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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)
Revised thyroid Bethesda System resets malignant risks
– Under the newly revised Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytology, slated for official release in October 2017, the six cytology-based diagnostic categories for thyroid lesions stay exactly the same as in the 10-year-old first edition, but some associated malignancy risks have ......(full story)
HPV vaccination rose after ACA implementation
papillomavirus vaccination in girls and women has increased significantly since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according an analysis of federal survey data.Overall, girls and women were 3.3 times more likely to receive the vaccine (95% confidence interval, 2.0, 5.5; ......(full story)
Thirdhand smoke shaping up as potential health hazard
– Thirdhand smoke – the persistent residue that collects on indoor surfaces where people have smoked – is “clearly” a potentially hazardous exposure, John M. Rogers, PhD, said at the annual meeting of the Teratology Society.Everyone knows about the hazards of secondhand ......(full story)
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