Annals of Life Insurance Medicine: 1964 Volume II by H. Jecklin (auth.)

By H. Jecklin (auth.)

One thousand unselected sufferers with asthma were up for a standard interval of eleven years, with extremes of 33 years and 3 years. the typical interval from the 1st signs to the date of follow-up was once 20.6 years within the 562 men and 22.3 years within the 438 women, with extremes of seventy two years and 3 years. on account that in the course of the research no transformations have been came upon among the sexes, they've been grouped jointly. phrases used, resembling bronchial asthma, persistent bronchitis, formative years bronchitis, age of onset, etc., were conscientiously outlined, as have the descriptions of intermittent and non-stop bronchial asthma. the current kingdom of the sufferers has been labeled as A (good), B (fair), C (poor), and D (dead). Early age of onset (before sixteen) and intermittent bronchial asthma have been linked and had a extra beneficial diagnosis, whereas the youth bronchitic had a greater outlook than the grownup bronchitic. Intermittent and non-stop bronchial asthma were in comparison. The prevalence of bronchitis firstly was once larger within the non-stop crew, and the tendency to boost bronchitis through the years (present in all asthmatics) was once additionally better within the non-stop crew. people with bronchitis have been in a lot poorer well-being on follow-up than these without.

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Table II. , 1962) Short-term therapy No. of patients A. Complete remission . B. Incomplete remission C. Partial effect (only loss of edema) . D. No effect Long-term therapy I Total 508 Total 597 Children 333 Adnlts 120 13% 10% 43% 22% 54% 20% 19% 23% 48% 23% 16% 17% 9% 13% 29% 29% If we compare these findings with our own figures in 44 cases with nephrotic syndromes over a survey period of 6 years, we find that our cases show somewhat better results as regards cures and improvements than do ADAMS' findings for adults.

Below 90 mm Hg. and the group ~' " " '- , which showed very slight changes in the oculi fundi (THIEL I). 5 aforementioned survivance curve Fig. 2. Same cases as fig. 1, but showing separately the development of vascular (- - -) and nephrotic (0-0) forms for all patients with chronic nephritis. Importance 0/ the blood pressure: The blood pressure, and especially the diastolic pressure, is most important in the life prognosis for chronic nephritis sufferers. In a former work we collated various diastolic blood pressure values with reference to the life expectation of sufferers from chronic nephritis and drew a graph of the number of survivors.

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