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Released: 19-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Unique program aims to educate Muslim teens on HIV prevention
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Cultural taboos may leave Muslim American adolescents uninformed about romantic relationships and sex, placing them at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A sex education program designed specifically for Muslim teens – with a foundation in Islamic morals and values – is reported in the November/December issue of The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC). The official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, JANAC is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 6-Oct-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Robotic surgery in the COVID-19 era: Urologists take on the challenges
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Robotic surgery plays a major role in modern management of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and other conditions treated by urologists. But it also poses some special challenges as hospitals resume elective surgery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Problems and solutions facing urologic robotic surgery in the era of COVID-19 are reviewed in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Freezing prostate cancer: Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation
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A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo) – destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them – provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Missing Rehab Due to COVID-19 Increased Distress in Women with Breast Cancer
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Beyond the tragic surges in hospitalizations and deaths, the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare for people with a wide range of medical conditions – including cancer. For women recovering after breast cancer treatment, COVID-19-related interruptions in rehabilitation care led to emotional distress and other effects on health and well-being, reports a study in the October issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the APTA Oncology, an Academy of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Can you paint your migraine?
Released: 24-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Can you paint your migraine?
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“Can you draw me a picture of your headache?” may sound like an unusual question – but drawings of headache pain provide plastic surgeons with valuable information on which patients are more or less likely to benefit from surgery to alleviate migraine headaches.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The psychosocial benefits of plastic surgery for young women with congenital breast asymmetry
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Nearly all women have breasts that are slightly different from each other. However, some women have more marked differences in the size, shape, or position of the breasts even after development is complete – leading to negative effects on emotional well-being and self-image.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Women Orthopaedic Surgeons Report High Rates of Sexual Harassment
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More than two-thirds of women orthopaedic surgeons report experiencing sexual harassment during their residency training, according to a survey study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 9:20 AM EDT
County and ZIP code-level data show ‘stark social inequities’ in COVID-19
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A geocoding approach – linking routinely collected public health data to neighborhood socioeconomic factors – shows consistently higher rates of COVID-19 illness and death among people living in more-disadvantaged communities, reports a study in the November/December Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Falling Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Orthopaedic Trauma
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The amount Medicare reimburses for orthopaedic trauma surgery has fallen by nearly one-third over the past two decades, reports a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Violence Risk Assessment in Mental Health Care – Journal of Psychiatric Practice Outlines a Therapeutic Risk Management Approach
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Assessing the potential for violent behavior by patients with psychiatric disorders is an essential but challenging responsibility for mental health professionals. A five-part series currently being published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice summarizes an expert approach to screening, assessment, and management of the risk of “other-directed violence.” The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Medical mistrust grounded in structural and systemic racism affects HIV care for Black women in the US South
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For Black women in the southern United States, mistrust of the health care system that is grounded in structural and systemic racism is a key factor affecting participation in HIV prevention and treatment services, reports a study in the September/October issue of The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC). The official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, JANAC is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 1:00 PM EDT
With Digital Phenotyping, Smartphones May Play a Role in Assessing Severe Mental Illness
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Digital phenotyping approaches that collect and analyze Smartphone-user data on locations, activities, and even feelings – combined with machine learning to recognize patterns and make predictions from the data – have emerged as promising tools for monitoring patients with psychosis spectrum illnesses, according to a report in the September/October issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 14-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Early Steroids Improve Outcomes in Patients with Septic Shock
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Some critically ill patients with septic shock need medications called vasopressors to correct dangerously low blood pressure. When high doses of vasopressors are needed or blood pressure isn’t responding well, the steroid hydrocortisone is often used. In this situation, earlier treatment with hydrocortisone reduces the risk of death and other adverse outcomes, reports a study in SHOCK®: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, Official Journal of the Shock Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:50 AM EDT
During the Pandemic, Online Lecture Series Helps Fill Gaps in Training for Urology Residents
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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of healthcare – including sharp drops in educational opportunities for resident physicians in training. In response, urology training programs across the United States joined forces to develop a multi-institutional online video lecture collaboration, according to a special article in Urology Practice, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 9:50 AM EDT
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer: First US Study Shows Promising Outcomes
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High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) – a technology used to treat localized prostate cancer – has shown adequate control of prostate cancer while avoiding major side effects of surgery or radiation therapy, according to a new study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT
After Medicaid Expansion, ‘Unmet Need’ for Joint Replacement Surgery
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States that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act have seen an “early surge in demand” for hip and knee replacement surgery, reports a study in the September 2, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 8:30 AM EDT
New study examines long-term aesthetic outcomes of implant-based breast reconstruction
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Breast reconstruction is an important option for women undergoing mastectomy, and a two-stage approach using implants is by far the most common reconstruction technique. Thousands of women undergo this procedure every year – despite the conventional wisdom among many surgeons that the results of implant-based breast reconstruction don’t hold up over the long term.

Released: 27-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT
For healthcare organizations responding to COVID-19, ‘creative destruction’ leads to accelerated innovation
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COVID-19 has upended essentially every sector of the economy, and none more so than healthcare. Healthcare leaders from across the United States share their experiences with disruption and innovation in responding to the COVID-19 crisis in the Fall 2020 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management, a publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 2:35 PM EDT
New study explores symptomatology, quality of life before and after labiaplasty
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For patients with elongated labia, vague terms like “vaginal rejuvenation” and “designer vagina” can undermine the seriousness of the condition, which includes a variety of functional concerns. Often attributed to congenital causes, exogenous hormones, chronic irritation, childbirth, aging and external physical causes, women at nearly every age, from birth to later adulthood, have symptoms such as tugging, twisting, urinary tract infections, personal hygiene issues, dyspareunia, pain during exercise, exposure in clothing and deviation of urine stream.

Released: 24-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Patient Monitoring Systems for Sepsis – Mixed Results on Patient Outcomes
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Automated patient monitoring systems (PMSs) have been designed to reduce delays in diagnosis of sepsis in hospitalized patients. But so far, studies evaluating these systems have shown inconsistent effects on mortality rates and other patient outcomes, according to an evidence review in a special September supplement to the Journal of Patient Safety, which was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 24-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT
‘Safely Returning America to Work’ – Occupational Medicine Specialists Offer Expertise
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As the COVID 19 pandemic continues, business leaders face critical decisions on how to safely reopen and resume operations. A set of general guidelines for Safely Returning America to Work was published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official journal of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation Bring Specific Benefits for Veterans
Released: 24-Aug-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Yoga, Tai Chi, and Meditation Bring Specific Benefits for Veterans
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Three popular complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies – yoga, tai chi, and meditation – lead to significant improvements in key outcomes perceived by Veterans receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system, suggests a study in a special September supplement to Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 20-Aug-2020 9:20 AM EDT
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® named the official journal of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
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Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR), a leading peer-reviewed orthopaedic journal, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JRGOS) today announced a new collaboration making CORR® the official journal of the JRGOS and its more than 450 members. The collaboration aims to keep the issue of racial diversity in orthopaedic surgery front of mind among CORR’s readers and the patients whom they treat.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
ASCRS Issues Updated Guidelines on Surgery for Crohn’s Disease
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Although rates of surgery for Crohn’s disease have decreased over the years, many patients still require surgical treatment – due to inadequate responses to medical therapy, severe attacks of acute colitis, and many other situations. Reflecting the latest research evidence and clinical practice, an updated set of recommendations for surgery in patients with Crohn’s disease have been published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Back to the Operating Room: Orthopedic Surgeons Issue Guidelines on Resuming Elective Surgery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of Americans have had to delay recommended but elective orthopedic surgical procedures, such as joint replacement surgery or knee arthroscopy. Now an expert panel has issued recommendations to guide safe resumption of elective orthopedic surgery. The guidelines appear in the July 15, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Mental Health Units in Correctional Facilities: Scarce Data but Promising Outcomes
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Specialized mental health units (MHUs) may be critical to managing the high rates of serious mental illness in incarcerated populations. But research data on unit characteristics, services provided, and outcomes achieved by MHUs in correctional facilities are scarce, according to a report in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted in the Womb, Reports Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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A baby girl in Texas – born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 – is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Nurses and Midwives Take the Lead in Providing HIV Services in Eastern and Southern Africa
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“Nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral therapy” (NIMART) is an innovative approach to making effective medications more accessible to people living with HIV (PLWH) in low-resource countries. A new study identifies challenges and opportunities to promoting nurse- and midwife-led HIV services in eastern and southern Africa, reports the July/August issue of The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC). The official journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, JANAC is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Financial Conflicts of Interest Are Often Not Disclosed in Spinal Surgery Journals
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Many studies published by major spinal surgery journals do not include full disclosure of researchers’ financial conflicts of interest (COIs), reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
For Cardiac Rehab Patients, In-Home Portable Air Cleaners Lower Fine-Particle Pollutant Exposure
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Using an in-home portable air cleaner (PAC) can significantly reduce exposure to fine-particle air pollutants – a major risk factor for cardiovascular events in people with pre-existing heart disease, reports a pilot study in the July issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Managing Abnormal Results on Cervical Cancer Screening: ASCCP Issues Updated Guidelines
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Replacing guidelines for managing women with abnormal results on cervical cancer screening test from 2012, new recommendations from ASCCP emphasize more precise management based on estimates of the patient’s risk – enabling more personalized recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. The revised guidelines with updated recommendations are now available in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (JLGTD), official journal of ASCCP. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
For Children with Cleft Lip and Palate, No Major Psychological Impact of Repeated Surgeries
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Children born with cleft lip and cleft palate (CLP) commonly undergo multiple surgical procedures between infancy and adolescence. By the time they are teens, patients with CLP with more total surgeries do not have increased psychosocial problems.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Most American Women Haven’t Heard of Breast Implant-Related Lymphoma
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Only about 1 out 7 American women have heard about breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – an immune system cancer occurring in a small percentage of women with breast implants, according to a new survey.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT
‘Very Low’ Risk of Unknown Health Hazards from Exposure to 5G Wireless Networks
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Experts weigh in on recent online reports that warn of frightening health consequences from new fifth generation (5G) wireless networks. Within current exposure limits, there appears to be little or no risk of adverse health effects related to radiofrequency (RF) exposure from 5G systems, concludes an evidence-based expert review in the June issue of Health Physics, official journal of the Health Physics Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 17-Jun-2020 10:50 AM EDT
‘Remarkably High’ Rate of Suicide Among Elderly Patients After Hip Fracture
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Older adults who suffer a hip fracture requiring surgery are at a higher risk of suicide, suggests a study in the June 17, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Comparable Quality of Life Measures After Robot-Assisted Versus Conventional Surgery for Bladder Cancer
Released: 17-Jun-2020 9:25 AM EDT
Comparable Quality of Life Measures After Robot-Assisted Versus Conventional Surgery for Bladder Cancer
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For patients with bladder cancer, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes are similar after high-tech robot-assisted surgery compared to conventional open surgery, reports The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Triage Decisions Should ‘Ignore Life-Years Saved,’ Writes Bioethicist in Medical Care
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How do we decide which patients with COVID-19 should get priority for lifesaving ventilators and ICU beds? Writing in the July issue of Medical Care, a prominent bioethicist argues that COVID-19 triage strategies should focus on saving lives, rather than prioritizing life-years saved. Medical Care is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Botox Is an Effective Treatment for Some Common Sports Injuries, New Research Suggests
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While botulinum toxin is commonly known as a cosmetic treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, a growing body of evidence suggests that “Botox” can also be an effective treatment for certain sports injuries and chronic pain conditions, according to a review in the June issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports, official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Addressing Sexual Violence in Sport: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Issues Position Statement
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Sexual violence is a serious problem with potentially severe and lasting negative effects on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of victims – including athletes. A new American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Position Statement on sexual violence in sport was published simultaneously in four leading sports medicine journals, including Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR), official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (CJSM), official journal of the AMSSM. Both CSMR and CJSM are published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Low Ratings of Workplace Safety Climate by Hospital Nurses Linked to Higher Risk of Injury
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Compared to other groups of healthcare practitioners, nurses may have the poorest perceptions of workplace safety climate and the highest rates of injuries and sick time, suggests a single-hospital study in the May/June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 28-May-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Stem Cell Treatments ‘Go Deep’ to Regenerate Sun-Damaged Skin
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For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they’ve been getting good results, it’s been unclear exactly how these treatments – using adult stem cells harvested from the patient’s own body – work to rejuvenate “photoaged” facial skin.

Released: 27-May-2020 2:10 PM EDT
New Study Evaluates Facial Feminization Outcomes, Benefits for Transgender Women
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Previous studies have reported improved quality of life and mental health in transgender women undergoing facial feminization surgery (FFS) surgery to provide a more feminine facial appearance. But there is still limited evidence on these and other benefits of facial gender confirmation surgery.

Newswise: No-Deductible Preventive Drugs Lower Costs, Increase Medication Use for Low-Income Diabetes Patients
Released: 27-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
No-Deductible Preventive Drugs Lower Costs, Increase Medication Use for Low-Income Diabetes Patients
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For patients with diabetes – especially those with lower incomes – preventive drug lists (PDLs) of essential medications available with no deductible can reduce out-of-pocket costs while increasing use of important treatments, reports a study in a June supplement to Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 26-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT
High Rates of COVID-19 on American Indian Reservations – Water and Language Barriers Affect Risk
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Early in the pandemic, American Indian Reservations have experienced a disproportionately high incidence of COVID-19 infections: four times higher than in the US population, reports a study in the July/August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The special issue of JPHMP focuses on COVID-19, with commentaries and scientific articles describing the pandemic in the United States and globally. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-May-2020 2:55 PM EDT
COVID-19 Evidence and Strategies for Orthopaedic Surgeons: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Shares Update
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How should orthopaedic surgeons respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? A review in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery analyzes evidence and strategies for managing the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus – including critical lessons from past pandemics. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-May-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Emerging Evidence on Genetics of Schizophrenia Raises Hopes for New Treatment Targets
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In recent years, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified many different genetic variants associated with schizophrenia. These genetic discoveries raise the promise of developing urgently needed new treatments targeting the underlying biology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia, according to a special article in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 7-May-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Treatment for Diverticulitis – Updated ASCRS Guidelines Published in Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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Reflecting research-driven changes in clinical practice, a revised set of evidence-based recommendations for the medical and surgical treatment of left-sided colonic diverticulitis has been published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.


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