Risk Factor Paradox

Lundi 15 Juin 2015 - 12:30 - 13:30
Well established risk factors, including smoking or obesity, have been shown to increase risk for adverse outcomes such as cardiovascular events or mortality. Yet, among certain subgroups of people, the risk of disease sequelae has sometimes been paradoxical. For example, smokers have been shown to have lower mortality after acute coronary syndrome than nonsmokers (smoking paradox) or overweight or obese people were at lower risk for mortality than normal weight (obesity paradox). We will discuss several possible methodologic issues that may explain this paradoxical phenomenon, using examples from the rheumatic disease research.
Intervenants 
Uyen-Sa Nguyen (DSc, MPH, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine)
Lieu 

Salon d'accueil - salle 7A-8-739 – 8ème étage - Cluse Roseraie
Entrée 
Gratuite
Contact 
sandrine.rudaz@hcuge.ch
Dernière mise à jour : 15/06/2015