Cardiology

Thorough risk assessment essential prior to noncardiac surgery

(HealthDay)—Comprehensive preoperative assessment of cardiovascular risk with history and physical examination is essential prior to noncardiac surgery, according to a review published in the July 21 issue of the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New transmission model for Ebola predicted Uganda cases

A new risk assessment model for the transmission of Ebola accurately predicted its spread into the Republic of Uganda, according to the Kansas State University researchers who developed it.

Cardiology

High-sensitivity troponin levels can predict MI risk

(HealthDay)—For patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggestive of myocardial infarction, a tool developed to integrate high-sensitivity troponin I or T concentrations and dynamic change during ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Early warning' tool for hard-to-heal leg wounds

Some 500,000 Australians live with the daily burden of a wound that does not heal, but a risk assessment tool that provides an 'early warning' of which venous leg ulcer wounds need specialised treatment has been developed ...

Health

Smartphones: Are they just a pain in the neck?

A large majority of the world's 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, according to new research involving the University of South Australia.

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