An Assessment of Healthiness Among Sri Lankan Army Soldiers

Research Paper Title Assessment of healthiness among long term inhabiting army soldiers in dry zone of Sri Lanka. Background Military personnel, because of the unique nature of their duties, are reluctant to face stressors. Living in hot and humid conditions they frequently suffer dehydration. Methods Army soldiers living in dry zone of Sri Lanka, were… Read More

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My Score on the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK)

AUSDRISK Sitting in the wife’s GP practice waiting for her to finish work and then take the kids to see Paw Patrol Live, I noticed a pamphlet ‘The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool’ (or AUSDRISK), and decided to ‘give it a go’. AUSDRISK was developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute… Read More

What is the Association between Usual Blood Pressure, Peripheral Arterial Disease & Vascular Risk?

Research Paper Title Usual Blood Pressure, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Vascular Risk: Cohort Study of 4.2 Million Adults. Study Question What are the associations between usual blood pressure and risk of peripheral arterial disease in specific subgroups and the relation between peripheral arterial disease and 12 different vascular events? Summary Answer A 20 mm Hg… Read More

The Role of BP Lowering: With & Without Chronic Kidney Disease

Research Paper Title Blood Pressure Lowering and Major Cardiovascular Events in People with and without Chronic Kidney Disease: Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Study Question Do the effects of lowering blood pressure on the risk of cardiovascular events differ between people with and without chronic kidney disease? Summary Answer The proportional reductions in risk of… Read More