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Poorer Kids May Fare Worse After Heart Surgery

Posted 23 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 – Children who've had surgery to repair defective hearts are more likely to die or require longer hospitalizations if they live in poorer neighborhoods, a new study suggests. The disparities between affluent and poor children persisted even though all were treated at the same major hospitals, the researchers said. And those disparities were only partially explained by ...

Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World

Posted 5 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 – Scarlet fever, a childhood disease that had been largely relegated to the history books, is reappearing in some parts of the world, researchers warn. Outbreaks have been reported in the United Kingdom and Asia, said scientists at the Australian Infectious Diseases Center at the University of Queensland. "We have not yet had an outbreak in Australia, but over the past ...

Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots

Posted 27 Nov 2011 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 25 – Patients hospitalized for autoimmune disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease, may be at greater risk for a life-threatening pulmonary embolism, a clot in a main artery of the lung, a new study finds. Reporting online Nov. 25 in The Lancet, researchers warned that steps should be taken to prevent this condition among patients admitted to the hospital for ...

Diagnosing Strep Key to Curbing Rheumatic Heart Disease

Posted 26 Feb 2009 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 26 – The best way to prevent the developing world incidence of rheumatic fever and the heart disease it can cause is through accurate diagnosis and thorough treatment of strep throat, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement. While generally rare in the United States, rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease is the leading cause of ...

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