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Infection Is Most Common Complication of Prostate Biopsy
 

(HealthDay News) The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported, according to an update of the American Urological Association White Paper published in Th...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 RESEARCH NEWS

Many With Cancer Hospitalized, Undergo Imaging at End of Life
 

About half of cancer patients are hospitalized and undergo at least one imaging scan at the end of life, research in the Journal of Oncology Practice suggests. The researchers found that among 6,568 com...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Financial Incentives Found to Up Colonoscopy Participation
 

Research in Gastroenterology suggests that financial incentives can increase colorectal screening rates. Study participants received either an e-mail asking them to opt in or out of a screening colonosc...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Many Americans Qualify As ‘Overfat’
 

Traditional measurements do not fully capture the high rates of “overfat” individuals in developed countries, research in Frontiers in Public Health suggests. “Regardless of body mass ...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

More Genetic Tests May Benefit Ashkenazi Jewish Cancer Patients
 

(HealthDay News) For Ashkenazi Jewish patients with breast cancer, comprehensive sequencing identifies pathogenic mutations in genes other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 founder alleles, according to a study publ...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Stress Echo Value Questioned for Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis
 

(HealthDay News) For patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), neither increase in mean pressure gradient (MPG) nor systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) predicts outcome, research in JACC: C...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 CARDIOLOGY

Greater Engagement for Patients Who Read Visit Notes
 

Greater engagement is reported by patients who read notes and submit feedback, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Study authors developed a patient feedback tool linked to...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Fasting Plasma Glucose, HbA1c Linked to Alzheimer’s in T2DM
 

(HealthDay News) For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) visit-to-visit variation, represented by the coefficient of variation (CV), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) CV...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 RESEARCH NEWS