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Intrauterine Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes Linked With Risk of Autism

Among a group of more than 320,000 children, intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed by 26 weeks' gestation was associated with risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to a study in the April 14 issue of JAMA....
9-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Increase Seen in Data Breaches of Health Information

Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches of protected health information reported by HIPAA-covered entities increased and involved approximately 29 million records, with most data breaches resulting from overt criminal activity, according to a study in...
9-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Study Identifies Factors Linked to Greater Adherence to Use of Anticoagulant

Among patients with atrial fibrillation who filled prescriptions for the anticoagulant dabigatran at Veterans Health Administration sites, there was variability in patient medication adherence across sites, with appropriate patient selection and...
9-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

No Long-Term Survival Difference Found Between Types of Mitral Valve Replacements

In a comparison of mechanical prosthetic vs bioprosthetic mitral valves among patients 50 to 69 years of age undergoing mitral valve replacement, there was no significant difference in survival at 15 years, although there were differences in risk of...
9-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer May Differ By Type of BRCA1, BRCA2 Mutation

In a study that involved more than 31,000 women who are carriers of disease-associated mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, researchers identified mutations that were associated with significantly different risks of breast and ovarian cancers,...
2-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Default Surrogate Consent Statutes May Differ With Wishes of Patients

Among a sample of veterans in Connecticut, a substantial number had individuals listed as next of kin who were not nuclear family members, according to a study in the April 7 issue of JAMA. State default consent statutes do not universally recognize...
2-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Study Compares Outcomes for Stent vs Medications For Narrowed Artery Within the Brain

Among patients with symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis (narrowing of an artery inside the brain), the use of a balloon-expandable stent compared with medical therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) resulted in an increased of stroke or transient...
19-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Pay Gap Between Male and Female RNs Has Not Narrowed

An analysis of the trends in salaries of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States from 1988 through 2013 finds that male RNs outearned female RNs across settings, specialties, and positions, with no narrowing of the pay gap over time, according...
19-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EDT

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