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Sexual-Minority Patients Prefer Nonverbal Data Collection

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 — Sexual- or gender-minority (SGM) patients report greater comfort and improved communication with nonverbal collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information in the emergency department, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Network Open. Adil Haider, M.D., M.P.H., from Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, and […]

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Kidney patients are the most complex patients

A study published in JAMA Network Open shows nephrologists treat the most complex patients. As ERA-EDTA president Professor Carmine Zoccali explains, kidney patients are highly vulnerable and need special care, but nephrology is a neglected discipline in many European healthcare systems. According to the ERA-EDTA, it is time for better financial funding of nephrology as […]

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Paramedics can safely evaluate psychiatric patients’ medical condition in the field

Emergency medical personnel in Alameda County, California, use a screening process for determining whether to “medically clear” patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies before transporting them. They identify patients who are at low risk for medical emergencies and take them directly to a special Psychiatric Emergency Service facility specifically designed for people experiencing psychiatric crises. The protocol […]

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Chest CT can ID respiratory AE risk in RA patients on biologics

(HealthDay)—Chest computed tomography (CT) findings may identify risk factors for respiratory adverse events (RAEs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing long-term biological therapy, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Takuya Matsumoto, from the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues assessed the association between chest […]

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Surgery unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients

Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were reached by researchers after following a large group of Scandinavian men with prostate cancer for 29 years. The results are now published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The […]

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Named dangerous habits that kill kidneys

The kidneys are one of the most important paired organs. Their main task is blood purification. They are also involved in the regulation of water-salt balance, blood pressure, etc. Without the proper functioning of the kidneys, the body will not be able to fully function. However, few people think that many habits cause them irreparable […]