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Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more


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Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Toxic strains 3-23%: Diphtheria has more & less toxic strains with impact based on toxicity. In unprotected areas the case fatality rate during epidemics in the 90's was 3-23%. See aap/red book/28ed/diphtheria. ...Read more

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Does diabetic ketoacidosis have a high mortality rate? Or are most people saved?

Does diabetic ketoacidosis have a high mortality rate? Or are most people saved?

Depends: If they have access to competent medical providers and hospital facilities most do well. If they do not, or delay seeking care for too long they often die.Diabetic deaths before the discovery/availability of insulin was often due to this complication. ...Read more

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Is there a high mortality rate for streptococcal infections?

Is there a high mortality rate for streptococcal infections?

Fortunately Low: Luckily as common as strep is, the mortality is very rare. Although there can be serious complications such as rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Why does open lung biopsy have a high mortality rate?

Why does open lung biopsy have a high mortality rate?

It does not really: The biopsy itself is not the problem -- but the underlying disease. If it has compromised the ability of the lung to function, then opening the lung and chest for a biopsy is risky. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth(neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof. ...Read more

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Why is there still a decently high 5 year mortality rate asscociated with meningioma even it fully removed? I dont quite understand

Why is there still a decently high 5 year mortality rate asscociated with meningioma even it fully removed? I dont quite understand

How high?: 10 year survival rate is about 60%. You may consult this site for more information. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/meningioma/statistics ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Prematurity: We have a higher infant mortality rate than many of the other developed countries. This is multifactorial, one of the biggest reasons is higher rate of teen pregnancy and more premature births. ...Read more

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Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Low: In most patients with neurocysticercosis, the prognosis is good. Associated seizures seem to improve after treatment with anticysticercal drugs and, once treated, the seizures are controlled by a first-line antiepileptic agent. Duration of treatment, however, is not defined. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1168656-overview#aw2aab6b2b4aa. ...Read more

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