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2012-03-07 13:45:00

Most patients wait until it's too late to prevent serious disability While the thought of any type of surgery can be disconcerting, the thought of brain surgery can be downright frightening. But for people with a particular form of epilepsy, surgical intervention can literally be life-restoring. Yet among people who suffer from what's known as medically intractable epilepsy, in which seizures are resistant to drugs, only a small fraction will seek surgery, seeing it only as a last...

2012-03-07 12:27:18

Patients report freedom from seizures and quality of life improvement Due to overwhelming clinical results, neurologists should advocate for early surgical evaluation of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), according to physicians and co-authors Roger J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D., an emergency medicine physician and expert in clinical trial design at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, and Donald L. Schomer,...

2012-02-23 13:20:41

While the Affordable Care Act will expand health insurance coverage for low-income persons through Medicaid and state health-insurance exchanges, including much-needed care for 1.8 million uninsured veterans in the U.S., the new insurance coverage option also may have a number of unintended negative effects on health care for veterans, said Kenneth W. Kizer, director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis Health System. His viewpoint, including recommendations for...

Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms Result In Treatment Delays, Higher Risk Of Death
2012-02-22 06:04:10

Women are less likely than men to seek medical help when having a heart attack, and are more likely to die in the hospital, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, which tracked more than 1.1 million patients, found that women — particularly younger women — were less likely to arrive at the hospital with chest pain or discomfort following a heart attack. Those symptoms, or lack of symptoms, can result in...

2012-02-15 10:36:10

JAMA study finds no effect on cardiac structure or function, hints at possible reduction in heart failure Almost a year's treatment with a vitamin D compound did not alleviate key structural and functional cardiovascular abnormalities in patients with kidney disease and cardiac enlargement. In a paper in the February 15 Journal of the American Medical Association, an international research team reports that daily doses of a vitamin D compound did not reduce enlargement or improve impaired...

2012-02-09 10:49:54

Blood levels of trans—fatty acids (TFAs) in white adults in the U.S. population decreased by 58 percent from 2000 to 2009 according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in the Feb. 8 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. This is the first time CDC researchers have been able to measure trans fats in human blood. CDC researchers selected participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) years 2000 and 2009...


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Journal of the American Medical Association
2012-05-15 08:58:52

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published weekly by the American Medical Association. It was established in 1883 with Nathan Smith Davis as the first editor of the journal. As of May 2012, the editor in chief is Howard C. Bauchner MD (Boston University's School of Medicine). JAMA is published in English, French and Spanish. JAMA publishes original research, reviews, commentaries, editorials, essays, medical news, correspondence, and...

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