Prediction model for #pneumonia in primary care patients with an acute respiratory tract infection: role of symptoms, signs, and biomarkers

Diagnosing pneumonia can be challenging in general practice but is essential to distinguish from other respiratory tract infections because of treatment choice and outcome prediction.. ..Two hundred forty-nine patients were included of whom 30 (12%) displayed a consolidation on chest X ray. Absence of runny nose and whether or not a patient felt ill were independent predictors for pneumonia. #CRP predicts pneumonia better than the … Continue reading Prediction model for #pneumonia in primary care patients with an acute respiratory tract infection: role of symptoms, signs, and biomarkers

Application of non-HDL #cholesterol for population-based cardiovascular risk stratification: results from the Multinational #Cardiovascular Risk Consortium

Incidence curve analyses showed progressively higher 30-year cardiovascular disease event-rates for increasing non-HDL cholesterol categories (from 7·7% for non-HDL cholesterol <2·6 mmol/L to 33·7% for ≥5·7 mmol/L in women and from 12·8% to 43·6% in men; p<0·0001). Multivariable adjusted Cox models with non-HDL cholesterol lower than 2·6 mmol/L as reference showed an increase in the association between non-HDL cholesterol concentration and cardiovascular disease for both … Continue reading Application of non-HDL #cholesterol for population-based cardiovascular risk stratification: results from the Multinational #Cardiovascular Risk Consortium