The Latest Journal Articles in Family Medicine

1Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of green tea catechins for prostate cancer preventionCancer Prevention Research, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
2The effect of preterm birth on infant negative affect and maternal postpartum depressive symptoms: A preliminary examination in an underrepresented minority sampleInfant Behavior and Development, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
3Effect of depression and diabetes mellitus on the risk for dementia: A national population-based cohort studyJAMA Psychiatry, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
4The role of body image in prenatal and postpartum depression: A critical review of the literatureArchives of Women's Mental Health, April 20, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
5The psychological impact of undergoing genetic-risk profiling in men with a family history of prostate cancerPsycho-Oncology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
6The impact of exercise on depression and anxiety symptoms among abstinent methamphetamine-dependent individuals in a residential treatment settingJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
7The relation between self-reported PTSD and depression symptoms and the psychological distance of positive and negative eventsJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
8Monopolar versus plasmakinetic energy effect on prostatic tissue damage in terms of PSA levels: A prospective randomized trialUrologia Internationalis, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
9The impact of hypoxemia on serum total and free prostate-specific antigen levels in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseMedical Oncology, April 20, 2015  Clinical Article
10Post-void residual urinary volume is an independent predictor of biopsy results in men at risk for prostate cancerAnticancer Research, April 20, 2015
1Melanoma surgery delays are common for Medicare patientsYale School of Medicine News, April 20, 2015
2Shorter height is directly associated with increased risk of coronary heart diseaseUniversity of Leicester News, April 20, 2015
3Good bone, bad boneUniversity of California - Santa Barbara Science New, April 20, 2015
4Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism spectrum disorderUniversity of Missouri News, April 20, 2015
5New treatment for older men with 'slow flow' problemsUNSW Australia Health News, April 20, 2015
6Spot treatmentUniversity of California - Santa Barbara Science New, April 20, 2015
7Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids, UCI study findsUniversity of California Irvine Health News, April 20, 2015
8Diabetes patients often experience lasting weight lossUniversity of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences News, April 20, 2015
9Smokers who use e-cigarettes less likely to quitUC San Diego Health System, April 20, 2015
10Genetics overlap found between Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular risk factorsUC San Diego Health System, April 20, 2015

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Predictors of poor coronary collateral circulation in stable CAD

As reported in Angiology, the fasting blood glucose and serum uric acid levels and the white blood cell count were higher in patients with stable CAD (n=480) and associated with poor coronary collateral circulation.

Tobacco and alcohol use significantly increase risk for ESCC

Based on a meta-analysis (n=5 studies) reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the combined use of tobacco and alcohol increased the risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OR=3.28) compared with non-users; users of tobacco or alcohol alone had a 20%-30% increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma compared to non-users.

s-H-FABP levels predict outcome in ICU patients

As reported in Clinical Research in Cardiology, the level of serum heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (s-H-FABP) is higher in ER patients admitted to the ICU than ER patients admitted to other departments. The s-H-FABP level was also higher in ICU non-survivors than ICU survivors. A s-H-FABP level of 20.95 ng/ml had a 81.1% and 66.0% sensitivity and specificity, respectively, for in-hospital mortality.

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