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Beet Juice Aids BP, Aerobic Endurance With Heart Failure
Daily dosing versus single, acute dose may be more effective
Friday, February 12, 2016

Lean Six Sigma Practices Speed Medical Report Dispatches
Implementation of improvement actions led to 78 percent increase of on-time dispatches
Friday, February 12, 2016

Few Want to Receive Skin Cancer Biopsy Results Face-to-Face
Only 11% of participants wanted to receive results face-to-face; almost all happy with chosen method
Friday, February 12, 2016

Sedatives Appear to Be Safe in Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
High-dose intravenous sedatives not associated with excess morbidity or mortality
Friday, February 12, 2016

Use of Digoxin Down Among Patients With Heart Failure
Only one-in-five with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction receive digoxin at discharge
Friday, February 12, 2016

Dexamethasone No Help in HIV-Linked Cryptococcal Meningitis
Dexamethasone doesn't reduce mortality; linked to higher percentage of patients with disability
Friday, February 12, 2016

Fat, Carbohydrate Quality Impact Postprandial Blood Glucose
In the context of high glycemic index meal, PPG significantly lower after extra-virgin olive oil
Friday, February 12, 2016

Vignette Highlights Management of Recurrent UTI in Older Men
Case presented of patient with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase E. coli infection
Friday, February 12, 2016

CDC: Number of Uninsured Persons in U.S. Down Since 2013
Increase in percentage of adults, children with private health insurance coverage from 2013 to 2015
Friday, February 12, 2016

Physicians Concerned By Increasing Cost of Generics
Pennsylvania docs call for state- and national-level medical associations to address issue
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Active Asthma Ups Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture also increased
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rates of BRCA Mutation Testing Increasing in Young Women
Among young women diagnosed with breast cancer, frequency of testing >95 percent in 2013
Thursday, February 11, 2016

CDC: Rate of Smoking 8.4 Percent at Any Time During Pregnancy
Highest prevalence for women 20 to 24 years and for non-Hispanic American Indian, Alaska Natives
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Maternal B12 Levels Impact Children's Cardiometabolic Health
Specifically, low folate levels seem tied to BMI, heart rate at age 5 years
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Multifaceted QI Intervention Cuts Lab Costs
Improvements seen in laboratory cost per day, per visit, and cuts in test per day
Thursday, February 11, 2016

ASCO Updates Biomarkers for Breast Cancer Tx Guidance
Five assays show sufficient clinical utility, but don't guide specific regimens
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Early Surgery Common for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis
More than half of elective resections done after fewer than three preceding episodes
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Medical Homes Contributing to Decreasing Cost of Care
Patient-centered medical home model showing progress nationally; need for appropriate incentives
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cardiovascular Fitness, Exercise BP Linked to Brain Volume
Poorer CV fitness, greater exercise BP in midlife linked to smaller brain volume 20 years later
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Durable Response With Insulin Pump Therapy in T2DM
Greater reduction in glycated hemoglobin with pump therapy versus multiple daily injections
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide for Psychiatric Disorders Examined
Patients are usually women; most have chronic, severe conditions with histories of suicide
Thursday, February 11, 2016

CDC Reports Increasing Influenza Activity, Severe Illness
Rapid antiviral treatment urged for high-risk patients, without waiting for diagnosis confirmation
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gastric Bypass Tied to Reduced Mortality for Obese >35 Years
Lower mortality for patients aged 35 through 44, 45 through 54, 55 through 74 years
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Incidence of Dementia Down in Framingham Heart Study
Decrease in dementia incidence over three decades for participants under surveillance since 1975
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hospital Cluster of H7N9 Influenza Infections Identified
Genetic analysis shows three hospital isolates from index patient, two doctors form independent clade
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Decrease in Number of New HIV Diagnoses Among Black Women
From 2012 to 2014, increase seen in percentage of black females with early linkage to care
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

No Need to Avoid Statins in Hep C Compensated Cirrhosis
Statin use tied to lower risk of decompensation and death in hep C compensated cirrhosis
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Registered Nurse Staffing Linked to Mortality in NHS Trusts
No beneficial association seen for health care support worker staffing with mortality
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Task-Oriented Rehab Not Superior for Motor Stroke
Task-oriented rehabilitation no better than equivalent or lower dose occupational therapy
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Recurrent Erythema Seen With H. cinaedi Bacteremia
Case report describes 85-year-old man who presented twice with fever and painful erythema
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Higher Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in 'Healthy' Obese
Overweight, obesity tied to higher incidence of CKD even in metabolically healthy younger patients
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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


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