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Data collected by the United Network for Organ Sharing from all approved United States transplant programs were analyzed; the data included 20,290 adult diabetic patients who received primary pancreas transplants between October 1987 and December 2014. Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation has become the major therapeutic option for diabetes patients. The number of SPKs per year has not increased since 1999; it leveled off or decreased slightly each year. Recipients in the most recent period, 2010-2014, were more likely than recipients in any of the other periods to be non-white, older, male, to have had diabetes longer, to have higher body mass indices; and in this group there were more donor-recipient human leukocyte antigen mismatches. Donors in the 2010-2014 period were more likely to be younger and male and less likely to be white. Pancreas graft survival rates were highest in the 2010-2014 period (one-year graft survival 89.7%) vs. those for 1987-1989 (74.6%), 1990- 1994 (77.5%), 1995-1999 (82.9%), 2000-2004 (84.4%), and 2005-2009 (85.5%); the five-year rates were 72.7% for 2010-14 vs. 60.0%, 64.3%, 69.0%, 70.9%, and 73.9% for the other periods, respectively. There was no decreased risk of graft failure for recent-era transplants compared with those of 1987-1989, except for those in 2005-2009. By year of transplant, the adjusted hazard ratios [with 95% confidence intervals (CI)] for overall loss of grafts surviving over one year in eras 1990-1994, 1995-1999, 2000-2004, 2005-2009, and 2010-2014 were, respectively, 0.85 (CI 0.66-1.09), 0.85 (CI 0.66- 1.09), 0.87 (CI 0.67-1.13), 0.71 (CI 0.54-0.93), and 0.86 (CI 0.64-1.15). Chronic rejection caused 44.9% of graft losses between one and five years and 51.5% after five years. There is a need for a means to identify early markers of chronic rejection-and to control it-to improve long-term survival.

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Race has been identified as an important risk factor for the development of sepsis and as a predictor of poor outcomes in sepsis. For example, black individuals have been demonstrated to be nearly twice as likely to develop sepsis and to have greater mortality from sepsis than white individuals. Recent data from a longitudinal cohort, which examined incident hospitalizations for infections occurring among participants in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort, contradicts this prior research. Investigators determined that black participants were significantly less likely than white participants to present to the hospital with either infection or sepsis. Although these results are intriguing, they highlight our inadequate understanding of the relationship between race and sepsis and motivate the need for higher quality epidemiologic research to isolate the true role of race in the development of sepsis.

Third, could differences in the sampling of patients across studies explain dissimilar sepsis rates? Several studies demonstrate age- and sex-specific differences in sepsis rates between black and white patients. For example, Mayr et al. [6] demonstrated that the most dramatic contrasts in sepsis rates between black and white patients occurred among those aged younger than 65 years. Similarly, Dombrovskiy et al. [3] and Martin et al. [4] found that the greatest differences between black and white patients in sepsis-specific hospitalization rates and mortality occurred in patients aged 35 to 44 years, particularly among males. Because the REGARDS registry included only those over the age of 45 years and disproportionately enrolled black women [9], it may have inadvertently selected a population in which black participants would be expected to have attenuated relative differences in rates of sepsis when compared with those in other studies.

The growth of the collection has warranted several additions to the museum's 1893 building, which was constructed for the World's Columbian Exposition. The most recent expansion, the Modern Wing designed by Renzo Piano, opened in 2009 and increased the museum's footprint to nearly one million square feet, making it the second-largest art museum in the United States, after the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[4] The Art Institute is associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a leading art school, making it one of the few remaining unified arts institutions in the United States.

In 1866, a group of 35 artists founded the Chicago Academy of Design in a studio on Dearborn Street, with the intent to run a free school with its own art gallery. The organization was modeled after European art academies, such as the Royal Academy, with Academicians and Associate Academicians. The academy's charter was granted in March 1867.

Classes started in 1868, meeting every day at a cost of $10 per month. The academy's success enabled it to build a new home for the school, a five-story stone building on 66 West Adams Street, which opened on November 22, 1870.

From the early 1900s to the 1960s the school offered with the Logan Family (members of the board) the Logan Medal of the Arts, an award which became one of the most distinguished awards presented to artists in the US. Between 1959 and 1970, the institute was a key site in the battle to gain art and documentary photography a place in galleries, under curator Hugh Edwards and his assistants.

In 2021, the Art Institute ended its unpaid volunteer docents program to move to a paid model. The Chicago Tribune editorial page criticized the Institute's letter announcing the change and the move to a new model, arguing that "[o]nce you cut through the blather, the letter basically said the museum had looked critically at its corps of docents, a group dominated by mostly (but not entirely) white, retired women with some time to spare, and found them wanting as a demographic."[66] The institute's director, Robert M. Levy, responded in a Tribune op-ed supporting the change, and described the Tribune's editorial as having "numerous inaccuracies and mischaracterizations", noted that the docent program had already been largely on pause for the past 15 months due to the COVID pandemic, and argued that the decision was not about anyone's identity, it was in keeping with changing modern museum practices around the world.[67]

Director John Hughes included a sequence in the Art Institute in his 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which is set in Chicago. During it the characters are shown viewing A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Hughes had first visited the institute as a "refuge" while in high school.[70] Hughes' commentary on the sequence was used as a reference point by journalist Hadley Freeman in a discussion of the Republican presidential primary candidates in 2011.[71]

The single-center randomized trial included 1,193 mild stroke or TIA survivors, average age 63. Half were women, 51 percent were Hispanic, 26 percent were white and 17 percent were black. During the five-year study, 224 patients experienced a recurrent stroke or stroke-like symptoms. Researchers found that an unprecedented 42 percent of these patients arrived to the emergency room within 3 hours compared to only 28 percent at baseline, a 49 percent increase in the proportion of all patients arriving within three hours of symptom onset. Among Hispanics, there was a 63 percent increase.

Soroptimist International of Lae was again taking leadership in organsing to celebrate and observation of November 25. We have taken a different approach in promoting and encouraging to get the residents of the city, the business communities and schools and sporting codes involved in participating by wearing orange on the day or putting signs up in their business premises saying NO TO VIOLENCE.

Women and girls continue to face sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces every day in urban and rural areas of Papua New Guinea. Women and girls experience and fear various types of sexual violence in public spaces, from unwanted sexual remarks and touching to rape. It happens on streets, in and around public transportation, schools, and workplaces, in public markets sites and public parks.

SI Griffith has created a series of 16 short videos with the goal to draw attention to the reality that women often do not feel safe in their local community. These videos focus on and document how women feel about their personal safety and the actions they take in their day-to-day life to feel safe. The target audience to promote these videos is men and teenage boys (16+), and through education and awareness, we hope this will be part of the solution. Videos will be shared on the SI Griffith and SISWP Facebook pages, starting on 25 November. Griffith local newspaper is supporting the campaign, and they will also share the videos on their Facebook page. A launch event is scheduled at Griffith Library on 28 November, and local high schools in our area have been approached and asked if they will show the video series to their senior students at a special assembly.

CHAPEL HILL - Alcohol consumption is known to be a risk factor for breast cancer based on studies predominantly done in white women. Now a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study has found the same risk exists for black women, an understudied group.

Researchers found in the new study that black women who drank more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week had a significantly higher risk of invasive breast cancer than those who drank less. The findings, published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk, which has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

"Overall, our findings among African American women mirror those reported in the literature for white women, namely that high levels of alcohol intake - more than one drink per day - are associated with increased breast cancer risk," Troester said. "Alcohol is an important modifiable exposure, and women who are concerned about their risk of breast cancer could consider reducing levels of exposure." 041b061a72


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