Hospital mergers and acquisitions may precipitate a modest decline in patient care quality; however, no differential changes in readmission or mortality rates were observed in acquired institutions compared with control hospitals,
The largest case study, and the only study that highlights risk factors for eczema herpeticum recurrence, finds that early age of atopic dermatitis onset not only predisposes patients to eczema herpeticum but also recurrence.
Though time-restricted eating (TRE) has been previously shown to contribute to fatigue and increased hunger in rare cases, most people participating in TRE saw their hunger decrease over time and experienced increased energy levels after continuing with the diet.
Following resuscitation with naloxone, clinicians commonly recommend an observation period to monitor for rebound apnea and other symptoms. Patient refusal of this recommendation is common, although rarely discussed in the literature.
As there exist limited conclusions about blue-light therapy for acne, clinicians and patients should consider the balance between benefits and adverse events, as well as costs, when considering this therapy.
True acupuncture is more effective than placebo and standard care in reducing the number and severity of radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth) symptoms at 1 year following treatment in patients with head and neck cancer.
In this prospective study of patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD, daily aspirin use was associated with less severe histologic features of NAFLD and NASH, and with lower risk for progression to advanced fibrosis.