Women often found radiology dense breast notifications (DBNs) difficult to understand and interpreted the notice incorrectly, results of a small survey showed. Overall, 49 of 58 women who received DBNs remembered the notifications, and all 30 women who completed a follow-up telephone survey remembered that the notice stated they had dense breasts. However, none of […]Continue Reading ...
February 2018 Print this issue Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills. An estimated […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Metrohm is pleased to present the Mira DS, a new handheld material identification system for police, hazmat teams, bomb technicians, and military personnel. At the push of a button, the Mira DS identifies illicit substances and explosives. The Mira DS was developed in close cooperation with professional first responders. While providing ease […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 There are several studies that show that obese people are likely to outlive normal weight individuals. This is called the “obesity paradox” and researchers have tried to understand the reasons behind this. A new study disproves this theory and finds that obese and overweight people do not live […]Continue Reading ...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is encouraging its medical providers to stop using saline as intravenous fluid therapy for most patients, a change provoked by two companion landmark studies released today that are anticipated to improve survival and decrease kidney complications. Saline, used in medicine for more than a century, contains high concentrations of sodium chloride, […]Continue Reading ...
A new study takes a deep look at the connection between shift work and type 2 diabetes. Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital leveraged data on hundreds of thousands of people in the UK Biobank to better understand how shift work – especially frequent night work – contributes to the likelihood of type 2 diabetes. […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Researchers at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that high proportions of patients with prediabetes are at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Their findings are published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Mohammed K. Ali, MD, associate […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease earlier in life, according to a study from UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. The research – the first to use autopsy-confirmed cases of Alzheimer’s disease to examine the long-term effects of head injuries – supports a […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Obesity was tied to a shorter lifespan, and a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, compared with normal BMI. Note that being overweight (BMI 25.0-29.9) was linked with a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) at an earlier age. Obesity was tied to a shorter lifespan, and a significantly […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this randomized trial in patients with chronic pain found that cognitive behavioral therapy and pain education were superior to usual care in terms of pain and physical function scores at 10 weeks. The durability of the intervention has yet to be assessed. Pain and physical function improved significantly among disadvantaged patients […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Though the dangers of smoking during pregnancy to both mother and baby are well-known, just over 7 percent of women still light up while pregnant, a new government report shows. Younger and less educated moms-to-be were the most likely to continue puffing on cigarettes while pregnant, according to the National […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 According to a report released this week (28th February 2018), one in 14 women who have given birth in the United States has smoked during their pregnancy despite warnings regarding the harmful effects of the same. The report comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) […]Continue Reading ...
GE Healthcare’s most advanced radiology ultrasound system – the LOGIQ™ E10 – offers 48X data throughput and 10X processing power of previous systems In the lead up to the European Congress of Radiology, GE Healthcare today announced the commercial launch of its new generation of high-end radiology ultrasound system, the LOGIQ™ E10. This fully digital […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use was not associated with cognitive decline in middle-aged and older individuals, according to data from two large population-based studies of twins in Denmark. Note that this study is the first to examine the association between long-term PPI use and cognitive decline in a population-based setting, and follow-up […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this randomized trial demonstrated that a set of rule-out criteria for PE may be as effective as more formal d-dimer and CT angio testing in the emergency department. While some PEs were likely missed in the PERC group, similar overall outcomes suggest that perhaps low-risk PEs may not warrant aggressive treatment. […]Continue Reading ...
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