BACKGROUND Reliable and timely information on the leading causes of death in populations, and how these are changing, is a crucial input into health policy debates. In the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010), we aimed to estimate annual deaths for the world and 21 regions between 1980 and 2010 for 235 causes, with… (More)
BACKGROUND Non-fatal health outcomes from diseases and injuries are a crucial consideration in the promotion and monitoring of individual and population health. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies done in 1990 and 2000 have been the only studies to quantify non-fatal health outcomes across an exhaustive set of disorders at the global and regional… (More)
BACKGROUND Measuring disease and injury burden in populations requires a composite metric that captures both premature mortality and the prevalence and severity of ill-health. The 1990 Global Burden of Disease study proposed disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) to measure disease burden. No comprehensive update of disease burden worldwide incorporating a… (More)
The recommendations set forth in this report are those of the Conference participants and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the American College of Cardiology Foundation. This 36th Bethesda Conference report is the result of a consensus conference held on November 6, 2004, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Consensus conferences are designed to… (More)
H eart transplantation (HT) has significantly altered the treatment paradigm for end-stage heart disease. With current surgical techniques and postoperative immunosup-pression, 1-year survival after HT is ≈90%, 5-year survival is ≈70%, and median survival exceeds 10 years. These improved outcomes have also affected the natural history of arrhythmia… (More)
from Burdine to his wife describing life in Indian Territory, especially in the town of Tishomingo, and his work as a member of the Dawes Commission. _____________________ Folders 1-5 consist of correspondence describing Indian Territory, and Burdine's work as a member of the Dawes Commission.
Plasma catecholamine levels were measured preceding programmed electrophysiological studies of patients who had survived a ventricular tachyarrhythmia episode. Psychological assessments of desire for control, locus of control and behavior pattern were obtained. Psychophysiological variables were analysed with respect to the severity of arrhythmias induced… (More)