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Month: July 2012

Pregnancy Among Women Surgeons

A paper reporting the results of a survey of women surgeons on the topic of pregnancy appears in Archives of Surgery online ahead of print. Responses were received from 1,937 female surgeons — 49.6% of those who were sent...

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Enhancing Communication on Stroke Risks in AF

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects an estimated 2.3 million Americans every year, increasing their risk of stroke by nearly five times that of individuals without AF. To assess general awareness of and attitudes toward the link...

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2012 ADA Annual Scientific Sessions

New research was presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions from June 8-12, 2012 in Philadelphia. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the conference Heart &...

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Reducing VTE Risk After Hip & Knee Replacement

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which encompasses deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is one of the most common reasons for readmission following primary hip or knee replacement surgery. However, recent studies...

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CPAP Improves LV Function in OSA

British research suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy appears to improve structural and functional changes in left ventricular (LV) function that result from moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea...

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Sleep Disordered Breathing Linked With Depression

CDC investigators have found that major depression appears to be associated with snorting or stopping breathing during sleep in a national sample of American adults. Men and women with sleep apnea also had higher risks for...

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Predicting NSCLC Survival

A Mayo Clinic study has found that overall quality of life (QOL) measured at the time of a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) diagnosis appears to significantly and independently predict survival. For patients with poor baseline...

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