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Women More Sensitized Than Men to Metal Used in Joint Replacement

Why are women at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery? An increased rate of hypersensitivity to the metals contained in joint implants might be a contributing factor, suggests a study in the April 19 issue of The...
19-Apr-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy — Medication Treatment Improves Outcomes for Mothers and Infants

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a research review and update in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the...
14-Apr-2017 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fewer Repeat Hospital Admissions After 'Vertical Integration' of Healthcare

"Vertical integration" of healthcare—closer coordination of care between primary care and hospitals—leads to a lower rate of hospital readmissions, suggests an experience from Portugal reported in the May issue of Medical Care. The journal is...
13-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Worldwide Survey Finds 16 Percent Rate of Acute Neurological Conditions in Critically Ill Children

Sixteen percent of children in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) have acute neurological conditions with brain damage due to cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, or other causes, reports an international survey study in Pediatric Critical...
13-Apr-2017 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What's Your Company Policy on E-Cigarettes?

As E-cigarettes continue to increase in popularity, employees are unclear on whether their employers have any company policy on "vaping"—or whether that policy is different for vaping versus tobacco smoking, reports a survey study in the April...
10-Apr-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Marker May Help Predict Success with Extended-Wear Contact Lenses

A simple marker on eye examination may help vision care professionals predict which patients will have a higher or lower rate of problems after starting extended-wear contact lenses, reports a study in the April issue of Optometry and Vision...
4-Apr-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tool Uses Behavioral Cues to Assess Pain in ICU Patients Who Can't Communicate

A new Behavior Pain Assessment Tool (BPAT) provides a simple way to evaluate pain in critically ill patients—including those who aren't able to communicate their pain verbally, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the...
3-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer’s Lippincott Solutions Offers New Online Courses Supporting the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification in Joint Replacement

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the release of eight new online courses designed to help organizations with the requirements of The Joint...
3-Apr-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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