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Patients who report choosing dialysis to please doctors or family members more often report decisional regret

Decision Regret Increased for Those Who Choose Dialysis to Please Others

Dialysis decision regret less likely for those who discuss prognosis with doctors, complete living will
Women at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer who undergo genetic testing without receiving pretest and posttest counseling and only receive electronic education are at no increased risk for posttest stress

ASCO: At-Home Ovarian, Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Feasible

Testing without the traditional office visits and counseling poses no additional stress to women
Women with benzodiazepine prescriptions before pregnancy may have an increased risk for ectopic pregnancy

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Risk for Ectopic Pregnancy

Excess of 80 ectopic pregnancies per 10,000 pregnancies found in women with benzodiazepine prescription
Health care workers in Italy who treated COVID-19 patients self-report substantial mental health symptoms

Italian Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Suffering During COVID-19

Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and insomnia all common
Inaccuracies in provider directories are associated with use of out-of-network mental health care providers and surprise bills

Inaccurate Provider Directories Can Lead to Out-of-Network Mental Health Care

Inaccuracies associated with use of out-of-network providers, surprise bills
High spirituality among stroke survivors may moderate the association between care partner depressive symptomatology and quality of life for survivors and their care partners

Spirituality May Have Protective Effect on QOL for Stroke Survivors

Spirituality may moderate link between care partner depressive symptoms and survivor psychological QOL
Lung cancer patients who are given the opportunity to be informed of their diagnosis have a longer median survival time

Early Informed Lung Cancer Patients Have Greater Survival Rates

Predicted survival time for patients who were unaware of their diagnosis was poor
For adults with dissociative seizures

CBT Offers Some Benefits in Adults With Dissociative Seizures

CBT plus standardized medical care does not reduce monthly seizure frequency versus standardized medical care alone
Repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries are associated with elevated exosomal and plasma levels of neurofilament light chain

Neurofilament Light Chain Levels Elevated After Repetitive TBI

Elevated exosomal, plasma levels of NfL also linked to chronic PCS, PTSD, depressive symptoms
COVID-19 may cause delirium in some patients

Review Highlights Neuropsychiatric Presentations of COVID-19

Evidence presented for delirium during COVID-19, post-illness neuropsychiatric consequences for SARS, MERS