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Sharing Passwords Is Widespread Among Medical Staff
Almost three-fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Expert Consensus Pathway for Mitral Regurgitation
Etiology, mechanism, severity, indications for treatment should be assessed after MR is identified
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Extended-Release Naltrexone Promising for Opioid Dependence
Lower use of heroin, other illicit opioids with extended-release naltrexone in superiority analysis
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Homosexual Men Cost-Effective
Introduction of HIV PrEP program cost-effective and possibly cost-saving for men who have sex with men
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PPI Use Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke, MI
Risks of first-time stroke, myocardial infarction up especially for long-term users, at high doses
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lifestyle, Metformin Interventions Have Variable Effects
Impact of interventions varies for progression to diabetes, regression to normal glucose regulation
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Clinical Evidence Synopsis Published for T2DM
Adding sulfonylurea or metformin to insulin decreases HbA1c about 1%
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Overall Survival Up for Melanoma Brain Metastases
Median overall survival from time of diagnosis has increased from 7.5 to 22.7 months
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Appropriate Use Criteria Developed for Aortic Stenosis Tx
SAVR or TAVR appropriate for most patients with symptomatic AS at intermediate or high surgical risk
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Men Now Comprise ~10 Percent of RN Workforce
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

No Increased Risks for DOAC Use Versus Warfarin in VTE
Direct oral anticoagulants not linked to increased risk of major bleeding, death in venous thromboembolism
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Glycemic Control Up With Oral Semaglutide in Type 2 Diabetes
Phase 3 studies next to assess longer-term/clinical outcomes, safety
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Doctors Urged to Speak With Patients About Firearms
Making a public commitment is encouraged as a positive action that physicians can take
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Potentially Preventable Spending Concentrated in Frail Elderly
Variation in preventable spending across Medicare subpopulations; 43.9 percent of total in frail elderly
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Venovenous Hemodiafiltration Improves Metformin Toxicity
Case report describes treatment of female patient who attempted suicide with metformin overdose
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ketamine Not Linked to PTSD in Military Trauma Setting
Only acute stress disorder, total number of surgeries linked to PTSD development in multivariable analysis
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gastric Acid Suppression May Promote Liver Injury
Expansion of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis in mice exacerbates ethanol-induced liver disease
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Screening Tools Identify Potentially Inappropriate Meds
However, substantial proportion of PIMS identified in internal medicine ward are not clinically relevant
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Prevalence of Oral HPV Infection Higher for U.S. Men
Overall prevalence 11.5 percent in men, 3.2 percent in women; high-risk HPV also more prevalent in men
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Commercial Weight Management Program May Help Prevent T2D
Primary care referral to Weight Watchers is associated with weight loss, HbA1c reduction
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

No Evidence to Back Abdominal Hypopressive Technique
Very limited research has been done on technique's use for pelvic floor dysfunction treatment
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kneeling Posture Impacts Chest Compressions' Effectiveness
Efficacy of CPR compressions better in self-adjusted, nearest kneeling postures versus farthest
Monday, October 16, 2017

Online Ratings Not Aligned With Objective Quality Measures
In addition, consumer ratings are consistent across platforms for specialist physicians
Monday, October 16, 2017

Worse HIV Care Outcomes for Hispanics, Latinos
Lower care and viral suppression for Hispanic, Latino males with HIV infection due to injection drug use
Monday, October 16, 2017

ACG: Defecation Posture Modification Device Beneficial
Significant reductions in bowel movement duration, straining patterns and increase in bowel emptiness
Monday, October 16, 2017

New Screening Tool Can Identify Diabetic Retinopathy
Tool developed for use in high-risk adults in low-income communities in Mexico
Monday, October 16, 2017

Bright White Light Therapy Promising for Bipolar Depression
Midday bright light sessions associated with higher remission rate than dim red placebo light treatment
Monday, October 16, 2017

Model Predicts Cost-Effectiveness for Anal Lesion Treatment
Findings show variation by age of HIV-positive men who have sex with men
Monday, October 16, 2017

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Tied to Lower Heart Failure Risk
But no link between alcohol intake, onset of atrial fibrillation over median of eight years' follow-up
Monday, October 16, 2017

Many College Students Believe Stimulants Can Boost Grades
More frequent use of alcohol, marijuana also tied to increased likelihood of prescription stimulant use
Monday, October 16, 2017

Mental Health Issues Impact Retirement Saving Behavior
Psychological distress linked to 24 percent reduced probability of holding retirement accounts
Friday, October 13, 2017

Pre-Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts
Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age
Friday, October 13, 2017

Better Patient Communication Needed After Urgent Care
Survey results also show patients value their relationship with their primary care physician
Friday, October 13, 2017

Serious Suffering Affects Almost Half of Those Who Die Yearly
Vast majority who experience serious health-related suffering have no palliative care, pain relief
Friday, October 13, 2017

Disparity Seen in Nephrology Follow-Up Care
Nephrologists recommend follow-up after AKI hospitalization much more often than it occurs
Friday, October 13, 2017

U.S. Filipinos Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Mortality
Age-adjusted mortality rates higher than in non-Filipino Asians, non-Hispanic whites
Friday, October 13, 2017

New Framework Guides Tx Decisions for Atopic Dermatitis
Recommendations made as part of consensus statement by International Eczema Council
Friday, October 13, 2017

Guidelines Needed for 6MWT in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
No specific guidelines for use of six-minute walk test in growing population with IPF
Friday, October 13, 2017

Liraglutide Not Tied to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Events
Findings based on post hoc analysis of phase 2 and 3 clinical trials
Friday, October 13, 2017

Ride-Sharing Services Could Cut Alcohol-Related Crashes
However, full effect on motor vehicle crash rate may be subject to local context
Friday, October 13, 2017

Freestanding ERs More Likely in Areas With Higher Incomes
Areas with freestanding ERs have significantly higher household incomes that those without
Friday, October 13, 2017

Increase in Growth Rate of Nurses Set to Drop to 1.3 Percent
Registered nurse workforce expected to grow 36 percent between 2015 and 2030
Friday, October 13, 2017

Quality Issues for Both Paper-, Electronic-Based Health Records
Study affirms poor quality of nursing documentation, as well as lack of knowledge and skills
Friday, October 13, 2017


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