Today's Health News

Few Trauma Patients Assessed for Effects of PTSD, Acute Stress

Most adult, pediatric centers do not have assessment, educational protocols

Skipping Cancer Referral Appointments Linked to Earlier Death

U.K. study reveals that more than 5 percent of patients skip their urgent referral appointment

Increasing DTP3 Coverage Tied to Drop in Diphtheria Cases in Under 15s

In countries with higher case counts, 66 percent of case-patients were unvaccinated, 63 percent <15

Many Hospitals, Practices Not Screening for Social Needs

Screening for all five social needs reported for 24.4 percent of hospitals, 15.6 percent of practices

Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care

Findings consistent regardless of country of training, year of medical education

Linagliptin Noninferior for CV Risk in Early Type 2 Diabetes

Linagliptin compared with glimepiride for risk for major cardiovascular events in T2DM with elevated CV risk

CV Risk Lower With Metformin in T2DM + Reduced Kidney Function

Risk for major adverse cardiovascular events reduced with metformin compared with a sulfonylurea

ASTRO Issues Guideline for Radiation Tx in Pancreatic Cancer

Evidence reviewed for radiation therapy in adjuvant, neoadjuvant, definitive, and palliative settings

Frailty Assessment May Aid Liver Transplant Evaluation

Frailty assessment may help identify patients at higher risk for death on the wait-list

Vaginal Mesh Hysteropexy No Better for Uterovaginal Prolapse

No significantly lower composite prolapse outcome found for vaginal hysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy