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IMAGING Management

Smoking Increases Lifetime Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

2016 13 Nov

According to a study recently published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal, smokers are twice as likely to develop and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) than the general population, but this risk can be significantly reduced by quitting. See Also: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Men Benefit from Ultrasound... Read more

ICU Management

Rising Ozone Levels Associated with ARDS

2016 14 Jan

A new study shows that exposure to higher daily levels of ozone is associated with development of acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients, particularly in trauma patients and current smokers. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, indicate that ozone exposure may represent... Read more

Cardiology Management

Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Mortality Risk

2015 24 Nov

According to a pooled analysis of three large cohort studies (Nurses' Health Study, Nurses' Health Study II and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study) people who drink coffee - whether its caffeinated, decaffeinated, or overall—have a lower mortality risk than coffee nondrinkers. The study is published in Circulation. The positive impact of coffee is... Read more

Executive Health Management

Survey: Duty Hours Impact on Smoking Habits

2015 25 Oct

According to a survey conducted by researchers from the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center in Manila, Philippines, there may be a link between the number of hours physicians are on duty and the prevalance of smoking. The findings will be presented at CHEST 2015 on October 26 at Palais des congrès de Montréal.The survey was conducted to investigate... Read more

Cardiology Management

Adult Hypertension Can Be Identified In Childhood

2015 19 Oct

New research from New Zealand's University of Otago suggests people at risk of high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood. The research is published in the journal Hypertension. High blood pressure, often described as the silent killer, is generally treated around middle or old age since most people... Read more

IMAGING Management

New CT Programme for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

2015 13 Jul

Intermountain Medical Center's (Utah, USA) new lung cancer screening programme that uses CT technology provides long-time smokers and past smokers a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have the disease. The programme is based on the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial, a study that compared CT scans and standard chest X-rays... Read more

Cardiology Management

Smoking and Preterm Birth More Than Triples Risk of CVD

2015 09 Jul

Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900 000 mothers published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The risk of maternal CVD increased in a dose response relationship with the number and severity of preterm births.“Smoking and preterm birth... Read more

Cardiology Management

Smoking - Strongest Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

2015 31 May

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has warned that all forms of smoking are bad for the heart. The warning comes just ahead of World No Tobacco Day on 31 May. “Smoking of all types is still, without any competition, the strongest risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It beats everything. There has been a lot of research over the past 2-3 years... Read more

IMAGING Management

ESR/ERS: Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

2015 08 May

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have issued a joint report recommending the use of low-dose computed tomography (CT) to reduce mortality from lung cancer, which is the most frequently fatal cancer. The disease causes 1.37 million deaths per year, representing 18 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide.Annual... Read more

IMAGING Management

Lower Smoking Rate But Higher Lung Cancer Mortality?

2015 26 Feb

A decrease in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they do not qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a Mayo Clinic-led study reported in JAMA. Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography is recommended for high-risk individuals by professional associations,... Read more


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