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Month: February 2013

Mild TBI: Identifying Patients at Risk

For emergency nurses, it can be challenging to identify patients with a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and how best to manage these individuals at discharge. A study has found that emergency nurses need to be aware that...

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Diabetes Remission After Gastric Bypass

Many severely obese adults who undergo gastric bypass surgery appear to experience a durable remission of type 2 diabetes, according to a large cohort study. However, more than one-third (35.1%) of patients who had their...

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EHR Adoption Poor in Pediatrics

A survey of more than 1,600 pediatric facilities has found that adoption of fully functional electronic health records (EHRs) among pediatricians appears to lag behind that of other institutions. Barriers to adopting EHRs...

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A New Guideline for Breast Cancer Screening

The American Society of Breast Disease has released new guidelines to help physicians inform women on how breast density affects breast cancer screening and cancer risk. Available online at www.asbd.org, the guidelines emphasize...

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Resuming Blood Thinner Use After a GI Bleed

Among patients with a warfarin-associated index gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding event, the decision to not resume warfarin within 90 days appears to be associated with higher risks for thrombosis and mortality. A cohort study...

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Emergency Medicine Info on the Web

A recent national survey reported that 60% of adults access health information online. Although the internet can be a helpful resource for many consumers, prior studies have suggested that the accessibility and accuracy of...

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