For adolescents with symptoms following a concussion, starting physical therapy (PT) earlier – within less than three weeks after the injury – provides outcomes similar to those of later PT, suggests a study in the July issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
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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.
Patients who undergo combined cataract surgery, or removal of cataracts combined with treatment of other eye disorders during the same procedure, have the higher incidence of acute postoperative endophthalmitis (acute POE) compared with those who have cataract surgery alone, results of a French nationwide database show
Population diversity and widespread immigration predispose physicians to encounter patients with a variety of backgrounds and cultural practices. While many of these practices are commonly performed, there has been limited medical literature describing their potential for complications. The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Like a mentor helping medical students choose between specialties, a protein complex helps shape the destiny of developing T cells, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have reported.
Knee pain in active patients over 40 is often difficult to treat but according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego utilizing a special kind of allograft may be a step in the right direction
The bacteria that causes leprosy, a chronic disease that can lead to disfigurement and nerve damage, is known to be transmitted to humans from nine-banded armadillos. A new study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports that 62% of the armadillos in the western part of Pará state in the Brazilian Amazon are positive for the leprosy bacteria.
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).
For the first time in Canada's history, more people are living alone or without children, according to the 2016 Census. Coupled with increasing life expectancy and geographic mobility, the chance of aging without a partner or children is significant.
A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children