Mortality in adults with sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Mehari2012MortalityIA,
  title={Mortality in adults with sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Alem Mehari and Mark T Gladwin and Xin Tian and Roberto F. Machado and Gregory J. Kato},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={307 12},
  pages={1254-6}
}
To the Editor: Dr Olshansky’s research letter on the accelerated aging of US presidents concluded that presidents do not age faster than other men. That may be true, but this study cannot demonstrate it due to a faulty comparison. Olshansky compared presidents’ actual age at death (adjusted for aging by subtracting 2 days for every day in office) against average life expectancy for men matched to the date of inauguration. However, the correct comparison is with men who have the same profile of… CONTINUE READING
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