Physicians Briefing

  • AAFP Issues Comprehensive Breastfeeding Toolkit
    A new breastfeeding toolkit is available, which includes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' business case for why employers should support breastfeeding, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation Can Be Applied Globally
    A cardiovascular disease risk equation has been developed that can be recalibrated for application in different countries, according to a report published online March 25 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
  • Dialectical Behavior Tx Aids Borderline Personality Disorder
    For patients with borderline personality disorder with high suicide risk, dialectical behavior therapy interventions that include skills training are most effective, according to a study published online March 25 in JAMA Psychiatry.
  • E-Health Intervention Feasible in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    For obese patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, an e-health intervention is feasible and effective for increasing physical activity and decreasing fat mass, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The Spine Journal.
  • Intraperitoneal Chemo Offers Lasting Benefit in Ovarian Cancer
    Intraperitoneal chemotherapy offers lasting benefit for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, according to a study published online March 23 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Perception of Crisis Mode Tied to Patient Info Exchange Issues
    Hospital staff members who perceive their unit is trying to do too much too quickly are more likely to also perceive problems in exchanging patient information across units, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
  • Physicians Should Be Aware of Signs of Burnout
    Burnout can be prevented if physicians are aware of the warning signs, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.
  • Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Affect Fetal Brain
    Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests. The findings were published online March 25 in JAMA Psychiatry.
  • Prevalence of Subclinical Disease ID'd in African-Americans
    African-Americans have a moderately high prevalence of subclinical disease, which is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care.
  • U/S Strain Imaging Can Quantify, Map Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Two-dimensional ultrasonographic strain imaging can quantify and map behaviors in the carpal tunnel, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.
  • AAOS: Driving Two Weeks Post Hip Replacement May Be OK
    Many people who've had hip replacement surgery might safely be able to drive as soon as two weeks after the procedure, a new small study finds. The findings were scheduled for presentation Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 24 to 28 in Las Vegas. The study was also published online November 2014 in The Journal of Arthroplasty.
  • Air Pollution May Contribute to High Anxiety
    Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, according to two new studies published March 24 in The BMJ.

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