Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for intracranial hemorrhage. We,therefore,investigated the prevalence,treatment,and control of HTN in adult patients with hemophilia (PWH). PWH≥18 years (n=458) from 3 geographically different cohorts in the United States were evaluated retrospectively for HTN and risk factors. Results were compared with the nationally representative sample provided [...]
PHILADELPHIA Women with prevalent knee osteoarthritis had significantly lower levels of periostin,particularly those with progressive disease,than did women without the condition in an analysis…
Abstract:Background:We assessed the prevalence of preserved left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with incident heart failure and differences in the demographic and clinical characteristics that may differentiate patients presenting with heart failure with preserved versus reduced left ventricular ejection fraction.
Methods:We identified all patients with newly diagnosed heart failure between 2005 and [...]
Births to teenage mothers continue to decline,but nearly one in five teen births is a repeat birth,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
In 2010,more than 365,000 teens aged…
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Abstract:Objectives:To investigate falls prevalence,factors associated with falling,and the effects of balance and strengthening interventions on falls in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).Design:Baseline and posttreatment data from a randomized controlled trial.Setting:Community.Participants:People with MS (N=111) who use bilateral support for gait.Interventions:Group and one-on-one physiotherapy.Main Outcome Measures:Falls prevalence was [...]
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A scientist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a $ 1.2 million grant to develop a therapy to reduce the prevalence of premature births,which today affect more than 15 million newborns worldwide each year. Newswise:MedNews
Abstract:Background:Electrolyte disorders have been studied mainly in hospitalized patients,whereas data in the general population are limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of common electrolyte disorders in older subjects recruited from the general population.
Methods:A total of 5179 subjects aged 55 years or more [...]
Martin Fortin,Gina Bravo,Catherine Hudon,Alain Vanasse,Lise LapointeMay 1,2005;3:223-228Original Research Ann Fam Med:Most-Cited Full-Text Articles