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Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored
Communication emphasized as well as consideration of readmission as proxy for other health factors
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
In addition to known predictors of apnea, diabetes-related foot disease, insulin treatment up risk
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Healthy Food Rx Could Be Cost-Effective for Medicare, Medicaid
Coverage for healthy food could improve health, reduce costs, and pay for itself after five years
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sugary Drinks Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
Comparing extreme categories of consumption, SSB linked to increased CVD mortality, cancer mortality
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 12-16

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CDC: New HIV Transmission Often From Those Unaware of Infection
Almost 80 percent of new transmissions from people not aware or aware but not receiving regular care
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bluetooth Technology Enables Insulin Adherence Monitoring
Bluetooth technology may close gap between actual adherence and self-reported adherence
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Checklist could minimize need for diagnostic testing after known or suspected population exposure
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Sibling comparison analysis suggested association confounded by specific maternal factors
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In Utero Ultrafine Particle Exposure Tied to Asthma in Offspring
Link independent of exposure to other air pollutants, including PM2.5 and NO2
Monday, March 18, 2019

ACC: Adherence to Statins Low Among Patients With ASCVD
Adherence linked to significantly reduced risk for MACE, but only 6.4 percent had optimal compliance
Monday, March 18, 2019

Machine-Learning Models Allow Early Detection of Sepsis in NICU
Models using EHR data from infants in NICU can detect sepsis hours before clinical signs are apparent
Monday, March 18, 2019

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Overall, 92.8 percent of oral solid medications contain at least one potential allergen
Monday, March 18, 2019

ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections
Incidence of major cardiac implantable electronic device infections significantly lower with envelope
Monday, March 18, 2019

Extra Weight in Adolescence Tied to Later Risk for Renal Cancer
Among Swedish men, overweight or obesity during adolescence tied to higher risk for renal cell carcinoma
Friday, March 15, 2019

Induction for Late-Term Pregnancies at 41 Weeks Tied to Small Benefits
Study could not show noninferiority of expectant management; outcomes good with both strategies
Friday, March 15, 2019

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Decline seen in number of providers initiating opioid therapy in any patients who have not used opioids
Friday, March 15, 2019

Mental Health Issues Have Risen in Teens, Young Adults
Rates of depressive episodes, serious psychological distress, suicide-related outcomes have increased
Friday, March 15, 2019

Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use
Polymyxin B recommended for routine use in invasive infections; colistin preferred for lower UTI
Friday, March 15, 2019

ASCO: Guidelines Released for Early Detection, Treatment of CRC
Stratified guidelines emphasize optimal detection methods and treatments of colorectal cancer
Friday, March 15, 2019

E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Concern increasing that use of newer tobacco products may catalyze transition to tobacco products, drugs
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Prenatal High-Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6
No significant difference seen in asthma diagnoses for children in high-dose vitamin D, placebo groups
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
Genetic variants mimicking effect of ATP citrate lyase inhibitors, statins lower LDL-C in same way
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Current commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, will be stepping down in April
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
25-day quarantine affects facilities in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, and Aurora, Colorado
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
Certain lots of valsartan recalled due to contamination with trace amounts of nitrosamine
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Homes With High Ventilation Rates Tied to Respiratory Issues
High rates of air exchange associated with chronic cough, asthma, asthma-like symptoms
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Active Bathing in Non-ICU Setting Does Not Cut Infections
No change seen in risk for hospital-acquired infections overall; benefit seen for those with medical devices
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Resistance Training May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Progression
Findings based on two-year comparison to aerobic training, no exercise among patients with prediabetes
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
Higher risk seen for future admissions by age 5; link strongest for asthma, wheezing admissions
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Most health measures remained stable from 2017; percent of adults who have been tested for HIV increased
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
Number of cases in the United States so far this year getting close to the total number for all of 2018
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Parent Perception of E-Cig Safety Varies With Smoking Habits
Most who smoke cigarettes and e-cigs have smoke-free home policies; fewer have vape-free policies
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Common Signs, Symptoms Do Not ID Dehydration in Seniors
None of the 49 commonly-used clinical signs, symptoms usefully discriminated those with dehydration
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Waiting Room Tool Aids Patient-Physician Communication
Tool helps patients to prepare questions and prioritize concerns prior to seeing primary care doctor
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Moderate Muscle Strength Linked to Lower Risk for T2DM
Reduced risk seen for type 2 diabetes after adjustment for confounders
Monday, March 11, 2019

CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
Milder strain of flu has been most common cause of cases this flu season
Monday, March 11, 2019

Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1
Monthly long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine noninferior in two randomized controlled trials
Monday, March 11, 2019

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Up With Maternal Smoking
Assuming causality, 22 percent of SUIDs directly attributed to maternal smoking during pregnancy
Monday, March 11, 2019

Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Latino and black children have poorer academic outcomes than non-Latino whites
Monday, March 11, 2019

Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
CDC says more than 2,000 cases of mumps in U.S. last year, 58 cases reported in January of this year
Friday, March 8, 2019

Home Health Clinicians Frequently Lack Access to Hospital Records
Additionally, patients often not prepared with realistic expectations to receive home health care
Friday, March 8, 2019

Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart
Water pipe tobacco smokers are exposed to level of nicotine that is physiologically active in short term
Friday, March 8, 2019

GDM Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk Postpartum
In analysis restricted to women who did not develop T2DM, GDM still linked to increased risk
Friday, March 8, 2019

ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes
AUC 0.722 for predicting prevalent diabetes in test dataset; negative predictive value 97 percent
Friday, March 8, 2019

CDC: GI, Respiratory Illnesses More Likely in Low-Income Children
But likelihood of missing any school days during the previous year decreased with reduced income
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Raspberries May Aid Glucose Control With Prediabetes
With higher raspberry intake, individuals at risk for diabetes needed less insulin to manage blood glucose
Thursday, March 7, 2019

High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality
No association seen for quality of plant-based diet and cancer-related deaths
Thursday, March 7, 2019

No Increased Risk Seen for Pregnancies Conceived Within Year of Stillbirth
Conception within 12 months of stillbirth common, not linked to increased risk for adverse outcomes
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Behavioral Intervention Ups Physical Activity in T2DM
Sustained increase in physical activity, decrease in sedentary time seen with behavioral intervention
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hospital-Onset MRSA Decreased From 2002 to 2015
S. aureus infections also dropped overall at VA medical centers after MRSA prevention program initiation
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Studies Look at Ways to Reduce Depressive Episodes in Obese
Integrated intervention associated with decline in body mass index, depressive symptoms
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant
Donor had double copy of gene mutation that confers natural resistance to HIV
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
Heat-related illnesses rise at heat index of 85 degrees, but heat alerts not issued until 100 degrees
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

AAP: Social Media Companies Must Curb Spread of Vaccine Myths
American Academy of Pediatrics is reaching out to social media companies
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Gottlieb's signature effort has been tighter scrutiny, enforcement of e-cigarette industry
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Program in Peds Rheumatology Clinic Ups Education on Teratogenic Rx
Findings seen among girls, women of childbearing age prescribed teratogenic meds
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Problems Identified With Gaps in EHR Functionality in Morning Rounds
Gaps in EHR design lead to workflow standardization issues, use of workarounds, team miscommunication
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
No increased risk observed after MMR in those with sibling autism history, autism risk factors
Monday, March 4, 2019

Breast Cancer Diagnosis Delays Seen With High-Deductible Health Plans
Delays observed in first breast imaging, biopsy, incident early-stage breast cancer diagnosis, chemo
Monday, March 4, 2019

Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug
'Authorized generic' of Humalog 100 to sell for $137.35 per vial, 50 percent lower than list price
Monday, March 4, 2019

Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Number of interruptive DDI alerts substantially decreased as result of alert refinement efforts
Monday, March 4, 2019

Poll: Many Older Adults Report Feeling Lonely, Isolated
Authors say more awareness needed that loneliness can adversely impact health, well-being
Monday, March 4, 2019

Oscillometric Devices Offer More Accurate Way to Measure BP
Validated oscillometric devices may provide more accurate BP measurement in office setting
Monday, March 4, 2019

Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
But cost of giving pneumococcal vaccines to all 50-year-olds exceeds $250,000 per QALY
Monday, March 4, 2019

Electronic Decision Support Tool Can Aid Asthma Care
Use of the tool increased asthma control assessment, creation of asthma action plans
Friday, March 1, 2019

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 22-25

Friday, March 1, 2019

New York City Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121
No deaths have occurred, but eight people have been hospitalized and one child ended up in ICU
Friday, March 1, 2019

FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
CanaRx sells prescription medicines at a lower cost to U.S. public, private employer programs
Friday, March 1, 2019

Wireless Sensor System Feasible for Monitoring Vital Signs in NICU
Operation possible when immersed in water and compatible with essential medical imaging
Friday, March 1, 2019

Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
No antibiotics, deferred antibiotics tied to increase in bloodstream infection, all-cause mortality
Friday, March 1, 2019

AAD: Isotretinoin Exposure for Acne Not Linked to Depression Risk
Acne patients with, without isotretinoin exposure had no significant difference in depression frequency
Friday, March 1, 2019

February 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Friday, March 1, 2019

Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage
Study authors say not only is influenza vaccine during pregnancy safe, it is necessary
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer May Often Be Misdiagnosed
Most patients are diagnosed at advanced stages of disease, report waiting months before seeing doctor
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dietary Monitoring Key to Successful Weight Loss
Time spent self-monitoring required for weight loss diminishes over time
Thursday, February 28, 2019

AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy
Regular peanut consumption after OIT, SLIT for peanut allergy provides continued protection
Thursday, February 28, 2019

CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
Agency says effective HIV prevention, treatment not reaching those who could most benefit
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Interventions tied to less prescribing in hospital but did not impact fluoroquinolone discharge treatment
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season
Achievement rates for all three targets and for HbA1c, BP, LDL-C are lowest in the winter
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030
Meeting 95 percent targets for diagnosis, care retention, viral suppression could help curb epidemic
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Poor Food Intake Common in Hospitalized Patients
Risk for malnutrition also tied to higher in-hospital mortality
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Classroom Initiative Ups Participation in School Breakfast
But program has unintended consequence of increasing incidence, prevalence of obesity
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Models developed for individuals in whom aspirin is being considered for primary prevention of CVD
Monday, February 25, 2019

FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms
Agency is taking action to stop false advertising about thermography
Monday, February 25, 2019

Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
Second study shows sedentary time linked to increased risk for cardiovascular disease for women
Monday, February 25, 2019

Nonmedical Rx Opioid Use in Teens Linked to Parental Use
Unique associations with adolescent NMPO use seen for parental lifetime smoking, parent-teen conflict
Monday, February 25, 2019

Prenatal Care Inadequate for Moms With Child Taken Into Care
Moms whose first child is placed in care have higher rates of inadequate prenatal care in next pregnancy
Monday, February 25, 2019

Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure
More than half of first-ranked exposures result in serious medical outcome
Monday, February 25, 2019

Some Characteristics Unique to Depression Before, After Birth
Background traits tied to chronic depression; delivery experience tied to early postpartum depression
Monday, February 25, 2019

Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
Lack of inquiry from providers, fear of disapproval, belief CM is safe among reasons for nondisclosure
Friday, February 22, 2019

National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Long-observed demographic and economic factors expected to drive growth in health spending
Friday, February 22, 2019

One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients
However, many report feeling uncomfortable or believing they lack the necessary knowledge
Friday, February 22, 2019

Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures
Intervention includes notifications to providers, changes to order sets, new urine culture reflex tests
Friday, February 22, 2019

2005 to 2015 Saw Drop in Primary Care Physician Supply
Additional 10 primary care physicians per 100,000 population linked to reduced mortality
Thursday, February 21, 2019

U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc
Company has faced lawsuits linking its body powders with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma
Thursday, February 21, 2019

FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy
Proposed rule will help consumers better understand what the sunscreens they are buying can actually do
Thursday, February 21, 2019

8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure
Assessments will lay groundwork for future study of the health effects of perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkyl
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Increased hospital market concentration tied to reduced quality in patient satisfaction measures
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
Microelectrode device analyzes a patient's blood, provides results in as quickly as 2.5 minutes
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
If states do not change lax vaccine laws, federal authorities may be forced to take action
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks
Any exposure increases spontaneous abortion risk; cardiac septal defects up for use in early pregnancy
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Cancer deaths rates decreasing faster for black men and women vs. white men and women in U.S.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients
Reduced risk seen for total CVD, coronary heart disease incidence for men and women
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy
Device sensitivity/specificity 100/97.8 percent for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279
Cases reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia; 107 people have been hospitalized
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FDA Warns About 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments
Expensive 'fountain of youth' therapies are unproven, potentially harmful
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Low Vitamin D Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels in Women
Serum 25(OH)D level <30 ng/mL positively associated with blood glucose level ≥100 mg/dL
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Tools offer clinical support for appropriate imaging, symptom assessment, patient education
Tuesday, February 19, 2019


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