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  • September 18, 2017
    Transradial catheterization—when a clinician inserts a long thin tube through the radial artery in the arm—is commonly used to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. A recent analysis of published studies indicates that the procedure can have a significant detrimental effect on cells in the radial artery, which persists for at least several months post-catheterization. The analysis if published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery.The findings point to the need for caution when accessing...
  • September 18, 2017
    The PhD degree was established in Berlin 200 years ago and has spread across the world. Today there is a global tendency to follow the programs currently used either in the United States or in Continental Europe. A new study in FEBS Open Bio examines how US and European PhD programs are both similar and different.The analysis, based on what is called the ORPHEUS self-assessment questionnaire, concerned research environment, outcomes, admission criteria,...
  • September 18, 2017
    Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals often encounter discrimination that may compel them to seek mental health services, but some mental health practitioners are inadequately prepared to work with TGNC clients. Researchers have now presented an in-depth examination of the counseling experiences of 13 TGNC individuals to inform mental health practitioners of helpful and effective counseling methods.Of note, findings from this study underscore that the experiences of TGNC...
  • September 14, 2017
    The largest genomic profiling study ever conducted into a type of brain tumor known as glioma in children has identified genetic alterations in 96% of cases. As reported in The Oncologist, this genetic information could help to identify the most effective treatments for specific cases of glioma, hopefully improving the prognosis for what is currently the leading cause of death for children with cancer in the US.“This study further demonstrates that genomic profiling can be readily...
  • September 14, 2017
    Obese women with large bellies may be at risk of developing a different subtype of breast cancer than those with widespread fat accumulation, according to a new study published in The Oncologist. This suggests that the link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought.The study on women from Northern and Eastern China found that women who accumulated fat around their internal organs (visceral), measured by belly fat, were predisposed to develop a different...
  • September 14, 2017
    In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)–based prompt for primary care physicians. The prompt also led to dramatic increases in follow-up specialized care for infected patients, according to the Hepatology study.To reduce complications and spread of HCV infections, patients must first be diagnosed and then connected with specialized care for their...
  • September 14, 2017
    HOBOKEN, NJ—September 14, 2017— John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals.  Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of the research process supporting the critical goals of transparency and...
  • September 13, 2017
    A randomized clinical trial has compared key-hole (laparoscopic) surgery and open surgery in pancreatic cancer patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy, or the Whipple procedure.The procedure is used to treat tumors located in the head of the pancreas and adjacent areas, where approximately 75% of pancreatic cancer tumors occur. In the 64-patient trial, which was carried out at GEM Hospital and Research Center, in India, showed overall complications and pathological outcomes did not...
  • September 13, 2017
    HOBOKEN, NJ—September 13, 2017— John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) announced today the launch of a new international, open access peer-reviewed publication, JOR Spine. JOR Spine will be joining the Journal of Orthopaedic Research in the ORS’ publications portfolio and will publish high-quality research on all aspects of orthopaedic research related to the spine. The first issue will publish in January 2018. The new journal features a...
  • September 12, 2017
    An International Journal of Cancer study found that female survivors of certain types of cancer have higher risks of poor outcomes in pregnancies conceived after diagnosis than women without cancer.In the study, diagnoses from cancer registries were linked to pregnancy outcomes from birth certificates in three US states.Cervical cancer survivors had higher risks of preterm birth, as did survivors of invasive breast cancer and leukemia. Investigators observed a higher risk of small for...