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Testicular Cancer Rising in Young Hispanics in the United States
Incidence rates of testicular germ cell tumors have been increasing among young Hispanics in the United States, according to research published online July 14 in Cancer.
Doctors More Likely than Public to Be Registered Organ Donors
Physicians are more likely to register to be organ donors than the general public, according to a research letter published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Stroke History Heightens Risk for Adverse Surgical Outcomes
A history of a stroke is associated with worse outcomes following elective surgery, according to a study published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Increasing Flow of Information has Impact on Patient Consent
The increasing flow of information as part of health information exchanges raises certain issues for patient consent, according to an article published July 8 in Medical Economics.
Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery Varies Widely in US
Hospital utilization of minimally invasive surgery for common procedures varies widely nationwide, according to a study published July 8 in BMJ.
Varying Rates of Observation as Management for Prostate Cancer
Rates of observation as management for low-risk prostate cancer vary widely, and androgen-deprivation therapy is not associated with improved survival for men with localized prostate cancer, according to two studies published online July 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Vasectomy, Prostate Cancer Link Stronger for Lethal Disease
Vasectomy is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer overall during extended follow-up, with an elevated risk seen for high-grade and lethal cancer, according to a study published online July 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
To Answer Patient Questions, Physicians Turn to New Information Sources
In a recent survey, physicians identified peer-reviewed journal articles, continuing medical education, evidence-based guidelines, and national experts as the most useful sources of information to stay current on therapeutic advances.
Physician Offices Investing in Patient Portals for Electronic Health Records
Practitioners are continuing to invest in electronic health records (EHRs), specifically to improve access for patients, according to an article published June 13 in Medical Economics.
Researchers Study Role of Low Testosterone on Older Men
Researchers in Australia have released the results of a study showing that dropping testosterone levels in older men could potentially put them at risk when taking care of themselves in their later years.
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