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Nurses Urged to Practice 'Evidence-Based Compassion' for Alcohol Use Disorder

Nurses play a critical role in promoting compassionate care for patients and families affected by alcohol use disorder (AUD), including evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approaches, according to a paper in the July/September Journal...
11-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Best Tendon Choice for ACL Repair: Five-Year Follow-Up Study

Three different types of tendon grafts all provide good long-term outcomes in patients undergoing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee, reports a study in the June 5, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery....
7-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mental and Physical Health Drive Employee Productivity

Mental and physical health are the most important factors affecting workplace productivity, reports an open-access paper in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
7-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Low Rate of Serious Upper-Spine Injuries in NCAA Football Players

Collegiate football players have low rates of serious or disabling injuries of the upper (cervical) spine, concludes an analysis of a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) database, reported in the journal Spine. The journal is published...
3-Jun-2019 9:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Platelet-Rich Fibrin May Lead to Better Outcomes with Fat Grafting

A "second-generation" platelet concentrate called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) might enhance the outcomes of fat grafting for plastic surgery procedures, reports an experimental study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the...
31-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Minority Children Have More Complications, Higher Costs of Cleft Palate Repair

A new study documents racial disparities among children undergoing surgery to repair cleft palate, including a higher risk of complications in African-American children, reports the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official...
31-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Information Technology to Promote Health Equity – Update in Medical Care

An innovative health information technology (IT) program helps primary care providers to detect and manage depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in traumatized refugees, reports a study in a special June supplement to Medical Care. The...
23-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Evidence Doesn't Support the 'Hour-1 Sepsis Bundle,' Say European Emergency Physicians

Currently available evidence does not support the recent "Hour-1 Bundle" recommendation to perform five initial treatment steps within the first hour in patients with sepsis. That's the position of the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM),...
23-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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