Medical News

Finances on the Up for Some Primary Care Physician

April 28, 2016

The financial outlook for primary care practices is improving, but not all practices are experiencing the same improvements, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

Long-Term Statin Use Doesn't Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

April 27, 2016

Long-term use of statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), but a patient's cholesterol levels might affect risk, according to a study published online in PLOS Medicine.

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies May be as Safe as More Invasive Sx

April 27, 2016

Preventive mastectomy that preserves the nipple and surrounding skin may be as effective in preventing breast cancer in high-risk women as more invasive surgeries, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS).

Does Atomoxetine Use Up Suicide Risk in Children?

April 27, 2016

reatment with the selective noradrenalin-reuptake-inhibitor atomoxetine is not associated with increased suicide risk compared with stimulant use in children and adolescents, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Researchers Suggest 6-Minute Walk Test can Predict Mortality in TMVR Patients

April 27, 2016

For patients undergoing transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR), the six-minute walk test (6MWT) is independently associated with mortality, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Timing of Post-Cystectomy Follow-Ups Tied to Cuts in Readmissions

April 27, 2016

Detection of concerning symptoms after radical cystectomy can be improved by optimizing the timing and number of outpatient encounters, according to a study published in the May issue of The Journal of Urology.

Slight Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease for Women Working Nights

April 27, 2016

Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a report published in the April 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Tomosynthesis Found to be Helpful in Dense and Nondense Breasts

April 27, 2016

The addition of tomosynthesis to mammography is beneficial for women with dense and nondense breasts, and the readability of dense breast notifications (DBNs) vary by state, according to two research letters published in the April 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Could Pharmacists Redefine as Health Care Providers ?

April 26, 2016

Pharmacists can do an effective job helping chronically ill patients manage their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels if they're allowed to direct patients' health care, according to an evidence review published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Significant Increase in Child Poisoning From Household Products

April 26, 2016

A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent packets, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, according to a report published online in Pediatrics.