Tag Archives: quality of life
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Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Cognitive Function, Psychological Distress, Quality of Life, and Impulsiveness

Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and a known risk factor for cerebrovascular stroke. Atrial fibrillation and longstanding hypertension may produce ischemic lesions leading to progressive cognitive impairment. The impact of atrial fibrillation alone on cognitive impairment has not been evaluated. Our objective was to compare cognitive function, quality of life, psychological distress, […]

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30-Day Readmissions After an Acute Kidney Injury Hospitalization

The risk of hospital readmission in acute kidney injury survivors is not well understood. We estimated the proportion of acute kidney injury patients who were rehospitalized within 30 days and identified characteristics associated with hospital readmission. Methods We conducted a population-based study of patients who survived a hospitalization complicated by acute kidney injury from 2003-2013 […]

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Personal Sound Amplifiers & Hearing Loss (video)

Two-thirds of Americans over 70 have some hearing loss, but only one third have hearing aids, which cost $1000s and are not covered by Medicare. Hearing loss leads to isolation and social withdrawal. In this interview, Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in chief of the American Journal of Medicine, talks about the utility of personal sound […]

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