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For Brain Hemorrhage, Risk of Death Is Lower at High-Volume Hospitals

For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of SAH cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official...
24-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

IARS Announces Availability of More Than $1.3 Million in Anesthesia Research Awards for 2015

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) announces the availability of more than $1.3 million in anesthesia research awards to be issued in 2015. In 2015, the Society will award $750,000 in research grants for the Frontiers in...
23-Oct-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Study Finds No Increase in Pregnancy-Related Death for African American Women

In contrast to national trends, a study performed at Alabama's largest hospital finds no racial difference in the risk of pregnancy-related death between African American and Caucasian women, reports the November issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.
22-Oct-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Have Lasting Effects for Families, Reports the American Journal of Nursing

Families of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may expect them to return to normal quickly—after all, it's "just a concussion." But mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to a review in the...
16-Oct-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Transforming Safety Net Practices Into Patient-Centered Medical Homes—Progress Report

A recently concluded demonstration project made meaningful progress toward introducing a "patient-centered medical home" approach at "safety net" practices serving vulnerable and underserved populations. Lessons learned in the course of developing...
15-Oct-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Parents' Perception of Teens' Experiences Are Related to Mental Health

Adolescents whose parents better understand their daily experiences have better psychological adjustment, suggests a study in the October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American...
13-Oct-2014 1:05 PM EDT

Equation Helps Assess Blood Flow to Flaps for Breast Reconstruction

For women undergoing breast reconstruction using the advanced "DIEP" technique, a simple formula can reliably tell whether there will be sufficient blood flow to nourish the DIEP flap, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global...
7-Oct-2014 9:40 AM EDT

High-Pollution Days Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiac Arrest

Rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are elevated after days with high levels of air pollutants, reports a Japanese study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
7-Oct-2014 8:30 AM EDT

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