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Preemptive Celecoxib Cuts Post-Op Face-Lift Surgery Pain
Overall pain score and postoperative opioid consumption down with celecoxib
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Decreased Vision Tied to Unemployment
Visually impaired individuals with diabetes, women, those younger than 55 have highest risk
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Decompression Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk of Falls
Findings in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with/without surgery
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beta-Blockers in New Onset CHD Reduce Cardiac Risk Only Post-MI
Findings only among those with a recent myocardial infarction
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Inhaled Corticosteroids Impact Growth
Second review shows higher ICS dose linked to lower growth velocity in children with asthma
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Strategy IDs Patients With Undiagnosed Hypertension
Technology-based program may improve quality of care in the primary care setting
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Persistent Symptoms After Mild TBI Should Be Considered PTSD
Symptoms lasting three months after traumatic brain injury do not represent postconcussion syndrome
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weight Loss Over Two Years Predicts Reduced Diabetes Risk
Weight cycling linked to increased diabetes risk, even after adjustment for baseline weight
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Targeting Parents Along With Overweight Kids Benefits Both
Behavioral intervention targeting young children and their parents more efficacious for both
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
And women tend to fare worse than men, researchers find
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Physician Offices Investing in Patient Portals for EHRs
More resources being spent on patient portals than other EHR applications
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms
Monday, July 21, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say
Monday, July 21, 2014

Tesamorelin Cuts Visceral Fat in HIV Patients
Visceral adiposity tied to metabolic dysregulation, fatty liver disease with HIV
Monday, July 21, 2014

Drug-Resistant Superbug on the Rise in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
Five-fold increase in cases reported at community hospitals over five years
Monday, July 21, 2014

Automated Models Can Identify Acute Back Pain in EMRs
Findings based on an automated, administrative model using VA records
Monday, July 21, 2014

Decrease in HIV Diagnosis Rate From 2002 to 2011
Diagnoses attributable to heterosexual contact down; due to male-to-male sexual contact stable
Monday, July 21, 2014

Fetal Hemoglobin Glycation May Reflect Hyperglycemia in Utero
Glycation of α-chain higher in neonates from women with gestational diabetes mellitus
Monday, July 21, 2014

Physician Continuity Is Key After ER Visit for Heart Failure
Better outcomes with early follow-up, particularly with familiar physician
Monday, July 21, 2014

Pregnancy Loss Ups Future Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Postmenopausal women with a history of stillbirth or miscarriage are at higher risk for heart disease
Monday, July 21, 2014

Transdermal 4-Hydroxytamoxifen Gel Beneficial in DCIS
Decrease in Ki67 similar to that with oral tamoxifen; reduced endocrine, coagulation effects
Monday, July 21, 2014

Text Message + Feedback Alcohol Intervention Beneficial
Reduction in self-reported binge drinking, number of drinks per day with intervention
Monday, July 21, 2014

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk?
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal
Monday, July 21, 2014

Protease Inhibitor + NRTIs Safe, Effective in HIV Treatment
Findings as a second-line therapy in low-resource settings
Friday, July 18, 2014

Fasting May Not Be Necessary for Cholesterol Tests
Fasting, non-fasting LDL cholesterol measurements similarly predict mortality risk
Friday, July 18, 2014

CDC: Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened; researchers think complacency may be why
Friday, July 18, 2014

Cord Clamping Timing Affects Neonatal Outcome
Delay in cord clamping after spontaneous respiration decreases risk of death/admission
Friday, July 18, 2014

Kidney Donation Hampers Changes to Insurance
Difficulty particularly seen among those changing, initiating life insurance
Friday, July 18, 2014

Post-Op Tympanostomy Tube Obstruction Seen in 1 in 10
Those with serous effusions, longer follow-up durations have more occlusions
Friday, July 18, 2014

Recent Drop in AIDS-Related Deaths Tied to CD4 Improvement
From 1999-2011, decrease in all-cause, liver disease, cardiovascular deaths; increase in cancer deaths
Friday, July 18, 2014

Age Predicts Insulin-Linked Weight Gain in T2DM
Other predictors include diabetes-related distress, initiation and titration of insulin; not physical activity
Friday, July 18, 2014

Patients, Caregivers Struggle With Advanced Multimorbidity
Interviews with patients and carers offer insights into the needs of those with advanced multimorbidity
Friday, July 18, 2014

Poor Parent-Provider Agreement in Advanced Pediatric Cancer
Poor concordance regarding prognosis and goals of care; variation seen by cancer type
Friday, July 18, 2014

Daily Stressors Alter Metabolic Response to High-Fat Meals
Greater numbers of stressors tied to lower postmeal resting energy expenditure, lower fat oxidation
Friday, July 18, 2014

Seriously Ill Patients Have Limited Facial Expression
In the emergency room setting, facial expressions may help in assessment of cardiopulmonary disease
Friday, July 18, 2014

With ERs, the Busier May Be the Better
Risk of death may be 10 percent lower at high-volume emergency rooms
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted RN Shortage
Economy, rewarding work may have motivated baby boomer nurses to stay on the job
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nurses Expand Outpatient Care for Chronically Ill Adults
Outcomes positive for nurse-managed protocols in patients with chronic conditions
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Risk Factors for Sleep-Linked Deaths Vary With Infant Age
For younger infants, aged 0 to 3 months, main risk factors are bed-sharing, sleeping in an adult bed
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Messaging, Phone Encounters Up Primary Care Visits in Diabetes
Secure messages, telephone encounters increase office visits in patient-centered medical home
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mortality Up With Low BMI After Coronary Revascularization
Second study shows body composition could explain J shape of mortality curve with increasing BMI
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Case Study Shows Importance of Single-Pill HIV-1 Treatment
Vignette study describes case of 52-year-old homeless man who refused to take multi-pill regimen
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Testicular Cancer Rising in Young Hispanics in the U.S.
Increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brain Damage Seen Even With Mild Head Injury
Those with injuries showed damage in brain white matter, disrupting nerve axons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vascular Risk Not Lowered With ER Niacin, Laropiprant
Second study shows increased risk of certain adverse events with extended-release niacin
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AAIC: A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia
At-risk seniors who began eating right, exercising did better on memory/problem-solving tests
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CDC: Most Children Eat Fruit, Vegetables Daily
Survey finds three out of four are getting these healthy foods each day
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

United Nations: AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding
Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Alcohol Consumption Tied to Higher A-Fib Risk
Even moderate alcohol consumption may slightly increase the risk of atrial fibrillation
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Aspirin Use in Primary Cardiovascular Prevention
Low-dose aspirin to be used for patients at high cardiovascular risk, with no increased bleeding risk
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stroke History Heightens Risk for Adverse Surgical Outcomes
Heightened risk seen if time between stroke and surgery is less than nine months
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Medication Errors Common for Parents Measuring Liquid Meds
Odds of making error with intended or prescribed dose up for parents using teaspoons, tablespoons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increased Stroke Risk With Stress, Hostility, Depression
Correlations seen in middle-aged and older adults, even after adjustment for risk factors
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Social Integration Inversely Linked to Suicide Risk for Men
Strongest protective associations for marital status, social network size, religious service attendance
Wednesday, July 16, 2014


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