By Robert T. Grant, MD, MSc, FACS
Although there are 2 types of abdominal wall reconstruction procedures, both use the same approach to repair the damage from a hernia.
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers believe the less-invasive nature of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement systems allows patients to mobilize and recover in as little as one week, which contributes to the device's greater survival benefit compared to open-heart surgery.
By Desiree Cox, MBBS, PhD
A large multinational observational study of patients with hepatitis C reveals etiology does not play a major role in HCV survival rates and that early detection and access to treatment have a greater impact.
By Jackie Syrop
New blood pressure treatment guidelines announced in February 2014 by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) may result in nearly 6 million American adults no longer requiring hypertension medications.
A telephone-based intervention improves mental health-related quality of life in cardiac patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders, according to research published online April 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
For patients with ischemic stroke there is considerable variation in the rates of high-intensity computed tomography use, according to a study published online April 8 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
For healthy subjects, exogenous glucagon-like peptide 1 attenuates hypoglycemia-induced acceleration of gastric emptying, according to a study published online March 5 in Diabetes Care.
The patient-clinician relationship has a small but significant effect on health care outcomes, according to a study published online April 9 in PLOS ONE.
Apathy symptoms in older people without dementia are associated with lower brain volumes, according to a study published online April 16 in Neurology.
The key issues for future physicians are discussed in an article published by the American Medical Association.