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Health Management

Effects of smoking on carotid artery structures and haemodynamics

2018 21 Aug

Role of radiographer in ultrasound assessment. A study to assess and compare structural and haemodynamic parameters in carotid arteries in smokers and non-smokers using ultrasound. The goal of this research was to assess the effect of tobacco on structural and haemodynamic parameters in carotid arteries. 103 subjects (51 smokers and... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reduce patient mortality: partner with the local vape shop

2018 14 Feb

Many people turn to e-cigarettes in their attempt to stop smoking. In the UK, for example, there are now nearly 3 million vapers and vape shops serve as their primary source of e-cigarettes. Some 2,000 vape shops are scattered across the country, contributing to a growing industry estimated to be worth more than £600 million annually in the UK alone.... Read more

Cardiology Management

E-Cigarettes: What a Practising Cardiologist Needs to Know

2017 07 Feb

Should E-cigarettes be tolerated, or even favoured over tobacco, as a less harmful substitute for those unable to stop smoking tobacco? Although E-cigarettes may be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, they are definitely not harmless, according to a systematic review published in The American Journal of Cardiology. See Also : Study: 28% of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Smoking Increases Lifetime Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

2016 13 Nov

According to a study recently published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biolog y, 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... 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... 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... Read more