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Model Predicts Which Pediatric ER Patients Likely to Be Admitted
Data available in the first 30 minutes of the visit can be used to make accurate predictions
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Evidence Suggests Sodium Guidelines Are Misguided
Dietary sodium intake inversely associated with systolic, diastolic blood pressure in long term
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

USPSTF Urges BP Screening for Pre-eclampsia During Pregnancy
Grade B recommendation suggests substantial net benefit for screening for pre-eclampsia
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

T2DM Risk Cut by Variant in Sulfonylurea Receptor Encoder
Missense variant in ABCC8 gene also linked to reduced risk of coronary heart disease
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Central Obesity Ups Mortality Across BMI Range
Increased mortality with central obesity for normal-weight, overweight, obese individuals
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction May Ease Back Pain
Mindfulness-based stress reduction tied to short-term benefit for pain intensity, physical functioning
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gut Bacteria May Convert Choline Into Clot-Enhancing Compound
Significant increase in plasma TMAO levels at one and two months; increase attenuated by aspirin
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Primary Care Pediatrician Vital for Cleft Lip/Palate Care
Role of pediatrician includes diagnosis and referral, ongoing care, acting as liaison to specialist team
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exercise Improves Cognitive Function in Those Over 50
Aerobic exercise, resistance training, and tai chi are all associated with benefits
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HBV Reactivation Is Concern With DAA Tx in HBV-HCV Coinfection
29 cases of HBV reactivation reported in patients with coinfection receiving direct-acting antivirals
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Use of HEART Score Has Limited Impact for Chest Pain in ER
Using score during assessment of patients with chest pain in emergency department deemed safe
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

AAN: SUDEP Incidence 1 in 4,500 Children, 1 in 1,000 Adults/Year
Major risk factor for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is generalized tonic-clonic seizures
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Mortality in CAP
NLR predicts 30-day mortality for elderly adults admitted with community-acquired pneumonia
Monday, April 24, 2017

Most Patients Willing to Provide Sexual Orientation Data
However, emergency department providers expect most to refuse to provide the information
Monday, April 24, 2017

Surgeon General Dismissed by Trump Administration
Had served just over two years of his four-year term
Monday, April 24, 2017

PSA Screening Rates Have Leveled Off in U.S.
Decline followed recommendations from U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Monday, April 24, 2017

Doctors Encouraged to Assess Driving Risks for T1DM Patients
Researchers say new checklist can help determine when hypoglycemia should keep patients off the road
Monday, April 24, 2017

Cycling To and From Work Linked Lower CVD, Mortality Risk
In five-year study, cyclists saw risk for heart disease, cancer, early death cut by almost half
Monday, April 24, 2017

Cherokee Nation Sues Retailers, Distributors Over Opioid Crisis
Suit alleges companies violated sovereign Cherokee laws by failing to prevent black market sales
Monday, April 24, 2017

ERs Administering More Medications Intranasally
Many benefits to nasal administration, including reduction in spread of infection
Monday, April 24, 2017

Mortality Up for Opioid Addicts Not Treated in Addiction Clinics
Those treated in primary care, hospitals twice as likely to die as those treated in addiction centers
Monday, April 24, 2017

More Risks on School Playgrounds Linked to Happier Children
Greater opportunities for risk, challenge associated with fewer reports of bullying to adults
Monday, April 24, 2017

Wearable Devices Increasingly Being Used to Record Health Data
Data from wearables doesn't always flow into EHR systems or doesn't appear in usable format
Friday, April 21, 2017

NYC to Raise Cigarette Prices to Highest in the United States
Price of pack to jump from $10.50 to $13.00
Friday, April 21, 2017

Trump Administration Offers Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis
Money to be used to train health professionals, foster prescription drug monitoring programs
Friday, April 21, 2017

FDA Warns Against Children Taking Codeine, Tramadol
Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers
Friday, April 21, 2017

More Wrong-Patient Orders in NICU Versus Non-NICU Ped Units
Reduction in frequency of errors with ID reentry intervention and combined ID, distinct naming
Friday, April 21, 2017

Early Glycemic Control With Metformin Cuts CVD Events
Early glycemic control and magnitude of HbA1c reduction predict cardiovascular events, death
Friday, April 21, 2017

Case Report Describes Adverse Reaction to Clindamycin
Patient developed acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis after vancomycin, clindamycin use
Friday, April 21, 2017

First-Void Morning Urine Not Necessary for CIN2+ Detection
First-void urine also similar to physician-taken smears or brush-based self-samples
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Vertical Integration Linked to Reduction in Readmissions
Reduction in readmissions in four of six hospitals, with positive effect for limited number of conditions
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Artificially-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke, Dementia Risk
Consumption of artificially-, but not sugar-sweetened beverages linked to increased risk
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Antipsychotic Medication Use Can Be Reduced in Dementia Patients
New method helps curb undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients' unmet needs
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Slow Processing Speed Predicts Falls in Elderly
Processing speed could predict all fall types including costly injurious ones
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nurse-Led Intervention Helps With Diabetes Control
Education alone or with acceptance and commitment therapy tied to improvements in HbA1c
Thursday, April 20, 2017

QI Intervention Aids Medication Safety for Elderly in ER
Intervention combines education, clinical decision support, provider feedback
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Electronic Drug Administration Record App Cuts Errors
Decline in rate of medication errors in medication administration recording post-implementation
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Just Over Half of MI Patients Taking Statins As Recommended
Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of high-intensity treatment, researchers say
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Retinopathy Risk, HbA1c Should Guide Frequency of T1D Eye Care
New recommendations could cut need for type 1 diabetes eye exams in half over two-decade period
Thursday, April 20, 2017


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