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Good Long-Term Quality of Life after 'DIEP Flap' Breast Reconstruction

For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal "DIEP flap" provides good long-term quality of life (QOL)—similar to that of women without breast cancer, reports a study in the May issue of...
29-Apr-2016 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Machine Learning' May Contribute to New Advances in Plastic Surgery

With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning—a subfield of artificial intelligence—to improve medical care and patient outcomes. An overview of...
29-Apr-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches—Simplified Approach Shows Good Results

A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to an "Ideas and Innovations" paper in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical...
29-Apr-2016 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Odds of ADHD for Kids with Some Types of Vision Problems

Children with vision problems not correctable with glasses or contact lenses may be twice as likely to have a diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a study in the May issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official...
25-Apr-2016 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Return of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Has Implications for Hospital Care

With the re-emergence of measles, mumps, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), many healthcare providers are encountering these diseases—and their potentially serious and even fatal outcomes—for the first time. A special...
19-Apr-2016 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Unmet Nursing Care' May Contribute to Racial Disparities in Rehospitalizations after Heart Attack

Why are black older adults at higher risk of repeat hospital admission after a heart attack? Treatment at hospitals with higher rates of missed nursing care may be a contributing factor, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care. The journal...
14-Apr-2016 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Proliposomal' Local Anesthetic Shows Promise for Longer-Lasting Pain Relief

A new "proliposomal" preparation of the local anesthetic drug ropivacaine may provide a valuable new option for pain relief in some clinical situations, with key advantages over other types of slow-release local anesthetics, suggest a pair of...
13-Apr-2016 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Training Help Make Employees More Resilient?

A five-hour educational program can promote resilience among employees facing downsizing and restructuring, according to a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
13-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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