Different outcomes exist between blacks and whites receiving care from the same hospice.
The review, published in CMAJ, is aimed at pediatricians, family physicians and other doctors who may treat newborns, including those who appear healthy at birth but begin to get severe, repeated infections requiring emergency department visits.
The use of probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throat symptoms -- as an alternative to antibiotics -- appears to have no effect, according to a randomized controlled trial (RCT) published in CMAJ.
Diabetes patients who take the most commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, are the least likely to follow medical advice regarding their medication due its side effects, a new article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports.
Screening for osteoporosis could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen. A new study in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those at risk of hip fracture. The research, which involved more than 12,000 older women, found that screening through GP practices allowed patients to be targeted for treatment -- leading to a 28 percent reduction in hip fractures over five years.
ESMO, the leading professional organization for medical oncology, published a position paper on supportive and palliative care in its leading scientific journal, Annals of Oncology today.
Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the Dec. 6, 2017, issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
A global problem according to the WHO, sepsis serves as an indication of a health system's low bed availability in ICUs and lack of preventive measures regarding hospital infection. A study considering Brazilian ICUs understands that investments in intermediate-care units can reduce the incidence of sepsis among in-patients.
No matter a patient's smoking history, when a targetable genetic alteration is present, matching the alteration with the appropriate targeted therapy is associated with a survival benefit of 1.5 years.
Doctors might be able to better detect any disease or disorder that involves inflammation thanks to a new MRI imaging technology co-developed by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.