Viaggi e rischio di TVP : una review

Travel and Risk for Venous Thromboembolism.Chandra D, Parisini E, Mozaffarian D. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] BACKGROUND: The potential risk for travel-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) has become an important public health concern because of rapid increases in long-distance travel; however, previous studies on this relationship are surprisingly contradictory.

Score radiologico nella pancreatite acuta severa

Acute pancreatitis: radiologic scores in predicting severity and outcome.Delrue LJ, De Waele JJ, Duyck PO. Abdom Imaging. 2009 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]  Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common inflammatory disease which can be mild and self-limiting without complications or severe with prolonged hospitalization, high morbidity, and high mortality. Different radiological scoring systems to…

Meta-analisi sugli anti-ipertensivi nella prevenzione del danno cardiovascolare

Use of blood pressure lowering drugs in the prevention of cardiovascular disease: meta-analysis of 147 randomised trials in the context of expectations from prospective epidemiological studies.Law MR, Morris JK, Wald NJ. BMJ. 2009 May 19;338:b1665 OBJECTIVES: To determine the quantitative efficacy of different classes of blood pressure lowering drugs in preventing coronary heart disease (CHD) and…

Predire il rischio di morte con i comuni esami di laboratorio: è possibile costruire uno score ?

Exceptional mortality prediction by risk scores from common laboratory tests.Horne BD, May HT, Muhlestein JB, Ronnow BS, Lappé DL, Renlund DG, Kfoury AG, Carlquist JF, Fisher PW, Pearson RR, Bair TL, Anderson JL. Am J Med. 2009 Jun;122(6):550-8.  BACKGROUND: Some components of the complete blood count and basic metabolic profile are commonly used risk predictors.…