Older Adults Experience More Vision Difficulties at Home

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Anjali M. Bhorade, M.D., MSCI, call Jim Dryden at 314-286-0110 or email jdryden@wustl.edu.     JAMA Ophthalmology Study Highlights   Adults have better vision in clinics rather than at home, due to poor home lighting, according to a study…

PTSD Symptoms Associated with Weight Gain and Obesity in Women

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Laura D. Kubzansky, Ph.D., call Todd Datz at 617-432-8413 or email tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu.   JAMA Psychiatry Study Highlights   Women who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms appear to have an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a…

Addition of Dopamine or Nesiritide to Diuretic Therapy Does Not Improve Kidney Function in Patients With Heart Failure and Kidney Dysfunction

Embargoed for Early Release: 10:45 a.m CT Monday, November 18, 2013 Chicago – Horng H. Chen, M.B.B.Ch., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues conducted a randomized trial to determine whether, as compared with placebo, the addition of low-doses of the drugs dopamine or nesiritide to diuretic therapy would enhance urine output and preserve…

Among Patients With Recent ACS, Use of Enzyme Inhibitor Does Not Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Events; May Increase Risk of Heart Attack

Embargoed for Early Release: 3 p.m CT Monday, November 18, 2013 Chicago – Stephen J. Nicholls, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues determined the effects of varespladib, a drug that inhibits the enzyme secretory phospholipase A2 on cardiovascular risk in patients with…

Therapy Using Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Cells, Appears Safe For Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Embargoed for Early Release: 9:00 a.m CT Monday, November 18, 2013 Chicago – Alan W. Heldman, M.D., of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a study to examine the safety of transendocardial stem cell injection (TESI) with autologous mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow mononuclear cells in patients with ischemic…

Type of Cell Therapy Does Not Improve Walking Ability for Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

Embargoed for Early Release: 9:00 a.m CT Monday, November 18, 2013 Chicago – Joseph Poole, M.D., Ph.D., of the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, and colleagues studied whether therapy with granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), an agent that functions as a white blood cell growth factor, would improve walking performance in patients with symptomatic…

Greater Density of Coronary Artery Calcium Associated With Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease

Embargoed for Early Release: 9:00 a.m CT Monday, November 18, 2013 Chicago – Michael H. Criqui, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues determined the independent associations of coronary artery calcium (CAC) volume and CAC density with cardiovascular disease events. An increasing body of evidence suggests that greater calcium density in…

Reducing Blood Pressure With Medications Immediately Following Ischemic Stroke Does Not Reduce Risk of Death, Disability

Embargoed for Early Release: 3:00 p.m CT Sunday, November 17, 2013 Chicago – Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, and colleagues examined whether moderate lowering of blood pressure within the first 48 hours after the onset of an acute ischemic stroke would reduce death…

Lowering of Body Temperature for Adults With Cardiac Arrest Prior to Hospital Arrival Does Not Improve Survival, Neurological Status

Embargoed for Early Release: 3:00 p.m CT Sunday, November 17, 2013 Chicago – Francis Kim, M.D., of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, and colleagues evaluated whether early prehospital cooling (lowering body temperature) improved survival to hospital discharge and neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients with or without ventricular fibrillation (VF). Cardiac arrest can cause brain injury…

Use of Device For Chest Compressions Compared to Manual CPR Does Not Improve Short-term Survival Following Cardiac Arrest

Embargoed for Early Release: 1:00 p.m CT Sunday, November 17, 2013 Chicago – Sten Rubertsson, M.D., Ph.D., of Uppsala University, Sweden and colleagues assessed whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in which chest compressions are delivered with a mechanical device would result in superior 4-hour survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to CPR with manual…

Rate of Aortic Valve Replacement For Elderly Patients Has Increased; Outcomes Improved

Embargoed for Early Release: 11:00 a.m CT Sunday, November 17, 2013 Chicago – Jose Augusto Barreto-Filho, M.D., Ph.D., of the Federal University of Sergipe and the Clinica e Hospital Sao Lucas, Sergipe, Brazil, and colleagues assessed procedure rates and outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) among 82,755,924 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between 1999 and 2011….

Study Examines Effectiveness, Safety of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in U.S.

Embargoed for Early Release: 11:00 a.m CT Sunday, November 17, 2013 Chicago – Michael J. Mack, M.D., of the Baylor Health Care System, Plano, Texas, and colleagues describe the experience in the U.S. with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), including patient selection, procedural details, and in-hospital and 30-day outcomes following TAVR, a less invasive procedure…

Method to Estimate LDL-C May Provide More Accurate Risk Classification

Embargoed for Early Release: 11:00 a.m CT Sunday, November 17, 2013 Chicago – Seth S. Martin, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, and colleagues developed a method for estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels that is more accurate than the standard measure. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is the…

Weight Reduction Decreases Atrial Fibrillation and Symptom Severity

Embargoed for Early Release: 11:00 a.m CT Sunday, November 17, 2013 Chicago – Hany S. Abed, B.Pharm., M.B.B.S., of the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia and colleagues evaluated the effect of a structured weight reduction program on atrial fibrillation symptoms. “Atrial fibrillation has been described as the epidemic of the new…

Poorer, Rural Counties Have Lower CPR Training Rates

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Monique L. Anderson, M.D., call Rachel Harrison at 919-419-5069 or email rachel.harrison@duke.edu.     JAMA Internal Medicine Study Highlights Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training appears to be lower in more rural counties, those with higher proportions of black and Hispanic residents…

2 Studies on Use of Breast MRI

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Karen J. Wernli, Ph.D., call Rebecca Hughes at 206-287-2055 or email hughes.r@ghc.org. To contact author Natasha K. Stout, Ph.D., call Mary Wallan at 617-509-2419. or email mary_wallan@harvardpilgrim.org. To contact commentary author E. Shelley Hwang, M.D., M.P.H., call Rachel Harrison at…

Medication Adherence After Hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndrome

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 9 A.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author P. Michael Ho, Ph.D., call Daniel Warvi at 303-393-5205 or email daniel.warvi@va.gov.     JAMA Internal Medicine Study Highlights Patients better adhered to their medication regimens in the year following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) when they were part…

Preterm Birth Risk Increases for Pregnant Women Exposed to Phthalates

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author John D. Meeker, Sc.D., call Laurel Thomas Gnagey at 734-647-1841 or email ltgnagey@umich.edu. To contact editorial author Shanna Swan, Ph.D., call Sid Dinsay at 212-241-9200 or email sid.dinsay@mountsinai.org. CHICAGO – The odds of preterm delivery appear to increase for…

Drinking More Milk as a Teenager Does Not Lower Risk of Hip Fracture Later

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Diane Feskanich, Sc.D., call Jessica Maki at 617-525-6373 or email jmaki3@partners.org. To contact editorial author Connie M. Weaver, M.D., call Amy Patterson Neubert 765-494-9723 or email apatterson@purdue.edu. CHICAGO – Drinking more milk as a teenager apparently does not lower the…

No Association Between Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Alzheimer Disease, Dementia

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Tiarnan D.L. Keenan, M.R.C.Opth., email tiarnan.keenan@doctors.org.uk. CHICAGO – A study of patients in England with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD) found no association between having AMD and subsequently developing dementia or Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a report…

Avoiding Sunburn Top Reason for Sunscreen Use Among Whites and Hispanics

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Heike I.M. Mahler, Ph.D., call Margaret Lutz at 760-750-4011 or email mlutz@csusm.edu. JAMA Dermatology Study Highlights Avoiding sunburn is the top reason for using sunscreen, while forgetting to apply it is the most common reason for not using it, according…

Outreach Programs Increase Organ Donations by Hispanics

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Ali Salim, M.D., call Jessica Maki at 617-525-6373 or email jmaki3@partners.org. JAMA Surgery Study Highlights Outreach programs may increase organ donations from Hispanics, according to a study by Ali Salim, M.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and colleagues. The…

Depression Risk Lower After Final Menstrual Period in Menopausal Women

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Ellen W. Freeman, Ph.D., call Katie Delach at 215-349-5964 or email katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu. JAMA Psychiatry Study Highlights Risk of depression was lower in menopausal women after their final menstrual period (FMP) but a history of depression increased the risk of depressive…

Use of Calcium-Channel Blocker and Antibiotic Associated With Small Increased Risk of Kidney Injury

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 9 A.M. (CT) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Amit X. Garg, M.D., Ph.D., call Julia Capaldi at 519-685-8500, ext. 75616, or email julia.capaldi@lawsonresearch.com. Chicago – Among older adults taking a calcium-channel blocker, simultaneous use of the antibiotic clarithromycin, compared with azithromycin, was associated with a small…

Going to the Moon in Health Care

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 9:30 A.M. (ET) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., call Katie Delach at 215-349-5964 or email Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu. Washington, D.C. – The U.S. health care system needs a new, audacious goal: limit health care expenditure growth to the growth of national economy. “That is, by…

Study Examines Amyloid Deposition in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author David K. Menon, Ph.D., FMedSci, email dkm13@wbic.cam.ac.uk.   JAMA Neurology Study Highlights   Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) had increased deposits of β-Amyloid (Αβ) plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer Disease (AD), in some areas of their brains in…

Reliable and Sustainable Comprehensive Care for Frail Elderly People

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 9:30 A.M. (ET) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Joanne Lynn, M.D., M.A., M.S., call Ken Schwartz at 571-733-5709 or email Ken.schwartz@altarum.org. Washington, D.C. – “The United States needs arrangements that allow elderly people to live with confidence, comfort, and meaningfulness at a cost that families can afford and…

Problem-Solving Education Reduces Parental Stress After Child Autism Diagnosis

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D. call Lisa Chedekel at 617-571-6370 or email chedekel@bu.edu.     JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   A cognitive-behavioral intervention known as problem-solving education (PSE) may help reduce parental stress and depressive symptoms immediately after their child…

Overweight, Obese Are Risks for Heart Disease Regardless of Metabolic Syndrome

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Børge G. Nordestgaard, M.D., D. M.Sc., email boerge.nordestgaard@regionh.dk. To contact commentary author Chandra L. Jackson, Ph.D., M.S., call Marge Dwyer at 617-432-8416 or email mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu. CHICAGO – Being overweight or obese are risk factors for myocardial infarction (heart attack) and ischemic…

Analysis of Health Care in U.S. Indicates That Improvement in Outcomes Has Slowed

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 9:30 A.M. (ET) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Hamilton Moses III, M.D., call Stephanie Desmon at 410-955-8665 or email sdesmon1@jhmi.edu. Washington, D.C. – An examination of health care in the U.S. finds that despite the extraordinary economic success of many of its participants, the health care system has…

Obese Older Women at Higher Risk for Death, Disease, Disability Before Age 85

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Eileen Rillamas-Sun, Ph.D., call Kristen Woodward at 206-667-2210 or email media@fredhutch.org. An author podcast will be available when the embargo lifts at http://bit.ly/KEPNSw CHICAGO – Obesity and a bigger waist size in older women are associated with a higher risk…

Little Difference Found Between Self-Reported and Measured Weights Following Bariatric Surgery

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 10 A.M. (CT) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Nicholas J. Christian, Ph.D., email Allison Hydzik (HydzikAM@upmc.edu) or Cyndy McGrath (McGrathC3@upmc.edu) or call 412-647-9975. In an analysis that included nearly 1,000 patients, self-reported weights following bariatric surgery were close to measured weights, suggesting that self-reported weights used in studies…

Study Evaluates Antireflux Procedures for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Jarod McAteer, M.D., M.P.H., call Elizabeth Hunter at 206-616-3192 or email elh415@uw.edu.   JAMA Surgery Study Highlights Among hospitalized children diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, regurgitation), infants younger than 2 months are more likely than older infants to undergo…

Study Finds Substantial Weight Loss For Severely Obese Individuals Three Years After Bariatric Surgery

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 10:00 A.M. (CT) MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Anita P. Courcoulas, M.D., M.P.H., call Andréa Stanford at 412-647-6190 or email Stanfordac@upmc.edu. In 3-year follow-up after bariatric surgery, substantial weight loss was observed among individuals who were severely obese, with most of the change occurring during the first year;…

Autoantibodies Found in Blood Years Before Symptom Onset of Autoimmune Disease

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Gunnel Henriksson, M.D., Ph.D., email Gunnel.Henriksson@med.lu.se. Autoantibodies are present many years before symptom onset in patients with primary Sjögren syndrome, an autoimmune disease, according to a Research Letter published in the November 6 issue of JAMA. Primary Sjögren syndrome…

Intervention Increases Clinician Recommendations For Antidepressant Drugs, Mental Health Referral, But Does Not Improve Depression Symptoms

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H., call Charles Casey at 916-734-9048 or email  charles.casey@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. Chicago — Among depressed patients evaluated in a primary care setting, use of an interactive multimedia computer program immediately prior to a primary care visit resulted in the…

Findings Do Not Indicate Association Between Potentially Sleep-Deficient Surgeons and Subsequent Surgical Complications

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Christopher Vinden, M.D., call Julia Capaldi at 519-685-8500, ext. 75616 or email Julia.Capaldi@LawsonResearch.Com. To contact editorial co-author Michael J. Zinner, M.D., call Tom Langford at 617-525-6375 or email tlangford@partners.org. Chicago — Surgeons who had operated the night before an elective daytime…

Testosterone Therapy Following Coronary Angiography Associated With Increased Risk Of Adverse Outcomes

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author P. Michael Ho, M.D., Ph.D., call Mark Couch at 303-724-5377 or email mark.couch@ucdenver.edu. To contact editorial author Anne R. Cappola, M.D., Sc.M., call Kim Menard at 215-662-6183 or email kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu. Chicago — Among a group of men who underwent…

Improved Sexual Functioning, Hormones After Weight-Loss Bariatric Surgery

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 10 A.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author David B. Sarwer, Ph.D., call Kim Menard at 215-662-6183 or email Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu. CHICAGO – Women who underwent bariatric surgery experienced better sexual functioning, improvement in reproductive hormones, and better health-related and weight-related quality of life, according to a report published…

Parental Group Training Associated with Improved Child Disruptive Behavior

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Ellen C. Perrin, M.D., call Julie Jette at 617-636-3265 or email jjette@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights Parent-training groups conducted in pediatric office settings may improve parenting practices and disruptive child behaviors, according to a study by Ellen C….

Adolescent Boys Concerned About Muscles Who Use Supplements to Enhance Them More Likely to Binge Drink, Use Drugs

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. CT (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Alison E. Field, Sc.D., call Erin Tornatore at 617-919-3110 or email erin.tornatore@childrens.harvard.edu. CHICAGO – Adolescent boys who are concerned about building muscle and who use supplements to enhance their physique were more likely than their peers to start binge…

No Major Complications in Most Teens Undergoing Weight-Loss Bariatric Surgery

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 10 A.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Thomas H. Inge, M.D., Ph.D., call Kathy Francis at 502-815-3313 or email kfrancis@doeanderson.com. To contact editorial author, Michael G. Sarr, M.D., call Brian Kilen at 507-284-5005 or email newsbureau@mayo.edu. CHICAGO – Most severely obese teenagers who underwent bariatric weight-loss surgery…

Undetectable Viral Load Associated with Decreased Illness, Death in Patients with Hepatitis C

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11:30 A.M. (CT), TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Jeffrey McCombs, Ph.D., call Sadena Thevarajah at 213-821-7978 or email thevaraj@healthpolicy.usc.edu. CHICAGO – In a study of Veterans Affairs patients with hepatitis C (HCV), only a minority were willing to start treatment and fewer still achieved the undetectable viral loads…

Atrial Fibrillation Appears Associated with Increased Risk of Heart Attack

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Elsayed Z. Soliman, M.D., M.Sc., M.S., call Bonnie Davis at 336-716-4977 or email bdavis@wakehealth.edu. To contact corresponding editorial author Gregory M. Marcus, M.D., M.A.S., call Leland Kim at 415-502-6397 or email Leland.Kim@ucsf.edu. CHICAGO – Atrial fibrillation (AF, an irregular heartbeat)…

Shorter-Term Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Receiving Drug-Releasing Stent Does Not Worsen Outcomes

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 11:30 A.M. (CT) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Fausto Feres, M.D., Ph.D., email fferes@lee.dante.br.   Short-term (3 months) vs. long-term (12 months) dual anti­platelet therapy did not result in poorer outcomes on certain measures (death, heart attack, stroke, and bleeding) for patients with coronary artery disease or low-risk…

Poverty in Early Childhood Appears Associated With Brain Development

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Joan Luby, M.D., call Jim Dryden at 314-286-0110 or email jdryden@wustl.edu.  To contact editorial author Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., call Meghan Weber at 617-919-3110 or email meghan.weber@childrens.harvard.edu. CHICAGO – Poverty in early childhood appears to be associated with smaller brain…

Heart Disease Risk Appears Associated with Breast Cancer Radiation

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author David J. Brenner, Ph.D., D.Sc, call Karin Eskenazi at 212-342-0508 or email ket2116@cumc.columbia.edu.   JAMA Internal Medicine Study Highlights Heart Disease Risk Appears Associated with Breast Cancer Radiation  Among patients with early stages of breast cancer, those whose hearts were…

Study Examines Expedited FDA Drug Approvals, Safety Questions Remain

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Thomas J. Moore, A.B. call Renee Brehio at 704-831-8822 or email rbrehio@ismp.org. To contact commentary author Daniel Carpenter, Ph.D., call Peter Reuell at 617-496-8070 or email preuell@fas.harvard.edu. CHICAGO – Fewer patients were studied as part of expedited reviews of new…

Study Examines Discomfort in Children Undergoing Flexible Nasendoscopy

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Neil K. Chadha, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.He. B.Sc., F.R.C.S, call Corinne Crichlow at 604-875-3560 or email Corinne.Crichlow@cw.bc.ca. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Study Highlights Three kinds of nasal sprays were no different in their effects on discomfort experienced by children undergoing nasendoscopy,…

Parity Laws for Substance Abuse Disorder Linked to Increased Treatment

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Hefei Wen, B.A., call Robin Reese at 404-727-9371 or email robin.j.reese@emory.edu.   JAMA Psychiatry Study Highlights   Parity Laws for Substance Abuse Disorder Linked to Increased Treatment   State implementation of laws that require health plans to cover treatment for…

Clinical Trial Evaluates Outpatient Detoxification in Prescription Opioid Abusers

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Stacey C. Sigmon, Ph.D., call Jennifer Nachbur at 802-656-7875 or email jennifer.nachbur@med.uvm.edu   JAMA Psychiatry Study Highlights   Clinical Trial Evaluates Outpatient Detoxification in Prescription Opioid Abusers   Patients addicted to prescription opioids (POs) who are taking buprenorphine (a medication…

Carotid Artery Stenting Appears Associated with Increased Stroke in Elderl

  EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author George A. Antoniou, M.D., Ph.D., email antoniou.ga@hotmail.com. To contact commentary author R. Clement Darling III, M.D., call Beth Engeler at 518-262-3421 or email EngeleB@mail.amc.edu. CHICAGO – Carotid artery stenting (CAS) was associated with an increased risk of stroke in…

Bottle Feeding Associated with Increased Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Jarod P. McAteer, M.D., M.P.H., call Liz Hunter at 206-616-3192 or email ehunter@uw.edu. CHICAGO – Bottle feeding appears to increase the risk infants will develop hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS), a form of stomach obstruction, and that risk seems to be…

Intranasal Application of Hormone Appears To Enhance Placebo Response

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Ulrike Bingel, M.D., Ph.D., email ulrike.bingel@uk-essen.de.   The hormone oxytocin may mediate processes such as empathy, trust, and social learning. These are key elements of the patient-physician relationship, which is an important mediator of placebo responses, according to background…

Flu Vaccine Associated With Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Events

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Jacob A. Udell, M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.P.C., call Nicole Bodnar at 416-978-5811 or email Nicole.Bodnar@utoronto.ca. To contact editorial author Kathleen M. Neuzil, M.D., M.P.H., call Monica Graham at 206-302-6072 or email mgraham@path.org.   Receiving an influenza vaccination was associated with a lower…

Brief Risk-Reduction Counseling At Time of HIV Testing Does Not Result in Reduction in Rate of STIs

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Lisa R. Metsch, Ph.D., call Stephanie Berger at 212-305-4372 or email sb2247@columbia.edu. To contact editorial co-author Jason S. Haukoos, M.D., M.Sc., call Jenny Bertrand at 303-520-9591 or email Jennifer.Bertrand@dhha.org.   Brief risk-reduction counseling at the time of a rapid human immunodeficiency…

Patients Report Doctors Not Telling Them of Overdiagnosis Risk in Screenings

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Odette Wegwarth, Ph.D., email wegwarth@mpib-berlin.mpg.de.   JAMA Internal Medicine Study Highlight Patients Report Doctors Not Telling Them of Overdiagnosis Risk in Screenings   A survey finds that most patients are not being told about the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment…

Less Sleep Associated with Brain Imaging Findings of Alzheimer Disease in Elderly

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Adam P. Spira. Ph.D., call Natalie Wood-Wright at 410-614-6029 or email nwoodwri@jhsph.edu.   CHICAGO – Getting less sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with abnormal brain imaging findings suggesting Alzheimer disease (AD) in older adults, according to a report…

Increase Seen in Donor Eggs For In Vitro Fertilization, With Improved Outcomes

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 6:00 A.M. (CT) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Jennifer F. Kawwass, M.D., call Janet Christenbury at 404-727-8599 or email Jmchris@emory.edu. To contact editorial author Evan R. Myers, M.D., M.P.H., call Rachel Harrison at 919-419-5069 or email rachel.harrison@duke.edu. Between 2000 and 2010 in the United States the number of…

Veterans with Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury Report Poorer Vision Quality

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Glenn C. Cockerham, M.D., call Ndidi Mojay at 202-461-0476 or email Ndidi.mojay@va.gov.   JAMA Ophthalmology Study Highlights   Veterans with Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury Report Poorer Vision Quality   Veterans with blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) reported poorer vision…

Study Examines Various Treatments for Nose Bleeds

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Jennifer A. Villwock, M.D., call Darryl Geddes at 315-464-4828 or email geddesd@upstate.edu.   JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Study Highlights   Study Examines Various Treatments for Nose Bleeds   The way doctors treat nose bleeds (epistaxis), a condition that will…

New Measure to Rate Hospitals on Bariatric Surgery Examined in Study

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H., call Shantell M. Kirkendoll at 734-764-2220 or email smkirk@umich.edu.   JAMA Surgery Study Highlights   New Measure to Rate Hospitals on Bariatric Surgery Examined in Study   A new composite measure may be better than…

Lawsuits Increasing Over Nonphysician Operator-Performed Laser Surgery

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author H. Ray Jalian, M.D., call Rachel Champeau at 310-794-2270 or email rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu.     JAMA Dermatology Study Highlights   Lawsuits Increasing Over Nonphysician Operator-Performed Laser Surgery   Lawsuits related to skin laser surgery performed by nonphysicians are increasing particularly…

Body Mass Index Not Major Predictor of Death in Bariatric Surgery Eligibility

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Raj S. Padwal, M.D., M.Sc., call Raquel Maurier at 780-492-5986 or email raquel.maurier@ualberta.ca.   JAMA Surgery Study Highlights   Body Mass Index Not Major Predictor of Death in Bariatric Surgery Eligibility   Age, sex, smoking and diabetes mellitus can be…

Multiple vs. Single Courses of Prenatal Corticosteroids Not Associated with Increased Death, Disability of Children at Age 5

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Elizabeth V. Asztalos, M.D., call Sybil Edmonds at 416-480-4040 or email sybil.edmonds@sunnybrook.ca. CHICAGO – Multiple courses of prenatal corticosteroids, compared with a single course, taken by pregnant women to help prevent preterm birth was associated with no increase or decrease…

Pay for Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Varies Around U.S.; Average More than $500K

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H., call Todd Datz at 617-432-8413 or email tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu. To contact commentary author Warren S. Browner, M.D., M.P.H., call Dean Fryer at 415-600-7484 or email FryerD@sutterhealth.org. CHICAGO – Compensation for chief executive officers at nonprofit hospitals…

Medication Taken for Nausea During Pregnancy Not Associated With Increased Risk of Major Malformations, Stillbirth

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Bjorn Pasternak, M.D., email bjp@ssi.dk. In an analysis that included more than 40,000 women exposed to the nausea medication metoclopramide in pregnancy, use of this drug was not associated with significantly increased risk of major congenital malformations overall, spontaneous abortion, and…

Study Finds High Variability Among Primary Care Physicians in Rate of PSA Screening of Older Men

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author James S. Goodwin, M.D., call Raul Reyes at 409-747-0794 or email rareyes@utmb.edu. “No organization recommends prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in men older than 75 years. Nevertheless, testing rates remain high,” write Elizabeth Jaramillo, M.D., of the University of Texas…

Clinical Trial Examines Oral Supplementation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact study author Megan M. McLaughlin, M.S., call Melinda Stubbee at 919-491-0831 or email melinda.s.stubbee@gsk.com.     JAMA Ophthalmology Study Highlights   Clinical Trial Examines Oral Supplementation in Age-Related Macular Degeneration   A daily 15 mg dose of the oral medication pazopanib…

For Patients with Diabetes, Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery Lead to Similar Long-Term Benefits For Quality of Life

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author David J. Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., call Kerry O’Connor at 816-932-8646 or email koconnor@saint-lukes.org. For patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease in more than one artery, treatment with coronary artery bypass graft surgery provided slightly better health status and…

Study Examines Characteristics of Thyroid Cancer

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author David Goldenberg, M.D., call Matthew G. Solovey at 717-531-0003, Ext. 287127 or email msolovey@hmc.psu.edu. CHICAGO – Patients whose thyroid cancer is incidentally discovered on imaging performed for reasons other than evaluation of the thyroid gland tend to be older,…

History of Falls Associated With Postoperative Complications in Older Patients

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Thomas N. Robinson, M.D., call Mark Couch at 303-724-5377 or email mark.couch@ucdenver.edu.   JAMA Surgery Study Highlights   History of Falls Associated With Postoperative Complications in Older Patients   A history of one or more falls in the six…

Prenatal Depression in Mothers is Risk Factor for Depression in Children as Adults

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Rebecca M. Pearson, Ph.D., email rebecca.pearson@bristol.ac.uk CHICAGO – Depression in pregnant women appears to increase the risk that their children are more likely to have depression when they are 18 years old, according to a report published by JAMA Psychiatry,…

Use of Beta-Blocker Helps Achieve Target Heart Rate Level Without Increase In Adverse Outcomes Among Patients In Septic Shock

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 7 A.M. (CT) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Andrea Morelli, M.D., of the University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues conducted a study to investigate the effect of the short-acting beta-blocker esmolol on the heart rate of patients with severe septic shock and high risk of death. Septic shock is associated with adverse…

Use of Statin Does Not Improve Survival Among Adults With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 7 A.M. (CT) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Laurent Papazian, M.D., Ph.D., of Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether statin therapy decreased day-28 mortality among intensive care unit patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Observational studies have reported that statins improve outcomes of various infections. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)…

Findings Indicate No Difference in Risk of Death in Comparison of Fluid Replacement Therapies for Critically Ill Patients

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 7 A.M. (CT) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Djillali Annane, M.D., Ph.D., of Raymond Poincare Hospital, Garches, France, and colleagues conducted a study to compare the effects of 2 types of intravenous fluids on survival for critically ill patients in an intensive care unit. Thousands of patients in intensive care units (ICUs)…

Among Critically Ill Patients, Muscle Wasting Occurs Rapidly; More Severe Among Those With Multiorgan Failure

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 7 A.M. (CT) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Zudin A. Puthucheary, M.R.C.P., of University College London, England, and colleagues conducted a study to characterize and evaluate the time course and pathophysiology of acute muscle loss in critical illness. “Survivors of critical illness experience significant skeletal muscle weakness and physical disability, which can…

Use of Hypothermia Does Not Improve Outcomes for Adults With Severe Meningitis; May Be Harmful

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 10:15 A.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013 Bruno Mourvillier, M.D., of the Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether treatment with hypothermia would improve the functional outcome of comatose patients with bacterial meningitis compared with standard care. Among adults with bacterial meningitis, the…

Despite Evidence Suggesting Comparable Pain Relief at Lower Cost, Treatment Regimen for Bone Metastases Not Widely Used

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Justin E. Bekelman, M.D., call Holly Auer at 215-349-5659 or email holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu.   Justin E. Bekelman, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether single-fraction radiation treatment, shown to be…

Chemotherapy Drug Improves Survival Following Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Helmut Oettle, M.D., Ph.D., email Helmut.Oettle@charite.de.   Among patients with pancreatic cancer who had surgery for removal of the cancer, treatment with the drug gemcitabine for 6 months resulted in increased overall survival as well as disease-free survival, compared with observation…

Study Examines Risk Factors For Major Cardiac Events Following Noncardiac Surgery For Patients With Coronary Stents

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 10 A.M. (CT) MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Mary T. Hawn, M.D., M.P.H., call Tyler Greer at 205-934-2041 or email tgreer@uab.edu. To contact editorial co-author Emmanouil S. Brilakis, M.D., Ph.D., call Lisa Warshaw at 214-648-3404 or email Lisa.Warshaw@utsouthwestern.edu.   Emergency surgery and advanced cardiac disease are risk factors for…

Study Questions Effectiveness of Less-Invasive Surgical Procedure to Detect Cancer in Lymph Nodes Near Breast

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 10 A.M. (CT) MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Kelly K. Hunt, M.D., call Laura Sussman at 713-745-2457 or email lsussman@mdanderson.org. To contact editorial co-author Monica Morrow, M.D., call Courtney A. DeNicola at 646-227-3633 or email Denicolc@mskcc.org.   Judy C. Boughey, M.D., Kelly K. Hunt, M.D., and…

Use of Post-Operative Blood Clot Rate as Measure of Hospital Quality May Be Flawed

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 10 A.M. (CT) MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Karl Y. Bilimoria, M.D., M.S., call Megan McCann at 312-926-5900 or email memccann@nmh.org. To contact editorial author Edward H. Livingston, M.D., call Jim Michalski at 312-464-5785 or email jim.michalski@jamanetwork.org.   A new study published by JAMA questions using the rate…

Study Examines Probiotics to Prevent or Treat Excessive Infant Crying

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Valerie Sung, M.P.H., email valerie.sung@rch.org.au.   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights   Study Examines Probiotics to Prevent or Treat Excessive Infant Crying   There still appears to be insufficient evidence to support using probiotics (Lactobacillus reuteri) to manage colic or…

Nearly 1 in 10 Young People Report Perpetrating Sexual Violence

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Michele L. Ybarra, M.P.H., Ph.D., call 877-302-6858, Ext. 1 – 801# or email Michele@InnovativePublicHealth.org. CHICAGO – Nearly 1 in 10 people 21 years of age or younger reported perpetrating some type of coercive or forced sexual violence during their lifetime,…

Study Examines Widespread Prescribing of Levothyroxine for Borderline Thyroid Hormone Levels, Overtreatment

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Peter N. Taylor, M.Sc., M.R.C.P., email taylorpn@cardiff.ac.uk. CHICAGO – A study of patients in the United Kingdom suggests widespread prescribing of the medication levothyroxine sodium to boost thyroid function among patients with borderline high levels of the thyroid-stimulating hormone thyrotropin…

Use of Gloves and Gowns For All Patient Contact in ICUs Does Not Reduce Overall Rate of Acquiring MRSA or VRE

EMBARGOED FOR EARLY RELEASE: 6:15 P.M. (CT) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Anthony D. Harris, M.D., M.P.H., call Karen Lancaster at 410-328-8919 or email klancaster@umm.edu. To contact editorial author Preeti N. Malani, M.D., M.S.J., call Shantell Kirkendoll at 734-764-2220 or email smkirk@med.umich.edu.   The wearing of gloves and gowns by health care…

Study Examines Family Connections for Thyroid Cancer Using Utah Population Database

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Gretchen M. Oakley, M.D., call Kathy Wilets at 801-581-5717 or email kathy.wilets@hsc.utah.edu.   JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Study Highlights Study Examines Family Connections for Thyroid Cancer Using Utah Population Database People that have a first- through third -degree…

Study Finds No Change in Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Sore Throat

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (CT), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Jeffrey A. Linder, M.D., M.P.H., call Lori Schroth at 617-534-1604 or email ljschroth@partners.org. This paper is being released to coincide with an IDWeek2013 presentation.   JAMA Internal Medicine Study Highlight Study Finds No Change in Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for…

Mass. Insurance Expansion Associated With Increased Probability of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Nonwhite Patients, Reduced Racial Disparities

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Andrew P. Loehrer, M.D., call Cassandra Aviles at 617-724-6433 or email cmaviles@partners.org.   JAMA Surgery Study Highlights Mass. Insurance Expansion Associated With Increased Probability of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Nonwhite Patients, Reduced Racial Disparities Health care reform in Massachusetts in…

Patients with Melanoma Not Remaining Cautious About Sun Exposure

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Luise Winkel Idorn, M.D., Ph.D., email luise.idorn@gmail.com. JAMA Dermatology Study Highlights Patients with Melanoma Not Remaining Cautious About Sun Exposure Patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) did not remain cautious about sun exposure in the three years after their diagnoses,…

Study Finds Increase in Survival Following Bystander CPR for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Mads Wissenberg, M.D., email mads.wissenberg.joergensen@regionh.dk. In Denmark between 2001 and 2010 there was an increase in bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that was associated with an increase in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study in the October 2 issue…

Viewpoints Appearing in This Issue of JAMA

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 Investing in Evidence-Based Care for the Severely Mentally Ill In a Viewpoint, Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, and colleagues discuss the potential implications of giving 4 million previously uninsured people with severe mental disorders health insurance when…

Following Bariatric Surgery, Use of Opioids Increases Among Chronic Opioid Users

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact Marsha A. Raebel, Pharm.D., call Amy Whited at 303-344-7518 or email Amy.L.Whited@kp.org. To contact editorial author Daniel P. Alford, M.D., M.P.H., call Gina DiGravio at 617-638-8480 or email gina.digravio@bmc.org. In a group of patients who took chronic opioids for noncancer pain…

Extended Follow-up of Hormone Therapy Trials Does Not Support Use For Chronic Disease Prevention

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., Dr.P.H., call Tom Langford at 617-534-1605 or email tlangford@partners.org. To contact Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., call Lori J. Schroth at 617-534-1604 or email ljschroth@partners.org. Extended follow-up of the two Women’s Health Initiative hormone therapy trials does not…

Study Examines Adverse Neonatal Outcomes Associated With Early-Term Birth

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact corresponding author Shaon Sengupta, M.D., M.P.H., call Alison Fraser at 267-426-6054 or email FraserA1@email.chop.edu.   JAMA Pediatrics Study Highlights Study Examines Adverse Neonatal Outcomes Associated With Early-Term Birth Early-term births (37 to 38 weeks gestation) are associated with higher neonatal morbidity…

Study Finds Continual Increase in Bed Sharing Among Black, Hispanic Infants

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Eve R. Colson, M.D., call Karen Peart at 203-432-1326 or email karen.peart@yale.edu. To contact editorial author Abraham B. Bergman, M.D., call Leila Gray at 206-685-0381 or email leilag@uw.edu. CHICAGO – The proportion of infants bed sharing with caregivers increased between…

Massachusetts Primary Care Malpractice Claims Related to Alleged Misdiagnoses

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Gordon D. Schiff, M.D., call Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg at 617-534-2208 or email mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org. An author video will be available on the JAMA Internal Medicine website when the embargo lifts.   JAMA Internal Medicine Study Highlight Massachusetts Primary Care Malpractice Claims Related…

Study Compares 2 Commonly Used Estrogen Drugs and Cardiovascular Safety

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 3 P.M. (CT), MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 Media Advisory: To contact author Nicholas L. Smith, Ph.D., call Leila Gray at 206-685-0381 or email leilag@uw.edu. CHICAGO – The oral hormone therapy conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs), which is used by women to relieve menopause symptoms, appears to be associated with increased risk for venous…