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Clinical Epidemiology

March 17, 2017
Three quarters of a century in caring for patients with congenital heart disease are summarized well in this brief viewpoint article, with the big data issue discussed.
December 30, 2016
A most easily read brief editorial explaining in simple terms the power of a study, bootstrapping and the CLINICAL significance of risk factors in multivariate analysis. The author explains that the number of events defines the effective desirable sample size, not the number of individuals included in studies.
February 18, 2016
An Editorial suggesting that atheroma is here to stay...
February 5, 2016
A useful reference tool for all colleagues interested in research and biomedical publishing
April 13, 2015
This retrospective case-control study involving 1852 Hodgkin lymphoma 5-year survivors found that radiation to the heart valves tend to increase the risk for clinically significant valvular heart disease. The rate increased 3.1-fold in patients receiving 31-35 Gy and 11.8-fold in those who received > 40 Gy.
June 20, 2014
This registry study which links Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) data with Medicare data examined the rates and predictors of readmission within 30-days of coronary artery surgery. The median readmission rate across 846 hospitals was 16.8%.