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BACKGROUND It is not clear if the downward trend in cardiovascular disease (CVD) observed for ages up to 85 years can be extended to the oldest old, those 85 years and above. METHODS AND FINDINGS This nationwide cohort study presents age specific trends of CVD as well as for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke separately for the period 1994 to 2010 for(More)
We examine the likelihood of becoming a parent in Italy taking into account the employment (in)stability of both partners in a couple. We use data from four waves of the Italian section of the EU-SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Condition), 20042007, accounting for its longitudinal nature. Overall, our results suggest that Italian couples are neither(More)
BACKGROUND Socio-demographic factors and area of residence might influence the development of esophageal and gastric cancer. Large-scale population-based research can determine the role of such factors. METHODS This population-based cohort study included all Swedish residents aged 30-84 years in 1990-2007. Educational level, marital status, place of(More)
BACKGROUND Although transradial access (TRA) is being increasingly used in interventional cardiology, there are concerns about a possible increase in radiation exposure (RE) as compared to transfemoral access (TFA). METHODS In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare RE during coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)(More)
incorrect citation of origin for the authors. By using the author addresses listed in the bylines of research articles, one can only identify countries and organizations where the authors were employed when the research was done or where the article was written, or both. Whereas our bibliometric analysis results may biased toward underestimation, it is good(More)
BACKGROUND Life expectancy and time to first hospitalization have been prolonged, indicating that people live longer without needing hospital care. Life expectancy increased partially due to improved survival from severe diseases, which, however, could lead to a more fragile population. If so, time to a subsequent hospitalization could decrease.(More)
BACKGROUND Marital status, income, and education might influence the risk of esophageal and gastric cancer, but the literature is limited. A large study addressing subtypes of these tumors was used to clarify these associations. METHODS A nationwide, Swedish population-based cohort study from 1991 to 2010 included individuals who were 50 years old or(More)