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Apple HealthKit App Facilitates Doctor-Patient Communication
Collaborations with EHR systems, hospitals, and health plans allows greater access to medical records
Thursday, April 16, 2015

More Evidence Implicates Inflammation in Lyme Neuro Dz
Study in rhesus macaques indicates causal role for inflammation in Lyme neuroborreliosis
Thursday, April 16, 2015

FDA Approves Corlanor for Chronic Heart Failure
Works by decreasing heart rate; first approved product in this drug class
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Combination Approach Could Help Rule Out PE in Primary Care
Findings based on Wells rule plus either point-of-care or quantitative D-dimer test
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Many Cataract Patients Undergo Unnecessary Pre-Op Testing
Probability of undergoing testing mainly linked to ophthalmologist managing pre-op assessment
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Aerosolized Measles Vaccine Inferior to Subcutaneous Vaccine
Lower rate of seropositivity for children receiving aerosolized versus subcutaneous vaccine
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Snoring, Sleep Apnea Linked to Dementia, but CPAP Helps
Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Causes Hallucinations, Fits of Rage
Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Medicare Spending Down in Year One of Pioneer ACO
Total adjusted per-beneficiary spending down in ACO group versus control group
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ethical Implications for Looking Up Applicants on Facebook
Misinterpretation of content, implicit bias could undermine fair appraisal for applicants
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prolonged ADT Ups Diabetes, CVD Risk for Older Men
Prolonged androgen deprivation tx ups risk in men with prostate CA, especially those with comorbidities
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Response to Parental Concerns of Autism Found Lacking
Early diagnosis is associated with better long-term outcomes
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Depression, Diabetes Both Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Acetaminophen Appears to Blunt Emotional Response
Research involved two experiments, each enlisting about 80 college students
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

AMA Announces End of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula
Legislation includes provisions such as simplification of reporting programs, incentive payments
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Statin Use Inversely Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Risk reduction appears sex specific, with significant reduction seen for men, but not women
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Survey Looks at Patient Attitudes Regarding Informed Consent
Most respondents want to be asked for permission to participate in studies assessing medical practice
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lansoprazole Worsens Asthma Control in Poor Metabolizers
After six months of treatment, worse control in children with poor CYP2C19 metabolizer phenotype
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Concomitant, Sequential Tx Similar for H. pylori Eradication
Second study shows hybrid tx has equivalent efficacy to concomitant tx, fewer adverse effects
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Anticoagulation Both Over- and Under-Prescribed in A-Fib
May be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Divorce Tied to Increased Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction
But remarriage, at least for women, does not appear to lower risk
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Security Breaches of Health Records Up Over Past Decade
Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk of Autism
High blood glucose might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pharmacist Support Boosts Anticoagulation Adherence
In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use dabigatran as instructed
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teledermatology Implications for Incidental Skin CA Detection
Most frequently biopsied incidental malignancies seen on head and neck
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Visit-to-Visit LDL-C Variability Predicts Cardiac Event Risk
Variability predicts increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease, independent of LDL-C levels
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Quality Improvement Intervention Cuts Lost OR Time
Instruction sheets, text-message reminders can cut time lost due to cancellation on day of surgery
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Effects of n-3 PUFAs on Insulin Sensitivity Unclear
No effect on peripheral insulin sensitivity; modest improvement in hepatic insulin sensitivity
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

USPSTF Review: T2DM Screening Doesn't Cut Mortality
Treatment of impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance can delay progression to diabetes
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AAN: Liquid Marijuana Shows Promise for Refractory Epilepsy
Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had decrease in seizure rates
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Placebo Response May Depend on Individual DNA
But more questions than answers exist at this point
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Improvement Seen in the Pediatric Readiness of ERs
Median weighted pediatric readiness score 68.9, with increase by pediatric patient volume
Monday, April 13, 2015

Confidentiality Shortcomings With EHR Use for Parents, Teens
Modifications needed for EHRs and PHRs to meet confidentiality requirements of parents, teens
Monday, April 13, 2015

HPV4 Vaccine Cost-Effective for OPC Prevention in Teen Boys
Quadrivalent vaccine appears cost-effective among 12-year-old boys in Canada
Monday, April 13, 2015

Gratitude Linked With Better Outcomes in Heart Patients
Keeping a gratitude journal seemed to reduce cardiac risk factors
Monday, April 13, 2015

Single-Dose Injection Rx Ups Bone Density in Frail Elderly
But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population
Monday, April 13, 2015

Study Highlights Third-Line Treatment Options for T2DM
TZD effective post metformin + exenatide; exenatide effective post metformin + glimepiride
Monday, April 13, 2015

Mortality Up With Spontaneous Bleeding After PCI
Bleeding associated with increased rate of death, similar to that seen with myocardial infarction
Monday, April 13, 2015

Adverse Ocular Effects From Aesthetic Facial Tx Rare
Cosmetic procedure professionals should be aware of the risks, authors say
Monday, April 13, 2015

NSAID-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease Prevalent With Asthma
Prevalence about 9 percent; NERD linked to significant increases in asthma morbidity
Monday, April 13, 2015

ACEi/ARB Use Lowers Incidence of Appropriate ICD Shock
Lower incidence of appropriate implantable cardiac defibrillator shock in patients with cardiomyopathy
Friday, April 10, 2015

Art Program Hones Med Students' Visual Observation Skills
Students become better at observation and appreciate the importance of communication
Friday, April 10, 2015

Many Doctors Haven't Started Dealing With ICD-10 Revision
Tips to ease transition include contacting vendors and health plans, improving documentation
Friday, April 10, 2015

Medical Debt Burden Higher in Texas, Florida
California and New York fully expanded Medicaid coverage under ACA, but Texas and Florida did not
Friday, April 10, 2015

Children With Neuro Disorders Need Flu Vaccine, May Not Get It
Children with neurological conditions more likely to develop flu-related complications
Friday, April 10, 2015

Two New Strategies Show Promise in Treating Crohn's Dz
Stem cells, fecal transplants show promise but more research needed
Friday, April 10, 2015

Restless Leg Syndrome Common in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Peripheral arthritis, uveitis, anemia, smoking, polyneuropathy higher in AS patients with RLS
Friday, April 10, 2015

Three-Drug Combo Cream Effective for Melasma
Compared with other cream formulations, side effects were tolerable
Friday, April 10, 2015


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