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How's Your 'Twilight Vision'? Study Suggests New Standardized Test

A simple method of testing "twilight vision" gives reliable results in identifying people who have decreased visual acuity under low light conditions, according to a study in the May issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the...
24-Apr-2015 10:40 AM EDT

New Ultrasound Training Goals for Anesthesiology-Critical Care Specialists

Ultrasound has become an essential tool for diagnostic and procedural uses in the critical care environment. The May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia outlines a new set of basic ultrasound learning skills developed specifically for use in...
24-Apr-2015 9:35 AM EDT

For Lower-Grade Brain Blood Vessel Malformations, Surgery Has 'Excellent Clinical Outcomes'

Interventional treatments—especially surgery—provide good functional outcomes and a high cure rate for patients with lower-grade arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain, reports the May issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the...
23-Apr-2015 11:35 AM EDT

American Academy of Neurology Launches New Medical Journal Neurology: Genetics

The American Academy of Neurology today launched a new online medical journal, titled Neurology® Genetics, to provide neurologists and scientists interested in applying findings from basic science with peer-reviewed articles, editorials and reviews...
17-Apr-2015 1:45 PM EDT

High Rate of Healthcare Visits before Suicide Attempts

Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
15-Apr-2015 10:45 AM EDT

How Should Anesthesiologists Prepare for the 'Perioperative Surgical Home'?

The perioperative surgical home (PSH) is an emerging approach to improve care for patients undergoing surgery, and anesthesiologists are preparing to play a key role in leading it. But how will the PSH approach affect patients, the health care...
14-Apr-2015 11:55 AM EDT

When Health Risks Go Down, Worker Productivity Goes Up

Changes in employee health risk factors have a significant impact on work productivity, reports a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental...
8-Apr-2015 10:35 AM EDT

IARS Trustee, Dr. Davy Cheng, Receives Gold Medal Award from Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society

The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) is pleased to announce that one of its Trustees, Davy Cheng, MD, is the recipient of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 2015 Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal Award is the highest award of...
7-Apr-2015 8:30 AM EDT

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