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Biologic Treatments for RA Carry Similar Infection Risk
Hospitalized bacterial infection risk similar for rituximab, abatacept, etanercept
Friday, July 25, 2014

Post-Op Recovery Program Aids Community Hospital Outcomes
Improvements in colorectal outcomes independent of laparoscopy, cancer diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

Telling Preschoolers Foods Are Good for Them May Backfire
Children rate foods as less tasty, consume less when food is presented as trying to achieve health goal
Friday, July 25, 2014

AUGS/IUGA: Pelvic Floor Disorder Common in Female Triathletes
About one in three report symptoms of PFD; many screen positive for Triad components
Friday, July 25, 2014

Serum Free Light Chain Level Increase Precedes Amyloidosis
Monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains detected more than 11 years before diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

Dietary Elimination Effective for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
No clinical, endoscopic, histologic factors predict dietary therapy response
Friday, July 25, 2014

Radial Artery Pulse Measurement Feasible Screen for A-Fib
Measurement of peripheral pulse at radial artery feasible a-fib screen for patients after stroke
Friday, July 25, 2014

Hormonal Contraception May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk
Type of birth control method may influence maternal risk for gestational diabetes mellitus
Friday, July 25, 2014

Tool Assesses Psychosocial Problems in Genetic Counseling
Questionnaire helps counselors address psychosocial issues in genetic counseling for cancer
Friday, July 25, 2014

Language Barriers Don't Raise Diabetes Complication Risk
No increased risk of acute complications or CV events or death for immigrants with language barriers
Friday, July 25, 2014

Empiric Potassium Cuts Death in Loop Diuretic Users
Reduced risk of all-cause death with empiric potassium supplementation
Friday, July 25, 2014

CDC: Too Few Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Friday, July 25, 2014

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels
As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say
Friday, July 25, 2014

Maternal Gestational Weight Tied to Offspring's Asthma Risk
Finding may be important for mothers without asthma history
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Acetaminophen May Not Help in Lower Back Pain
The common pain reliever showed no effect in Australian trial
Thursday, July 24, 2014

CDC: Many Children With Medicaid Using ER As Doctor's Office
Lead author expects the Affordable Care Act to ease the situation
Thursday, July 24, 2014

FDA Approves Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone
Targiniq ER includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken
Thursday, July 24, 2014

No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots
Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications
Thursday, July 24, 2014

For VTE Prevention, Best Anticoagulant Varies by Surgery
Aspirin may be better for lower extremity arthroplasty, other anticoagulants for hip fracture
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Race Affects Opioid Selection for Cancer Pain
African-American patients are less likely to receive oxycodone, even among patients with CKD
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Predictors Identified for Stroke Post-Cardiac Surgery
Strongest predictors include advanced age, history of stroke or TIA, peripheral vascular disease
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ob-Gyn Guidance Issued for Young Cancer Patient Concerns
Cancer and its treatment may have an immediate or delayed impact on reproductive health
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preexposure HIV Prophylaxis Doesn't Impact Pregnancy
In HIV-serodiscordant couples, receipt of PrEP doesn't impact pregnancy incidence or outcomes
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Patients Give High Marks to Shared Medical Appointments
Primary care patients more satisfied with care in shared appointments than usual care
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Prenatal Maternal Smoking Ups Risk of ADHD in Offspring
Similar association found for women who use nicotine replacement during pregnancy
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment
Decrease in number of uninsured; gain in coverage leads to improvements in access
Thursday, July 24, 2014

HIV Remission Ceases With Antiretroviral Tx Interruption
Findings in two cases of remission following stem cell transplantation
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CDC Director Says Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat
Agency plans to isolate, track, and prevent bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Available
New devices include heartbeat monitor, fitness monitor, and diabetes monitors
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Uterine Cancer in 27/10,000 Women Undergoing Morcellation
Prevalence ratio for uterine malignancy increases with increasing age
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Few Outpatients With Flu Prescribed Antivirals
Among patients with PCR-confirmed influenza, more receive antibiotic prescriptions
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Benefit Questioned
For women with stage I, II cancer without a BRCA mutation, 20-year survival benefit <1 percent
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Consumption of Probiotics May Lower Blood Pressure
Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home Care Option Prompts Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation
Malawians offered the option of home care more likely to initiate treatment after HIV self-testing
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Physicians Warned About Counterfeit Medical Devices
Counterfeit devices are prevalent and their use is associated with serious consequences
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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


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