Top stories in health and medicine, May 27, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Sudden Infant Death Risk Greater in Mountains. Babies born at a higher altitude faced a greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  2. Delayed Dx in Psoriatic Arthritis Worsens Damage, Disability. Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who delayed seeing a rheumatologist by more than 6 months were more likely to experience joint destruction and to have worse functional disability than if they were seen promptly.
  3. Dyslexia in Kids Not Caused by Vision Problems. No significant association was found between vision impairment and dyslexia in children.
  4. Deposits Spotted in Gout Pts With X-Ray Confirmed Joint Damage. Monosodium urate (MSU) crystals are frequently present in gouty joints affected by radiographically confirmed damage.

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