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Life Expectancy Calculator: Determine Your Expected Life Span

There are many different types of life expectancy or longevity calculators designed with different objectives in mind. While no calculator is 100% accurate, it is important to choose a tool that is appropriate for your objective.

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
StatPearls; Tyler Miklovic, Vanessa C. Sieg

Jul 10th, 2021 - Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a genetic disorder affecting collagen formation and function. It affects virtually every organ system, which can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Complications of this disease include arterial rupture, organ rupture, joint dislocation, chronic pain, and fatigue, among many others. Proper diagnosis of EDS is essential to improving the overall health ...

OncLive News Briefs: June 9, 2010

Dec 5th, 2020 - Click here to view as PDF. Sorafenib Plus Dacarbazine Improves Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Advanced Melanoma, and Is Well Tolerated There is currently no standard of care for patients with advanced melanoma. Dacarbazine is perhaps the most commonly used cytotoxic agent. Dacarbazine has a moderate toxicity profile. Treatment typically yields a low objective response rate (5% to ...

Management of elevated low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Michael Pignone

INTRODUCTION — The management of the risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), of which elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is one, is called primary prevention if this process is done in someone who has not previously experienced an atherosclerotic vascular event. The rationale for activities focused on LDL-C reduction is based upon epidemiologic data docu...

Life Spans Drop in Areas With Primary Care Shortage: Study

Mar 25th, 2021 - It is well documented that poor access to primary care physicians (PCPs) is associated with worse health, but new research suggests that the persistent PCP shortage also shortens lives. By increasing PCP access, more than 7200 deaths per year could be prevented, the team estimates in an article published online March 23 in Annals of Internal Medicine. The article is a "methodologic tour de forc...

Surgery in an aging population, part 2
Kari Hacker, MD, PhD, Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson, MD

Aug 12th, 2014 - Because of the increased risks associated with surgery in an elderly population, a thorough preoperative assessment should include identification of medical problems and important risk factors for increased perioperative morbidity and mortality, a thorough evaluation of the patient’s activities of daily living, and a mini–mental status exam (Primary Care 1989;16:361-76). Dr.

Cardiovascular disease risk assessment for primary prevention: Our approach
Peter WF Wilson

INTRODUCTION — Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is common in the general population, affecting the majority of adults past the age of 60 years. As a diagnostic category, CVD includes four major areas: ●Coronary heart disease (CHD) manifested by fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), angina pectoris, and/or heart failure ●Cerebrovascular disease manifested by fatal or nonfatal...

Science Clips - Volume 9, Issue 19, May 16, 2017

Jun 28th, 2022 - Science Clips is produced weekly to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge for the public health community. Each article features an Altmetric Attention score to track social and mainstream media mentions! The report consists of these components: Key scientific articles in featured topic areas (this week featuring a repeat of the March 2017 CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, Emerging T...

Risk-based Estimate of Effect of Foodborne Diseases on Public Health, Greece

Sep 8th, 2011 - To initiate and sustain efforts for prevention and control of foodborne diseases, it is essential to determine the extent and dimensions of the problem (1). Accurate knowledge of disease incidence and severity is invaluable to competent national authorities for use in selecting appropriate management actions to reduce the overall public health impact. However, much of the information collated r...

CDC Washington Congressional Testimony

Jun 28th, 2022 - An Update on the Ongoing Federal Response to COVID-19: Current Status and Future Planning House Veteran Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity [vc_row viewport_display="show-one,show-two,show-three,show-four,show-five,show-six"][vc_column][cdc_textbox box_style="plain" orientation="vertical" header_node_type="DIV" title_size="h4" title_margin="none" title_node_type="DIV" text_box_type="w...

Osteoporosis In Males
StatPearls; Manuel O. Bello, Lorenna Rodrigues Silva Sombra et. al.

Jul 19th, 2021 - Osteoporosis is a silent disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone microarchitecture leading to fragility and increased risk of fractures. Classically, it has been more studied in postmenopausal women due to the known effects of estrogen deficiency during that period in females and associated increased prevalence of osteoporosis. More recently, however, the med...

CDC Library: COVID-19 Science Update Archive

Jun 28th, 2022 - COVID-19 Science Update released: December 17, 2021 Edition 117 COVID-19 Science Update released: December 10, 2021 Edition 116 COVID-19 Science Update released: December 3, 2021 Edition 115 COVID-19 Science Update released: November 19, 2021 Edition 114 Evaluation of the BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 to 11 years of age. Walter et al. NEJM (November 9,2021). Key findings: • In chil...

Human-Pathogenic Kasokero Virus in Field-Collected Ticks

Nov 19th, 2020 - The genus Orthonairovirus (family Nairoviridae) comprises »40 viruses (1), including human pathogens such as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus. The orthonairoviruses are assigned to 14 species (1), most of which have been associated with a single vertebrate subphylum (Vertebrata: bats, birds, rodents, shrews, or ungulates) and tick order (Ixodida: argasids or ixodids) (2). The species Kasok...

Statistical Sensitivity for Detection of Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Rodent Population Densities

Dec 10th, 2010 - We analyzed the statistical capabilities of the long-term rodent monitoring program begun in 1994 to detect spatial and temporal changes in rodent densities and determine if the low death rates at all study sites resulted in biased (underestimated) rodent population density estimates. We also examined a short-term subset of the data (mid-1997 to early 1998) to test whether the program design co...

Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the older patient
Patricia Tai

INTRODUCTION — The prevalence of type 2 diabetes continues to increase steadily as more people live longer and grow heavier. Older adults (>65 years) with diabetes are at risk of developing a similar spectrum of microvascular complications as their younger counterparts with diabetes, albeit probably at lower absolute risk if they develop their diabetes later in life, which will limit dur...