Arthritis & Rheumatism

Psychosocial factors predict functional disability in RA

(HealthDay)—Psychosocial factors may be more important than traditional clinical measures in predicting functional disability in the first year after a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis, according to a study published ...


Bariatric surgery beats medical control for diabetes remission

(HealthDay)—Surgery is more effective than medical control for diabetes remission, with predictors including lower baseline glycemia and shorter diabetes duration, according to research published online Dec. 1 in Diabetes ...

Oncology & Cancer

Hematologic markers predict nasopharyngeal cancer survival

(HealthDay)—Pretreatment neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) may be predictors for survival in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in Head & Neck.


Periodontal disease predicts CAC progression in type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—In patients with type 1 diabetes, but not those without diabetes, periodontal disease duration is an independent predictor of long-term progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC), according to a study published ...


How to predict biphasic allergic reactions in children

Children are more likely to have a repeat, delayed anaphylactic reaction from the same allergic cause, depending on the severity of the initial reaction. The first pediatric study to look at the predictors for this phenomenon ...


Post-CABG predictors of stroke identified for diabetes patients

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), predictors of stroke include previous stroke, warfarin use, and surgery outside the United States or Canada, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital stays longer without prophylactic laxatives

(HealthDay)—Failure to use prophylactic laxatives in elderly congestive heart failure (CHF) patients who use laxatives at home is associated with a significantly longer hospital length of stay (LOS), according to a study ...


Contemporary PCI outcome predictors defined

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), predictors of outcome include previous anemia, previous chronic kidney injury, and previous moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction, ...

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