Polygenic risk and lifestyle factors independently influence dementia risk

1. In this retrospective cohort study, patients with high polygenic risk scores and unhealthy lifestyle factors were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia...

Flexible ICU family visits not effective at reducing delirium incidence

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in the incidence of delirium between flexible family visitation and standard, restricted family visitation.2....

Strong family relationships associated with improved asthma symptoms in dangerous neighborhoods

1. In this cross sectional study, children with asthma living in dangerous neighborhoods were less likely to have asthma symptoms if they had strong...

Quick Take: 2-cm versus 4-cm surgical excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma thicker than...

The ideal surgical excision margin for patients with thick (>2 mm) localized cutaneous melanomas is unclear, where the risk of recurrence must be weighed...

Cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulant use does not increase bleeding risk

1. In this randomized controlled trial, cold snare polypectomy with continuous anticoagulation does not increase bleeding risk when compared to hot snare polypectomy with...

Quick Take: Disclosure of infant unsafe sleep practices by African American mothers in primary...

African American infants from low socioeconomic backgrounds remain at an increased risk of sleep-related death. In this study, 46 African American mothers were surveyed...

Stricter state gun laws associated with lower pediatric firearm injury

1. Stricter state gun laws, as measured by a scorecard, were associated with decreased firearm-related mortality rate in children, after adjusting for sociodemographic factors...

Residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods who are discharged from safety-net hospitals have high hospital readmission...

1. In this retrospective observational study, the authors observed that residing in a disadvantaged neighborhood and being discharged from a safety-net hospital were independently...

Quick Take: Association between androgen deprivation therapy use and diagnosis of dementia in men...

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used in the treatment of prostate cancer, either alone or in combination with other treatment modalities. ADT, however, is...

Quick Take: Trends in diverting loop ileostomy vs. total abdominal colectomy as surgical management...

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated...
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