An analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry found that military personnel who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) did not have elevated suicide risks. However, the researchers reported that separation from the military appeared to affect this outcome.
For medical school hopefuls, a JAMA study has found those awarded extra time on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), may not have affected their admissions, but still had lower United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step exam scores and 4-8 year graduation rates.
Preceding visceral arteriography (VA) with a diagnostic study using computed tomographic angiography (CTA) improved positive localization of the site of lower gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage compared with VA alone, according to a new study published in May in JAMA Surgery.
Mark Twain said, "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in 7 years."
What's the story with salt? Dietary guidelines for adults â€“ especially those who are older, black, have elevated blood pressures, diabetes or chronic kidney disease â€“ recommend consuming less than 1500 mg daily.
Colorectal surgery is often performed for inflammatory disease or malignancy-known risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although a patient safety priority, comprehensive recommendations for these VTE patients are lacking. Most patients receive perioperative and in-hospital VTE chemoprophylaxis, but extended prophylaxis rates lag.