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Emeregency Department Patients Never Mind Their Body Spots

Researchers suggest that Patients do not mind if their emergency care doctors sport tattoos or piercings. The study was published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Perceptions regarding body art change over time as societal norms change. Previous research regarding patients' perceptions of physicians with exposed body art has been hampered by flaws in design methodology that incorporate biases into patient responses.

This study was performed to determine whether emergency department (ED) patients perceived a difference in physician competence, professionalism, caring, approachability, trustworthiness, and reliability in the setting of exposed body art. Evidence of visible body art seems to have no discernible impact on what they think of their doctor's professionalism or competence, the findings show.

Excessive Fetal Growth And Birthweight With Type 1 Diabetes

A new study has shown that despite excellent glycemic control and low glycemic variability throughout their pregnancies, women with type 1 diabetes tended to give birth to infants who were large for gestational age. To examine trimester-specific associations among glycemic variability, fetal growth, and birthweight in pregnancies with type 1 diabetes mellitus (Type 1 DM).

Researchers documented elevated fetal weight and abdominal circumference percentages throughout the pregnancies that were consistent with accelerated prenatal growth. The study was published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT).