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Pattern of Early Identification of Autism Reversed After PandemicFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- The overall prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was 21.5 per 1,000 children aged 4 years in 2020, and early identification was disrupted by the pandemic, according to research published in the March 24 issue of the...Low Bone Mineral Density Increases Risk for DementiaFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- Low bone mineral density is associated with an increased risk for developing dementia, according to a study published online March 22 in Neurology.
Tian Xiao, M.D., from the Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam...Social Media Use May Be Risk Factor for Eating Disorders in Young PeopleFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- Social media usage is a credible risk factor for the development of eating disorders, according to a study published online March 22 in PLOS Global Public Health.
Alexandra Dane and Komal Bhatia, Ph.D., both from the...Women Surgeons Remain Underrepresented in Surgeon-ScientistsFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- Despite earlier success in receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, women surgeons are underrepresented among surgeon-scientists, according to a study published online March 20 in JAMA Network Open.
Mytien...Parts of Duodenoscopes Can Break Off Inside PatientsFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- Duodenoscopes are getting attention from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after pieces have fallen off and remained in patients' bodies.
Previously, the FDA had expressed concern about duodenoscopes because they can...Caffeinated Coffee Does Not Increase Daily Premature Atrial ContractionsFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- Consumption of caffeinated coffee does not result in significantly more daily premature atrial contractions among healthy adults, according to a study published in the March 23 issue of the New England Journal of...Vestibular Evaluation Can Help Predict Outcomes in Sensorineural Hearing LossFRIDAY, March 23, 2023 -- For patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), vestibular assessment is beneficial for predicting hearing outcome, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in the Frontiers of Neurology.
Andrea...Diabetes Plus Tooth Loss Tied to Worse CognitionFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- The co-occurrence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and tooth loss is associated with worse cognitive function and a faster cognitive decline in older adults, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of Dental...Over-the-Scope Clip Beneficial for Nonvariceal Upper GI BleedingFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- For patients with bleeding from some nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal causes, over-the-scope clips (OTSC) may be better than standard treatment for reducing the risk for further bleeding, according to a study published...Maternal Opioids After Delivery Not Linked to Adverse Infant OutcomesFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- Maternal opioid prescription after delivery seems not to be associated with adverse infant outcomes, including admission to the hospital or death, according to a study published March 15 in The BMJ.
Jonathan S. Zipursky,...Processed Red Meat Intake Linked to Increased Incidence of Blood CancersFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- Processed red meat intake is associated with an increased incidence of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in a Japanese population, according to a study published online March 7 in Environmental...Clinical Utility Poor for Prostate Cancer Germline Panels in African MenFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- For men of African ancestry, currently utilized germline testing panels for prostate cancer have poor clinical utility, with clinical value in only 30 percent of current gene panels, according to a study published in the...Mortality Reduced With Adherence to Low-Carb Diet in Type 2 DiabetesFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- For individuals with incident type 2 diabetes (T2D), a greater adherence to low-carbohydrate diet (LCD) patterns is associated with lower mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care.
Yang Hu,...Excess Mortality Seen for People With EpilepsyFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- People with epilepsy (PWE) have excess mortality, even those without comorbidities and receiving monotherapy, according to a study published online March 22 in Neurology.
Hye-Jin Moon, M.D., Ph.D., from Soonchunhyang...Environmental Impact of Prostate MRI and Biopsy ConsiderableFRIDAY, March 24, 2023 -- The environmental impact of prostate biopsies is considerable, according to a study recently published in European Urology.
Michael S. Leapman, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and...Drug Shortages Rose by 30 Percent in 2022, U.S. Senate Report ShowsTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- Americans are facing shortages of drugs critical for cancer treatment, respiratory conditions, and more -- shortages that increased nearly 30 percent between 2021 and 2022, a new report shows. The report, commissioned by...U.S. Organ Transplant System In For OverhaulTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- A single nonprofit has what amounts to a monopoly over all organ transplants performed in the United States, but the federal government said Wednesday that it plans to change that.
The Health Resources and Services...More Testing of Staff Linked to Drop in COVID-19 Cases, Deaths at SNFsTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- Reductions in COVID-19 cases and deaths were seen among residents of skilled nursing facilities in association with greater surveillance testing of staff members, according to a study published in the March 23 issue of...Prevalence of Autism 27.6 Per 1,000 8-Year-Olds in 2020THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) per 1,000 children aged 8 years was 27.6 in 2020, and prevalence was higher for boys than girls, according to research published in the March 24 issue of the U.S. Centers...Incidence of Tuberculosis Up to 2.5 Cases Per 100,000 in U.S. in 2022THURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) was 2.5 per 100,000 in the United States in 2022, marking an increase since the low of 2.2 cases per 100,000 coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to research...Drug Overdose Deaths Increased in 2020, Except for HeroinTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- U.S. drug overdose deaths from all drug categories except heroin increased significantly in 2020, as did racial disparities in U.S. drug overdose fatalities, according to a study published March 22 in PLOS Global Public...Little Evidence Assisted Reproduction Affects Offspring's Pregnancy OutcomesTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- People conceived with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) do not have an increased risk for obstetric or perinatal complications when they become parents, according to a study published online March 20 in BMJ...Bidirectional Association Seen Between Worry, Insomnia During PandemicTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- There was a bidirectional association between worry and insomnia during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online March 4 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public...Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol Tied to Better Health OutcomesTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- Implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol has led to significant reductions in deaths and hospitalizations wholly attributable to alcohol consumption, according to a study published online March 20 in The...Publicly Funded Bariatric Surgery Tied to Improved Health OutcomesTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- Publicly funded bariatric surgery is associated with improvements in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and related comorbidities, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in PLOS ONE.
Trisha O’Moore-Sullivan, from...Racial Differences Seen in Discretionary Prenatal CareTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- Racial disparities in discretionary prenatal care are common, according to a study published online March 22 in Birth.
Mary A. Byrn, Ph.D., R.N., from Loyola University Chicago, and colleagues used electronic medical...Hydrocortisone Linked to Lower Risk for Death in Severe PneumoniaTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- For patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), hydrocortisone is associated with a lower risk for death by day 28, according to a study published online March 21 in the...Deep Learning Model IDs Area Subscore of Palmoplantar PustulosisTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- A deep learning model can accurately evaluate the area subscore of the Palmoplantar Pustulosis Area and Severity Index (PPPASI), according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the Journal of Dermatology.
Kyungho Paik,...Mailed Human Papillomavirus Self-Sampling Kits Are Cost-EffectiveTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- Mailing human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling kits is an efficient outreach strategy for increasing screening rates among women overdue for screening, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Network...IUD Placement at Two to Four Weeks Postpartum NoninferiorTHURSDAY, March 23, 2023 -- Intrauterine device (IUD) placement at two to four weeks postpartum is noninferior to placement at six to eight weeks postpartum for complete expulsion, according to a study published in the March 21 issue of the Journal...Statin Use Low for Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic CVDWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- Statin use is low for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), with the lowest use seen among Black and Hispanic adults, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA...Death Count Climbs in Outbreak Linked to Recalled Eye DropsWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- A drug-resistant bacteria linked to recalled eye drops has now killed three people.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa had led to two...Child, Caregiver Mortality Up in Low-Opportunity NeighborhoodsWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- Children living in neighborhoods with low opportunities for health have an increased risk for child and caregiver mortality, according to a study published online March 22 in Pediatrics.
Natalie Slopen, Sc.D., from the...Children With Autism Less Likely to Receive Vision ScreeningWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less likely to receive vision screening at well-child visits at ages 3 and 5 years than those without ASD, according to a study published online March 21 in...Adverse Maternal Outcomes Up With Motor Vehicle Crashes in PregnancyWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- The risk for adverse maternal outcomes is increased for women involved in motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) during pregnancy, according to a study published online March 20 in Injury Prevention.
Ya-Hui Chang, from the...Electronic Reminders Boost Flu Vaccine Uptake in Older AdultsWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- Electronically delivered letter reminders significantly increase vaccination uptake among older adults in Denmark, according to a study published online March 5 in The Lancet.
Niklas Dyrby Johansen, M.D., from...CDC Report Looks at Financial Burden of Medical Care Faced by VeteransWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- Financial burden of care is similar or lower for veterans with Veterans Affairs (VA) health care only or Tricare than those with private insurance, according to a study published online March 22 in the National Health...Minimal Residual Disease Negativity Predicts Time to Next Treatment in Multiple MyelomaWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- For patients with multiple myeloma (MM), minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity determined using next-generation sequencing (NGS) is predictive of longer time to next treatment (TTNT), according to a study published...Greater Adiposity Linked to Worse Outcomes in Patients With HFrEFWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- For patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), waist-to-height ratio shows no evidence for an obesity-survival paradox, according to a study published online March 21 in the European Heart...Green Space, Tree Coverage Tied to Lower Risk for Postpartum DepressionWEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 -- Street view-based green space and tree coverage are associated with a decreased risk for postpartum depression (PPD), according to a study published online March 6 in The Lancet Regional Health: Americas.
Yi Sun, from...