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Subclinical Head Impact Still Impacts Brain
A single season of football can lead to measurable brain changes even with subclinical contact, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, held from April 5 to 9 in San Francisco.
Stem Cells May Aid Stroke Patients
Intraparenchymal transplantation of human modified bone marrow-derived stromal cells in chronic stroke patients is safe, feasible, and results in improved neurologic function, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, held from April 5 to 9 in San Francisco.
Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.
Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
A small number of doctors received at least $3 million each in Medicare payments in 2012, for a total of nearly $1.5 billion, according to an analysis of Medicare claims data released Wednesday by the White House. In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012. The median payment was just over $30,000, the Associated Press reported.
Depression, Functional Disability Common Post-Intensive Care Unit
For patients with respiratory failure or shock undergoing treatment in medical or surgical intensive care units, depression and functional disability are common, according to a study published online April 7 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
More Justification Needed for <i>Choosing Wisely</i> Selections
Most services included in specialty medical societies' Top 5 lists for the Choosing Wisely campaign are based on evidence demonstrating equivalent but not superior benefit, with higher risk or higher costs compared to other options, according to a research letter published in the April 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Four men paralyzed below the waist have regained some movement in their legs after a series of electrodes implanted along their spinal cord reawakened nerves long thought deadened, researchers are reporting. The findings were published online April 8 in Brain.
Stroke Risk May Be Elevated After Herpes Zoster Infection
Risk of stroke may be increased following herpes zoster infection, according to research published online April 8 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Motor Cortex Stimulation Provides Long-Term Analgesia for Neuropathic Pain
Patients who also responded positively to preoperative non-invasive transcranial stimulation analgesic effect were more likely to experience long-term benefit from MCS.
Radiology Rounds
Why Does This Woman Have Punched-out Bone Lesions?
When a patient’s presenting complaint is chest pain, consider plain radiographs directed to the area of pain and do not forget to look at the bones.
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