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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214712/epidemiological-study-of-mortality-in-epilepsy-in-a-spanish-population
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María Isabel Chamorro-Muñoz, Guillermina García-Martín, Francisco Pérez-Errazquin, Manuel Romero-Acebal, Antonio García-Rodríguez, Mario Gutiérrez-Bedmar
PURPOSE: Studies concerning mortality in epilepsy have been performed primarily in Northern-Central Europe and US. The aim of this study was to provide information about mortality in people with epilepsy in Southern European countries. METHOD: We studied a Spanish prevalence and incidence cohort of 2309 patients aged ≥14 years with epilepsy who were treated in an outpatient epilepsy clinic between 2000 and 2013. The deceased were identified through Civil Registries...
February 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214081/fev1-and-fvc-predict-all-cause-mortality-independent-of-cardiac-function-results-from-the-population-based-gutenberg-health-study
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Christina Magnussen, Francisco M Ojeda, Nargiz Rzayeva, Tanja Zeller, Christoph R Sinning, Norbert Pfeiffer, Manfred Beutel, Maria Blettner, Karl J Lackner, Stefan Blankenberg, Thomas Münzel, Klaus F Rabe, Philipp S Wild, Renate B Schnabel
BACKGROUND: Lung function has previously been related to increased mortality. Whether pulmonary impairment is associated with an increased mortality independent of cardiac dysfunction remains unclear. METHODS: In 15010 individuals from the general population (age range 35-74years, 51% men) in the Gutenberg Health Study we performed spirometry and transthoracic echocardiography. N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (Nt-proBNP) and high-sensitive troponin I (hsTnI) were measured in all individuals...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211101/dental-status-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-among-nursing-facility-residents-in-eastern-iowa
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Daniel J Caplan, Tariq S Ghazal, Howard J Cowen, Deise C Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate dental status (ie, number of teeth and presence of removable dental prostheses) as a predictor of all-cause mortality among nursing facility residents. BACKGROUND: Edentulism has been associated with poorer health outcomes in geriatric populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2006 and June 2008, oral health screening examinations were completed for 584 residents of 10 nursing facilities in four eastern Iowa counties...
February 16, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210814/post-mortem-external-examination-competence-education-and-accuracy-of-general-practitioners-in-a-metropolitan-area
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Ann Sophie Schröder, Sandra Wilmes, Susanne Sehner, Maren Ehrhardt, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Sven Anders
In several countries, general practitioners conduct post-mortem external examination (PMEE) and certify death in out-of-hospital cases. A possible lack of accuracy has been repeatedly criticised, although data on everyday practice of PMEE on outpatients are scarce. To evaluate medical practitioner's competence, education and accuracy regarding PMEE, we conducted a fax-survey among 1343 medical doctors in the metropolitan area of Hamburg, Germany. The results indicate considerable shortcomings in up to 63% regarding the inspection of body orifices and hidden areas, palpation of osseous structures, ectropionisation of the eyelids and use of aids...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202823/-participation-of-people-with-epilepsy-in-sports
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Sadatoshi Tsuji
People with epilepsy (PWE) have been discouraged from participating in exercise and sports because of the fear of inducing seizures or increasing seizure frequency, risks associated with such activities, stigma, and overprotection. Recently, there has been a shift in the medical recommendations toward encouraging, rather than restricting, participation. Cases of exercise-induced seizures are rare. Physical activity can exert beneficial actions, such as a reduction in seizure susceptibility and the number of seizures, improvement in quality of life (QOL), and better social integration...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202258/sudden-cardiac-death-and-coronary-disease-in-the-young-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Sára Zachariasardóttir, Bjarke Risgaard, Frederik Nybye Ågesen, Reza Jabbari, Charlotte Glinge, Ole Ingemann-Hansen, Gyda Lolk Ottesen, Jørgen Lange Thomsen, Stig Haunsø, Jytte Banner, Bo Gregers Winkel, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death caused by coronary artery disease (CAD-SCD) is the most frequent cause of SCD in persons <50years. The aim of this study was to examine differences in clinical characteristics and autopsy findings of the heart among 18-35 and 36-49year old CAD-SCD cases. METHODS: We have previously identified all sudden cardiac deaths in Denmark through review of death certificates and autopsy reports including all deaths between 2000 and 2006 in individuals aged 18-35years and all deaths between 2007 and 2009 in individuals aged 18-49years...
January 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196458/service-use-in-the-month-and-year-prior-to-suicide-among-adults-enrolled-in-ohio-medicaid
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Cynthia A Fontanella, Lynn A Warner, Danielle L Hiance-Steelesmith, Helen Anne Sweeney, Jeffrey A Bridge, Richard McKeon, John V Campo
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to inform suicide prevention efforts by estimating the incidence of suicide among adult Medicaid enrollees and describing clinical profiles and service utilization patterns among decedents. METHODS: Death certificate data for adults (N=1,338) ages 19 to 65 who died by suicide between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2013, were linked with Ohio Medicaid data. RESULTS: The suicide rate was 18.9 deaths per 100,000 Ohio Medicaid enrollees...
February 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195363/liver-fibrosis-scores-predict-liver-disease-mortality-in-the-united-states-population
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Aynur Unalp-Arida, Constance E Ruhl
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Fatty liver disease is common in the United States and worldwide due to changing lifestyles and can progress to fibrosis and cirrhosis contributing to premature death. We examined whether liver fibrosis scores were associated with increased overall and disease-specific mortality in a U.S. population-based prospective survey with up to 23 years of linked-mortality data. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 14,841 viral hepatitis negative adult participants in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994...
February 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188974/glycemic-control-and-disability-free-survival-in-hypoglycemic-agent-treated-community-dwelling-older-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Takuro Morita, Tazuo Okuno, Taroh Himeno, Keisuke Watanabe, Kumie Nakajima, Yumi Koizumi, Hiroshi Yano, Osamu Iritani, Masashi Okuro, Shigeto Morimoto
AIM: Although lower glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c ) has been believed to be an important marker of improvement of glycemic control in order to maintain better quality of life for patients with diabetes mellitus, a too low HbA1c might be harmful in older adults. We investigated whether this was the case with respect to risk of support/care-need certification in community-dwelling older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: We analyzed 184 diabetes patients aged 65-94 years receiving glucose-lowering medication/insulin...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184974/-causes-of-death-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-results-from-the-rhineland-palatinate-als-registry
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J Wolf, A Safer, J C Wöhrle, F Palm, W A Nix, M Maschke, A J Grau
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is associated with an increased mortality. Knowledge of possible causes of death could lead to an individualization of the palliative treatment concept and result in a differentiated palliative treatment pathway. Currently, only few systematic data are available on the heterogeneity of causes of death associated with ALS. OBJECTIVE: Analysis of the various causes of death in a prospective population-based German cohort of ALS patients...
February 9, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173858/mortality-trends-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-in-the-state-of-sergipe-brazil-1980-2013
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Marcos Antônio Costa de Albuquerque, Danielle Menezes Dias, Lucas Teixeira Vieira, Carlos Anselmo Lima, Angela Maria da Silva
BACKGROUND: Neglected Tropical Diseases are a set of communicable diseases that affect the population so low socioeconomic status, particularly 1.4 billion people who are living below the poverty level. This study has investigated the magnitude and mortality time trends for these diseases in the state of Sergipe, Northeast Region of Brazil. METHODS: We conducted an ecological study of time series, based on secondary data derived from the Mortality Information System of the Ministry of Health...
February 8, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166065/estimation-of-causes-of-death-in-suburban-nepal-using-verbal-autopsy
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N Ide, A L Fitzpatrick, A D Flaxman, R Koju, D Tamrakar, B Hernandez
Background Nepal is in the midst of a disease transition, including a rapid increase of noncommunicable diseases. In order for health policy makers and planners to make informed programmatic and funding decisions, they need up to date and accurate data regarding cause of death throughout the country. Methods of improving cause of death reporting in Nepal are urgently required. Objective We sought to validate SmartVA-Analyze, an application which computer certifies verbal autopsies, to evaluate it as a method for collecting mortality data in Nepal...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165617/physicians-responsibilities-for-deaths-occurring-at-home
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Mia Yang, Matthew K McNabney
Deaths occurring at home are increasing in the United States. Primary care physicians and trainees may not be explicitly taught about management of deaths in the home. Physician responsibilities for expected and unexpected deaths at home are summarized. The medical examiner should be contacted if death was due to natural disease processes but occurred suddenly or when a physician was not treating the decedent. Police and emergency personnel are often called after terminally ill individuals have died at home, which may cause significant family distress and is typically not necessary if the death was expected...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160804/a-national-safety-stand-down-to-reduce-construction-worker-falls
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Jessica Bunting, Christine Branche, Chris Trahan, Linda Goldenhar
INTRODUCTION: Falls are the leading cause of death and third leading cause of non-fatal injuries in construction. In an effort to combat these numbers, The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in April 2012. As the campaign gained momentum, a week called the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls was launched to draw attention to the campaign and its goals. The purpose of this paper is to examine the reach of the Stand-Down and lessons learned from its implementation...
February 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159032/pertinence-of-electronic-death-certificates-for-real-time-surveillance-and-alert-france-2012-2014
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M Lassalle, C Caserio-Schönemann, A Gallay, G Rey, A Fouillet
OBJECTIVES: In France, the early mortality monitoring, conducted by Santé publique France, the French National Public Health agency (SpFrance) (formerly French Institute for public health surveillance-InVS), is based on the administrative data provided by the National Institute for Statistic and Economic Studies (INSEE) and consequently does not allow analyses on medical causes of death. Since 2007, the physicians can certify deaths electronically. In this electronic system (Electronic Death Registration System; EDRS), the medical causes of death, in free-text format, are directly transmitted to SpFrance...
February 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156620/usage-of-oregon-s-death-with-dignity-act-dwda
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Michael Leo LeBlanc, Dawn L Hershman, Lee M Ellis, Frank L Meyskens
: 44 Background: In 1997, OR enacted a voter initiative allowing terminally ill residents to self-administer physician-prescribed medication to end their lives. Statute requires prescriptions written for lethal medications be reported; the state also collects demographic and intended use data. We wished to to evaluate and report participation trends. METHODS: OR's Public Health Division gathers compliance forms from prescribing/consulting physicians, pharmacists, and psychiatrists, prescribing physician follow-up forms, and death certificates...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156594/patterns-of-intensity-of-end-of-life-care-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Elysia Marie Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
: 132 Background: Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death amongst adolescents and young adults (AYA), aged 15-39, in the U.S. It is critical to understand end of life (EOL) care of AYA cancer decedents, including use of medically intense interventions like intubation. Although desired by some, most patients prefer a natural death. We sought to determine rates of medically intense interventions at end of life for AYA cancer decedents and associated factors. METHODS: Using the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development private administrative database linked to death certificates, we performed a retrospective population based analysis of patients aged 15-39 with cancer who died between 2000-2010...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156527/last-year-of-life-of-cancer-patients-who-are-adolescents-and-young-adults-aya-inpatient-patterns-and-disparities-in-a-population-based-study
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Elysia Marie Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
: 126 Background: Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death among adolescents and young adults (AYA) in the US. The last year of life involves significant inpatient resources for older patients. We sought to determine the quantity and pattern of inpatient care for AYA cancer decedents in the last year of life to learn their healthcare system impact and groups to target for intervention. METHODS: Using the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development private administrative database linked to death certificates, we performed a retrospective cross-sectional population-based analysis of patients aged 15-39 with cancer who died between 2000-2011...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152620/incidence-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-in-the-province-of-novara-italy-and-possible-role-of-environmental-pollution
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Marina Tesauro, Michela Consonni, Tommaso Filippini, Letizia Mazzini, Fabrizio Pisano, Adriano Chiò, Aniello Esposito, Marco Vinceti
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Based on nationwide death certificates, a cluster of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been reported in the area of Briga (Novara province, northern Italy), known for its severe environmental contamination. We further investigated this finding, by following up with the collection of recent incidence ALS data in 2002-2012 of Novara province, also to assess the possible long-term effects of environmental pollution in that area. RESULTS: In the whole Novara province we identified 106 ALS cases, of which 35 were from the Briga area...
February 2, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151038/cardiovascular-disease-among-atomic-bomb-survivors
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Kotaro Ozasa, Ikuno Takahashi, Eric J Grant, Kazunori Kodama
PURPOSE: The profile of cardiovascular disease in Japan has been different from that in Western countries. Hypertension was the major cause not only for hemorrhagic stroke but also for ischemic stroke and heart disease in the past, and the influence of hypertension has decreased with calendar years because of reduced salt intake and westernization of lifestyle, and also improved medical care. The health status of atomic bomb survivors has reflected this profile as well as radiation effects...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
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