Search Tag: risk of death

Cardiology Management

Diabetes Increases Risk of Death for Years After a Heart Attack

2016 05 Jul

Patients with diabetes have a 50% increased risk of dying following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) compared with those who've had a heart attack but don't have diabetes, the largest study of its kind ever conducted has revealed.Examining data on more than 700,000 AMI patients, UK researchers found that those with diabetes had a 65% increased risk... Read more

Cardiology Management

Hospitalisation for Heart Attack, Heart Failure: Lower Risk of Death, Higher Readmission Rate

2016 09 Feb

Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalisation at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals was associated with lower 30-day all-cause mortality rates for heart attack and heart failure and higher 30-day all-cause readmission rates for these conditions as compared with hospitalisations at non-VA hospitals. Any absolute differences... Read more

Executive Health Management

Better Resource Management Minimises Weekend Mortality

2015 03 Aug

Since several studies have now shown that patients admitted to hospitals during the weekend are more likely to die and have serious complications, researchers from Loyola University Health System have devised strategies that could help reduce the "weekend effect."The study conducted by Loyola researchers focuses on factors that could reduce the length... Read more

IMAGING Management

Breast Cancer Screening Lowers Death Risk by 40%

2015 10 Jun

A major international study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening decrease their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to women who are not screened. The latest findings were coordinated by the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the World... Read more

Cardiology Management

Post-stent Ballooning Doubles Risk of Stroke and Death

2015 07 Jun

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that while the overall risk of stroke and death is low in patients who undergo carotid stenting, the practice of ballooning the vessel after the wire mesh is inserted can double the risk of death and stroke during or shortly after the procedure. The findings have been published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. "Ballooning... Read more

ICU Management

Assessing Early Warning Score Performance

2015 27 Mar

Sicker patients generally have more vital sign assessments, particularly immediately before an adverse outcome, and especially if the vital sign monitoring schedule is driven by an early warning score (EWS) value. This lack of independence could influence the measured discriminatory performance of an EWS.According to a new study published in the journal... Read more


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