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    • Losing Medicaid Coverage Leads to Reduced Use of Healthcare among Adults with Mental Health Disorders

      Published Jul 19 2019, 10:00 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      For Medicaid enrollees with mental health disorders, losing Medicaid coverage leads to lasting reductions in overall healthcare use, and in outpatient mental health treatment specifically, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery – The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Shares Expert Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future

      Published Jul 11 2019, 02:43 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health

      Nearly a half century ago, a colleague walked into the office of Dr. Mutaz B. Habal, leading craniofacial surgeon, and asked an unexpected question: Could he help improve the results of facial feminization surgery in a transgender woman? The ensuing journey has led to continual advances and refinements in techniques of facial gender confirmation surgery for transgender patients, as presented in the special July/August issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, published by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Sleep Disorders Predict Increased Healthcare Visits and Costs for Low Back Pain

      Published Jul 10 2019, 10:53 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Spine

      Many patients with low back pain also have sleep disorders, which are linked to increased healthcare visits and higher costs for back pain treatment, reports a study in the journal Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • High Risk of Suicide After Recent Psychiatric Hospitalization

      Published Jul 08 2019, 01:26 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Harvard Review of Psychiatry

      Suicide and attempt rates are greatly elevated among patients after discharge from psychiatric hospitalization – especially during the first year after discharge, concludes a research review in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Patients Are More Confident When Orthopaedic Surgeons Wear White Coats

      Published Jul 03 2019, 10:16 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

      Hospitalized patients express higher confidence in orthopaedic surgeons wearing white coats, suggests a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Opioid Prescribing by Plastic Surgery Residents: Higher Doses in US Compared to Canada

      Published Jul 02 2019, 10:17 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Plastic surgery trainees in the United States prescribe higher doses of opioids than their counterparts in Canada, suggests a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Study Urges Gene Testing Before Breast Reconstruction Using Abdominal Tissue

      Published Jul 02 2019, 10:08 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      For women with breast cancer who opt for breast reconstruction using a tissue flap from the abdomen, gene testing for high-risk mutations should be performed before surgery, concludes a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • How Does 'Supportive Touch' Reduce Pain? Study Reveals Changes in Brain Activity

      Published Jun 27 2019, 12:23 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Pain

      Holding hands with a romantic partner – a form of "supportive touch" – reduces pain-specific signal in the brain of women during a painful procedure, reports an experimental study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Low Rates of Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Patients Hospitalized with Substance Use Disorders

      Published Jun 21 2019, 12:14 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Journal of Addiction Medicine

      Tobacco dependence is very common in patients hospitalized with substance use disorders (SUDs) – but most don't receive recommended treatment for tobacco dependence while in the hospital, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • In Making Treatment Decisions, American Women Prefer More Involvement than American Men

      Published Jun 19 2019, 10:00 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Medical Care

      Ethnic group and gender both influence patients’ experiences with treatment decision-making but in different ways, according to new research led by Henry S. Perkins, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health in San Antonio, Texas. That conclusion appears in an article in the July issue of Medical Care, published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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