Balance Impairment in MS Involves Multiple Systems
Balance impairment in multiple
sclerosis involves constraints across multiple systems and
consequently necessitates multimodal treatment, according to a
study published in the September issue of the Journal of
Clinical Outcomes Management.
Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Anxiety Disorder
Antidepressants are commonly used
to treat social anxiety disorder, but a new report argues that
psychotherapy is a better first option. The report was
published online Sept. 26 in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beats Tai Chi for Insomnia
Cognitive behavioral therapy is
better than tai chi for late-life insomnia, according to a
study published in the September issue of SLEEP.
Considerable Work Productivity Loss in Early Arthritis
For patients with early arthritis,
work productivity loss is considerable during the first three
years of disease, according to research published in the
September issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
Depression Linked to Worse Bypass Grafting Outcomes
For patients with established
ischemic heart disease undergoing coronary artery bypass
grafting, depression is associated with increased mortality and
poor cardiovascular outcomes, according to a study published in
the Sept. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
Higher HDL Cholesterol May Help Protect Against Cancer
Higher levels of high-density
lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with a decreased risk of
cancer among individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to a
study published online Sept. 11 in Diabetes Care.
Oral Sodium Phosphate Doesn't Up Acute Kidney Injury
Use of oral sodium phosphate for
bowel cleansing prior to a colonoscopy is not associated with
the risk of postprocedure acute kidney injury, according to a
study published in the September issue of Clinical
Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis
A blood test may help identify
people at risk for psychosis, according to a study published
online Aug. 6 in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
Routine Post-Op Labs Don't Often Affect Cervical Discectomy Care
In most cases, no action is taken
on the basis of patient's routine postoperative laboratory data
after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, according to a
study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.
Yoga Offers Benefits to Patients With Bipolar Disorder
For individuals with bipolar
disorder, yoga seems to be beneficial, with positive emotional,
cognitive, and physical effects, according to a study published
in the September issue of the Journal of Psychiatric
All Work, No Play May Up Risk of Diabetes
Working long hours may increase
one's risk for diabetes, but this may depend on the job. These
findings have been published online Sept. 25 in The Lancet
Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery
Measuring the activity of subsets
of white blood cells immediately after surgery might reveal
which patients are likely to recover quickly and those who
won't, a preliminary study suggests. The report was published
in the Sept. 24 issue of Science Translational Medicine.