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Primary Care Practitioners Hesitate to Prescribe Antidepressants for Depressed Teens

Even in Severe Cases, Most Wouldn’t Use Medications, Says Study in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Philadelphia, Pa. (January 10, 2014) – Pediatric primary care practitioners (PCPs) are reluctant to prescribe antidepressant medications to adolescent patients—even those with severe … Continue reading

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open Journal Launched

Introduces First Fully Open Access Journal Published by Wolters Kluwer Health – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins New York, NY (May 28, 2013)—Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open (PRS GO) is a new open access journal launched as a companion title to … Continue reading

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Wolters Kluwer Health Teams with AALTCN to Develop Support Solution for LTC Nurses

Plans to Release Long-Term Care Category in Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills AMBLER, Pa. (March 12, 2013) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced a collaboration between Lippincott’s … Continue reading

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What’s Nursing’s Role in Improving Health Care Quality? Building an Evidence Base and Future Research Recommendations

Special Supplement to Medical Care Presents Update on INQRI Philadelphia, Pa. (March 18, 2012) – Nurses are the largest group of health care professionals and have the most interaction with patients.  Yet previously, there has been limited research regarding nursing’s … Continue reading

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Updated ‘Stereo EEG’ Workflow Simplifies Planning of Epilepsy Surgery

Advanced Image Processing and Robot-Assisted Surgery Promote Safety and Accuracy, Reports Neurosurgery Philadelphia, Pa. (March 12, 2013) – For patients with “drug-resistant” epilepsy requiring surgery, an updated stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) technique provides a more efficient process for obtaining critical data for … Continue reading

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Steroid Injection May Lead to Worse Outcomes in Patients with Spinal Stenosis

With or Without Surgery, Outcomes No Better with Epidural Steroids, Suggests Study in Spine Philadelphia, Pa. (February  19, 2013) – For patients with spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections (ESI) may actually lead to worse outcomes—whether or not the patient later … Continue reading

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Degenerative Cervical Spine Disease May Not Progress Over Time

Study in Spine Asks, If Condition Doesn’t Progress, Is Surgery Necessary? Philadelphia, Pa. (February  19, 2013) – Follow-up data on patients with degenerative disease of the upper (cervical) spinal vertebrae show little or no evidence of worsening degeneration over time, … Continue reading

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Incentives Help in Treating Addictions during Pregnancy, Reports Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment

‘Contingency Management’ Approach Promotes Abstinence, Whether or Not Incentives Are Increased Philadelphia, Pa. (August 30, 2012) – A “contingency management” approach—offering incentives for negative drug tests—can help promote drug abstinence among pregnant women with heroin or cocaine addiction, reports a … Continue reading

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Study Takes Scientific Look at ‘Pedaling Power’ in BMX Racing

Track Difficulty Has Important Implications for Training BMX Racers, Reports JSCR Philadelphia, Pa. (November 23, 2011) – While pedaling power is important in bicycle motocross (BMX) racing—especially at the start of the race—other skills have a greater impact on performance … Continue reading

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Low Oxygen Is Key Factor Affecting Outcomes after Traumatic Brain Injury

Study Has Important Implications for Patient Monitoring after Head Trauma Philadelphia, Pa. (November 8, 2011) – Low oxygen supply (hypoxia) to vulnerable brain tissue is a major contributor to the risk of death or major disability after severe traumatic brain … Continue reading

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