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Friday, September 19, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Magnetic resonance is an effective alternative to biopsy for identifying and quantifying fats in the liver, according to results from a study led by a research team at the University of the Basque Country.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene adherence, according to a study published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) combined with clopidogrel may be a better alternative to triple anticoagulant therapy in patients on long-term VKA undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and stenting, according to a review published in the Sept. 23 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Length of emergency room stay for trauma patients is shorter with the use of electronic health records, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Friday, September 19, 2014
For patients with breast cancer with spinal metastases, estrogen receptor/hormone receptor-negative status is associated with worse survival, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of Spine.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season. "It's really unfortunate that half of Americans are not getting the protection from flu they could get," said Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a morning news conference.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Strategies are presented to help physicians lower their tax burden in an article published Sept. 2 in Medical Economics.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has released a second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that should be discussed before being prescribed, as part of the national Choosing Wisely campaign.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The rate of major adverse cardiovascular events is higher in patients with diabetes mellitus and multivessel coronary artery disease treated with insulin versus those not treated with insulin, according to a study published in the Sept. 23 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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