Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

The December 2003 conference on heart disease in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the 31st such conference to be held in that city and has been directed by one of us (WCR) since it began in 1972. The conference usually attracts about 200 enrollees, most of whom are repeat attendees. The conference provides 19.75 hours of continuing […]

The Relationship Between Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Levels and Chronic Kidney Disease Among Appalachian Adults (Scientific Article) (Report)

The Relationship Between Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Levels and Chronic Kidney Disease Among Appalachian Adults (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), an enzyme responsible for extracellular catabolism of glutathione and a marker of oxidative stress (1) has been shown to be associated with diabetes mellitus (2) and hypertension, (3) which are considered to be independent risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, few epidemiological studies have explored the independent relationship […]

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Low Fruit and Vegetable Intake in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Low Fruit and Vegetable Intake in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Objectives. To estimate the burden of disease attributed to low fruit and vegetable intake by sex and age group in South Africa for the year 2000. Design. The analysis follows the World Health Organization comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology. Population-attributable fractions were calculated from South African prevalence data from dietary surveys and applied to the […]

The Predisposing Factors, Biological Markers, Neuroimaging Techniques and Medical Complications Associated with Alzheimer's Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

The Predisposing Factors, Biological Markers, Neuroimaging Techniques and Medical Complications Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

The concept and terminology of dementia is changing. There is a proposal in DSM-V which will be published in the next few years to eliminate the word “dementia” and “mild cognitive disorder” and replace the diagnoses with minor and major neurocognitive disorders. (1) Over time, practitioners have recognized that pure Alzheimer’s dementia is not as […]

Pleuro-Pulmonary Disease in Central South Africa: A Thoracic Surgical Deficiency (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

Pleuro-Pulmonary Disease in Central South Africa: A Thoracic Surgical Deficiency (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: We wished to estimate the performance gap between thoracic surgical service provision and the burden of thoracic surgical disease in central South Africa (SA). We compared burden of disease data to the number of thoracic operations performed for inflammatory pleuro-pulmonary disease and primary lung cancer. The performance gap was estimated to be […]

Double-Balloon Endoscopy and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: A New Look at an Old Disease (Clinical Report)

Double-Balloon Endoscopy and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome: A New Look at an Old Disease (Clinical Report)

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is a rare disease characterized by mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation and intestinal hamartomatous polyposis. Life-threatening complications include intestinal obstruction and increased risk of gastrointestinal malignancies. While colonoscopy continues to serve as the gold standard for examination of the colon, newer techniques such as capsule endoscopy and double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) are now being applied to both […]

Diabetes Control- Preventing Heart Disease and Strokes Naturally

Diabetes Control- Preventing Heart Disease and Strokes Naturally

The book “Diabetes Control- Preventing Heart Disease and Strokes Naturally” is a complete guide for diabetics that explains how the cardiovascular system works, how diabetes impacts the heart and vascular system, how you can repair some of the damage, increase circulation, and how to remove plaque from the arteries.Learn why diabetics are prone to silent […]