Monthly Archives: December 2011

Special Issue of Point of Care Highlights Patient Safety and Avoiding Medical Errors

Rapidly Evolving Technology Requires Careful Attention to Patient Safety and Quality Control Philadelphia, Pa. (December 27, 2011) – Many medical tests that once required sending samples to a laboratory and waiting for results can now be rapidly performed at the … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Dr John Bartlett Shares Insight and Experience in New Podcasts

First in Series of ‘Stories in Medicine®’ Podcasts Puts Focus on Infectious Disease Philadelphia, Pa. (December 27, 2011) – Beginning this month, the journal Medicine® launches a series of podcasts featuring pioneering infectious disease physician  John Bartlett, MD.  Medicine® is … Continue reading

Posted in Publications, Technology | Leave a comment

Patients Under 50 Get Best Long-Term Results from Facelift Surgery

‘Maintenance Facelifts’ in Younger Patients Provide Longest-Lasting Improvements, Authors Suggest Philadelphia, Pa. (December 21, 2011) – Younger patients with “early or minimal signs of facial aging” achieve better results and higher satisfaction rates at least a decade after facelift surgery, … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Good Psychological Function Found in Adults with Congenital Facial Disfigurement

Surgery to Improve Appearance, Psychological Support May Improve Adjustment Philadelphia, Pa. (December 21, 2011) – People born with severe facial disfigurement have generally good psychological adjustment in adulthood, according to a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Variations in Spinal Cervical Fusion Reflect Lack of Evidence

As More Orthopedic Surgeons Perform Upper Spine Surgery, Questions Remain as to the Best Techniques Philadelphia, Pa. (December 20, 2011) – If you’re having surgery for degenerative disc disease of the cervical (upper) spine, the technique your surgeon uses may … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Spine Presents Special Supplement on Whiplash Injury

Top Priority: Early Treatment to Keep Whiplash Symptoms from Becoming Chronic Philadelphia, Pa. (December 19, 2011) – New approaches to early management of whiplash injuries are needed to reduce the high percentage of patients who go on to develop chronic … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Study Shows Changing Laboratory Results in Kawasaki Disease

Patterns in Lab Test Values May Aid in Diagnosing Major Cause of Heart Disease in Children Philadelphia, Pa. (December 14, 2011) – Children with Kawasaki disease show a pattern of changing laboratory test results as the disease runs its course, … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice to Dedicate Entire January/February 2012 Issue to Quality Improvement in Public Health

Articles from leading experts will examine vital QI issues, controversies and strategies Philadelphia, PA (December 13, 2011) – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins announced today that the January/February 2012 edition of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice is a … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Study Looks at Complications of Invasive EEG in Children with Epilepsy

Although Risks Are Substantial, Information Is Essential to Plan Complex Epilepsy Surgeries Philadelphia, Pa. (December 13, 2011) – Some type of adverse event occurs in nearly half of children with severe epilepsy undergoing invasive electroencephalography (EEG) recordings, reports a study … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Leave a comment

Michael J. Fox Calls on Parkinson’s Patients to Join “Fox Trial Finder” in New Issue of Neurology Now®

New Tool Aims to Bring Better Treatments Faster ST. PAUL, Minn. (December 8, 2011)– In his continued quest to outfox Parkinson’s disease, actor Michael J. Fox is calling on people with Parkinson’s and those without the disease to join the … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Publications, Technology | Leave a comment