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2011-11-14 15:25:54

Johns Hopkins research finds racial, gender disparities among those living 10 years after surgery White heart transplant patients under the age of 18 are more than twice as likely to be alive a decade after surgery as their African-American counterparts, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The findings, part of a large-scale review of factors that appear to significantly influence long-term survival among pediatric heart transplant patients, will be presented this week at the American...

2011-10-19 05:31:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — More costly surgical procedures for adult congenital heart patients is associated with higher rates of inpatient death compared to surgical admissions that incur lower costs. Researchers sought to understand resource use by adults undergoing congenital heart surgery in pediatric hospitals, analyze the association between high resource use and inpatient death, and identify risk factors for high resource use. They found that although the number of adults...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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