Severe Infections with Hospitalization after Prostate Biopsy Rising in Sweden

Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections or significant comorbidities, report Swedish researchers in The Journal Of Urology®
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New York, NY, August 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy is the gold standard for detecting prostate cancer, but international reports have suggested that the number of risks associated with the procedure is increasing. In a new nationwide population-based study, Swedish researchers found that six percent of men filled a prescription for antibiotics for a urinary tract infection within 30 days after having a prostate biopsy, with a twofold increase in hospital admissions over five years, reports The Journal of Urology®.

Novel Oral Anticoagulant Prescriptions Soar, But At A High Cost

Novel anticoagulants accounted for 62% of new prescriptions and 98% of anticoagulant-related healthcare dollars between 2010 and 2013, reports The American Journal of Medicine
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Philadelphia, PA, August 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Warfarin, the longtime standard treatment for atrial fibrillation, is facing competition from new options in the anticoagulant drug marketplace including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban. A new study documents the rapid adoption of these novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical practice. By mid-2013 NOACs accounted for 62% of all new anticoagulant prescriptions yet this represents 98% of total anticoagulant-related drug costs. Findings are published in The American Journal of Medicine.

Anesthesia Professionals Not Sufficiently Aware of Risks of Postoperative Cognitive Side Effects

Survey of Swedish anesthesia personnel reveals need to improve knowledge, particularly in elderly and fragile patients, reports Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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New York, NY, August 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Postsurgical cognitive side effects can have major implications for the level of care, length of hospital stay, and the patient’s perceived quality of care, especially in elderly and fragile patients. A nationwide survey of Swedish anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists has found there is low awareness of the risks of cognitive side effects following surgery. Furthermore, only around half of the respondents used depth-of-anesthesia monitors. Results are published in Annals of Medicine and Surgery.

Prioritizing Suicide Research Can Help Lead to Fewer Suicide Attempts and Deaths

Suicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, interventions, use of mass media, and other areas, American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports
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Ann Arbor, MI, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In a new supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address the state of the science on suicide prevention and provide useful recommendations for research to inform effective suicide prevention. Suicide has been a challenging and perplexing public health issue to study as it has many dimensions and underlying factors. Although much is known about the patterns and potential risk factors of suicide, the national suicide rate does not appear to have dropped over the last 50 years.

Global Public Health Objectives Need to Address Substance Abuse in Developing Countries

New study in the Annals of Global Health highlights provides insights for policymakers to design programs that meet population requirements, blending inquiry with practice
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New York, NY, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Substance addiction is a large and growing problem for developing societies. A new study that surveyed reports on modalities for treating addiction and their effectiveness in the developing world calls on policymakers to use this information to support the design of programs that meet known population needs. The study also encourages looking at ways to adapt the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model to fit different cultural norms. The findings are published in the Annals of Global Health.

Bone Chemistry Reveals Royal Lifestyle of Richard III

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Oxford, August 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain’s last Plantagenet king.

Elsevier Announces the Launch of Open Access Journal: Neurobiology of Stress

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Oxford, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal: Neurobiology of Stress.

Researchers Identify Tests to Diagnose Invasive Aspergillosis with 100% Accuracy

Early, more accurate detection of this potentially deadly fungus can improve patient outcomes, according to new report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
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Philadelphia, PA, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The fungal infection invasive aspergillosis (IA) can be life threatening, especially in patients whose immune systems are weakened by chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs. Despite the critical need for early detection, IA remains difficult to diagnose. A study in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics compared three diagnostic tests and found that the combination of nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) and real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) detects aspergillosis with 100% accuracy.

PTSD Can Develop Even Without Memory of the Trauma

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry
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Philadelphia, PA, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – There are many forms of memory and only some of these may be critical for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports a new study by researchers at the University at Albany and the University of California Los Angeles. Their findings, published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, suggest that even with no explicit memory of an early childhood trauma, symptoms of PTSD can still develop in adulthood.

Gene That Controls Nerve Conduction Velocity Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

Evidence found in both human multiple sclerosis patients and experimental mouse models, according to research published in The American Journal of Pathology
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Philadelphia, PA, August 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A new study published in The American Journal of Pathology identifies a novel gene that controls nerve conduction velocity. Investigators report that even minor reductions in conduction velocity may aggravate disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and in mice bred for the MS-like condition experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE).


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