Today's Health News

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lasting, Clinically Important Improvements in Pain

Despite decreases in initial improvements, benefits seen at seven years postsurgery

Occupational Exposures Tied to ALS Risk

Greatest risks seen with self-reported occupational metals exposure

Outcomes May Be Better for Warfarin Users Who Stop Aspirin Use

Quality improvement effort tied to decrease in major bleeding without increase in thrombotic events

Early Mortality High for Aortic Dissection Patients Not Planned for Surgery

At 48 hours, mortality was 23.7 percent for those medically treated versus 4.4 percent for those surgically treated

Multidose Antibiotic Prophylaxis No Better for Breast Implant Surgery

Multiple-dose regimen not superior to single-dose regimen among women undergoing implant-based breast reconstruction

MI Outcomes May Be Worse in Patients With Rheumatic IMID

MI outcomes poorer in Medicare beneficiaries with versus without rheumatic immune-mediated inflammatory disease

Insomnia May Up Risk for Subjective Memory Decline in Older Adults

Middle-aged and older adults with insomnia more likely to report memory decline over subsequent three years

Diabetes-Related Deaths Not Decreasing in Rural Areas in the U.S.

Women and older adults experience more consistent decreases in diabetes-related deaths

Lung Volume Reduction Procedures Compared in Emphysema

Similar improvement in lung function, dyspnea, exercise capacity with lung volume reduction surgery, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction

Neoadjuvant Novel Hormonal Agents Studied in High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Neoadjuvant therapy with an NHA associated with longer time to biochemical recurrence, prolonged metastasis-free survival