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Newswise: Curbing the Rising Toll of Adults with Complex Care Needs
Released: 6-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Curbing the Rising Toll of Adults with Complex Care Needs
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Data show that the number of people with clinically complex health and social needs is growing. Programs designed to support these adults have fallen short and the healthcare system is becoming overtaxed by these “super-utilizers”.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Medicare Changes May Increase Access to TAVR
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The number of hospitals providing TAVR could double with changes to Medicare requirements. Researchers see reason for both excitement and concern.

Newswise: Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility
Released: 2-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Device That Tracks Location of Nurses Repurposed to Record Patient Mobility
Johns Hopkins Medicine

By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside of their rooms, a well-known indicator and contributor to recovery after surgery.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Investigating SARS-CoV-2 transmission in public bath center in China
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

This case series reports a cluster-spreading event in Huai'an (about 435 miles northeast of Wuhan) in Jiangsu Province, China, where a patient with SARS-CoV-2 may have transmitted the virus to eight other healthy individuals through bathing in a public bath center.

26-Mar-2020 2:35 PM EDT
COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with underlying heart conditions
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 26-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT
When Prostate Cancer Recurs, Adding Hormone Therapy to Radiation May Harm Men with Low PSA Levels
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A secondary analysis of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 9601 phase 3 randomized clinical trial finds the benefit of hormone therapy varies depending on a patient’s PSA level.

Newswise: Intense Form of Radiation Slows Disease Progression in Some Men with Prostate Cancer That Has Spread
24-Mar-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Intense Form of Radiation Slows Disease Progression in Some Men with Prostate Cancer That Has Spread
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Highly focused, intense doses of radiation called stereotactic ablative radiation (SABR) may slow progression of disease in a subset of men with hormone-sensitive prostate cancers that have spread to a few separate sites in the body, according to results of a phase II clinical trial of the therapy.

23-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Survey Data Confirm Increases in Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Thinking Among U.S. Adolescents Seeking Mental Health Care
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Nationwide survey data on more than 230,000 U.S. adolescents over the period 2005 to 2018 suggest that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other “internalizing” problems account for an increasing share of the adolescent mental health burden, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Columbia University.

Newswise: Breast Cancer Screening Costs High, Benefits Uncertain, for Women in 40s
Released: 25-Mar-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Breast Cancer Screening Costs High, Benefits Uncertain, for Women in 40s
Yale Cancer Center

There are substantial costs associated with breast cancer screenings for U.S. women in their 40s, a new Yale Cancer Center-led study finds, and these costs vary widely by region.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Is step count associated with lower risk of death?
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Researchers looked at whether taking more steps and higher intensity stepping were associated with reduced risk of death in this observational study that included almost 4,900 adults (40 and over) who wore a device called an accelerometer to measure their step count and step intensity (steps/minute).


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