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Tasering Found to Cause Short-Term Cognitive Impairment
Study raises questions about comprehension of Miranda rights within an hour of being tased
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hawaii County Declares State of Emergency Over Dengue Fever
251 cases of dengue fever confirmed on Hawaii Island; two patients still potentially infectious
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Admission to VA or Non-VA Hospitals Impacts Outcome
Lower 30-day mortality for AMI, heart failure, but not pneumonia, with admission to VA hospitals
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Behavioral Interventions Can Cut Inappropriate Antibiotic Use
Significant reductions in rate of inappropriate Rx with accountable justification, peer comparison
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chemodermabrasion Better Than Chemical Peels Alone
Combination results in enhancements to skin barrier function seven days after treatment
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sepsis Tied to Higher Post-Discharge Mortality Risk
Higher risk of mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events can persist for five years
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Auricular Acupressure Helps With Postpartum Insomnia
Improvements seen in sleep quality, latency, duration, and disturbance
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Variation in Hospice Visits in Last Two Days of Life
Visits less likely when beneficiary is black, dying on a Sunday, receiving care in nursing home
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Postpartum Hemorrhage Up With Specific Antidepressants
Risk up with exposure to serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors in late pregnancy
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Decline in Severity of Metabolic Syndrome for U.S. Teens
Decrease in severity from 1999 to 2012; trend likely due to increasing HDL, decreasing triglycerides
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CBT May Work As Well As Meds in Major Depressive Disorder
For adults, similar efficacy for cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressants
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CDC Emergency Operations Ctr Moving to Level 1 Activation
EOC moving to Level 1 activation to enhance response to outbreak of Zika virus
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

AMA Highlights Issues Relating to Medical Liability Reform
New ideas likely to be implemented in 2016 to address existing, developing issues in medical liability
Monday, February 8, 2016

Three-Fold Increased Suicide Risk After Concussion
Increased long-term risk of suicide, particularly after concussions on weekends
Monday, February 8, 2016

Folic Acid Consumption in First Trimester Linked to GDM Risk
Much higher risk for women with prepregnancy BMI of ≥25 kg/m² taking FA supplements
Monday, February 8, 2016

USPSTF Issues Final Recs on Youth Depression Screening
Screening recommended for those aged 12 to 18; insufficient evidence to assess for children aged ≤11
Monday, February 8, 2016

Variable Impact of USPSTF Guidance Against PSA Screen
Differential effect of 2012 USPSTF recommendations for primary care providers, urologists
Monday, February 8, 2016

Microneedling Appears Promising in Darker Skin Types
Microneedling can yield clinical efficacy with minimal risk of adverse events in various conditions
Monday, February 8, 2016

PCPs Have Important Role to Play in Senior Visual Health
Role includes providing referrals, promoting behavioral modifications and low-vision rehab
Monday, February 8, 2016

Knee Instability Increases Risk of Falls in Older Adults
Those who experience knee buckling are at increased risk of recurrent falls
Monday, February 8, 2016

Patients More Satisfied With Care From Hospitalists
More satisfied in setting of nonteaching hospitalist service versus general medicine teaching service
Monday, February 8, 2016

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion ID'd After Phendimetrazine Use
Case describes CRVO in patient two days after taking phendimetrazine for weight loss
Monday, February 8, 2016

Childhood ADHD Linked to Increased Obesity in Females
Increased risk of obesity seen during childhood and young adulthood for female, but not males
Monday, February 8, 2016

Influenza Infection Tied to Increased Risk of A-Fib
Increased risk of atrial fibrillation can be reduced with influenza vaccination
Monday, February 8, 2016

CDC: Fewer Blacks Consistently Retained in HIV Care
Fewer blacks retained in care compared with other racial/ethnic groups, regardless of sex, transmission
Monday, February 8, 2016

Doctors Offer Suggestions for Electronic Health Records
Suggestions offered on how to make EHRs more functional in practice, and reduce regulatory burden
Friday, February 5, 2016

Planned Parenthood Exclusion Cuts Contraceptive Provision
Exclusion in Texas linked to reduction in long-acting reversible, injectable contraceptives
Friday, February 5, 2016

New System Can Assess Severity of Von Willebrand Disease
Microchip-flow chamber system can discriminate and predict the bleeding score in type 1 VWD
Friday, February 5, 2016

Five-Year Mortality, Costs Up for ICU Survivors
Intensive care unit survivors have higher mortality, use of hospital resources in five years after discharge
Friday, February 5, 2016

Vagal Nerve Stimulation Can Lead to Cardiac Complications
In two cases, patients became asystolic after dissection, stimulation of vagus nerve in thyroid sx
Friday, February 5, 2016

Guided Meditation, Music Cuts Anxiety During Breast Biopsy
No adverse effects seen on radiologist-patient communication
Friday, February 5, 2016

SMFM: Daily 'Dose' of Chocolate May Benefit Placental Health
No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health
Friday, February 5, 2016

Routine Amoxicillin Use of No Benefit in Acute Malnutrition
No difference versus placebo for nutritional recovery in children with severe acute malnutrition
Thursday, February 4, 2016

App Can Up Adherence to Exercise in Diabetes
Personalized feedback via reinforcement learning improves glycemic control in type 2 diabetes
Thursday, February 4, 2016

SMFM: Chlorhexidine-Alcohol Best for Pre-Op Skin Antisepsis
Superior to iodine-alcohol for the prevention of surgical-site infection after cesarean delivery
Thursday, February 4, 2016

SMFM: Betamethasone Shows Benefit in Late Preterm Cases
Significantly reduced rate of neonatal respiratory complications seen
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Better Follow-Up Needed After Positive Fecal Blood Tests
Median time to colonoscopy ranged from about six weeks to six months
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Axonal Injury in Brain Trauma Tied to β-Amyloid Burden
Imaging shows pattern of β-amyloid plaques that overlaps but differs from that of Alzheimer's disease
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Minimal Benzodiazepine Exposure May Up Dementia Risk
However, higher benzodiazepine use is not associated with more rapid cognitive decline
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Therapist-Guided, Internet-Based CBT Superior for BDD
Superior to online supportive therapy for symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Blood Donors at Risk for Zika Infection Asked to Hold Off
American Red Cross asks potential donors who have traveled to affected areas to wait 28 days
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Patient-Centered System Recommended for Medical Billing
Simplification, consolidation, and real-time cost information could improve medical billing system
Thursday, February 4, 2016

High Rate of Clopidogrel Non-Adherence After DES Placement
Based on one-year refill data, 34 percent of patients had proportion of days covered <80 percent
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Self-Reported Penicillin Allergy May Actually Be Chronic Urticaria
Penicillin allergy or other self-reported allergies should be tested, researchers say
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Benefits for Women With Women-Only Cardiac Rehab
Improvements in women's health behaviors and psychosocial well-being versus mixed-sex rehab
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Surgical Safety Checklist Linked to Drop in 90-Day Mortality
Implementation of checklist didn't cut 30-day mortality or readmission; linked to decrease in LOS
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Physicians Should Actively Address Tackling in Football
Recommendations that prioritize children's health should extend beyond supervision
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Less Than Half of U.S. Infants Fully Vaccinated for Influenza
Increase in full vaccination coverage from 4.8 percent in 2002-2003 to 44.7 percent in 2011-2012
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Neutral Long-Term Effect for Intensive Glycemic Control
Follow-up of patients from ACCORD trial shows neutral effect on primary composite outcome
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ACIP Approves 2016 Adult Immunization Schedule
Changes to schedule for HPV, pneumococcal, and meningococcal vaccines
Wednesday, February 3, 2016


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