Monthly Archives: October 2011

Complications after Breast Surgery Are More Common in Obese Women

Risk is 12 Times Higher than in Nonobese Women, Study Reports Philadelphia, Pa. (October 27, 2011) – Obese women are at substantially higher risk of complications following breast surgery, according to a study in the November issue of Plastic and … Continue reading

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Study Finds Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Few Safety Issues Observed with Alternative Approach to Breast Cancer Surgery Philadelphia, Pa. (October 27, 2011) – A modified mastectomy technique provides effective treatment for breast cancer while preserving the nipple and surrounding tissues for use in breast reconstruction, according … Continue reading

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Blood Thinner Lowers Clot Risk in Plastic Surgery Patients

In Highest-Risk Group, Enoxaparin Reduces Venous Thromboembolism Rate by 60 Percent Philadelphia, Pa. (October 27, 2011) – For plastic surgery patients at high risk, treatment with the anticoagulant (blood-thinning) drug enoxaparin can reduce the risk of serious blood clot-related complications … Continue reading

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‘Peace and Power’ Can Transform Disruptive Behavior among Nurses, Reports Advances in Nursing Science

Community-Building Process Provides a Way to Address ‘Horizontal Violence’ Between Nurses Philadelphia, Pa. (October 26, 2011) – Bullying and other types of disruptive behavior in health care settings are common problems that can negatively affect patient care.  An approach incorporating … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Changes Come First in Reducing Triglyceride Levels

Weight Loss and Diet, Not Drugs, Are the Focus of New Statement on Triglycerides, Reports Clinical Nutrition Insight Philadelphia, Pa. (October 24, 2011) – Recently revised guidelines have set a new optimal range for triglycerides. For most patients with higher … Continue reading

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Home Page Wins 2011 APEX Award

Prestigious Award Recognizes ‘Overall Communications Effectiveness and Excellence’ Philadelphia, Pa. (October 24, 2011) – The editors and publisher of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), are pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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Glaucoma Linked to Increased Risk of Falls

Risk Is Highest When Downward Field of Vision Is Affected Philadelphia, Pa. (October 24, 2011) – Older adults with glaucoma are at increased risk of falls resulting in injury, reports a study in the November issue of Optometry and Vision … Continue reading

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At-Risk Newborns Don’t Need Blood Tests to Screen for Group B Strep

Blood Tests Cause Pain and Anxiety without Detecting Infections, Study Finds Philadelphia, Pa. (October 24, 2011) – For newborn infants at risk of infection with group B streptococcal (GBS) bacteria, screening blood tests cause extra pain and anxiety—without increasing detection … Continue reading

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Advanced Genetic Test Influences Medical Treatment, Reports Genetics in Medicine

CMA Tests Affect Medical Management, Rather than Just Clarifying Diagnosis Philadelphia, Pa. (October 11, 2011) – Chromosomal microarray (CMA)—a powerful test for diagnosing the genetic abnormalities causing some types of developmental delay and birth defects—can be used in an evidence-based … Continue reading

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The Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) Becomes Official Leadership Journal of the Magnet Recognition Program®

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, today announced a joint marketing agreement between the Magnet Recognition Program® and The Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA). Beginning with the … Continue reading

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