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JOURNAL UPDATE

Speech Outcomes Can Be Predicted After Cochlear Implant

January 17, 2018. 12:00 PM CST. Regions of brain that were unaffected by auditory deprivation provide most precise prediction results Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Treatment of Urgency Urinary Incontinence Aids Sleep Quality

January 12, 2018 Improved urinary symptoms with antimuscarinic tx tied to better overall sleep quality, duration

Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale Cuts Recurrent Stroke/TIA Risk

January 11, 2018 Reviews demonstrate reduction in recurrent stroke risk after percutaneous transcatheter PFO closure

Neurodevelopment Not Impacted by Glucocorticoids in Preemies

January 10, 2018 However, mortality rate higher among extremely preterm infants receiving budesonide

Vitamin D3 Improves Arterial Stiffness in Dose-Response Way

January 10, 2018 Dose-response effect observed in overweight African-Americans with vitamin D deficiency

Idalopirdine May Not Improve Cognition in Mild Alzheimer’s

January 09, 2018 Findings from three randomized trials show no improvement in cognition vs. placebo over 24 weeks

Rituximab Tops Other Disease-Modifying Tx Options in MS

January 09, 2018 Better efficacy, lower discontinuation rate in newly diagnosed relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Follow-Up Delta CHA2DS2-VASc Score Better Predicts CVA in A-Fib

January 09, 2018 CHA2DS2-VASc score not static; most a-fib patients develop new risk factor before ischemic stroke

Mental Disorders Common in Kids With Chronic Physical Conditions

January 09, 2018 Baseline multimorbidity tied to decreases in physical, psychological, and school environment quality of life

Maternal Folic Acid, Multivitamin Use May Cut ASD Risk in Offspring

January 08, 2018 Autism spectrum disorder risk lower in those whose moms took supplements before, while pregnant

Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire Helps to Evaluate Migraine Pain

January 08, 2018 Commonly used pain survey better assesses migraine patients' pain-coping ability and function

Physicians Frequently Continue to Work While Ill

January 05, 2018 Many fear financial penalties, administrative pressures, or adhere strictly to 'patient first' motto

Closed-Loop Neurotechnology Improves PTSD Symptoms

January 05, 2018 Significant reductions in all symptom scores after intervention in military personnel

KRAS Mutations Linked to Brain Arteriovenous Malformations

January 05, 2018 Most tissue samples of arteriovenous malformations of the brain had somatic activating KRAS mutations

Cancer Death Rate Continuing to Decline in United States

January 05, 2018 Continuous drop in combined cancer death rate from 1991 to 2015, resulting in 2,378,600 fewer deaths

For Hospitals, No Benefit for Early Adoption of Financial Incentives

January 05, 2018 Hospitals with early adoption do not have better process scores, lower mortality than late adopters