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Stroke Risk Drops in Both Black and White Older Adults – Black Patients Have Largest Reductions in Mortality

Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
20-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Understanding Global Trauma Systems – OTA International Looks at Current Status, Future Needs

National trauma systems play a critical role in improving survival and reducing disability from musculoskeletal and other injuries. An update on trauma systems around the world – and priorities for developing and standardizing care in lower- and...
13-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Vascular Aging in Flight Attendants

Flight attendants with past exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) have preclinical signs of accelerated vascular aging, reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
12-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

VA Study Evaluates Quality Indicators for Hormone Therapy in Menopausal Women

Improvements are needed in VA's prescribing of hormone therapy for menopausal women veterans, concludes a study in the Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ), the peer-reviewed journal of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). The...
7-Mar-2019 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Online Reviews After 'Tummy Tuck' – Cosmetic Results Aren't the Only Factor Affecting Positive Ratings

For patients undergoing "tummy tuck" surgery (abdominoplasty), satisfaction with the aesthetic outcome is the main factor affecting whether they write a positive or negative online review for their plastic surgeon, reports the March issue of Plastic...
28-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

More Women Are Training to Be Plastic Surgeons, but Racial/Ethnic Representation Still Lags Behind

While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of Black and Hispanic trainees are declining or unchanged, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®,...
28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Regaining Independence After Hip Fracture – Age Is the Most Important Predictor

Most middle-aged and older adults recover their ability to live independently within a year after surgery for hip fracture, reports a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
25-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Current Tools Have Low Accuracy for Predicting Delayed Ischemia after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Both CT angiography and transcranial Doppler have limited accuracy in detecting cerebral vasospasm and predicting delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptured aneurysm, reports a study in the...
21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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