January 24, 2022
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The accuracy of the European Association of Urology's classification system that groups patients with prostate cancer based on their recurrence risk has been confirmed through prostate-specific membrane antigen PET imaging. "The rapidly growing availability of PSMA-directed PET imaging will impact prostate cancer staging," researchers wrote.
Full Story: Health Imaging (1/21) 
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A population-based cohort study published in Neurology found that stress caused by bereavement, especially the death of a child, may slightly increase a person's risk for stroke. "Increasing evidence suggests that parents who experience the death of a child have higher risks of morbidity and mortality, including acute myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and cardiovascular death than their unexposed counterparts," wrote the researchers.
Full Story: Healio (free registration) (1/20) 
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Children who previously had COVID-19 were up to 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, according to an analysis of more than 2 million US children published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. "Nearly half had diabetic ketoacidosis at time of diabetes diagnosis, a serious diabetes complication, at a much higher rate than previously reported," said researcher Sharon Saydah.
Full Story: Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (1/21) 
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Celebratory binge drinking may cause new-onset AFib
A report published in Nature Cardiovascular Research found that emergency department visits for atrial fibrillation appear to go up during events such as Christmas and New Year's Day, where people celebrate by binge drinking. Researchers also discovered that the findings are true for people without a previous AFib diagnosis, suggesting that binge drinking may increase the risk.
Full Story: Medscape (free registration) (1/20) 
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Researchers observed that inpatients with advanced Parkinson's disease experienced reverse dipping blood pressure. The study, published in Brain and Behavior, found that the reverse dipping did not appear to be associated with tremor symptoms.
Full Story: Neurology Advisor (1/20) 
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AI tool helps predict risk for CV disease complications
Researchers found that a probabilistic graphical network was helpful in determining a patient's susceptibility to heart disease, with adults most at-risk were those with a history of cardiomyopathy, viral myocarditis or those taking milrinone, based on findings published in PLOS Digital Health. Electronic health records identified conditions linked to cardiovascular disease, and the AI program calculated which conditions could lead to individuals becoming at-risk for heart disease, sinoatrial node dysfunction or heart transplants.
Full Story: Becker's Hospital Review (1/21) 
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