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Association Between Orthostatic Hypotension And CVD

The team analyzed data from 9,139 participants ages 45 to 64 who enrolled in the long-running Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study between 1987 and 1989. These participants were followed for cardiovascular events and mortality. Orthostatic hypotension (OH), a rapid drop in blood pressure upon standing up from a sitting or lying down position is a frequently encountered clinical sign among patients.

Clinicians most often consider OH as indicative of dehydration. However, new research led by scientists at BIDMC bolsters the notion that adults with OH may have the undiagnosed cardiovascular disease. The study was published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

A study On Smoking And Delayed Shinbone Healing

In adults, tibia (shinbone) fractures are usually fixed through the surgical implantation of a slender metal rod called an intramedullary nail in the hollow space within the bone. This treatment is generally effective for tibial fractures. However, in 10% to 15% of cases, the bone fails to heal in a timely manner, resulting in a nonunion—or arrested healing

Exposure to Paint, Varnish, Other Solvents Increases Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

People who have been exposed to paint, varnish and other solvents and who also carry genes that make them more susceptible to developing multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at much greater risk of developing the disease than people who have only the exposure to solvents or the MS genes, according to a study published in the July 3, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology