Once hailed as essential to advance health care into the 21st Century, electronic health record (EHR) systems have increased rather than decreased physician workload, contributed to physician burn out, and returned little back to patients in improved health care quality.
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Obese patients who undergo weight loss surgery appear to experience a substantial reduction in the risk of both skin cancer in general and malignant melanoma in particular, new results from a landmark prospective study indicate.
Potentially unsafe prescriptions are common at the time of discharge for older patients, according to a new study, with 83.8% of patients receiving at least one potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) or having a potential prescribing omission (PPO).
A retrospective study led by researchers at The University of Texas found no association between intensity of post-treatment surveillance and detection of recurrence or overall survival (OS) in patients with stage I, II or III colorectal cancer (CRC).
A community-based health promotion program developed by McMaster University that was offered by paramedics in low-income apartment buildings significantly reduced the number of 911 calls and improved quality of life for seniors.
While suffering can be severe across all diseases, access to care is uneven. The hierarchy that determines how little or how much support is available for an illness is known as "disease prestige". The name of an illness can affect the level of care a person receives. Cancer sufferers experiencing fear and uncertainty may have access to cancer care centers. Donations and bequests enable these centers to offer everything from accessible parking to wig and beauty services, to comprehensive clinical care.
According to a new study, researchers found that women who used the device nightly reported a significant improvement in their sexual satisfaction after a year of treatment. Women with sleep apnea might experience a boost in their sex life if they regularly use a CPAP machine. However, it is the same benefit was not seen in men. The study was published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
According to a new replication study of the well-known "marshmallow test," a famous psychological experiment designed to measure children's self-control suggests that being able to delay gratification at a young age may not be as predictive of later life outcomes as was previously thought. This replication uses a larger and more diverse sample of children to reexamine whether the marshmallow test does, in fact, predict longer-term cognitive and behavioral outcomes. The study was published in Psychological Science.
Researchers have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. Although scientists have previously reported that people with depression or anxiety have an increased risk of dementia in later life, this is the first study that provides comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on the decline in overall cognitive function (also referred to as cognitive state), in a general population. The study was published in the journal Psychological Medicine.
Researchers used a computational method to redesign aspartase and convert it to a catalyst for asymmetric hydroamination reactions. Their colleagues in China scaled up the production of this enzyme and managed to produce kilograms of very pure building blocks for pharmaceuticals and other bioactive compounds. They used a computational method to redesign aspartase and convert it to a catalyst for asymmetric hydroamination reactions. The study was published in Nature Chemical Biology.