February 2017, Volume 110 - Issue 2

Association Between Multiple Modifiable Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension among Asymptomatic Patients in Central Appalachia

Hadii M. Mamudu, PhD, MPA, Timir K. Paul, MD, PhD, Liang Wang, MD, DrPH, Sreenivas P. Veeranki, MBBS, DrPH, Hemang B. Panchal, MD, MPH, Arsham Alamian, MSc, PhD, Matthew Budoff, MD

Abstract: Objectives: The central Appalachian region of the United States is disproportionately burdened with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and associated risk factors; however, research to inform clinical practice and policies and programs is sparse. This study aimed to examine the...

(pp 90-96)

Planning for the Next Epidemic

Neil J. Nusbaum, JD, MD

Abstract: Recent American public health concerns have included two emerging viral infection threats, zika and Ebola, and the recrudescence of the measles virus. Zika confirms the opinion that even when a disease vector, such as a mosquito, for a viral disease is well defined, it may...

(pp 114-115)

Predictors of the Need for Therapeutic Intervention in Older Adult Patients With a Nonvariceal Gastrointestinal Bleed

Khalid Abusaada, MD, Xiaoping He, MD, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, MD, Umair Majeed, MD, Evgeny Idrisov, MD, Sameen Khalid, MD, Xiang Zhu, MS, Vladimir Pech, MD, George Everett, MD

Abstract: Objective: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a common cause of hospitalization in the older adult population. The aim of the study was to identify factors that are associated with the need for a therapeutic intervention in patients older than 65 years with nonvariceal...

(pp 83-89)