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Financial Conflicts of Interest Are Often Not Disclosed in Spinal Surgery Journals

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.
1-Jul-2020 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

For Cardiac Rehab Patients, In-Home Portable Air Cleaners Lower Fine-Particle Pollutant Exposure

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...
30-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Managing Abnormal Results on Cervical Cancer Screening: ASCCP Issues Updated Guidelines

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...
25-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For Children with Cleft Lip and Palate, No Major Psychological Impact of Repeated Surgeries

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.
25-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Most American Women Haven’t Heard of Breast Implant-Related Lymphoma

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.
25-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Very Low’ Risk of Unknown Health Hazards from Exposure to 5G Wireless Networks

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...
24-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Remarkably High’ Rate of Suicide Among Elderly Patients After Hip Fracture

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...
17-Jun-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Comparable Quality of Life Measures After Robot-Assisted Versus Conventional Surgery for Bladder Cancer

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...
17-Jun-2020 9:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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