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Gender Differences in the Clinical Manifestations and Prognosis of Patients Hospitalized with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2013.250
Pages: 
1–5
Synopsis: 
There was statistical significance by gender for the first symptom at the beginning of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), and the frequency of hypertension, diabetes and ischaemic heart disease was significantly greater in females. For patients hospitalized with AECOPD, gender was not an independent risk factor for short- or long-term prognosis.

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Objective: To explore gender differences in the clinical manifestations of patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), and to find independent risk factors for their prognosis.

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January 20, 2014
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Gender Differences in Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Alcohol Use and Misuse in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.264
Pages: 
19–22
Synopsis: 
Gender differences in risk and protective factors exist among Jamaican adolescents. Further research needs to be done to determine the extent of these differences, which need to be considered in the development of more effective prevention and intervention programmes.
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Objective: The present study sought to determine if there were gender differences in the impact of five psychosocial risk and protective factors for adolescent alcohol use. The five factors considered by the study were family relationships, self-esteem, peer pressure, religious involvement and school performance.
Accepted: 
October 27, 2014
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