New Guidelines Issued for Managing Peri- and Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures. The guidelines are published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

– American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)|22-Sep-2014 9:55 AM EDT

Don’t Drink the (Warm) Water, Study Says

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There's an old saying: "Don't drink the water." But a UF/IFAS scientist warns Americans not to drink water from plastic bottles if it's been sitting in a warm environment for a long time. Lena Ma led a research team in China that examined 16 bottled water brands at 158 degrees for four weeks.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|22-Sep-2014 9:50 AM EDT

Evidence Supports Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Available research evidence supports the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who don't respond to other treatments, concludes a review in the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|22-Sep-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Rutgers Student Tackles the Prevalence of Diabetes in South Asian Population

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Sairaman Nagarajan, a Rutgers School of Public Health graduate student, uses his medical training and cultural background to educate New Jersey’s South Asian communities on diet and lifestyle changes

– Rutgers University|22-Sep-2014 9:20 AM EDT

Classroom Intervention Helps Shy Kids Learn

A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual’s temperament helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical thinking skills.

– New York University|22-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

New Rules for Anticancer Vaccines

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Scientists have found a way to find the proverbial needle in the cancer antigen haystack. The results have the potential to completely change current approaches to generating anticancer vaccines.

– The Rockefeller University Press|22-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Neurosurgery Tackles Past, Current and Future Concepts of Sports Concussion

An estimated 1.68 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States each year, and there are likely a significant number that go unreported. Current Concepts in Sports Concussion is a comprehensive, 16-article supplement of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago-area neurosurgeon Gail Rosseau, MD, the lead guest editor, is well known for her longtime commitment to sports-related head injury prevention, and serves on the Board of Directors of USA Football and ThinkFirst. Additional guest editors are neurosurgeons Julian Bailes, MD, and Joseph Maroon, MD – leading authorities in the field of sports-related concussion and head injury prevention. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|22-Sep-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Comprehensive Neurosurgery Supplement Covers Sports-Related Concussions

Neurosurgeons have treated head and spinal sports injuries since the specialty was formed in the early 20th century, with formal efforts to mitigate these injuries dating back to 1931. Current Concepts in Sports Concussion is a comprehensive, 16-article supplement of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health. The supplement includes a detailed, fascinating history of concussion treatment and research. The lead guest editor is Chicago-area neurosurgeon Gail Rosseau, MD, who serves on the Board of Directors of USA Football and ThinkFirst.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|22-Sep-2014 8:30 AM EDT
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