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.
Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.
Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of disease in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, according to research published online July 21 in JAMA Neurology.
Patient reviews indicate that the attributes most valued in physicians include interpersonal skills and bedside manner, according to a report published online July 16 by Vitals.
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.
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.
A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction. The study appeared in the July 11 issue of the Journal of Men's Health.
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.