Pediatrics

Multiple anesthesia exposures affect learning and attention

(HealthDay)—Children with multiple exposures to anesthesia before age 3 are more likely to develop adverse outcomes related to learning and attention, according to a recent study published in Anesthesiology.

Diabetes

Diabetes, HbA1c linked to adverse outcomes after surgery

(HealthDay)—For surgical inpatients aged ≥54 years, diabetes and increased hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) are associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes, according to a study published online March 26 in Diabetes Care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Growth rates of small renal masses highly variable early on

(HealthDay)—Among patients who opt for active surveillance of small renal masses, growth rates are highly variable early on and do not reliably predict adverse outcomes, according to a study published in the March issue ...

Surgery

Study spotlights risks in anesthesiologist handoffs

Most patients are totally unaware that the anesthesiologist who put them under for surgery might not be the same one who brings them out even though that 'handoff' between the two doctors has been linked to a series of negative ...

Diabetes

Health care use down in diabetes patients with high deductibles

(HealthDay)—Overall, patients who switch to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) have a decrease in health care utilization, though high-severity emergency department visit expenditures and hospitalization days increase ...

Surgery

Complete handover of anesthesia care may up complications

(HealthDay)—Complete handover of intraoperative anesthesia care is associated with an increased risk of adverse postoperative outcomes among adults undergoing major surgery, according to a study published in the Jan. 9 ...

Surgery

Femtosecond laser safer for post-vitrectomy cataract surgery

(HealthDay)—Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery demonstrates comparable visual outcomes to conventional phacoemulsification, with a trend toward better intraoperative and postoperative safety, according to a study ...

Health

Anticholinergic cognitive burden scale IDs adverse outcomes

(HealthDay)—For older adults, the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale (ACB) shows good dose-response relationships between anticholinergic burden and adverse outcomes, according to a study published in the November/December ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why it's time to lay the stereotype of the 'teen brain' to rest

A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens' behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of the wild teenage brain to rest. Brain deficits don't make teens do risky things; ...

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