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Telemedicine effective in assessing, managing adolescent concussion

June 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA —  When contact between practitioners and athletic trainers is facilitated through telemedicine for the assessment of concussion in adolescents, both the time and distance to a specialist is reduced, improving satisfaction with care for providers treating this population, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“Using this technology is not only cost-effective, but it increases the number of providers that can manage concussions,” Cydne Marckmann, DNP, ARNP, FAANP, from the Frontier Nursing University and the University of Washington, said in an interview with Infectious Diseases in Children. “This gets kids back to school quicker and helps manage any pitfalls that may come along the way.”

Evidence of benefit from interventions to protect from cognitive decline, dementia inconclusive

June 22, 2017
A committee commissioned by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to recommend future public health and research priorities found that current research does not…
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Cost of hospital-based end-of-life care high for elderly with brain tumors

June 22, 2017
Hospital-based end-of-life care for elderly patients with malignant brain tumors is associated with up to $16,000 in expenses, according to a research letter published…
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Head position may not affect outcomes during acute stroke treatment

June 22, 2017
During treatment for acute stroke, whether a patient was lying down or sitting up did not make a difference in disability outcomes, according to a study in The New
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Telemedicine effective in assessing, managing adolescent concussion

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  When contact between practitioners and athletic trainers is facilitated through telemedicine for the assessment of…

Evidence of benefit from interventions to protect from cognitive decline, dementia inconclusive

June 22, 2017
A committee commissioned by the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to recommend future public health and research priorities found that current…

In the Journals Plus

Cost of hospital-based end-of-life care high for elderly with brain tumors

June 22, 2017
Hospital-based end-of-life care for elderly patients with malignant brain tumors is associated with up to $16,000 in expenses, according to a…

In the Journals

Head position may not affect outcomes during acute stroke treatment

June 22, 2017
During treatment for acute stroke, whether a patient was lying down or sitting up did not make a difference in disability outcomes, according to a…

In the Journals

Statins may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

June 21, 2017
Use of statins was significantly associated with risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, suggesting statins should not be used to protect…

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Breast-feeding may lower risk for CVD, stroke

June 21, 2017
Women who breast-fed had a lower risk for CVD and stroke compared with women who never breast-fed, according to a study published in the Journal of

Q&A: Treating patients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers

June 20, 2017
Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is annually observed in June to raise awareness for the disease that currently affects more than 5…

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Racial disparities evident in risk factors for stroke

June 16, 2017
The risk for stroke decreased in the United States, but racial disparities still exist, according to a research letter in The New England Journal of

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Early life exposure to CV risk factors affects cognition in adults

June 12, 2017
The cumulative burden of CV risk factors, especially BP, cholesterol and smoking, during childhood and adolescence affects midlife cognitive…

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Study finds no link between PPIs, dementia, Alzheimer’s risk

June 9, 2017
Researchers found no association between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s…

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