Case Studies/Studies

Study Highlights Need for Radiology Preparedness during Mass Casualty Incidents

Involvement of radiologists in mapping out medical facilities’ mass casualty incident (MCI) plans is key to handling those occurrences, as demonstrated by a 2015 tragedy in Seattle that left 51 victims in need of emergency care.


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Gender Gap on Infertility Care

Men are less likely than women to seek medical help for infertility, a British study suggests.

Research published in Human Reproduction found that 57.3 percent of women sought help after at least one year of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts. In contrast,...


Researchers Link Childhood Attachment Anxiety to Poorer Adult Health

It is well-established that low socioeconomic status (SES) during childhood can negatively influence health throughout the adult years. Recent research published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine suggests attachment orientation may be a mediator of this phenomenon.


Clarifying the Effect of Smoking on Male Fertility

Recent research demonstrates the chief mechanism by which smoking damages sperm.


Uncovering the Molecular Origins of Osteoarthritis

A causal relationship exists between senescent cells and osteoarthritis (OA) development, according to a recent study in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. That finding confirms what researchers have long suspected.


Novel Strategy Boosts Hepatitis C Screening among American Indians

A 2012 initiative that Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) in Oklahoma launched to enhance hepatitis C management has yielded significant, positive results among the American Indian population.


Advising Parents on Neurological Risks of Youth Football

With research yielding sometimes discordant findings regarding long-term medical risks of football, physicians are looking for answers for parents concerned about youth participation.


Quality of Virtual Urgent Care Varies Widely

Patients received urgent care of wide-ranging quality via videoconference, telephone or webchat with providers at commercial virtual visit websites, according to research in JAMA Internal Medicine.


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Cheeky Effect of Air Pollution

A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology links traffic-related air pollution to the formation of lentigines, benign lesions also known as liver spots, on the cheeks of Caucasian women in Germany and Han Chinese women. The findings suggest a...


Expanding the Role of Patients in Setting Research Priorities

Studies point to a frequent disconnect between the priorities of clinical investigators and patient and physician end users. Engaging patients and other stakeholders in research prioritization can enhance study relevance and may even shorten the time it takes to bring scientific discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside.