Atrial fibrillation, or AF, the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia with uncoordinated atrial activation resulting in ineffective atrial contraction. AF affects more than 2.5 million American adults and accounts for approximately one-third of hospitalizations for cardiac rhythm disturbances. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
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Owing to the global obesity epidemic, NAFLD has become a primary cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, with prevalence in the United States exceeding 30 percent. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to an underdeveloped or shallow, upwardly sloping acetabulum with decreased coverage of the femoral head, typically the superior and posterior aspects, although significant anterior uncovering may occur. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
The widespread use of the Papanicolaou test for cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination have dramatically reduced the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in developed countries. Despite these advances in care, cervical cancer remains the second most common malignancy in women worldwide, with an estimated 500,000 new cases annually, and it is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.
Each year in the United States, up to 3.8 million persons suffer mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also referred to as concussion, linked to sports participation. These brain injuries are most commonly associated with football and ice hockey and result from contact/impact forces (e.g., the head hitting the ground or ice), inertial forces (i.e., rapid brain acceleration or deceleration), or both. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.