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Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Because the antibodies and accompanying cells of inflammation can affect tissues anywhe...
Gaucher's (go-SHAYZ) disease occurs when certain harmful fatty substances accumulate to excessive levels in your liver, spleen, lungs, bone marrow and, less commonly, brain. This accumulation of...
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” There is much truth in this quotation of uncertain provenance. We see this phenomenon regularly in the medical profession. We se...
A snapshot of vital statistics data hints that rates of death from a number of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease, were higher in 2015 than in 2014. Medscape Medical ...
The Basic Statistics page has recently been updated with information from the 2008 HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas.
A basic overview of HIV and AIDS statistics in the United States.
(University of Virginia Health System) A sweeping new report assessing chronic kidney disease in the United States offers startling statistics about a condition that affects almost 14 percent of the U...
In an editorial published in the current issue of Cardiology, professors from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University have evaluated the totality of evidence an...
1.Meireles J, Massano J. (2012). Cognitive impairment and dementia in Parkinson's disease: clinical features, diagnosis, and management. Front. Neurol, 3(88), 1-15. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2012.00088 2...
The year 2014 reached a gloomy record, when statistics revealed this to be the year with the highest number of hepatitis C-related deaths ever. (This is the most recent year with statistics available....
Background. Although 80% of the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is in developing countries, the 2010 global burden of disease (GBD) estimates have been cited to support a premise that sub-Sahar...
To provide a 5-year follow-on update on the changes in prevalence and treatment of upper urinary tract stone disease in the UK.
The use and the understanding of statistics are very important for biomedical research and for the clinical practice. This is particularly true for estimation of the possibilities for different diagno...