Alaska lawmakers are expected to reintroduce a measure to repeal the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws, which limit the services health care providers can offer. Repeal of Alaska’s CON laws could reduce the average price of health care per consumer in the state by $294 per year, the Mercatus Center reported in 2017. Repeal of law could also increase quality of service.
According to findings of a recent study patients with type 2 diabetes who regularly consumed nuts showed improved mortality rates and decreases in CVD. About 16,217 men and women with diabetes were included in this study and the researchers concluded that an intake of five or more 28-g servings of nuts per week had a significant effect on Cardiovascular Health.
According to a retrospective review, there has been a significant increase in the rate of Glottic cancer in children and young adults. The rise has occurred especially in the past three decades. These findings mean that doctors must take all papillary laryngeal lesions in young patients seriously.
Trine Apostolaki‐Hansson et al compared 90-day survival and functional outcome following non-Vitamin K Antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC)-intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), the most serious adverse effect of treatment with oral anticoagulants, with vitamin-K antagonists (VKA)-ICH. On the basis of the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), the estimated functional results at 90 days were compared with the ICH associated with VKA and NOAC using a chi-squared test. Participants in the study were 2483 patients (300 with NOAC-ICH and 2183 with VKA-ICH). Increased age and reduced level of consciousness were factors predicting death. No significant difference in mortality and functional outcome at 90 days was observed between NOAC-ICH vs VKA-ICH in this large study on anticoagulant-associated ICH.
According to a new clinical trial, patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement showed more improvement with Arthroscopic hip surgery along with physiotherapy and activity modification. Amongst the pateints 51% of the surgery group reported clinically important improvement and only 32% showed improvement in physiotherapy group.
Russian scientists developed advanced implants for the Ilizarov orthopedic system. These implants form part of the Ilizarov system variation applied for lengthening and correcting the deformations of long tubular bones in children. The modern Ilizarov system consists of titanium or carbon-fiber rods that are fixed on a limb by plates of various forms and interconnected by moving rods.
Neo Reviews-neonatology CME and MOC online-only journal dedicated to providing the latest best practices. This journal publishes publishes clinical review articles, case discussions, basic science insights, on-the-horizon pieces, professional resources, and skills assessment exercises.
The Nov-Dec 2018 Issue of Cardiology: Interventions focuses on topics like Improving patient outcomes with chest pain-MI Registry, Drug Coated Balloons and CMS payment. Consists of AHA recap on Intervention and Inflammation and many more useful topics.
Samantha K. Shirk, DO et al examined the initial hematocrit concentration in preterm births (23-34 weeks) in correlation with delayed clamping vs milking of the umbilical cord. In addition, they compared delayed with milking regarding the incidences of intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis, and need for transfusion. Outcomes suggest that to delayed cord clamping, milking the umbilical cord may be an acceptable alternative as it had similar effects on neonatal hematocrit concentrations and need for neonatal transfusions and had no increased risk for complications or neonatal morbidity. Milking of the umbilical cord seems to be an efficient and timely method that can provide increased blood volume to the infant.