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Latest Comorbidity Stories

2013-03-21 11:33:48

Obesity alone may not diminish outcomes or increase the risk of complications in total knee replacement (TKR) patients.

2013-03-11 10:30:20

Researchers at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center have developed an innovative tool designed to eliminate 30-day hospital readmissions for heart failure patients and improve the quality of medical care a patient receives in the hospital.

2013-02-08 14:31:08

Bronchiectasis is independently associated with an increased mortality risk in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD.

2012-10-22 22:45:54

Patients with chronic constipation may be at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer and benign neoplasms.

2012-10-17 22:35:40

While researchers and clinicians know that the mortality rates among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals are high, most of that knowledge is based on studies of clinical populations.

2012-10-01 12:22:27

Because there are more risks with having a total knee replacement in both legs at the same time than having a knee replacement in one leg, doctors in recent years have been selecting younger and healthier patients for the bilateral procedure.

2012-09-18 13:53:14

A study comparing bariatric surgical procedures for obesity suggests that even though undergoing the less commonly used biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch (DS) may be associated with higher early risks compared with gastric bypass (GB), the DS appears to achieve better weight loss and control of co-existing illnesses, especially among patients whose body mass index (BMI) was more than 50.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.