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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Sleeping well during middle age may be an investment that leads to better mental functioning later in life, a new review finds. The findings were published in the January issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For critically ill patients, chlorhexidine bathing does not reduce health care-associated infections, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For children in pediatric intensive care units mechanically ventilated for acute respiratory failure, the use of a sedation protocol does not reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Receiving a blood transfusion during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report. The findings were to be presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, held from Jan. 24 to 28 in San Diego.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For patients seen in emergency departments solely for chest pain not due to myocardial infarction, noninvasive screening tests for coronary heart disease do not appear to benefit the prediction of future cardiovascular events, a new study suggests. The report was published online Jan. 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Chronic insomniacs who regularly take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep appear to be at a significantly increased risk for hypertension, according to research published online Jan. 26 in Hypertension.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Adam Hochron
For hospitalized patients, some stays are extended by comorbidities including pneumonia, which can present additional health concerns. A recent study looked at the effect of acid-suppressive medications for stroke patients in an effort to prevent them catching pneumonia as well.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Adam Hochron
As pulmonary issues like asthma become more prevalent in our population, the links to other potential comorbidities have also gained clarity. A recent study observed the connection between patients diagnosed with asthma and those potentially developing obstructive sleep apnea.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jeannette Wick
Smoking rates were found to be higher in men than in women, but decreasing in both sexes – reports had indicated the rates may be increasing in young women. Previous studies have shown women become addicted to nicotine faster and have greater difficulty quitting smoking due to more intense cravings when stimulated by cues than men.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Cardiovascular disease is often preceded by pneumonia severe enough to be hospitalized for, according to research published in JAMA.
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