Warfarin Dosing Requirements May Differ By Race

Findings from a recent study suggests that clinical and genetic factors affecting warfarin dose requirements differ by race.

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.

Celecoxib Could Help Brucellosis-Associated Depression

Celecoxib seems safe and effective for treatment of depression due to acute brucellosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

AMD Predicts Poorer Survival in Older Women

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) predicts poorer survival, especially among women aged 80 years and older, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Catheterization Increasing for Seniors With STEMI

From 1999 to 2009 there was a decrease in the proportion of older adults with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) who did not undergo cardiac catheterization.

Teens More Satisfied Than Adults With Lumbar Disc Herniation Sx

Adolescent patients are more satisfied with surgery for lumbar disc herniation than younger or older adults, according to a study published in The Spine Journal.

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.