This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of a below-knee cast vs surgery on ankle symptoms and functional outcomes at 6 months among older adults with an unstable ankle fracture.
Bezerra and coauthors report on the effect of high-dose corticosteroids following hepatoportoenterostomy on bile drainage in infants with biliary atresia.
Using a complex, multistage, probability sampling design, Xu and coauthors conducted a cross-sectional survey in a nationally representative sample of 98 658 Chinese adults at least 18 years old in 2010 to investigate the prevalence of diabetes and glycemic control in the Chinese adult population.
The US Burden of Disease Collaborators used a systematic analysis of descriptive epidemiology of diseases and injuries, their sequelae, and risk factors or clusters of risk factors from 1990 to 2010 to describe the health status of the United States. In an editorial, Fineberg discusses the health of the US population.