23/04/2024 9:06 AM


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Research Roundup: Fried Foods And Your Heart; Life Support; Health Care Use By Latinx Children; And More

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

The Washington Post:
Fried Foods May Taste Good, But They Up Your Chance Of Having Major Cardiovascular Problems, Such As A Heart Attack, By 28 Percent 

Regularly eating fried foods — french fries, fried chicken and the like — ups your chance of having a major cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke, by 28 percent, according to new research. Published in the journal Heart, the report also notes that the more you eat, the greater your risk, with each additional weekly serving of a half-cup of fried food increasing that risk by 3 percent. (Searing, 2/1)

Study: Vaccinating Against 10 Diseases Will Prevent 69 Million Deaths

A modeling study published yesterday in The Lancet estimates that vaccination against 10 diseases from 2000 to 2030 will prevent 69 million vaccine-preventable deaths (VPDs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).The study suggests that a baby born in 2019 in 98 LMICs countries will experience 72% lower mortality from the 10 diseases, including measles, rotavirus, human papillomavirus, and hepatitis, over their lifetime than if there were no immunizations. (1/29)

New England Journal of Medicine:
Resumption Of Cardiac Activity After Withdrawal Of Life-Sustaining Measures 

We conducted a prospective observational study of the incidence and timing of resumption of cardiac electrical and pulsatile activity in adults who died after planned withdrawal of life-sustaining measures in 20 intensive care units in three countries. Patients were intended to be monitored for 30 minutes after determination of death. Clinicians at the bedside reported resumption of cardiac activity prospectively. Continuous blood-pressure and electrocardiographic (ECG) waveforms were recorded and reviewed retrospectively to confirm bedside observations and to determine whether there were additional instances of resumption of cardiac activity. (Dhanani et al, 2/1)

In pediatric news —

Study Shows Oral HPV Detected In 23% Of Newborns

New data published late last week in Emerging Infectious Diseases adds to the understanding of human papillomavirus (HPV) carriage in children, showing that HPV can be detected in 22.9% of newborns at birth, but prevalence drops to 8.7% at 3 years. The data come from a longitudinal study of 331 Finnish children who participated in the Finnish Family HPV Study, which explored nonsexual and vertical transmission of HPV from mothers to babies. Women were enrolled at a minimum of 36 weeks into their pregnancy and were subsequently followed up for 6 years. Researchers conducted oral scrapings on children for HPV testing. (1/29)

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