Take Note - Practice Updates

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Cadmium exposure and endometrial cancer risk: A large midwestern U.S. population-based case-control study.

Estrogen-mimicking chemicals, such as cadmium, may be associated with increased susceptibility to hormone-dependent cancers, though supporting data are sparse, particularly for endometrial cancer. The Health and Environmental Exposure Research (HEER) study worked . . .

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Pneumonia or sepsis in adults associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Sophia Antipolis, 2 August 2017: Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first year, according to research published today in the European . . .

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery are more like to achieve a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30 one year after surgery if they have a BMI of less than 40 before surgery, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. Read more . . .

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Decades before people with Alzheimer’s disease develop memory loss and confusion, their brains become dotted with plaques made of a sticky protein – called amyloid beta – that is thought to contribute to the disease and its progression.

Currently, the only way to detect amyloid beta in the brain is via . . .

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Researchers have developed a new tool for detecting concussion, according to a study in the European Journal of Neuroscience, although more research is needed before it can be applied in practice. Read more . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

People with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of melanoma and vice versa, according to a study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Parkinson Disease and Melanoma: Confirming and Re-examining an Association
Lauren A. Dalvin, MD; Gena M. Damento, MD; Barbara P. Yawn, MD; Barbara A. Abbott, HSDG; David . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

The Iowa Model used for implementing evidence-based practice has been revised, according to a report in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Read more . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

The U.S. Preventive Services Task has released a recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer; the statement recommends that screening should start at age 50 years and continue until age 75 years. Read more

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June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

In simulated out-of-hospital arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived sooner than EMS, reducing response time by about 16 minutes, reports a study in JAMA.
In a study involving simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived in less time than emergency . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society provides an overview of caregivers, including the tasks they perform and how it affects them.

Study Examines Caregiving by Family Members, Other Unpaid Individuals. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Research Summary.

It’s estimated that nearly 30 percent of . . .