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.
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.
Most US physicians are satisfied, with satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends in medicine, according to a report published by Jackson Healthcare.
For patients discharged from the emergency department with a history of hazardous alcohol use, a short message service assessment and feedback intervention is beneficial, according to a study published online July 9 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
By Adam Hochron
Although there are a wide variety of treatment options available for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, methods for finding the proper course of treatment are still under development.
By Adam Hochron
In 2 recent clinical trials, a treatment for young patients diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder reportedly demonstrated benefit over another currently used ADHD medication.
Prior day stressors and depression alter metabolic responses to high-fat meals, according to a study published online July 13 in Biological Psychiatry.
Physicians need to be aware of the ramifications of providing financial assistance to patients, according to an article published July 8 in Medical Economics.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Providing additional insight into mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recent research has found neurological operations at rest are similar to those seen during active tasks.
Physicians are more likely to register to be organ donors than the general public, according to a research letter published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.