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Obesity in Europe

World Health Organisation (WHO) Resources on obesity from the Regional Office for Europe, WHO Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in the WHO European Region since the 19 ...

Cost Effectiveness of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions

Larissa, R. COMMUNITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH PROMOTION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, PREVENTION Physical inactivity is associated with the increased risk of many chronic diseases. Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. A lif ...

Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity in Asymptomatic Older Persons

Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is the most commonly reported cause of falls and syncope in older persons. Recent guidelines recommend 5 to 10 seconds of carotid sinus massage in supine and upright positions with beat-to-beat monitoring. The aim of this st ...

Circadian and Orthostatic Blood Pressure Is Abnormal in the Carotid Sinus Syndrome

The authors' objective was to determine circadian blood pressure behavior and the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in patients with cardioinhibitory carotid sinus syndrome. A prospective consecutive series of 160 patients (mean age, 72 [65–83]) ...

Neurocardiovascular Instability in Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Neurocardiovascular instability (NCVI, neurally mediated disorders causing hypotension with or without bradycardia) represents abnormal neural control of the cardiovascular system and presents as dizziness, syncope, or falls. The mechanisms underpinning N ...

24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring is unhelpful in the investigation of older persons with recurrent falls

John Davison, Steven Brady and Rose Anne KennyBackground: although frequently used in the assessment of patients with falls, it is unclear whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography contributes to their assessment in older persons.Objective: to identi ...

Autonomic Function Is Impaired in Elderly Stroke Survivors

From the Institute for Ageing and Health (A.M., S.K., L.A., R.A.K.), Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne; the Centre for Health Services Research (I.N.S.), School of Population and Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Public Health ...

Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

This editorial refers to ‘Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events’, by G. Devlin et al., on page 1275.In the well developed ...

Age does not hamper the response to pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD patients

Background: pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves health status and exercise tolerance, but not respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to identify predictors of improvement in the 6-min walke ...

Cetuximab for the treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: appraisal consultation

Appraisal consultation document- Cetuximab for the treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell cancer of the head and neck. To take part in the 'Cetuximab for the treatment of metastatic and/or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head ...

Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke- Research

To download an Application Form, Guidance Notes and other information, please visit the website www.nichsa.com or contact Caoimhe Devlin, Research Assistant by email: cdevlin@nichsa.com or phone: 02890 266714 / 02890 320184 ext 248. 10.14655/4660-6654 Nor ...

Metastatic spinal cord compression: Full Guideline

Metastatic spinal cord compression: Diagnosis and management of patients at risk of or with metastatic spinal cord compressionThis Guideline is published in recognition that patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) sometimes suffer delays a ...

Enteral Nutrition During Multimodality Therapy in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term enteral nutrition support in postoperative cancer patients.Background: Multimodality therapy of surgical patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies may improve survival, but often res ...

Natriuretic peptides in elderly people with acute myocardial infarction

Elderly patients form an increasingly large proportion of people with acute myocardial infarction, and advanced age is a strong predictor of a high risk of death or of serious complications after acute myocardial infarction.1 Paradoxically, elderly patien ...

Nocturnal Arrhythmias Across a Spectrum of Obstructive and Central Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Older Men

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Five year prognosis in patients with angina identified in primary care: incident cohort study

Brian S Buckley, Cochrane research fellow1, Colin R Simpson, research fellow2, David J McLernon, research fellow3, Andrew W Murphy, professor of general practice4, Philip C Hannaford, NHS Grampian chair of primary care and head of division of applied heal ...

Charlson Comorbidity Index does not predict long-term mortality in elderly subjects with chronic heart failure

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Age Related Outcome in Acute Subdural Haematoma Following Traumatic Head Injury

1Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 92Department of General Surgery, Wexford General Hospital, WexfordAbstractAcute subdural haematoma (ASDH) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury.1 Reports ...

Fibulin-4 conducts proper elastogenesis via interaction with cross-linking enzyme lysyl oxidase

Departments of aCardiovascular Medicine andfPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan;Departments of bSkin Regenerative Medicine andcPharmacology, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Osaka, ...

Association of Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acid Levels With Telomeric Aging in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease

Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital (Dr Farzaneh-Far), Departments of Medicine (Drs Farzaneh-Far and Whooley), Biochemistry and Biophysics (Drs Lin and Blackburn), Psychiatry (Dr Epel), and Epidemiology and Biostati ...

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