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IMAGING Management

COVID-19 Also Dangerous for Middle-Aged Adults, Not Just the Elderly

2021 25 Jan

COVID-19 has spread rapidly over the last few months, with death tolls reaching nearly 2 million across the globe. As per data, a large majority of the deaths were in the elderly. However, new study findings show that COVID-19 is dangerous not only for the elderly, but also for middle-aged adults. The findings are published in  the  European Journal... Read more

Cardiology Management

Benefits of statins in the elderly

2019 07 Feb

According to data from 27 randomised trials in the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' (CTT) Collaboration database, each 1.0 mmol/L reduction in LDL cholesterol with statin therapy reduces the risk of major vascular events by about a fifth. This risk reduction was observed with similar proportions in men and women.  However, rates of use of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Paris Healthcare Week 2019

2019 21 May

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ICU Management

Study: Air pollution associated with ARDS hospitalisation in over 65s

2018 01 Jun

A comparison of hospital admissions of patients over 65 and air pollution in the USA has found an association between exposure to pollutants and admission for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The study was presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society.   The researchers analysed data by zip code from nearly 30 million... Read more

ICU Management

Is exercise good for elderly septic patients?

2017 28 Nov

Sepsis is a critical issue in old age and is among the top causes for intensive care unit (ICU) admission in the elderly. Although there are important benefits supposed to be derived from moderate exercise in the elderly population (better cardiovascular fitness, improved microcirculation, less obesity, etc.), improved outcome from sepsis has not been... Read more