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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

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

About 40% die: Morbidity rates are higher but I do not know the exact percentages, because the frequency of asymptomatic cases is not well studied. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of plague?

What is the mortality rate of plague?

15% with treatment: The death rate from plague is about 50% without treatment. In the United States, with treatment, the death rate drops to about 15%. Most cases are bubonic plague. For pneumonic plague, the death rate is 100% without treatment. Pneumonic plague is a bad infection and is considered fatal if treatment is not started within 24 hours. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

What is the mortality rate of burkitt's lymphoma?

Many are cured: Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are both aggressive lymphomas with a rapid rate of cell division. For patients who are able to receive intensive chemotherapy regimens and rituximab antibody, recent trials have reported sustained disease-free survival in 60-90% of patients. ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve the mortality rate for hie?

Is there a way to improve the mortality rate for hie?

Yes: Mortality from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (hie) has improved in recent years due to a variety of medical interventions, including having a skilled pediatric attendant at delivery, early recognition of hie and prompt stabilization, intensive care neonatology, and most recently hypothermia therapy. Overall, mortality rates for hie are around 20-25%. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Please describe the mortality rate for stroke victims?

Significant: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the usa, and the most common cause of long-term disability. Rate of death is highly dependent on size, location, and duration of decreased blood flow, and too many variables to be specific, as each case varies. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of itp?

What is the mortality rate of itp?

Good: Most patients are able to recover platelet counts and have a mortality rate similar to the general population. For more details see this link.
http://bloodjournal. Hematologylibrary. Org/content/97/9/2549.long. ...Read more

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What's the mortality rate for people with itp?

It's very rare, but: Does happen. If ones platelet count fall to low enough, spontaneous bleeding can occur. Head bleeds, for example, can be both spontaneous and life-threatening. That being said, the plts that a person with itp does have tend to be more thrombofenic because they are "younger". This helps to mitigate the consequences of low PLT count. Your dr. Can give you additional info. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate for the bcir operation?

What is the mortality rate for the bcir operation?

Depends!: It's going to depend on your surgeon's expertise, the hospital you choose, your disease state, your current anatomy, your surgical history, other major health issues (like kidney, heart, lung or liver disease), the medications you take (eg immunosuppressants). In general, I would imagine death to be less than 1 in a 100. You should consult with an expert: http://www. Fascrs. Org/. ...Read more

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What is the national mortality rate for a septal myectomy?

0 to 4 %: But many institutions report mortality of 0% to < 0.6 %. It seems that hospital programs with excellent results, write articles about the good results, yet places with not so good results, don't write up their results. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

What is the mortality rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia?

Good risk: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the presence of "promyelocytes" in the blood and bone marrow. They have a very distinctive appearance. APL arises from very specific gene mutations that puts the disease in a good risk category. This means that the most patients can be put into remission and cured of the disease, using retinoic acid, arsenic trioxide, and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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I need to know what is mortality rate from general anesthesia?

I need to know what is mortality rate from general anesthesia?

Very low: In young, healthy patients undergoing routine surgery, the mortality rate from general anesthesia is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate if I don't get treated for meningitis?

What is the mortality rate if I don't get treated for meningitis?

High: If you truly have meningitis and do not receive the proper antibiotics, the mortality is very high. Refusing treatment is not really a viable option. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the mortality rate of a person with a glial tumor?

We need Diagnosis: Glial tumor is a generic name. Find out the exact name, then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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The mortality rate for myocardial infarctions is what?

The mortality rate for myocardial infarctions is what?

Goes up with age: Numbers are approximate: (all comers)
<1980: 20 % mortality
1990: (with thrombolysis):10-15%
2000: (with pci):5-10%
2010: (with drug eluting stents):2-5%
the sooner one arrives, the lower the mortality. Age, lung, kidney and cerebrovascular disease increase mortality. Age is a factor but not as much as the above. ...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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How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

How exactly is infant mortality rate calculated?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality rate is the number of every 1, 000 children born alive died before the age of 1 year. IMR for US in year 2009 was 6.4. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the true mortality rate of burkits lymphoma?

Could you tell me what is the true mortality rate of burkits lymphoma?

Hard to say...: Like any other lymphoma or any other cancer, the prognosis depends heavily on staging and many other factors. For example, in patients with low stage disease the cure rate is up to 90% whereas in more advanced stages, 60-80%. Results are generally better in children than in adults. ...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 don't quite understand

Why is there still a decently high 5 year mortality rate asscociated with meningioma even it fully removed? I don't 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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Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Mortality rate for severe emphysema?

Not good: I personally feel the suffering from from emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) is worse than death from it--feeling winded all the time, can't do much once it is severe/oxygen dependent; u really suffer with a simple cold, flu. Your life is so limited with severe illness. People can live on for yrs, but quality of life not so good. So, quit smoking. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

Depends: Much depends on the reason for intubation. If done to maintain airway during surgery the rate is almost zero. If done because of an underlying illness which effects pulmonary ventilatory capacity it will depend on the disease, age of patient, underlying issues. ...Read more

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Mortality rate with mechanical ventilation?

Mortality rate with mechanical ventilation?

Varies: Why the patient has to be ventilated, other medical or surgical issues the patient has, and how much support the patient needs are somewhat predictive of survival. Most patients with respiratory failure recover. ...Read more

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Mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Varies: This autosomal recessive genetic disorder of branched chain ketoaciduria requires testing and strict dietary adherence for management. If this is followed, individuals can lead normal lives with excellent health, exempting them from the neurologic complications which are responsible for morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of multiple sclerosis?

What is the mortality rate of multiple sclerosis?

Not too different: Older studies suggested that untreated ms might cause lifespan to be 8-10 yrs shorter, but newer research suggests that, with adequate therapy, with potent meds, lifespan is similar to those without ms. An exception is seen, mostly in children with the very aggressive marburg form which can cause rapid death in some. Modern therapy seems to allow usually good survival rates. ...Read more

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The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Depends: The earlier the disease is detected and the patient is placed on an appropriate diet, the better the long term prognosis is. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of having a neck biopsy?

What is the mortality rate of having a neck biopsy?

Nearly zero: Biopsies are harmless, with only very rare exceptions. If you biopsy a tumor that is producing vessels (angiosarcoma, paraganglioma, hemangioma), there is a risk of bleeding -- but generally, the risk of dying from a biopsy is as close to zero as you get. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of colitis once gangrene sets in?

What is the mortality rate of colitis once gangrene sets in?

Depends: Mortality depends on how quickly the patient is taken to surgery after the bowel becomes gangrenous, and on how healthy the patient was prior to getting into the serious bowel trouble (eg. Pre-existing serious liver or heart problems). ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

About 3-fold higher: According to this paper a woman in her 30's who has morbid obesity (bmi more than 40) is 3.3 fold more likely to die than a woman of the same age who has a bmi of under 25.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/10227319. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Mortality (Definition)

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


Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that ...Read more