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Blacks, Hispanics Underrepresented in U.S. Surgical Leadership

Little progress made in increasing diversity for leadership positions in academic surgery in the U.S. from 2013 to 2019

Guidance Issued for Managing CVST After COVID-19 Vaccination

CVST with thrombocytopenia reported after COVID-19 vaccine with adenoviral vector; management similar to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Longitudinal CV Risk Inversely Linked to Cognitive Performance

Elevated systolic BP, high serum total cholesterol, obesity from childhood linked to worse midlife cognitive performance

App Could Analyze Eye-Gaze Patterns to ID Autism in Toddlers

Area under receiver operating characteristic curve for discriminating ASD from non-ASD was 0.90 using multiple gaze features

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Described for Children Born Preterm

Children born at 24 to 26, 27 to 31, and 32 to 34 weeks have considerable rates of moderate/severe disabilities at age 5

Rehab + Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Restore Arm Function After Stroke

Arm function improved for patients who had moderate-to-severe arm weakness at least nine months after ischemic stroke

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Memory Decline

Higher MeDi adherence linked to larger mediotemporal gray matter volume, better memory, less amyloid and pTau181 pathology

Physicians Report Sharing Office Visit Notes Beneficial Overall

While time concerns declined after implementation, half of the clinicians reported being less candid in their documentation

2.4 Million ED Visits in ≥65s Due to Unintentional Falls

More than 90 percent of emergency department visits, hospitalizations from selected nonfatal injuries in 2018 were due to unintentional falls

Self-Reported Concussions Up for U.S. Teens From 2016 to 2020

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Between 2016 and 2020, there was an increase in the estimated percentage of U.S. eighth-, 10th-, and...