Subacromial balloon spacer not effective for management of irreparable rotator cuff tears

1. The control group (debridement-only) reported better clinical outcomes at 12 months compared to the intervention group (debridement with balloon spacer). 2. Majority of adverse events were mild and comparable between both groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Rotator cuff tears often cause severe pain and disability. Although most rotator cuff tears can […]

Decline in gait speed paired with domain-specific cognition decline may be a useful screening assessment for dementia

1. A decline in gait speed paired with domain-specific cognitive decline proved to be strongly correlated with subsequent development of dementia over a six-year period. Level of Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Dementia is an increasingly common and poorly understood neurocognitive disease associated with significant slowing of mental and physical functioning. The present study […]

Effectiveness of a digital intervention versus alcohol information for online help-seekers in Sweden

1. Among a group of risky drinkers seeking online help in Sweden, a digital alcohol intervention was more effective at reducing total weekly alcohol consumption, frequency of heavy episodic drinking, and odds of risky drinking when compared with control groups Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Drinking is highly prevalent in many societies. However, […]

Adverse childhood experiences may be associated with sleep disorders in post-secondary students

1. This retrospective analysis of college students demonstrated a relationship between adverse childhood experiences and sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep difficulties. 2. There were no differences in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and sleep health between difference races/ethnicities and between sexes. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been […]

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