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Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Ease Post Knee Arthroplasty Pain

August 16, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Meta-analysis shows drop in use of opioids for electrotherapy; delayed opioid use with acupuncture Read article


Single-Color PCR Detects Cancer Mutations From Circulating DNA

August 16, 2017 Mutation assays were developed specific to the cancer driver mutations of patients' tumors

‘07 to ‘14 Saw Drop in Proportion Needing Dialysis After TAVI

August 16, 2017 Need for new dialysis after TAVI linked to increased risk of mortality at 30-days and four years

Emergency Departments See Few Cases of Sepsis in Adolescents

August 16, 2017 Every 100 years, each of 12 emergency departments would treat 2.8 fatal sepsis cases

Phenotype Varies for Presumed Pathogenic Variants in KCNB1

August 16, 2017 De novo mutations in KCNB1 associated with variable neurodevelopmental disorder

Falling Insulin Requirement Linked to Placental Dysfunction

August 16, 2017 FIR ≥15 percent linked to increased risk of composite of clinical markers of placental dysfunction

Automated Analyses of Night Blood O2 Detects Apnea

August 16, 2017 Findings for detection of sleep apnea among habitually snoring children

Variable Square Pulse Erbium Promising for Stretch Marks

August 16, 2017 Some postinflammatory hyperpigmentation seen in those with darker skin

Perceived Social Support Lower for Cancer Caregivers Vs Patients

August 16, 2017 Greater support for caregivers may substantially strengthen the sense of coherence

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Device Changes Often Low Quality

August 15, 2017 And, efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval often confirmed only years after approval

Lifestyle Intervention Only Offers Modest Benefit in Type 2 Diabetes

August 15, 2017 Change in glycemic control did not reach criterion for equivalence among adults diagnosed for <10 years

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards

August 15, 2017 No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards

High Platelet Reactivity Tied to Ischemic, Bleeding Outcomes

August 15, 2017 Findings based on two-year follow-up after drug-eluting stent implantation

Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy Order Has No Effect on Pain

August 15, 2017 Order of successive office procedures for evaluation of uterine bleeding has no effect on pain.

Caregivers Have a Worse View of Cancer Patients’ Functional Status

August 15, 2017 Patient-caregiver assessments of patient function, mental health, social support differ significantly

Intraindividual Variability in Reaction Time Tied to Mortality

August 15, 2017 Independent link identified, which changed very little after excluding incident dementia cases