A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: Creating default object from empty value

Filename: models/publicacao_item.php

Line Number: 20

Smoking, Death, and Alzheimer Disease: A Case of Competing Risks » Isaúde
  Pesquisar Publicações Científicas  
  Especialidade: carregando especialidades...  Carregando...
Nome da revista:   Volume:   Número:
Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
2012-10-01 00:00:00

Smoking, Death, and Alzheimer Disease: A Case of Competing Risks

Descrição: If smoking is a risk factor for Alzheimer disease (AD) but a smoker dies of another cause before developing or manifesting AD, smoking-related mortality may mask the relationship between smoking and AD. This phenomenon, referred to as competing risk, complicates efforts to model the effect of smoking on AD. Typical survival regression models assume that censorship from analysis is unrelated to an individual-s probability for developing AD (ie, censoring is noninformative). However, if individuals who die before developing AD are younger than those who survive long enough to develop AD, and if they include a higher percentage of smokers than nonsmokers, the incidence of AD will appear to be higher in older individuals and in nonsmokers. Further, age-specific mortality rates are higher in smokers because they die earlier than nonsmokers. Therefore, if we fail to take into account the competing risk of death when we estimate the effect of smoking on AD, we bias the results and are in fact only comparing the incidence of AD in nonsmokers with that in the healthiest smokers. In this study, we demonstrate that the effect of smoking on AD differs in models that are and are not adjusted for competing risks.

Seção: Original Articles
Volume: 0
Autor: Rom?n, Gustavo C.; Nash, David T.; Fillit, Howard

Mais informações

  • Twitter iSaúde
Jornal Informe Saúde

Indique o portal
Fechar [X]
  • Você está indicando a notícia: http://www.isaude.net
  • Para que seu amigo(a) receba esta indicação preencha os dados abaixo:

RSS notícias do portal  iSaúde.net
Receba o newsletter do portal  iSaúde.net
Indique o portal iSaúde.net
Notícias do  iSaúde.net em seu blog ou site.
Receba notícias com assunto de seu interesse.
© 2000-2011 www.isaude.net Todos os direitos reservados.