Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Child pneumonia rate dropped globally from 2000 to 2015

(HealthDay)—The global incidence of child pneumonia and related mortality decreased substantially from 2000 to 2015, consistent with decreases in the prevalence of some key risk factors, according to a study published in ...

Cardiology

Paclitaxel exposure in vascular device not linked to mortality

(HealthDay)—Exposure to paclitaxel in drug-coated balloons used in procedures for the treatment of symptomatic femoropopliteal peripheral arterial disease is not associated with mortality, according to a study published ...

Surgery

Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress ...

Cardiology

Catheter-placed heart valve shows strong performance at two years

Two-year data show comparable death and durability for catheter-placed heart valves and open-heart surgery in very old and ill patients, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual ...

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