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Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review

While the use of a cholinesterase inhibitors (ChI) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of falls, there is also a potential for worsening of motor features.

Memantine for Fibromyalgia: Results from First Randomized, Controlled Study

It is suspected that glutamate (Glu), an excitatory CNS neurotransmitter, may have a role in the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia; memantine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, could assist in reducing glutamate's neurotoxic effect by preventing the entry of excess calcium.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

Routine ECGs for Young Athletes Not Advised

U.S. heart experts recommend doctors use a 14-point checklist rather than an electrocardiogram (ECG) when evaluating young people for underlying heart disease that could result in sudden cardiac arrest.

Exercise May Delay Age-Related Hypertension in Men

Aerobic exercise leading to strong cardiorespiratory fitness can delay a man's onset of age-related high blood pressure.

Radiotherapy Improves Dysphagia in Esophageal Cancer

For patients with advanced esophageal cancer, dysphagia is improved with radiotherapy alone.

QoL Up with Testosterone Recovery in Prostate Cancer

For patients with high-risk prostate cancer, testosterone recovery is shorter for patients receiving 18 months vs. 36 months of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and is associated with improved quality of life.

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive

More than one-quarter of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order.

8% of Children Account for Nearly 25% of ER Visits

Eight percent of children account for nearly one-quarter of emergency department visits.

Spinal Manipulation Helps Relieve Back-Related Leg Pain

Adding spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) to home exercise and advice (HEA) may improve short-term outcomes in patients with subacute and chronic back-related leg pain (BRLP).