associated with mortality in a national cohort. PROCEDURES: We prospectively followed Veterans Health Administration patients with type 2 diabetes initiating treatment with an OHA and not receiving any other diabetes pharmacotherapy for at least one year. Information on OHAs, weight, co-morbidities, other medications, demographics, and laboratory measurements was obtained from electronic medical records...
December 5, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043059/determining-factors-of-electrocardiographic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-epilepsy-a-case-control-study
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Jorge Murilo Barbosa de Sousa, Guilherme Loureiro Fialho, Peter Wolf, Roger Walz, Katia Lin
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major cause of mortality in young patients with epilepsy (PWE). Although its mechanisms are still poorly understood, they may include cardiorespiratory dysfunction. Standard 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) were obtained from 62 consecutive patients (aged 18-66y) with a definite diagnosis of epilepsy, without seizures at the day of ECG, and 57 healthy controls matched for sex, age and body mass index (BMI). All ECGs were evaluated by a blinded board-certified cardiologist...
December 20, 2016: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024086/leisure-time-physical-activity-reduces-total-and-cardiovascular-mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-incidence-in-older-adults
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Noël C Barengo, Riitta Antikainen, Katja Borodulin, Kennet Harald, Pekka Jousilahti
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) is independently associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and with incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke in older adults. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study (median follow-up 11.8 years). SETTING: Community, five Finnish provinces. PARTICIPANTS: Men and women aged 65 to 74 who participated in a baseline risk factor survey between 1997 and 2007 in Finland (N = 2,456)...
December 26, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012429/excess-mortality-among-people-who-report-lifetime-use-of-illegal-drugs-in-the-united-states-a-20-year-follow-up-of-a-nationally-representative-survey
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Elizabeth Reisinger Walker, Laura A Pratt, Charlotte A Schoenborn, Benjamin G Druss
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the mortality risks, over 20 years of follow-up in a nationally representative sample, associated with illegal drug use and to describe risk factors for mortality. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 1991 National Health Interview Survey, which is a nationally representative household survey in the United States, linked to the National Death Index through 2011. This study included 20,498 adults, aged 18-44 years in 1991, with 1047 subsequent deaths...
November 24, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009739/who-should-get-extended-thromboprophylaxis-after-bariatric-surgery-a-risk-assessment-tool-to-guide-indications-for-post-discharge-pharmacoprophylaxis
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Ali Aminian, Amin Andalib, Zhamak Khorgami, Derrick Cetin, Bartolome Burguera, John Bartholomew, Stacy A Brethauer, Philip R Schauer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk factors for 30-day postdischarge venous thromboembolism (VTE) after bariatric surgery and to identify potential indications for extended pharmacoprophylaxis. BACKGROUND: VTE is among most common causes of death after bariatric surgery. Most VTEs occur after hospital stay; still a few patients receive extended pharmacoprophylaxis postdischarge. METHODS: From American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, we identified 91,963 patients, who underwent elective primary and revisional bariatric surgery between 2007 and 2012...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007367/exercise-decreases-and-smoking-increases-bladder-cancer-mortality
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Michael A Liss, Martha White, Loki Natarajan, J Kellogg Parsons
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate modifiable lifestyle factors of smoking, exercise, and obesity with bladder cancer mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used mortality-linked data from the National Health Information Survey from 1998 through 2006. The primary outcome was bladder cancer-specific mortality. The primary exposures were self-reported smoking status (never- vs. former vs. current smoker), self-reported exercise (dichotomized as "did no exercise" vs...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002198/relation-between-weight-loss-and-causes-of-death-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-finding-from-the-scout-trial
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Aldo P Maggioni, Ian D Caterson, Renato Urso, Walmir Coutinho, Nick Finer, Luc Van Gaal, Udo F Legler, Arya M Sharma, Radhika V Seimon, Arianne Sweeting, Christian Torp-Pedersen, William Philip T James
AIMS: Obesity is associated with an increased incidence of mortality. The Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes (SCOUT) trial can provide the first evidence of the effect of intentional weight loss on mortality in an obese population at high risk. METHODS: SCOUT was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial testing sibutramine vs. placebo. Eligibility for the trial required both men and women aged at least 55 years, with BMI of at least 27 kg/m and 45 kg/m or less...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998310/pre-art-nutritional-status-and-its-association-with-mortality-in-adult-patients-enrolled-on-art-at-fiche-hospital-in-north-shoa-oromia-region-ethiopia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Kokeb Tesfamariam, Negga Baraki, Haji Kedir
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) compromises the nutritional status of infected individuals and in turn, malnutrition worsens the effects of the infection itself by weakening the immune system consequently accelerating disease progression and death. However, few studies have examined the association between nutritional status at antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and early mortality. Therefore, this study assesses pre-ART nutritional status and other baseline characteristics and mortality among adult patients on ART at Fiche Hospital, Ethiopia...
December 20, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997654/association-between-the-birth-of-an-infant-with-major-congenital-anomalies-and-subsequent-risk-of-mortality-in-their-mothers
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Eyal Cohen, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Joel G Ray, Lars Pedersen, Nancy Adler, Anne Gulbech Ording, Paul H Wise, Arnold Milstein, Henrik Toft Sørensen
Importance: Giving birth to a child with a major birth defect is a serious life event for a woman, yet little is known about the long-term health consequences for the mother. Objective: To assess whether birth of an infant born with a major congenital anomaly was associated with higher maternal risk of mortality. Design, Setting, and Participants: This population-based cohort study (n = 455 250 women) used individual-level linked Danish registry data for mothers who gave birth to an infant with a major congenital anomaly (41 508) between 1979 and 2010, with follow-up until December 31, 2014...
20, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995352/diabetes-and-breast-cancer-mortality-in-black-women
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Marjory Charlot, Nelsy Castro-Webb, Traci N Bethea, Kimberly Bertrand, Deborah A Boggs, Gerald V Denis, Lucile L Adams-Campbell, Lynn Rosenberg, Julie R Palmer
PURPOSE: Breast cancer mortality is higher in Black women than in White women. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is also higher, yet data on whether diabetes affects breast cancer mortality in this population are lacking. We investigated the relation of diabetes at the time of breast cancer diagnosis to breast cancer mortality in the Black Women's Health Study, a prospective cohort study. METHODS: 1,621 Black women with invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 1995-2013 were followed by mailed questionnaires and searches of the National Death Index...
January 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
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