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Risk factors for and estimated incidence of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection, North Carolina, USA.
(Emerg Infect Dis, 2010-02)
We determined estimated incidence of and risk factors for community-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CA-CDI) among patients treated at 6 North Carolina hospitals. CA-CDI case-patients were defined as adults (>18 ...
Racial differences in the prevalence and outcomes of atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized with heart failure.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-09-26)
BACKGROUND: The intersection of heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is common, but the burden of AF among black patients with HF is poorly characterized. We sought to determine the prevalence of AF, characteristics, ...
China's response to the rising stroke burden.
(BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 2019-02-28)
Patterns in blood pressure medication use in US incident dialysis patients over the first 6 months.
(BMC Nephrol, 2013-11-12)
BACKGROUND: Several observational studies have evaluated the effect of a single exposure window with blood pressure (BP) medications on outcomes in incident dialysis patients, but whether BP medication prescription patterns ...
Sex-based differences in outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction: a report from TRANSLATE-ACS.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2014-02-07)
BACKGROUND: Data regarding sex-based outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for myocardial infarction are mixed. We sought to examine whether sex differences in outcomes exist in contemporary practice. METHODS ...
Associations of genotypes and haplotypes of IL-17 with risk of gastric cancer in an eastern Chinese population.
Interleukin-17 plays a crucial role in inflammation-related carcinogenesis. We hypothesize that genetic variants in IL-17 are associated with gastric cancer (GCa) risk, and we genotyped five potentially functional single ...
Polymorphisms in nucleotide excision repair genes and risk of primary prostate cancer in Chinese Han populations.
Genetic variants of nucleotide excision repair (NER) genes have been extensively investigated for their roles in the development of prostate cancer (PCa); however, the published results have been inconsistent. In a hospital-based ...
Clinical characteristics and 12-month outcomes of patients with valvular and non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Kenya.
(PLoS One, 2017)
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major contributor to the global cardiovascular disease burden. The clinical profile and outcomes of AF patients with valvular heart diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have not ...
Age of first drunkenness and risks for all-cause mortality: A 27-year follow-up from the epidemiologic catchment area study.
(Drug and alcohol dependence, 2017-07)
Early-onset drunkenness is associated with an increased risk of developing an alcohol use disorder (AUD), which predicts excess mortality risk. Here, we estimated mortality risk for drinkers with and without early drunkenness.For ...
Long-term Thromboembolic Risk in Patients With Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery and Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.
(JAMA cardiology, 2018-05)
Importance:New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, the long-term risk of thromboembolism in patients who develop POAF after CABG ...