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Evidence Supports 'Weekend Effect' for Mortality after Surgery

As for other types of medical care, surgery appears to be prone to a significant "weekend effect"— with higher odds of death when surgery is performed during or one or two days before the weekend, suggests a report in the February issue of Medical...
16-Jan-2018 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can Early Symptoms Predict Bipolar Disorder? Evidence Shows Differing Patterns of Risk Factors

Two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by...
12-Jan-2018 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

JOT Releases Orthopaedic Residency Program Rankings by Research Output

What's the best way to rate the quality and quantity of research produced by orthopaedic surgery residency programs? A new "research impact ranking" provides a more objective approach to assessing and comparing research productivity at US...
10-Jan-2018 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Skin Barrier Product Reduces Costs for Ostomy Care

Ostomy patients using a new type of skin barrier product—infused with ceramides that play an essential role in the normal barrier function of the skin—experience lower costs of care, according to a randomized trial published in the Journal of...
9-Jan-2018 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Managing Obesity in the Workplace − New Guidance from ACOEM

Effective prevention and treatment steps—including coverage for bariatric surgery, when indicated—can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an ACOEM Guidance Statement, published in...
8-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lymphedema after Cancer Treatment – Special Issue of Rehabilitation Oncology Presents Research Update

Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in the body region where lymph nodes were removed, causing pain and limited function. New research and insights on the management of...
4-Jan-2018 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Educational Video May Increase Public Willingness to Become Face Transplant Donors

After watching a brief educational video, members of the public are more likely to say they would be willing to donate a facial transplant to a severely disfigured patient, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive...
2-Jan-2018 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Migraine Surgery Produces 'Dramatic Improvements' in Functioning, Study Finds

In addition to reducing headache frequency and severity, surgical treatment for migraine leads to significant improvements in everyday functioning and coping ability, according to a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®,...
2-Jan-2018 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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