Autism spectrum disorders

Standardized screening for ASD recommended at 18, 24 months

(HealthDay)—Standardized screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is recommended at ages 18 and 24 months in primary care, according to a clinical report published online Dec. 16 in Pediatrics.

Cardiology

Best practices developed for diagnosing, managing MINOCA

(HealthDay)—In an American Heart Association scientific statement published online March 27 in Circulation, best practices are presented for diagnostic evaluation and management of myocardial infarction in the absence of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Urogenital infection as a possible cause of male infertility

In couples who have not been able to have children, male infertility is the cause in at least half of cases. In 6 to 10 percent, the cause is a urogenital infection. The risk of irreversible infertility associated with urogenital ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting outcomes for patients with kidney injury

When patients experience acute kidney injury (AKI)—sudden kidney failure or damage—in the hospital, they are at increased risk of death and other adverse events. Theoretically, if clinicians could predict which patients ...

Oncology & Cancer

EHR triggers cut time to diagnostic cancer evaluation

(HealthDay)—Electronic health record-based triggers may cut time to diagnostic evaluation of colorectal and prostate cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Medical research

Two new studies on the use of breast MRI

The overall use of breast magnetic resonance imaging has increased, with the procedure most commonly used for diagnostic evaluations and screenings, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Upper lumbar disc space related to hip pain

(HealthDay)—Disc space narrowing at disc levels L1/L2 and L2/L3, visible on lumbar radiographs, may help to identify hip pain patients whose pain originates in the lumbar spine, according to research published in the November ...

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