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Risk Factors ID’d for Atrial Fibrillation With Type 1 Diabetes

Risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation similar to those seen for other forms of cardiovascular disease
Individuals with long working hours have an increased risk for stroke

Long Working Hours Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Correlation stronger for white-collar workers younger than 50 years
Almost all health care workers with acute respiratory illness report working at least one day while symptomatic

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days
The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief

Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000
For high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

Restricting Blood Transfusions OK in Cardiac Surgery

Restrictive approach does not increase risk for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients
Vitamin D supplementation is not associated with a reduced risk for major adverse cardiovascular events

Meta-Analysis Does Not Link Vitamin D Supplements, Drop in MACE

Vitamin D supplementation not linked to reduction in risk for major adverse cardiovascular events
Four-year-olds with excess weight have an increased risk for high blood pressure at age 6 years

Excess Weight Tied to Increased Risk for High BP in Young Children

Risk for hypertension at age 6 higher for children with incident, persistent excess weight at age 4
For patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Prophylactic IVC Filters Worsen Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery

IVCF use before bariatric surgery tied to worse outcomes, longer hospital stay, and higher costs
For cardiac patients with thorax and head or neck cancer

Statins May Be Beneficial After Radiation to Thorax, Head, Neck

Statin use tied to reduction in stroke incidence for cardiac patients with thorax and head or neck cancer
Midlife cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a reduced long-term risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and COPD death

Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Risk for COPD

Risk for incident COPD, death from COPD lower for those with normal, high CRF versus low CRF