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A team of researchers, including lead author Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD, recently used everyday technology to learn about patients' activity after a concussion. The study's results, published in JAMA Pediatrics, may lead to some changes in recommendations for the recovery period after a concussion.
Reuters reported on a recent study showing that while patients and families say they value comfort, having time with family, and death not being prolonged, these values often don’t align with the treatment they expect at the end of life. Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD, was quoted.
CBS Boston reports on a clinical trial that leverages kidneys infected with hepatitis C, potentially making many new organs available. “We’re giving [patients] the opportunity to have a transplant but we’re also treating them for a new infection they didn’t have. So that’s the trade-off,” commented Peter Reese, MD, MSCE.
More than 100 conclusions about the health effects of marijuana were evaluated by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. “Really, most of the therapeutic reasons people use medical marijuana aren’t substantiated beneficial effects of the plant,” commented Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD, a member of the committee that issued the NAS report.
In The Philadelphia Inquirer, M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS, talked about what he sees as a huge potential to prevent the injuries that bring people to trauma centers, using a device that is "in people’s pockets every day” — a smartphone, linked to a personal Breathalyzer.
Douglas Wiebe, PhD, talks to Florida radio station WLRN about the study he and colleagues authored in the Journal of the American Medical Association, linking the rise of homicides in the state with the law.
Adults with severe psoriasis are more than twice as likely to experience vertebral fractures, Alexis Ogdie, MD, and colleagues report in Annals of Rheumatic Disease.
Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD, speaks in depth on The Lancet’s “United States of Health” blog podcast, reviewing the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s widely anticipated report on the current evidence about marijuana. Listen to The Lancet’s podcast.
Research from David Goldberg, MD, MSCE, and colleagues is highlighted in The Atlantic. Their recent paper shed light on a previously unidentified source of disparity in liver transplantation: transplant centers vary widely in the organs they accept, leaving many of the sickest patients to die while awaiting a life-saving organ.
HealthDay News reports on new research from David Goldberg, MD, MSCE, which showed that it's common for a U.S. transplant center to reject donor livers for the sickest patients on its transplant waiting list.
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