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Comorbidity risks increase in children with psoriasis

Comorbidity risks increase in children with psoriasis

Some of the comorbidities include increased lipid levels, hypertension, and diabetes.

Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

A patient presented with COPD, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation and was found to have a large tattoo across his chest reading, "DO NOT RESUSCITATE," followed by his signature.

Practice patterns differ in university vs nonuniversity-based residency surgeons

Practice patterns differ in university vs nonuniversity-based residency surgeons

Nonuniversity-based residency-trained surgeons and university-based residency-trained surgeons have distinct practice patterns.

Novel device may ease symptoms of tinnitus

Novel device may ease symptoms of tinnitus

Bimodal auditory-somatosensory treatment is noninvasive and showed no side effects.

Gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients

Gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients

There is no statistically significant difference in weight loss at 5 years after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients.

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening: a USPSTF recommendation statement

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening: a USPSTF recommendation statement

The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on screening for idiopathic scoliosis in asymptomatic adolescents.

USPSTF: Evidence insufficient for unconventional CVD risk factors

USPSTF: Evidence insufficient for unconventional CVD risk factors

According to the USPSTF, evidence is lacking to investigate nontraditional risk factors for CVD risk evaluation.

New long-acting bronchodilator use linked to CV risk in COPD patients

New long-acting bronchodilator use linked to CV risk in COPD patients

Use of long-acting bronchodilators is linked to cardiovascular risks in patients with COPD.

BRCA might not affect young-onset breast cancer survival rates

BRCA might not affect young-onset breast cancer survival rates

Both patients with and without BRCA mutations have comparable survival rates.

Dementia risk linked to apathy, depression in older adults

Dementia risk linked to apathy, depression in older adults

Apathy and depressive symptoms are independently associated with incident dementia in community-dwelling older people.

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