Cleft Lip, Palate Don't Increase Ear Tube Complications
Cleft lip and/or palate does not
appear to affect complication rates for ventilation tube
placement among pediatric patients, according to a study
published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head &
Factors ID'd for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients
For patients with cancer, factors
associated with late admission to hospice have been identified,
according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal
of Clinical Oncology.
Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Genetic research performed during
the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has given
scientists unprecedented insight into how the virus mutates and
Group-Based Intervention Cuts Gestational Weight Gain in Obese
A group-based weight management
intervention can reduce gestational weight gain for obese
women, according to a study published in the September issue of
High Salt Intake May Worsen Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
High sodium intake is associated
with increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis,
according to research published online Aug. 28 in the
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Long-Term Use of Sulfonylureas Tied to Coronary Heart Disease
Among women with diabetes,
long-term use of sulfonylureas is associated with a
significantly higher risk of incident coronary heart disease,
according to a study published online Aug. 22 in Diabetes
Overconfident People May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities
Overconfident people are better at
convincing others that they're more talented than they really
are, and therefore are more likely to get promotions and reach
high-level positions, according to British researchers. Their
findings were published online Aug. 27 in PLOS ONE.
Photodynamic Therapy Beats Cryotherapy for Actinic Keratoses
For actinic keratoses, photodynamic
therapy is associated with improved response compared with
cryotherapy, according to a meta-analysis published online Aug.
27 in JAMA Dermatology.
Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Ups Decisional Conflict
For economically disadvantaged men
with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, poor knowledge about
prostate cancer is associated with increased decisional
conflict and lower perceived effectiveness of decision-making,
according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of
Prognostic Model Developed for Major Outcomes in T1DM
A prognostic model has been
developed and validated which has adequate discrimination for
major outcomes in type 1 diabetes, according to a study
published online Aug. 28 in Diabetologia.
Report Highlights Progress, Challenges in Health IT
Progress has been made toward
widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs),
although there are still barriers to adoption of advanced use
of EHRs, according to a report published by the Robert Wood
Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000 to 2009 in U.S.
From 2000 to 2009 there was an
increase in surgical treatment for spinal metastasis in the
United States, which was accompanied by increased complication
rates and costs, according to a study published in the Sept. 1
issue of The Spine Journal.