By Jeannette Wick
Though hospital stay duration was once used as a surrogate outcome for surgical recovery, the increasing popularity of short-stay surgery has eliminated that measure, making it harder for hospitals to track recovery trajectories and more difficult for surgeons to plan physical, psychological, and social postoperative courses for prospective patients.
By Jackie Syrop
The odds of a major adverse cardiovascular event were more than 14-fold higher when the surgeries were done within the first 3 months after stroke compared with surgery in patients with no stroke history.
By Martin Quan, MD
A single accreditation standard for graduate medical education in the United States will not only bolster training programs for MDs and DOs, but also improve patient care.
The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest US professional organization dedicated to eradicating hypertension and its consequences. The following study presentations were highlights of the organization’s 29th annual meeting in New York City.
By Jackie Syrop
Although people with high levels of homocysteine are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, taking vitamins known to lower homocysteine does not prevent the disease.
Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors of Medicare age experienced a better than 20% decline in heart attacks, Yale University researchers have found. The study appears in the July 29 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Using a behavioral intervention to target preschool-aged overweight children and their parents is efficacious for both children and parents, according to a study published online July 21 in Pediatrics.
Weight loss over 2 years is associated with reduced diabetes incidence and improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors, according to a study published online July 14 in Diabetes Care.
Persistent Symptoms after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Should Be Considered Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Persistent symptoms lasting three months after mild traumatic brain injury do not represent postconcussion syndrome and should be considered part of the hyperarousal dimension of posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study published online July 16 in JAMA Psychiatry.
A technology-based program may be used to identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension in the primary care setting, according to research published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.