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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

Intestinal Failure-Associated Liver Disease—New Position Paper in Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Children who require long-term parenteral nutrition are at risk of a potentially devastating complication called intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IAFLD). The diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of IAFLD are discussed in a new position...
3-Oct-2014 10:20 AM EDT

US Military Adopts Checklist for Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia

A checklist for trauma and emergency anesthesia, published last year in Anesthesia & Analgesia, has been included in the US Department of Defense's Joint Theater Trauma System Clinical Practice Guideline for trauma anesthesia.
3-Oct-2014 8:30 AM EDT

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