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Friday, October 31, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Researchers assessed the effect of seizure status and severity, medication use, mental health indicators, parental support, and other factors on self-reported quality of life in children with epilepsy.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Complication rates are similar for single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusions, whether the procedure is performed by a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.
Friday, October 31, 2014
The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study. And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for many doctors declined in recent years. These findings were published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Friday, October 31, 2014
There are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of non-affected people, new research indicates. In the study, published online Oct. 29 in Radiology, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome had less overall white matter than the people who didn't have the condition.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Prenatal exposure to sodium valproate is associated with a reduction in offspring IQ, according to a review published online Oct. 30 in The Cochrane Library.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Boys born to mothers with greater exposure to the chemical di-isononyl phthalate may have a shorter anogenital distance, according to a new study. The researchers said their findings, published online Oct. 29 in Environmental Health Perspectives, add to concerns about the possible effects of certain plasticizers on the male reproductive system.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, according to a study published in the Oct. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Frequent readmissions and high inpatient costs are seen among older survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Hypersomnia may not receive the amount of attention as other sleep disorders like sleep apnea, but it affects up to 5% of the population and left untreated can significantly diminish a patient's quality of life.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The area of sleep study is only around 30 years old but there are still new advancements that can help improve the daily life of a patient.
Physician's Money Digest
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