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Intervention Results in More Stable Housing for Homeless Adults

A program that included scattered-site supportive housing using rent supplements and case management services led to more stable housing for homeless adults with mental illness in four cities in Canada, compared with usual access to existing housing...
26-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Administering Sedatives for Patients Receiving General Anesthesia Questioned

Although sedatives are often administered before surgery, a randomized trial finds that among patients undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia, receiving the sedative lorazepam before surgery, compared with placebo or no premedication,...
26-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Long-Term Follow-Up of Benign Thyroid Nodules Shows Favorable Prognosis

After five years of follow-up, a majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules exhibited no significant change in size, or actually decreased in size, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer were rare, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.
26-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Examination of Prior Authorization Policies for Antipsychotic Prescribing to Children

With a concern about inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to children, 31 states have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing, mostly within the past 5 years, and with most states applying...
26-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Outcomes of Lung Transplantations Since Implementation of Need-Based Allocation System

Since implementation of a medical need-based allocation system of donor lungs in 2005, double-lung transplantation has been associated with better graft survival than single-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF);...
26-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Taking NSAIDs With Anti-Clotting Medications And Risk of Bleeding, CV Events

Among patients receiving antithrombotic therapy (to prevent the formation of blood clots) after a heart attack, the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an increased risk of bleeding and events such as heart...
19-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

Gene Variant and Risk and Severity of Nerve Disorder Linked to Cancer Drug

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who had a certain gene variant experienced a higher incidence and severity of peripheral neuropathy after receiving treatment with the cancer drug vincristine, according to a study in the February 24 issue...
19-Feb-2015 5:15 PM EST

Study Suggests Need for More Sensitive Lung Cancer Screening Criteria

An analysis of lung cancer incidence and screening found a decline in the proportion of patients with lung cancer meeting high-risk screening criteria, suggesting that an increasing number of patients with lung cancer would not have been candidates...
19-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

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