Search Tag: gender differences

#EA21: Middle-Aged Men More Likely to Die After Surgery Than Middle-Aged Women

2021 19 Dec

New research presented at Euroanaesthesia 2021 shows that middle-aged men are nearly 50% more likely to die after surgery than middle-aged women.   Previous studies also report sex differences in the risk of complications after surgery, but the results have been mixed. One study showed that men were at higher risk of complications and death after... Read more

The COVID-19 Lockdown - A Live Experiment Revealing Gender Differences

2021 29 Sep

New research shows men and women demonstrated typical and cliché-sounding behavioural patterns during the COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020. The findings are published in Scientific Reports and are based on mobile phone data from 1.2 million Austrians.  Among some of the typical and expected behavioural patterns, the researchers observed that women... Read more

Gender in the ICU

2021 24 Aug

G ender inequity in critical care medicine remains a pressing issue as the representation of women and minorities continues to be lowest in this specialty. Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles and senior positions. Whether it is overall compensation, lucrative opportunities, recipients of research funding, lead authors and editors,... Read more

Male Sex - An Independent Risk Factor for Mortality in Very Old Intensive Care Patients

2021 24 Aug

Among 1,841 very old ICU patients with respiratory failure, although women had higher age and frailty, males had higher 30-day mortality assessed one month after ICU admission. Particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic, male patients appear to be at significantly higher risk for worse outcomes than females. Introduction Demographic... Read more

COVID-19: Molecular Mechanisms of Gender Differences

2020 30 Jul

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths around the globe. An important thing to note is that more men have died from COVID-19 than women. A European study shows that men had a slightly higher incidence of COVID-19 with no respiratory distress compared to women. Still, more males with COVID-19 developed severe respiratory... Read more

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

Heart Attacks in Women: Statement from American Heart Association

2016 26 Jan

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in American women. A new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation states that women's heart attacks may have different causes, symptoms and outcomes as compared to men.  The statement is the first of its kind from the American Heart Association on... Read more

Heart Disease: Why Gender Difference Matters

2015 27 Oct

Despite the fact that heart attacks kill more women, research on breast cancer is generally conducted more than on heart disease. The general perception is that breast cancer is the disease that kills most women but while that may be true for younger women, heart disease is the major killer for women overall.  Statistics Norway figures show that 645... Read more