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February 19, 2013
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  • Study compares CABG, PCI for patients with diabetes, CAD
    Patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting showed a lower mortality risk compared with those who had percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent, a study indicated. However, the CABG patients had a higher risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction than those in the PCI group, researchers wrote in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Healio/Cardiology Today (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hip implants fail more often in women than men, study finds
    U.S. researchers looked at more than 35,000 hip replacement surgeries and found that the rate of implant failure five years after the procedure was higher in women than men. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that gender differences in outcomes for hip replacements should be considered in patient management as well as device development. HealthDay News (2/18)
  • Study ties prenatal caffeine intake to lower birth weight
    Daily consumption of 200 to 300 milligrams of caffeine during pregnancy increased the risk of having babies born small for gestational age by 27% to 62%, according to a study in the journal BMC Medicine. The researchers noted that caffeine from any source appeared to lower birth weights. The Guardian (London) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study looks at early risks for obstructive respiratory diseases
    Irish researchers followed 150 1-month-old babies for 18 years and found that those with reduced airway function during infancy and those who smoked later in life were more at risk for developing obstructive respiratory diseases as young adults. The study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed that persistent wheeze was associated with lower lung function and atopy during infancy, as well as maternal asthma and smoking. HealthDay News (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Conception odds rise with aspirin after some miscarriages
    Daily use of low-dose aspirin while trying to conceive was associated with increased chances of giving birth after a single recent miscarriage before 20 weeks gestation, according to a study involving 1,228 women. Aspirin, however, failed to benefit women who had one or two miscarriages at any gestational age. The study was presented at a meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. MedPage Today (free registration) (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Multidisciplinary approach aids cancer patients at critical time
    Cancer patients who participated in an intervention aimed at improving their overall well-being had higher quality-of-life scores compared with the standard care group, according to a study in the journal Cancer. Six months after the program, researchers surveyed the patients again and found that that the "intervention is helpful at a critical time, but doesn’t have a lasting continuous enhancing effect." Nurse.com (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More than half of U.S. patients live in ACO areas
    Fifty-two percent of U.S. patients reside in regions served by accountable care organizations, up from 45% in August, data from an Oliver Wyman analysis show. Researchers also found 28% or more of patients live in areas with at least two ACOs, an increase from 17% in August. BeckersHospitalReview.com (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Employee health is good economic, business strategy, experts say
    A healthy workforce is important to reducing unemployment in Muskego, Mich., as companies look at local health statistics when deciding where to locate, according to Gary Allore, regional chief operating officer for Mercy Health Partners. Jeff Rubleski of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan said employers that reassess their insurance strategy because of the Affordable Care Act may choose plans with higher deductibles or copayments that integrate wellness incentives. MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration) (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Deadline ends with 26 states choosing federal-run exchange
    Twenty-six states have opted to let the federal government run their health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act with the passing of Friday's deadline. States that opted not to operate their own exchanges can still change their decisions, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Director Gary Cohen said. The Washington Times (2/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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