Internal Medicine World Report | March 2015

Internal Medicine World Report

Frank J. Domino, MD
The author reviews several important changes to this year's vaccine recommendations for adults and children from the CDC.
Rachel Lutz
Though current cell phones are not up to par, soon, mobile devices like smart phones can serve as cardiac monitors, according to a clinical review published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Rachel Lutz
Length of surgery is linked to the likelihood of developing venous thromboembolism, according to research published in JAMA Surgery.
Rachel Lutz
Cardiovascular risks are increased proportionally among pediatric patients with increasing obese body mass indexes, according to research from JAMA Pediatrics.
Adam Hochron
Latest study results had revealed a new medication could potentially be a key tool in reducing benign thyroid nodules.
Adam Hochron
When treating terminally ill patients, doctors are often faced with making difficult decisions.
Adam Hochron
Monitoring blood glucose levels can be an important part of daily treatment for diabetes patients, but a recent look at one particular population considered whether some could be overly using their monitoring equipment.
Jacquelyn Gray
Though a large portion of surgical practice is dedicated to bariatric surgery, an article published in JAMA Surgery claimed training for the technique and subsequent patient care has not followed suit.
Jacquelyn Gray
A study published online in JAMA Pediatrics reported celiac disease (CD) could be detected several years earlier through the implementation of a growth-monitoring program.
Jacquelyn Gray
Independent of other dietary and lifestyle factors, a whole grain diet is associated with a lower risk of overall and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine claimed.
Caitlyn Fitzpatrick
What may seem like a common cold or energy-draining flu could actually be a more serious infection, as examined by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Jackie Syrop
The recent measles outbreak linked to an amusement park in southern California had reignited a controversy about the values of public health, personal choice, and parental rights.
Jackie Syrop
Nearly a million children annually develop tuberculosis (TB), with caseloads highly concentrated in areas affected by poverty and social disruption.
Rachel Lutz
Genetic factors seem to be the primary influence on the development of autism spectrum disorder, according to a study conducted on twins in the United Kingdom.
Rachel Lutz
Trainees' risk of suicide has not been adequately addressed in the medical community, according to an opinion piece published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Rachel Lutz
Targeting oxytocin may be the answer to enhancing social function in patients with autism or schizophrenia, according to findings published by researchers from Emory University.
How do mutations associated with familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD)-a rare form of Alzheimer's disease that has an early and aggressive onset-produce the disorder's devastating effects? A new mouse study provides answers.
Neuroinflammatory and ischemic diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and stroke are notoriously difficult to treat. Researchers have looked for ways to quantify, understand and reduce cerebral inflammation, and to date have been able to determine that microglia-driven inflammation destroys neuronal populations.
Rachel Lutz
Cerebral blood flow recovery in the brain could demonstrate outcomes for patients following injury resulting in concussion, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology.

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