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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Increases Patient Access

Aug. 31, 2015 — Expanding the number of sites offering office-based opioid treatment with buprenorphine utilizing addiction nurse care managers, trainings and technical support resulted in more physicians becoming ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — When physicians prepare for patient visits, one of their first steps is to review clinic notes or health records that recap their patients’ medical history. Since the Health Information Technology ... read more

Religion, Physicians and Surrogate Decision-Makers in the Intensive Care Unit

Aug. 31, 2015 — Religious or spiritual considerations were discussed in 16 percent of family meetings in intensive care units and health care professionals only rarely explored the patient's or family's ... read more

Examining Service Delivery, Patient Outcomes in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Aug. 31, 2015 — Outpatient human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) health care facilities funded by the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were more likely to provide case management, mental health, substance abuse and ... read more

Prasugrel Associated With Increased Major Bleeding in High-Risk Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Prasugrel-based dual antiplatelet therapy is associated with increased major bleeding after stent implantation for high-risk patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a secondary ... read more

Ticagrelor Administered in the Ambulance Reduces Ischaemic Events 24 Hours After PCI

Aug. 31, 2015 — Ticagrelor administered in the ambulance reduces ischaemic events 24 hours after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to new ... read more

Depressed Patients Have More Frequent Chest Pain Even in the Absence of Coronary Artery Disease

Aug. 31, 2015 — Depressed patients have more frequent chest pain even in the absence of coronary artery disease, according to results. The findings suggest that pain and depression may share a common neurochemical ... read more

Rapid, More Sensitive Test Speeds Up Chest Pain Triage

Aug. 30, 2015 — Patients arriving at the emergency department with chest pain suggestive of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can be triaged more quickly and more safely using a new rapid assay with refined ... read more

Surprise Cardiac Finding Predicts Future Risk

Aug. 30, 2015 — In patients with chronic ischemic heart disease, a small left ventricle with thick walls, is the strongest predictor of morphologic remodelling, which is generally considered a first step towards ... read more

Refractory Cardiac Arrest Patients Brought to Hospital With Ongoing CPR Can Recover

Aug. 29, 2015 — Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4,000 ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Depression and Extremes of Blood Pressure Predict Highest Rates of Harmful Vascular Events

Aug. 29, 2015 — Depressive symptoms and extremes of blood pressure predict the highest rates of harmful vascular events in patients with existing heart disease, diabetes or stroke, according to new ... read more

CPR: It's Not Always a Lifesaver, but It Plays One on TV

Aug. 28, 2015 — If you think that performing CPR on a person whose heart has stopped is a surefire way to save their life, you may be watching too much TV. The truth is more depressing than fiction, according to a ... read more

Medicinal Marijuana: Patients Battle Stigma and Misunderstanding

Aug. 28, 2015 — New research examines the experiences of California residents who have been prescribed medical marijuana and the stigma they experience from public opinion.  The findings indicate that the stigma of ... read more

Important Steps Toward Developing a Blood Test to Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early

Aug. 28, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer.  ... read more

Lack of Folic Acid Enrichment in Europe Causes Mortality Among Fetuses

Aug. 28, 2015 — A new international study shows that 5,000 fetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy percent of these pregnancies are ... read more

Brain Scans Predict Response to Antipsychotic Medications

Aug. 28, 2015 — Investigators have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients' response to antipsychotic drug ... read more

Brazil's National Oral Health Policy: An Example for Other Nations

Aug. 27, 2015 — Brazil is the only country with more than 200 million inhabitants that has a universal health system, funded by federal, state and municipal budgets. In recent decades, the system has evolved from an ... read more

Antibiotic Use Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Aug. 27, 2015 — People who developed type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to the diagnosis than people who did not have the condition, according to a new ... read more

Safety of Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization in Darker Skin Types

Aug. 27, 2015 — Microfocused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types in a small study that resulted in only a few temporary adverse ... read more

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