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Take Note - Practice Updates

For women in the third trimester of pregnancy, cholecystectomy should be delayed (whenever possible) until the postpartum period to avoid adverse maternal outcomes, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Read more via Journal of the American College of Surgeons . . .

Hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education, according to a study in the Journals of Gerontology: Series A.

Read more via Oxford Academic, the Journals of Gerontology: Series A . . .

Full use of the ABCDEF bundle in the ICU improves several outcomes, including survival, mechanical ventilation use, delirium, and ICU readmissions, according to a study in Critical Care Medicine.

Read more via Critical Care Medicine . . .

More evidence that dogs are our best friends comes from a study in PLOS One. On average, trained dogs alerted their owners to 81% of hypoglycemic episodes in over 4,000 hypo- and hyperglycemic episodes that were examined, indicating that medical detection dogs can effectively help patients with type 1 . . .

A study in the American Journal of Infection Control identifies predictors of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized patients—emergency department location (compared with ICU), high-risk antibiotics, probiotics, and statins.

Read more via American Journal of Infection Control . . .

People with schizophrenia have higher levels of antibodies to some Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) proteins (indicating an aberrant response to EBV infection) compared to those without schizophrenia, according to a study in Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Read more via Oxford Academic – Schizophrenia Bulletin . . .

Hearing loss is associated with clinically significant symptoms of depression in Hispanic adults 50 years or older, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery.

Read more via JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery . . .

A study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics reports that interventions such as reducing the speed of players engaged in contact, correcting tackling technique, and progressing to contact may be more effective in reducing head impact exposure than simply reducing time spent on contact drills relative to minimal or no . . .

A study in Liver Transplantation reports no difference in outcome between patients who received split liver transplants and those who received a whole liver, and children in worse health had the same potential for success for both split and whole liver transplants.

Read more via Johns Hopkins Medicine Newsroom . . .

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine reports that the global lifetime risk of stroke from the age of 25 years onward is about 25% among both men and women.

Read more via Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation . . .

Young adults who experienced repetitive mild traumatic brain injury can experience persistent cognitive changes as well as altered brain activity, according to a study in the European Journal of Neuroscience.

Read more via UNH Today and Wiley Online Library . . .

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