The Latest Clinical Articles in Nursing

1Tea consumption and the risk of depression: A meta-analysis of observational studiesAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, March 27, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine
2Exploration and forecasting of behaviours and factors relating to fruit and vegetable intake among seniors in the communityPublic Health Nutrition, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
3Vitamin D supplementation and body composition in persons with obesity and type 2 diabetes in the UAE: A randomized controlled double-blinded clinical trialClinical Nutrition, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
4A 2 year multidomain intervention of diet, exercise, cognitive training, and vascular risk monitoring versus control to prevent cognitive decline in at-risk elderly people (FINGER): A randomised controlled trialThe Lancet, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
5An investigation into between-meal food desires among hospitalised haematological cancer patientsClinical Nutrition, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
6Association of green tea consumption with mortality due to all causes and major causes of death in a Japanese population: the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study (JPHC Study)Annals of Epidemiology , March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
7Inflammation as a predictive biomarker for response to omega-3 fatty acids in major depressive disorder: A proof-of-concept studyMolecular Psychiatry, March 27, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
8Dietary cysteine and other amino acids and stroke incidence in womenStroke, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
9Psychopharmacologic treatment of eating disorders: Emerging findingsCurrent Psychiatry Reports, March 27, 2015  Review Article
10Associations between parental feeding practices, problem food behaviours and dietary intake in New Zealand overweight children aged 4-8 yearsPublic Health Nutrition, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
1ACC 2015: Newer heart risk calculator may better accounts for racial differencesEmory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center News, March 19, 2015
2Finding a new test for children with concussionsMcGill University Health Centre News, March 19, 2015
3Does aspirin prevent colorectal cancer? Depends on your DNAFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News, March 19, 2015
4A breakfast of champions for diabetics: TAU researcher says high-energy breakfast and modest dinner can control dangerous blood sugar spikes all dayAmerican Friends of Tel Aviv University Medicine and Health News, March 19, 2015
5Repeated exposure of children to secondhand smoke is child abuse, Goldstein arguesUNC Health Care System, March 19, 2015
6CDC study shows updated overseas TB screening guidelines identify more casesCDC, March 18, 2015
7Cough suppressant improves blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitusMedical University of Vienna, March 18, 2015
8Genetics: No evidence of role in racial mortality gapMcGill University News, March 18, 2015
9BGU finds new ways to evaluate sleep disordersBen-Gurion University of the Negev News, March 18, 2015
10Health system factors improve medication adherence among seniors with diabetesKaiser Permanente Health Research News, March 18, 2015

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Children’s Depression Screener is a useful tool

As reported in Psychiatry Research, the Children’s Depression Screener (ChilD-S) has been shown to have a diagnostic accuracy of 0.97 in children with depression and at a cut-off level ≥ 12, the sensitivity and specificity are 0.91 and 0.81, respectively.

KIT mutations associated with poor prognosis in GISTs

Based on a meta-analysis (18 studies; n=1487) reported in the World Journal of Surgical Oncology, KIT mutations in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are associated with larger tumors (> 5 cm), higher mitotic activity (> 5), more frequent recurrences (OR = 2.06), more frequent metastases (OR = 2.77), and worse 3-year overall survival (OR = 0.47) compared to patients with PDGFRA mutations or wild-type.

Cortisol as a biomarker of obstructive sleep apnea

As reported in Pediatric Pulmonology, salivary cortisol has an increased diurnal variation in children with mild or moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, while no changes in α-amylase were detected.

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