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Society of Critical Care Medicine, Jan. 17-21

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's 44th Critical Care Congress The annual congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine was held from...
For patients in the developing world

Increased Physical Activity Seen After TKR in Developing World

Study in Dominican Republic shows participation in physical activities up in varied life domains
E-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes

High Levels of Formaldehyde Seen in E-Cigarette Vapor

Levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes
Despite concerns over mercury exposure

Omega-3s May Counteract Mercury Toxicity From Fish

No developmental problems seen in children of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands
Researchers have summarized and clarified what is known about depression treatment in primary care. The reports have been published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Reviews Summarize Efficacy of Depression Tx in Primary Care

Sets stage for implementation leading to successful clinical improvement in primary care
For patients with acute shoulder pain

PCPs Can Use U/S to Rationalize Tx in Acute Shoulder Pain

Rotator cuff disease present in 81 percent of patients; an age of 40 or older strongly linked to disease
Physicians have ranked electronic health record systems based on five key performance areas

Physicians Rank the Best EHR Systems of 2014

EHRs ranked in five performance areas, including quality of care, patient portal, technical support
Lower ultraviolet light is associated with increased rate of diverticulitis admissions

More Diverticulitis in Areas With Low-UV Light Exposure

Low versus high UV areas have higher rate of diverticulitis admissions, diverticular abscess
For patients undergoing nonelective colorectal resection

NSAIDs Up Odds of Anastomotic Leak Post-Colorectal Resection

Findings show increased odds for patients undergoing nonelective colorectal resection
Ebola virus-infected pregnant women are at risk for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes

Risks for Ebola Virus-Infected Pregnant Women Discussed

Limited data suggest increased risks of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes