Factors ID’d in withdrawal of life support in severe TBI patients

(HealthDay)—In addition to clinical factors, socioeconomic factors may play a role in the decision regarding withdrawal of life-supporting treatment (WLST) in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI), according to a study recently published in JAMA Surgery. Theresa Williamson, M.D., from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues assessed demographic and clinical factors associated with the decision to withdraw […]

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Guidelines detail how to manage aneurysms of visceral arteries

(HealthDay)—In evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery and published in a supplement to the July issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for the care and treatment of aneurysms of the visceral arteries. Rabih A. Chaer, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues developed evidence-based guidelines to inform diagnosis, […]

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Pew & MedStar urge focus on patient safety in EHR survey

As one of the provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT contracted with the Urban Institute to develop a reporting program collecting information from developers about electronic health records. As part of that program, the Institute will conduct a survey of providers to provide their assessment of EHR technologies. This week, […]

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Trustful collaboration critical for outcome of therapy

A trusting therapeutic relationship and outcome-oriented collaboration between therapist and patient are critical for the successful treatment of mental illness. And it pays to start early in therapy, a series of meta-studies by a task force of the American Psychological Association (APA) led by UZH psychology professor Christoph Flueckiger shows. Depression, anxiety, addiction—30 percent of the world’s population experience mental […]

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When you take acetaminophen every day, this is what happens to your body

Taking acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) every day might not seem like a big deal. After all it’s available over-the-counter at every drugstore in the country and is the most commonly used pain reliever in the world. It’s also widely considered safer than alternatives like aspirin or ibuprofen (via WebMD). But, in large doses or when used daily over a long period […]

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Many community outbreaks of COVID traced to restaurants, bars

(HealthDay)—New data shows that many of the community outbreaks of coronavirus that have cropped up in the United States this summer have originated in restaurants and bars. In Louisiana, roughly a quarter of the state’s 2,360 cases since March that were outside of places like nursing homes and prisons had their origins in bars and restaurants, The New York Times […]

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