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Gastric Bypass May Cut Oxidative Stress Markers in Subcutaneous Tissue

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery attenuates markers of oxidative stress in subcutaneous adipose tissue, according to a study published in Diabetes.

Five-a Day Optimal for Reducing Hip Fracture Risk

Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with hip fracture, with a higher rate of hip fracture for intake below five servings/day.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Uterine Polypectomy: Comparing Costs

For women with abnormal uterine bleeding and hysteroscopically diagnosed endometrial polyps, outpatient treatment is more cost-effective than inpatient treatment, according to research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Is Insulin Resistance a Factor in Adult Acne?

Insulin resistance does not appear to be a significant factor in post-adolescent acne, according to a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology.

Score IDs Patients With Upper Extremity DVT at Low Risk

For patients with upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), six easily available factors can be used to create a score that identifies those at low risk of adverse events during the first week.

Study: Weight-Based Enoxoparin After C-Section Best for Obese Patients

Weight-based dosing of enoxaparin is more effective than body mass index (BMI)-based dosing for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis among morbidly obese women after cesarean delivery, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Meropenem OK'd for Use in Infants Under 3 Months

Meropenem has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of abdominal infections in infants less than 3 months old.

Rapamune Gains Rare Lung Disease Indication

Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rapamune (sirolimus), the first drug approved to stabilize lung function in patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Why Are Women More Likely to Develop MS Than Men?

The innate lymphoid cell has demonstrated different immune activities in males vs. females, researchers from the Northwestern Medicine lab have found.

Highest, Lowest U.S. Organ Donation Rates Ranked by Region

In the United States, organ donor rates are highest in the Midwest and lowest in New York state, according to a report published in the American Journal of Transplantation.