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Long-term dynamics of death rates of emphysema, asthma, and pneumonia and improving air quality.
(Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, 2014)
BACKGROUND: The respiratory tract is a major target of exposure to air pollutants, and respiratory diseases are associated with both short- and long-term exposures. We hypothesized that improved air quality in North Carolina ...
Patterns of Aging-Related changes on the way to 100: An Approach to studying aging, mortality, and longevity from longitudinal data
(North American Actuarial Journal, 2012-12-01)
The objective of this paper is to investigate dynamic properties of age trajectories of physiological indices and their effects on mortality risk and longevity using longitudinal data on more than 5,000 individuals collected ...
Use of mobile tablet devices and reduction in time to perioperative transesophageal echocardiography reporting: a historical cohort study.
(Can J Anaesth, 2015-01)
PURPOSE: Timely communication of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) findings to the postoperative care team is critical to optimizing patient care. We compared the use of a personal computer (PC) system ...
The effect of non-fluoride factors on risk of dental fluorosis: Evidence from rural populations of the Main Ethiopian Rift
(Science of the Total Environment, 2014-08-01)
Elevated level of fluoride (F-) in drinking water is a well-recognized risk factor of dental fluorosis (DF). While considering optimization of region-specific standards for F-, it is reasonable, however, to consider how ...
How Genes Modulate Patterns of Aging-Related Changes on the Way to 100: Biodemographic Models and Methods in Genetic Analyses of Longitudinal Data.
(N Am Actuar J, 2016)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To clarify mechanisms of genetic regulation of human aging and longevity traits, a number of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of these traits have been performed. However, the results of these ...
Platelet Counts and Postoperative Stroke After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.
(Anesth Analg, 2017-06-17)
BACKGROUND: Declining platelet counts may reveal platelet activation and aggregation in a postoperative prothrombotic state. Therefore, we hypothesized that nadir platelet counts after on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting ...
Cardiovascular comorbidities and survival of lung cancer patients: Medicare data based analysis.
(Lung Cancer, 2017-06-05)
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of cardiovascular disease (CVD) comorbidity in survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The impact of seven CVDs (at the time of NSCLC diagnosis ...
IMPACTS OF CEREBROVASCULAR AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES ON SURVIVAL OF LUNG CANCER PATIENTS
The quadratic hazard model for analyzing longitudinal data on aging, health, and the life span.
(Phys Life Rev, 2012-06)
A better understanding of processes and mechanisms linking human aging with changes in health status and survival requires methods capable of analyzing new data that take into account knowledge about these processes accumulated ...
PATTERNS OF AGING-RELATED DISEASES INCIDENCE AND RECOVERY IN US ELDERLY