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Eating Nuts Regularly Lowers The Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

A study examines that eating several servings of nuts every week may help lower the risk of developing the heart rhythm irregularity, atrial fibrillation, also known as heart flutter. The study was published online in the journal Heart.  They indicate this level of consumption may also lessen the risk of developing heart failure, although the findings are less consistent.

Compound Derived From Immune Cells Treated To Psoriasis

According to a new study, the researcher examines a compound derived from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases. The compound suppresses an inflammatory pathway that is overactive in many autoimmune diseases, suggesting that it may be effective against multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases as well as psoriasis. The study was published in Nature.

Interruptions in Emergency Department Could Affect Patient Care

A study has determined that workflow interruptions are most likely to occur during two key events electronic medical record documentation and direct patient care. Findings suggest that changes in the workflow in emergency departments could increase the care team's efficiency and help improve patient care. Interruptions in workflow, such as a phone call while working on another task, or when a colleague stops by for a chat, can lead to inefficiencies in the workplace. For nurses working in emergency departments, those interruptions could affect patient care. 

Calcific Aortic Valve Disease Affects One-Quarter Of The U.S. People

A study determines that Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD), a disease that leaves the aortic valve stiff and calcified, preventing blood flow from the heart into the aorta affects one-quarter of the U.S. population aged 65 and over. There is no pharmacological treatment for CAVD. Without an invasive valve replacement surgery, most patients will die within two years of disease onset. The study was published in Circulation.