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Older age at onset of Type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity

Older age at onset of Type 1 diabetes associated with lower brain connectivity

Children and adolescents older than age 8 at the onset of type 1 diabetes had weaker brain connectivity when tested later in life relative to those who had earlier ages of diagnosis, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers discovered. The findings, presented today at the American Psychosomatic Society’s annual meeting, were made by analyzing the brain scans of 44 middle-age adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as children. Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. New research shows that Danes suffering from blood poisoning risk an extra challenge in the form of an increased risk of suffering a blood clot: “We have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning. The study shows that the risk of suffering a blood clot in either the brain or the heart is twice as high for patients with blood poisoning in relation to other patients who are also admitted with acute illnesses,” says Michael Dalager-Pedersen , PhD student at Aarhus University and Registrar at Aalborg University Hospital Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. New research shows that Danes suffering from blood poisoning risk an extra challenge in the form of an increased risk of suffering a blood clot: “We have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning. Continue reading

Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke

Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke

Mexican-Americans had worse neurologic, functional and cognitive outcomes 90 days after stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites, in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke . Mexican-Americans have increased stroke risk, but lower risk of death compared to non-Hispanic whites. The new research suggests that prolonged survival is at the expense of increased disability Continue reading

Majority of transgender patients report negative experiences in emergency departments

Majority of transgender patients report negative experiences in emergency departments

A new study out of Western University (London, Canada) has found the majority of transgender patients have had a negative experience when it comes to receiving emergency department (ED) care. The findings, by first author Greta Bauer, PhD, is in press at the Annals of Emergency Medicine , the official publication of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and is now posted online. Continue reading

Free online software helps speed up genetic discoveries

Free online software helps speed up genetic discoveries

Microarray analysis — a complex technology commonly used in many applications such as discovering genes, disease diagnosis, drug development and toxicological research — has just become easier and more user-friendly. A new advanced software program called Eureka-DMA provides a cost-free, graphical interface that allows bioinformaticians and bench-biologists alike to initiate analyses, and to investigate the data produced by microarrays. Continue reading

Native Americans at greater risk of suicide after alcohol intoxication

Native Americans at greater risk of suicide after alcohol intoxication

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Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk

Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk

Feb. 1, 2013 — Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have developed a novel computer algorithm to easily quantify a major risk factor for breast cancer based on analysis of a screening mammogram Continue reading

Infection preventionists know safe care

Infection preventionists know safe care

Feb. 1, 2013 — There is general agreement among hospital infection preventionists (IPs) with respect to which practices have weak or strong evidence supporting their use to prevent healthcare-associated infection, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control , the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Furthermore, IPs with certification in infection prevention and control (CIC®) are two to three times more likely to perceive the evidence behind certain infection prevention practices as strong, compared to their non-certified peers. Continue reading