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Some Patients Would Choose Antibiotics for Appendicitis
 

Although most patients would choose surgical intervention for treatment of acute uncomplicated appendicitis, some would opt for antibiotics alone, research in JAMA Surgery finds. Of survey respondents, ...
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 BREAKING NEWS

Barriers to Initial Chemo, Radiation for Small-Cell Lung CA
 

(HealthDay News) A considerable proportion of patients with small-cell lung cancer don't receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy, research in JAMA Oncology finds. On multivariable analysis, being unin...
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

CDC: Unsafe Infant Sleep Practices Still Prevalent in U.S.
 

Unsafe sleep practices, including placing infants in a non-supine sleep position, are still prevalent in the U.S., research in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report finds. Researchers fo...
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 BREAKING NEWS

Complete Handover of Anesthesia Care May Up Complications
 

(HealthDay News) Complete handover of intraoperative anesthesia care is associated with an increased risk of adverse postoperative outcomes among adults undergoing major surgery, research in the Journal...
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 ANESTHESIOLOGY

USPSTF Questions Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening
 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in c...
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 BREAKING NEWS

Screening, Therapy Effect Varies by Breast CA Molecular Subtype
 

The contributions of screening and treatment to decreases in breast cancer mortality vary by molecular subtype, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The overall breas...
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 BREAKING NEWS

ICU RN Job Dissatisfaction, Burnout Linked to Moral Distress
 

Job satisfaction and practice environment are associated with moral distress among critical care nurses, research in the American Journal of Critical Care finds. A survey of critical care nurses reveale...
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Physical Activity Doesn’t Seem to Reduce Risk of Frailty in Elderly
 

(HealthDay News) A long-term physical activity program isn't associated with reduced frailty risk among older adults, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests. In a multicenter tria...
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE