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ADHD May Be Over-Diagnosed in Children with Autism
  |  Rachel Lutz
Simple diagnostic tools like yes-or-no questions lack the nuance required to keep autistic children from being misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new report from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
California Hospital Staff Concerned about Facility's C. difficile Risk
  |  Rachel Lutz
Between 2012 and 2014, 19 Pomona Valley patients died from C. difficile infection. One environmental services employee quoted in the LA Times said that she had not received any training on infection control in her 12 years of employment there.
Spinal Injuries Impact Gut Microbiome
  |  Rachel Lutz
A team was able to demonstrate that spinal cord injury causes the relocation of some of the gut’s bacteria from sterile tissues to other locations throughout the body, and it appeared that these changes were linked to the activation of the immune system cells in the gut.
Tissue Plasminogen Activators Safe for Patients Who Wake Up with Stroke Symptoms
  |  Rachel Lutz
It is reportedly safe to use tissue plasminogen activator, the clot busting medication, on patients who wake up with symptoms of stroke, according to a new study. Generally, tPA should be administered within 4.5 hours of symptom onset to be considered effective.
Prenatal Vitamin D Could Lower Baby's ADHD Risk, While Some Diabetes Drugs May do the Opposite
  |  Rachel Lutz
While one study found that taking vitamin D during pregnancy may hinder early ADHD symptoms, another recent study believes that gestational use of diabetes medications may lead to them.
Study: Ceftriaxone for Pneumonia Elevates C. difficile Risks, "Should Be Shunned"
  |  Rachel Lutz
A Polish research team concluded that there are two mortality models for patients with pneumonia being treated for Clostridium difficile infection. and recommended the exclusion of one antibiotic from pneumonia treatment in hospitals.
Online ADHD Program Helps Children and Their Parents
  |  Rachel Lutz
An online self-help intervention program can improve attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behaviors in children and increase satisfaction in a parental role.
Does Sleep Influence Antidepressant Efficacy?
  |  Rachel Lutz
Antidepressant remission rates could be influenced by a precise sleeping schedule, according to findings presented in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Early Clot-Removal Surgery Means Less Post-Stroke Disability
  |  Rachel Lutz
Following a stroke, the sooner a patient undergoes clot-busting endovascular thrombectomy, the better their outcomes are, in terms of severity of disability.

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