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Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage
Reduction in influenza cases, deaths, costs by adding pharmacies during influenza epidemics
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
Canada is first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken
92 people in 29 states sickened so far; 21 hospitalizations; no deaths reported
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Recommendations Developed to Verify NGT Placement in Children
Recommendations include clinician education, use of gastric pH measurement, radiographs
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women
Women in the seven-day-dose group less likely to be positive at test of cure versus single-dose group
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Among those aged 18 to 35, California has had larger drops in smoking initiation, intensity, more quitting
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players
No white matter changes among female high school soccer athletes who wore compression collar
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Few Seniors Who Self-Harm Referred for Mental Health Care
Diagnosed mental illness, physical health condition more prevalent in seniors who self-harm
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
No large increase in the risk for overall, cardiac malformations in international cohort
Monday, October 15, 2018

American College of Gastroenterology, Oct. 5-10

Monday, October 15, 2018

Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased
However, coverage with most recommended vaccines among children aged 19 to 35 months stable, high
Monday, October 15, 2018

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Seventeen states have not expanded Medicaid, and expansion is an election issue in several states
Monday, October 15, 2018

Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM
Discontinuation of insulin, other diabetes medications seen in case series of three patients
Monday, October 15, 2018

Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children
Female sex, pre-injury mood problems, lower family income, family discord tied to ongoing symptoms
Monday, October 15, 2018

Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
More than 20 percent of the 776 adulterated products contained more than one unapproved ingredient
Monday, October 15, 2018

More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV
Hispanic/Latina women receive more ancillary services than men and have similar clinical outcomes
Monday, October 15, 2018

Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Reduction in sitting time over short, medium, long terms; positive change in work-related health
Friday, October 12, 2018

Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women
Flu-related hospitalizations cut by 40 percent over six flu seasons
Friday, October 12, 2018

Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
But significant drop in systolic BP with culturally tailored program seen in Hispanic individuals
Friday, October 12, 2018

Zoledronate Lowers Fracture Risk in Women With Osteopenia
Older women who received zoledronate had lower risk for non-vertebral, vertebral fragility fractures
Friday, October 12, 2018

Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity
Higher risk for problems seen among black women, women with other health conditions
Friday, October 12, 2018

High Circulating Prolactin Level Inversely Linked to T2DM Risk
Inverse link for total plasma prolactin, type 2 diabetes risk was not altered by menopausal status
Friday, October 12, 2018

Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
Articles discuss effects of C-section on health of mothers and children, interventions to reduce use
Friday, October 12, 2018

Spending Often Persists in High-Cost Medicare-Medicaid Eligible
Most of cost is related to long-term care, little tied to potentially preventable hospitalizations
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 3-7

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Higher Perceived Stress Linked to Lower Fecundability in Women
Higher female stress scores -- but not male scores -- associated with slight drops in fecundability
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Socioeconomic factors account for significant portion of association between race/ethnicity, poor outcome
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Under the approval, Aetna must sell off its private Medicare drug plans
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events
Findings based on data reweighted to reflect the adult population with diabetes in the U.S.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers
Education, hand sanitizer intervention can cut respiratory infection rate, antibiotic prescribing
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Retention in HIV Care Drops Steadily After Prison Release
Retention in care three years after release linked to older age, having health insurance
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Additional focus on lifestyle management, self-management education and support emphasized
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese
Lorcaserin reduces risk for diabetes for those with prediabetes, without diabetes; reduces HbA1c
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery
Rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery similar for immediate pushing or waiting for 60 minutes
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County
Typhus fever can cause serious complications requiring lengthy hospitalization
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
Implementing ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive meds to adults at high CVD risk
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Weight Loss May Cut Breast CA Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Postmenopausal women with weight loss have lower breast cancer risk than those with stable weight
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures
For children, infants with febrile seizure, recurrence down with acetaminophen versus no antipyretic
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Stillbirth Reduction Strategy Unproven
Care package for reduced fetal movement does not cut stillbirths
Friday, October 5, 2018

Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Many trials published in high-impact journals involve funder, academic author in study design, reporting
Friday, October 5, 2018

AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella
57 people sickened; 14 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date
Friday, October 5, 2018

Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis
Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States
Friday, October 5, 2018

No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
No increase in mortality seen with Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation
Friday, October 5, 2018

Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
Sexual harassment linked to higher BP, poorer sleep; assault linked to poorer mental health, sleep
Friday, October 5, 2018

Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Minimum risk of low-level drinking frequency for all-cause mortality found to be about three times weekly
Friday, October 5, 2018

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine
>14 million need to receive two doses of vaccine to reach goal of 80 percent vaccination by 2026
Friday, October 5, 2018

Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Lowest rates seen among health workers in long-term care settings
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Small but growing proportion of drugs experiencing at least doubling in price
Thursday, October 4, 2018

3/4 of Adult Day Services Centers Keep Advance Directives on Hand
Documentation of advance directives more common in Northeast, among small adult day services centers
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle-Age Lung Function
Children with frequent asthma, allergies who smoke as adults are most vulnerable group
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
Men in Puerto Rico have higher prostate CA incidence rates than other Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites
Thursday, October 4, 2018

FDA Seizes Documents From E-Cigarette Maker JUUL
JUUL has come into the FDA's crosshairs as the e-cigarette's popularity among teens is rising
Thursday, October 4, 2018

JUUL Laboratories Have Largest Market Share of E-Cigarettes
Sales of JUUL e-cigarettes increased 641 percent from 2016 to 2017 to top market by December 2017
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs
38 illnesses documented in seven states; 10 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths reported
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers' Breathing Problems
Red tide can cause symptoms such as breathing problems as well as skin and throat irritation
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
In 2015-2016, nearly one in five adults ≥65 years filled at least one outpatient opioid prescription
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Rate remained steady compared with 2017 but was substantially lower than rate of 16 percent in 2010
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
For six major diseases, readmission rates up in for-profit versus government, nonprofit hospitals
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Breastfeeding Inversely Linked to Infant BMI Z Score
Higher BMIzs found for all feeding styles compared with exclusive breastfeeding at three months
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Increasing Water Intake Can Cut Cystitis Recurrence
For women at high risk for recurrence, increasing water intake can prevent recurrence
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Better Glycemic Control With Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery
Better glycemic control, reduced hypoglycemia risk for T1DM patients with suboptimal glycemic control
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
About 16.3 million events, totaling $173.7 billion in hospitalization costs, could occur in 2017 to 2021
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Soft Drinks Account for One-Fifth of Youth Beverage Consumption
Together, water and milk make up about 65 percent of total U.S. youth beverage consumption
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Spending increased, but not uniformly, across all categories of health services from 2007 to 2016
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
For both men and women, Southern dietary pattern is largest mediating factor for difference in HTN
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Medical practices must understand their own cultures before interviewing, pick questions beyond résumé
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Health plans had most records breached from 2010 to 2017, but providers breached most often
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects
Use for nausea, vomiting of pregnancy tied to modest increase in cleft palate, renal agenesis-dysgenesis
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Telemedicine RTI Visits Shorter When Antibiotic Prescribed
Finding may highlight physician difficulty explaining to patients why antibiotics are not required
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Mental Health Disparities ID'd Among Students of Color
Variation in symptom prevalence across race, ethnicity; treatment use lower in students of color
Monday, October 1, 2018

More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
More than 700,000 Americans uninsured in 2017 versus 2016, despite broad economic improvement
Monday, October 1, 2018

Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Ten to 14 days after being hung, curtains show increased MRSA positivity
Monday, October 1, 2018

September 2018 Briefing - Nursing

Monday, October 1, 2018

Tenth-Graders Use Combustible, Edible, Vaporized Cannabis
Combustible use most prevalent; 61.7 percent of cannabis users report using multiple methods
Friday, September 28, 2018

No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
Compared with standard dressings, no reduction in superficial surgical site infections in obese women
Friday, September 28, 2018

Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Even after return to pre-EMR efficiency, more time spent on documentation, less on patient interaction
Friday, September 28, 2018

CDC: Congenital Syphilis More Than Doubled Since 2013
Congenital syphilis up from 362 cases in 2013 to 918 in 2017, with 46.17 percent increase since 2016
Friday, September 28, 2018

AAP Provides Recommendations for Teen Drivers, Parents
Parents should be reminded that their driving and behavior will shape the behavior of their teen drivers
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support
Bill contains a mix of law enforcement and public health measures
Thursday, September 27, 2018

80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
2017 to 2018 flu strains hit the very young and elderly especially hard; poor vaccine/strain match-up
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Final Update on Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
135 people sickened, 34 hospitalized, no deaths
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Staff social media accounts should be strictly personal, with no info about patients or employees
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Grip Strength Tied to Pulmonary Function in Older Women
Dose-dependent positive association seen in cohort of community-dwelling Korean women aged ≥65
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA
No correlation in unadjusted, adjusted analyses for pediatric patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Having Hospital Palliative Care Doesn't Impact Tx Intensity
Benefit of hospital palliative care program for patients in ICU is in increased discharge to hospice
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Newer Hormonal Contraception May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
Combined hormonal contraception use tied to lower risk; risk down with increasing duration of use
Thursday, September 27, 2018

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by 'Pod Mods'
Small devices deliver addictive nicotine dose without noxious taste; pose danger to adolescents
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Policies Should Encourage Healthy Food Consumption
Aim should be to prevent CVD with environment where healthy foods are accessible, desirable
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets
For women and men, 35 and 30 countries expected to meet Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Larger reductions in uninsured rate in Medicaid expansion states, from 15.3 to 7.6 percent
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
In multipollutant models, only nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5 remained significant
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016
Prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes 9.7 and 4.3 percent; prevalence increased with age
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Interpreter Services Critical for Emergency Care
Authors recommend professional interpreter when practical if patient has limited English proficiency
Monday, September 24, 2018

Participation Up With Online Diabetes Prevention Program
But weight loss no different for online, in-person DPP for obese/overweight veterans with prediabetes
Monday, September 24, 2018

Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Fewer ED visits, hospital stays, and ICU stays; longer median survival for those enrolled in hospice
Monday, September 24, 2018

Prenatal, Postnatal Homelessness Tied to Poor Health in Children
Those who were homeless prenatally and postnatally at highest risk for hospitalizations
Monday, September 24, 2018

Patients Report Poorer Dialysis Service in Certain Settings
For-profit, free-standing facilities, large-chain facilities tied to lower patient scores
Monday, September 24, 2018

Actigraphy May Overestimate Sleep in ICU Setting
Wide ranges of sleep quality and quantity with use of actigraphy among critically ill patients in ICU
Monday, September 24, 2018

Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Overall, 28.3 percent of clinicians and 18.7 percent of public report recording clinic visits
Friday, September 21, 2018

Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
Higher rates of Sjogren syndrome, scleroderma, RA, stillbirth, melanoma for silicone implants
Friday, September 21, 2018

Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo.
Friday, September 21, 2018

HbA1c Variability Is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in T2DM
HbA1c variability is a powerful, independent measure, regardless of how it is measured
Friday, September 21, 2018

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Diagnostic error is the most common cause of medical errors that patients report
Friday, September 21, 2018

Educational Disabilities More Likely With Neonatal Abstinence
Children with neonatal abstinence syndrome more likely to be evaluated, meet criteria for disability
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Black Individuals at Highest Risk of Legal Intervention Injury
Increase in rates of injuries from 2005 to 2009, followed by a drop to 2015, returning to ~2005 levels
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Prevalence of type 1 diabetes 0.5 percent, type 2 diabetes 8.5 percent among U.S. adults
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Seventeen percent of hospitals charge 700 percent of cost; 8 percent have markup over 1,000 percent
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders
Long-term effects seen in mothers, but offspring not significantly overweight, obese
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Few Yogurt Products Qualify As Low-Sugar
Only two of 101 children's yogurt and fromage frais products had ≤5 g sugar/100 g of product
Thursday, September 20, 2018

>60 Percent of Adults Report Adverse Childhood Experiences
Higher ACE exposures for black, Hispanic, multiracial individuals, those with below high school education
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions
Patient-controlled remifentanil reduces proportion of conversions versus intramuscular pethidine
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
Claims physicians prescribed Humira because of financial kickbacks, not as best drug for patient
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
Incomplete death certificates led to under-reporting of 70,000 likely opioid deaths
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug-drug interactions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Most commonly observed types of PHI sent are referrals, laboratory results, medication lists
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Persistent HPV infection may be associated with second HPV-related primary cancers
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

USPSTF Recommends Intensive Behavioral Change for Obesity
Task Force finds adequate evidence that multi-part interventions can improve weight status
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Fourteen percent of older adults admitted to hospital for non-cardiac conditions had intensification of tx
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Levels of insufficient physical activity stable between 2001, 2016; increase seen in high-income countries
Wednesday, September 19, 2018


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