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Mortality rate is cut in half by a lung rescue team

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A specialized Lung Rescue Team established by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to evaluate and treat patients with obesity receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) due to acute respiratory failure (ARF) has significantly reduced the risk of mortality compared to standard treatment. In a paper published in …

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Care management for complex needs may not cut readmissions

(HealthDay)—Among patients with very high use of health care services, readmission rates were not lower for those assigned to a care-transition program compared with usual care, according to a study published in the Jan. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Amy Finkelstein, Ph.D., from the Massachusetts Institute …

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New continuous glucose monitor may cut hypoglycemia in T1DM

(HealthDay)—Intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring (isCGM) results in higher treatment satisfaction among adults with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 24 in Diabetes Care. Sara Charleer, from University Hospitals Leuven-KU Leuven in Belgium, and colleagues investigated the impact of isCGM on quality of life and glycemic …

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Bariatric surgery in teens may cut diabetic kidney disease risk

(HealthDay)—Among obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, metabolic bariatric surgery is associated with decreased rates of hyperfiltration and elevated urinary albumin excretion (UAE), according to a study published in the January issue of Diabetes Care. Petter Bjornstad, M.D., from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and colleagues …

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Federal, state background check laws together cut teen gun carrying

(HealthDay)—The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) together with the universal background check (U/BC) significantly reduces gun carrying among adolescents, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Pediatrics. Lava R. Timsina, Ph.D., from Indiana University in Indianapolis, and colleagues examined whether NICS had an effect on adolescent …

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Concussion recovery not clear cut for children

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child’s concussion injury could be a sign of reduced brain function and decreased grey matter. Researchers from The University of Queensland have studied persistent concussion symptoms and their link to poorer recovery outcomes in children. …

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Vitamin D, omega-3 do not cut heart failure hospitalization

(HealthDay)—Neither vitamin D nor marine omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid supplementation significantly reduces the rate of first heart failure hospitalization, according to a research letter published online Nov. 11 in Circulation to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 16 to 18 in Philadelphia. Luc …

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