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    Research Shows Antipsychotics Increase Type 2 Diabetes

    February 18, 2016

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Type 2 diabetes risk appears to be increased in youth who are treated with antipsychotics, according to new research. "We believe that clinicians should take away from our study that type 2 diabetes is a risk when treating youth with antipsychotics, especially long-ter

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    Poor Surgical Outcomes for Safety-Net Hospitals

    November 16, 2015

    NEW YORK - Hospital resources, and not necessarily patient characteristics, may be causing safety-net hospitals to deliver inferior surgical outcomes at increased cost in elective surgical procedures, according to a new study. "Analysis of Medicare Hospital Compare data revealed that safety-net h

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    Drug Treatment Key to Fewer Hospitalizations for Schizophrenic Patients

    November 10, 2015

    NEW YORK - Initiation of antipsychotic or antidepressant drug treatment is linked to a reduction in hospitalizations for patients with schizophrenia, according to a new study. "Use of sulpiride, mirtazapine, venlafaxine, and clozapine-aripiprazole and clozapine amisulpride combinations were assoc

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    Lymphedema Patients Benefit from Pneumatic Compression Devices

    November 3, 2015

    NEW YORK - Patients with lymphedema may reduce their risk of cellulitis, as well as the number of outpatient visits, by using an advanced pneumatic compression device (APCD), according to a new study. "Our study demonstrates, for the first time, that receipt of an advanced pneumatic compression d

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    Increased Mortality in Megacolon C. diff Patients

    October 28, 2015

    NEW YORK - Health care professionals should be highly suspicious of megacolon in Clostridium difficile-infected patients and have a low threshold for transferring infected patients to intensive care units, Veterans Affairs researchers warn. "The incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated mega