Model identifies risk of serious complications following surgery

PHILADELPHIA – Heart attack, kidney failure, stroke. These are just a few of the life-threatening complications that patients are at risk for following surgery. Now Jefferson researchers have developed an easy-to-use, web-based tool that predicts the risk of post-surgical complications … Read more

Managing suicide risk in research study participants

What should researchers do if they encounter a analysis participant who reports suicidal thoughts? UIC College of Nursing associate professor Susan Dunn explores this question as lead author of “Suicide Risk Management Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cardiac … Read more

Medications for enlarged prostate linked to heart failure risk

February 22, 2021 – Widely used medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – also referred to as enlarged prostate – could also be related to a small, however important enhance within the chance of growing coronary heart failure, suggests a … Read more

Boys who play video games have lower depression risk

Boys who regularly play video games at age 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later, finds a new study led by a UCL researcher. The study, published in Psychological Medicine, also found that girls who spend … Read more

New model to better predict risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can be a ticking time bomb if undiscovered in time. However, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are developing a new model to better predict at-risk patients. And the tools they are using apply mechanical … Read more

Personalized screening to identify teens with high suicide risk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The suicide rate among American adolescents has rose drastically over the last decade, but many at-risk youths aren’t receiving the mental health services they need. In fact, one of the greatest challenges is identifying the young … Read more