New mobile phone applications can help diagnose episodes of altered consciousness as epileptic seizures and can assist in patient management during acute stroke, according to two studies released in advance of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, which will be held from April 26 to May 3 in Philadelphia.
For Medicare beneficiaries, concurrent opioid prescribing is common among those with four or more opioid providers, according to a study published Feb. 19 in BMJ.
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population, according to a draft recommendation statement published online Feb. 17.
In adults over age 50, poor sleep is strongly linked to new-onset widespread pain.
The need for hospital physicians is growing, according to an article published Jan. 3 in Medical Economics.
Predictors of widespread pain have been identified among older adults and include non-restorative sleep, cognitive impairment, anxiety, and physical health, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in Arthritis & Rheumatism.
For patients who emerge from epilepsy surgery seizure-free, the complex relationship between depression, anxiety, and seizure control does not guarantee better quality of life.
Telemedicine offers a potential solution to the increased demand for physician-patient interaction, according to a report from a recent forum. The forum was hosted by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and the results of the discussion were published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
"Talking" medical devices and apps, among other techy health-focused inventions, can help people manage everyday wellness routines, such as taking pills and checking blood sugar levels, as well as dire medical circumstances, say experts.
A mobile and web-based app has been released to help health care professionals determine their patients' 10-year and lifetime risks of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.