May 2018

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Disability, and not diabetes, is a strong predictor of mortality in oldest old patients hospitalized with pneumonia

1 May 2018
Author(s): S. Corrao, C. Argano, G. Natoli, A. Nobili, G.R. Corazza, P.M. Mannucci, F. Perticone, REPOSI Investigators

Pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease, especially in older patients with multiple chronic diseases. Recent studies identified a low functional status as prognostic factor for... more

Letter to the Editor

Efficacy and effectiveness: The wrong use of different terms

2 May 2018
Author(s): Rafael Dal-Ré, Frits Rosendaal

In the last century the use of two terms were agreed, efficacy and effectiveness, to name two different types of assessment [1]. Efficacy assesses the performance of interventions used in controlled... more

Original Article

Association between influenza vaccination and the reduced risk of acute kidney injury among older people: A nested case-control study

1 May 2018
Author(s): Chia-Hsiang Shih, Yi-Jung Lee, Pei-Wen Chao, Shu-Chen Kuo, Shuo-Ming Ou, Hung-Meng Huang, Yung-Tai Chen

The objective of this study is to determine whether vaccination against influenza is associated with a reduced risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in a nationwide cohort of adults aged ≥65 years.

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