• Anemia contributes to mortality risk in patients with HF undergoing noncardiac surgery

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Among modifiable risk factors, anemia, as measured by preoperative hematocrit level, contributed the most to mortality risk in patients with HF undergoing noncardiac surgery, according to a research letter published in JAMA Surgery.
    Benjamin J. Lerman, MD, MS, who was an MD/MS candidate in the division of epidemiology at Stanford University School of Medicine at the time of the study and is now a resident at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues performed a gap decomposition analysis to determine the contributions of risk factors to the postoperative mortality gap between
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  • Evaluation of Patients With Febrile Seizure: Risk Factors, Reccurence, Treatment and Prognosis

    Evaluation of Patients With Febrile Seizure: Risk Factors, Reccurence, Treatment and Prognosis

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Introduction
    Febrile convulsion is the most common neurological disorder in childhood. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for recurrence and the development of epilepsy from the demographic data of these patients.
    Methods
    A retrospective study was made of 680 patients with FC who presented to our hospital. Patients with only FC were defined as group 1 and those who developed epilepsy after FC as group 2. Comparisons were made between the 2 groups of the demographic parameters, parental consanguinity, familial history of FCs or epilepsy, criteria for starting...
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