Joseph Woo [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Site Index ] he story of the development of ultrasound applications in medicine should probably start with the history of measuring distance under water using sound waves. Ultrasound scanners can be regarded as a form of 'medical' Sonar. As early asJean-Daniel Colladona Swiss physicist, had successfully used an underwater bell to determine the speed of sound in the waters of Lake Geneva.
Need for a revision of the Dutch perspective? November 27, Promotors: Academy building RUG, open to the public Faculty: Many of these complications can be reduced by early diagnosis and treatment of GDM. However, worldwide there is a lack of agreement on the best way to diagnose and treat GDM.
The diagnostic thresholds are based on the old WHO consensus originating from and have until now not been updated to the newest more stringent criteria, implemented in These new criteria have been adopted by many expert committees.
However, evidence that applying the stricter criteria for GDM improves pregnancy outcomes is limited.
The research described Thesis in obstetrics this thesis aimed to evaluate the current Dutch national guideline of GDM i. And what are consequences when the current diagnostic criteria of GDM are to be revised?
In this thesis we have shown that the currently used national guideline for screening and treatment of GDM is successful in reducing the risk of short-term adverse outcomes, but not in reducing the likelihood of having a large-for-gestational-age neonate.
We have also shown that the long-term care for GDM is far from optimal and requires further improvement. In order to further optimize GDM care and pregnancy outcomes we advise the use of more stringent blood glucose criteria for GDM diagnosis.
Early diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure BP and cholesterol is important to reduce cardiovascular risk. In all age groups, except those aged years, women had a significantly lower BP than men.
Use of BP-lowering medication did not result in BP levels comparable with non-users, except in those aged years.
BP was significantly higher in obese vs.
Mean LDL-C varied between 2. Despite higher statin use, obese participants had a higher LDL-C than those with a normal weight. Statins abolished the age-dependent LDL-C increase.
Obese individuals, especially men younger than 50, have a higher BP and LDL-C compared with those with overweight and a normal weight. These data suggest that more attention is needed for active screening and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors.
Read the full article at: Insight into the total economic burden of diabetes mellitus DM is essential for decision makers and payers. Currently available estimates for the Netherlands only include part of the total burden or are no longer up-to-date.
Therefore, this study aimed to determine the current total economic burden of DM and its complications in the Netherlands, by including all the relevant cost components. The study combined a systematic literature review to identify all relevant published information and a targeted review to identify relevant information in the grey literature.
The identified evidence was then combined to estimate the current total economic burden. Inthere were an estimated 1. DM and its complications pose a substantial economic burden to the Netherlands, which is expected to rise due to changing demographics and lifestyle.
Indirect costs, such as welfare payments, accounted for a large portion of the current total economic burden of DM, while these cost components are often not included in cost estimations. Publicly available data for key cost drivers such as complications were scarce.RISK AND REALITY: THE IMPLICATIONS OF PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS.
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