• Initiative leads to vein preservation for hospitalized children who may require dialysis

    7 days ago - By Healio

    A quality improvement initiative resulted in increased frequency of peripheral IV placement in the dominant arm for hospitalized children with kidney disease.
    According to the researchers, the improvements seen were partially due to education and increased awareness regarding the importance vein preservation for this patient population.
    “An arteriovenous fistula in the non-dominant arm is the preferred access for hemodialysis patients,” Nisha S. Singh, MD, of the division of pediatric nephrology at Children's Mercy Kansas City, and colleagues, wrote. “Prior
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  • Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease

    8 days ago - By NY Times

    Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson's later in life, a Swedish study suggests.
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  • Prenatal stress may mutate child's DNA, increase risk for disease

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Maternal stress during pregnancy may mutate the child's DNA and thus affect risk for developing disease, according to study results published in Biological Psychiatry.
    This risk may be particularly prevalent among Black women, researchers noted.
    "There are a lot of conditions that start in childhood that have ties to mitochondrial dysfunction, including asthma, obesity, and autism," Kelly Brunst, PhD, assistant professor of environmental and public health sciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and lead author of the study, said in a press release. "The fetal
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