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Alternative Dementia Screening Tests

Chinese investigators suggest that there are multiples alternatives to the Mini-Mental State Examination that have comparable diagnostic capabilities for detecting dementia. The Mini-Cog test and the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive...

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TAVR Referral & Use: Predicting Mortality

Patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who go untreated following referrals for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) appear to have a 1-year mortality rate of almost 40%, according to a study. Among this...

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The Costs of Fatal Injuries

Combined medical and work-loss costs for fatal injuries exceeded $214 billion in 2013, according a report from the CDC. Available for free at http://www.cdc.gov, the report states that costs from fatal injuries represented...

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HFSA 2015

New research was presented at HFSA 2015, the annual scientific meeting of the Heart Failure...

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Diabetes Prevalence Continues to Rise

The prevalence of diabetes appears to have increased in the United States and in all subgroups of Americans evaluated in a study from 1988-1994 to 2011-2012. During the study period, the overall prevalence increased from 9.8% to...

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Resuscitation Training Improves Outcomes

A statewide educational intervention on resuscitation training appears to have increased the proportion of patients who received bystander-initiated CPR and defibrillation by first responders. The combination of bystander CPR...

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Tobacco Screening & Counseling in the Pediatric ED

Previous studies have shown that the pediatric ED tends to underuse parental tobacco screening and brief cessation counseling. Recently, a study was conducted to look at the attitudes and perceived barriers regarding the...

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Mass Screening for AF

Swedish research suggests that mass screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients aged 75 or 76 appears to identify a significant percentage of those with untreated AF. Over 28 months, previously unknown AF was detected in...

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