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Decade Long Trends (2001-2011) In Duration Of Pre-Hospital Delay Among Elderly Patients Hospitalized For An Acute Myocardial Infarction, Raghavendra Makam, Nathaniel Erskine, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, Jason Lau, Jeroan J. Allison, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. Mcmanus, Robert J. Goldberg Sep 2016

Decade Long Trends (2001-2011) In Duration Of Pre-Hospital Delay Among Elderly Patients Hospitalized For An Acute Myocardial Infarction, Raghavendra Makam, Nathaniel Erskine, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, Jason Lau, Jeroan J. Allison, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, David D. Mcmanus, Robert J. Goldberg

Jorge L. Yarzebski

BACKGROUND: Early intervention with medical and/or coronary revascularization treatment approaches remains the cornerstone of the management of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, several patient groups, especially the elderly, are known to delay seeking prompt medical care after onset of AMI-associated symptoms. Current trends, and factors associated with prolonged prehospital delay among elderly patients hospitalized with AMI, are incompletely understood.

METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from a population-based study of patients hospitalized at all 11 medical centers in central Massachusetts with a confirmed AMI on a biennial basis between 2001 and 2011 were analyzed. Information about duration of prehospital …


Prevalence Of Thyroid Disorders Among Older People: Results From The São Paulo Ageing & Health Study, Paulo A. Lotufo Jan 2011

Prevalence Of Thyroid Disorders Among Older People: Results From The São Paulo Ageing & Health Study, Paulo A. Lotufo

Paulo A Lotufo

This study aimed to estimate prevalence of thyroid disorders in the São Paulo Ageing & Health Study, an epidemiological study addressing several health-adverse outcomes among elderly people living in a poor area of São Paulo, Brazil. All participants answered a questionnaire and had a blood sample collected to assess levels of tireotropic hormone and free-thyroxine. Among 1,373 people (60.8% women), prevalence rates (95% confidence interval) for thyroid dysfunction (%) were: overt hyperthyroidism, 0.7% (0.2-1.1) [women: 0.8% (0.2-1.5); men: 0.4% (0.01-0.9)]; overt hypothyroidism, 5.7% (4.5-6.9) [women: 5.9% (4.3-7.5); men: 5.4% (3.5-7.3)]; subclinical hyperthyroidism, 2.4% (1.6-3.2) [women: 2.8% (1.6-3.9); men: 1.9% (0.7-3.0)]; …