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Survival in lupus patients has plateaued
major improvement in survival that patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have experienced from 1950 to the mid-1990s has plateaued ever since, reported Maria Tektonidou, MD, and her colleagues. The study was published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.Dr. Tektonidou of National ......(full story)
Tattooing and piercing are no longer taboo, but health concerns persist
adolescents about the potential medical complications and social consequences of tattooing and body piercing as their popularity rises, an American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report recommends.The most common complications post tattooing are bacterial and viral infections, and inflammation at the site of ......(full story)
Surgeons strongly influenced chances of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy
not clinical factors, accounted for 20% of variation in rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), according to the results of a large survey study.Only 4% of patients elected CPM when their surgeons were among those who least favored it overall and most ......(full story)
Study findings support uncapping MELD score
the current Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score may provide a better path toward making sure that patients most in need of a liver transplant get one, results from a large, long-term analysis showed.Established in 2002, the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease ......(full story)
‘Motivational pharmacotherapy’ engages Latino patients with depression
– Approaching treatment as a partnership between clinician and patient can help improve adherence in underserved members of racial/ethnic groups with depression, according to an expert.“There is plenty of evidence that clinicians are less likely to engage minorities in a participatory way,” ......(full story)
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