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High-Dose Flu Vaccine Beats Standard Dose for Frail Elderly
Vaccine elicits greater immune response in this population at higher risk
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Study Explores Effects of Metformin in Obese Children
Metformin linked to reduced food intake, decreased hunger rating, increased fullness rating
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Invasive Procedures Down With Noninvasive Prenatal Testing
Overall trisomy 21 detection similar before, after noninvasive testing introduction
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Drug Interaction Identified for Ondansetron, Tramadol
Ondansetron linked to increased requirement for tramadol; decrease in the effect over time
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Patient Reminders Needed on Inhaler, Epinephrine Use
Memory of correct way to use may have faded over time, researchers report
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Internal Carotid Artery Tear Seen in Child After Roller-Coaster Ride
Case study describes 4-year-old who developed left-sided weakness after frequenting rides
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors
No improvements seen in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sedatives Still Prescribed for Elderly Despite Risks
Benzodiazepines tied to confusion and falls
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Outcomes Best for Early Enrollment in Cardiac Rehab
Patients should initiate cardiac rehabilitation within 15 days of the index event
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hospital Staff Say 'Crisis Mode' Obstructs Communication
Workers who perceive high stress at work think it interferes with exchange of patient information
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hypoglycemia Ups Cardio Events, Mortality for Insulin-Treated
Increased risk of cardiovascular events, mortality for insulin-treated patients with type 1, 2 diabetes
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Preeclampsia Prediction Similar, Modest With Two Algorithms
Fetal Medicine Foundation algorithm seems suitable for prediction of preterm preeclampsia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review Finds Peri-Op Surgical Home Care Model Beneficial
Greatest impact in terms of preparing patients for surgery, ensuring effective post-op transitions
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Digital Self-Scheduling Set to Increase Considerably by 2019
By the end of 2019, 64 percent of patients expected to book appointments online
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CDC: Syphilis Cases Rising Among Gay, Bisexual Men
Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Over 50 FDA-Approved Meds Can Help Battle Ebola Infection
Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; more study for this use needed
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fatal Case of Legionnaires' in Infant Following Water Birth
Health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, but warn of risks of practice
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An Estimated 2,000 ER Visits Due to Indoor Tanning in 2012
Women, whites account for majority of emergency department patients
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yoga Heart Health Benefits Similar to Brisk Walking
Those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Urinary Catheters Often Left in Too Long During Hospital Stay
Members of clinical team should keep reevaluating the need for catheter use in hospitalized patients
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Consider False-Positives When Test Results Don't Add Up
Misdiagnosis may lead to unnecessary treatments and psychological harm for the patient
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Have Distinct Bleeding Profiles
Reductions in bleeding in some cases, including patients with a-fib; increase in GI bleeding
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Support for Electronic Health Information Varies With Use
Most support for research use when consent is obtained; least for marketing use without consent
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Public Disclosure of Antibiotic Harms Cuts Prescription Rates
Findings based on nationally representative data from South Korea for upper respiratory tract infection
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Doctors Not Providing Sexual Counseling for Heart Patients
Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Feeling Younger Tied to Enhanced Longevity
Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Condom Use for ≥3 Months Urged for Male Ebola Survivors
Ebola virus persists in semen for an average of more than 66 days
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Patchwork State Coverage for Pediatric Essential Health Benefit
State-by-state benchmark plan approach results in coverage for children that has significant exclusions
Monday, December 15, 2014

Potential Drug Interactions Common in Peds Hospitalizations
Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness
Monday, December 15, 2014

Methylphenidate Use Tied to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD
Older teens experience the greatest drop in injury risk while taking the medication
Monday, December 15, 2014

Transesophageal ECHO Impacts Cardioembolic Stroke Care
TEE findings affect management in 16.7 percent of patients with suspected cardioembolic stroke
Monday, December 15, 2014

In Nursing Homes, Statins Often Continued in Advanced Dementia
Most residents taking statins continue after progression to advanced-stage disease
Monday, December 15, 2014

Screening Performance Differs With Distinct Fecal Test Brands
Significant differences in positive predictive value for cancer detection, rates of interval cancer
Monday, December 15, 2014

ICU Diaries May Aid Survivors in Recovery After Discharge
Patient diaries commonly used in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe
Monday, December 15, 2014

Cobalamin Defects Can Explain Neurologic Regression in Children
Case study describes case of neurologic regression in otherwise healthy 8-year-old
Monday, December 15, 2014

No Higher Risk of Breast Cancer for Women With Migraines
Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection
Monday, December 15, 2014

More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care Since ACA
More 19- to 25-year-olds receiving routine care since Affordable Care Act went into effect
Friday, December 12, 2014

Less Blood Transfused in Surgery OK for Heart Patients
No increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, or severe infection
Friday, December 12, 2014

FDA: Ziprasidone Can Cause Rare, Serious Adverse Drug Reaction
Label must carry warning for Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS)
Friday, December 12, 2014

Mortality Not Up With Pregnancy-Associated Malignant Melanoma
Cause-specific mortality similar for women and girls with pregnancy-associated MM or non-PAMM
Friday, December 12, 2014

Post-Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss May Ease Knee Pain
Systematic review shows benefits in morbidly obese, but high-quality studies are needed
Friday, December 12, 2014

CDC: PCPs to Inform Families of Sickle Cell Trait in Newborns
Families should be educated about possible health issues and counseled about reproductive choices
Friday, December 12, 2014

SABCS: Genetic Test May Help Predict DCIS Recurrence
Intent is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment
Friday, December 12, 2014

SABCS: Low-Fat Diet Ups Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients
Women without hormone-dependent disease benefited most in study
Friday, December 12, 2014

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