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Major Malformations Up With Macrolide Prescribing in Pregnancy
Macrolide prescribing during any trimester linked to increased risk for genital malformations
Friday, February 21, 2020

CDC: 19.2 Percent of Unpaid Caregivers in Fair, Poor Health
State-to-state variation ranges from 11.7 percent in Minnesota to 34.4 percent in Puerto Rico
Friday, February 21, 2020

Vaccine Effectiveness 45 Percent for Flu Virus Linked to ARI
Estimated VE 50 percent against influenza B/Victoria viruses, 37 percent against influenza A(H1N1)pdm009
Thursday, February 20, 2020

More Side Effects Seen With Guideline-Recommended Chlorthalidone
No cardiovascular benefits found with chlorthalidone versus hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension treatment
Thursday, February 20, 2020

COPD Incidence Higher in People With HIV
People with HIV have 34 percent higher rate of COPD than those without; smoking may be to blame
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
About three-quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Glycemic Control in T2DM Worse With Refusal of Insulin Therapy
In retrospective study of adults with uncontrolled T2DM, 42.7 percent declined insulin therapy
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Developmental Disability Diagnosis More Likely in Rural Children
For those with disability, odds of seeing therapist, mental health professional down in rural areas
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Most Youth With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Undiagnosed
Racial disparity seen with higher prevalence and more undiagnosed cases in minorities
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Study Suggests Overtreatment in End-of-Life Care Despite POLST
Rates of ICU admission lower in patients with treatment-limiting orders; 38 percent received discordant care
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Person-to-Person Resting Heart Rates Found to Be Highly Variable
High variability measured between people; individual rates change seasonally
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Rx Meds That Children Access Often Removed From Packaging
Grandparents' medications involved in 30.7 percent of prescription medication exposures in children 5 and younger
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

High Cutaneous Melanoma Burden Found Due to UV Radiation
Burden varies across states, with highest burden seen in Hawaii
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Medtronic MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps Recalled
Medtronic has received 26,421 complaints about malfunctions in the recalled insulin pumps
Friday, February 14, 2020

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Belviq Due to Cancer Risk
However, agency is not recommending special screening for patients who have taken the weight-loss drug
Friday, February 14, 2020

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060
Friday, February 14, 2020

Exposure to PM2.5 Tied to Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Increase in PM2.5 linked to increase in all-cause OHCA on same day, at lags of up to three days
Friday, February 14, 2020

Having More Sexual Partners Tied to Increased Odds of Cancer
Odds of reporting cancer diagnosis increased for those with 10 or more lifetime sexual partners
Friday, February 14, 2020

Cocoa Consumption May Improve Walking Performance in PAD
Results of phase II randomized trial suggest benefit of cocoa in peripheral arterial disease
Friday, February 14, 2020

Short-Course Rifamycin-Based Regimens Preferred for Latent TB
Shorter regimens favored over longer course of isoniazid monotherapy for latent TB infection
Friday, February 14, 2020

2002 to 2015 Saw Increase in Incidence of Diabetes in Youth
Incidence of type 1, type 2 diabetes increased; rates of increase higher in racial/ethnic minorities
Thursday, February 13, 2020

More Lung Cancer Patients Presenting With Cough, Dyspnea
Findings based on analysis of index symptoms of U.K. patients from 2000 to 2017
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Caregivers Are in Need of Better Health Care Coverage, Access
Caregivers at greater risk for lack of coverage, not accessing needed health care due to costs
Thursday, February 13, 2020

ASA: No Decline Seen in Active Smoking for Stroke Survivors
Adjusted prevalence of active smoking decreased in overall population, but not among stroke survivors
Thursday, February 13, 2020

2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Percent of persons in families with problems paying bills higher for women, children, non-Hispanic blacks
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Survival Similar for Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis
Meta-analysis included data for 113,578 patients with incident dialysis from 1993 to 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Nonpharmaceutical Interventions Aid Low Back Pain
Movement-based mind-body interventions could be effective alternatives to drugs, surgery, injections
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

2002 to 2018 Saw Increases in Heroin Use, Use Disorder, Injection
800,000 U.S. adults surveyed; prevalence of heroin use increased from 0.17 to 0.32 percent
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Elevated FPG May Increase Adverse Outcomes in GDM Pregnancies
Rates of LGA, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy up with fasting hyperglycemia in gestational diabetes
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Use of General Anesthesia May Up Risk for Postpartum Depression
PPD requiring hospitalization higher among women undergoing general anesthesia for cesarean delivery
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Few Adolescent Men Who Have Sex With Men Have Had HIV Test
Most have regular doctor, but few have had conversations about same-sex sexual behaviors, HIV testing
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

CDC Outlines U.S. Process of Evaluating Patients for 2019-nCoV
210 symptomatic persons tested for 2019-nCoV; overall, 11 persons had laboratory-confirmed disease
Monday, February 10, 2020

Higher Birth Weight May Improve Cardiorespiratory Fitness Later
Findings seen in large cohort of men born at-term, regardless of body mass index, in young adulthood
Monday, February 10, 2020

Sexual Minority Youth More Likely to Attempt Suicide
Despite higher reporting of minority sexual identities, prevalence of suicidality high versus heterosexual youth
Monday, February 10, 2020

Uninsured Rate in Diabetes Belt Dropped With Medicaid Expansion
Decrease in uninsurance after Medicaid expansion greater in Diabetes Belt than in non-Belt counties
Monday, February 10, 2020

Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Cut Preinvasive Cervical Disease
Risk for preinvasive cervical disease decreased with one, two, three vaccine doses at age 15 to 19 years
Monday, February 10, 2020

Outpatient Palliative Care Improves Parkinson Outcomes
Additionally, some benefit is seen for certain caregiver measures
Monday, February 10, 2020

Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance
About half of adults aged 50 to 64 have little, no confidence in being able to afford insurance on retirement
Monday, February 10, 2020

Baby Carriers Recalled Because Infant Can Fall Out
Recalled models are Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic, Flip Front2back, and Up Close Newborn
Friday, February 7, 2020

Evidence Lacking for Use of Bedside Sitters to Prevent Falls
Very low-certainty evidence from two studies shows sitters reduce patient falls in acute care hospitals
Friday, February 7, 2020

Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubled 2010 to 2017
Corresponding nationwide decrease of 80,000 registered nurses seen during same period
Friday, February 7, 2020

Screening for T1DM in Children May Help Reduce Morbidity
Public health screening of 2- to 5-year-olds revealed an islet autoantibody prevalence of 0.31 percent
Friday, February 7, 2020

Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB vaccine has safety profile consistent with licensed comparator vaccines
Friday, February 7, 2020

HIV Vaccine Ineffective, Clinical Trial Halted
NIH-sponsored trial was being conducted in South Africa
Monday, February 3, 2020

U.S. Adult Immunization Schedule Updated for 2020
Shared clinical decision making recommended for HPV in adults age 27 to 45 considered likely to benefit
Monday, February 3, 2020

Mothers With Autism Face Higher Rates of Postpartum Depression
Women with autism feel misunderstood by professionals, unable to receive parenting support
Monday, February 3, 2020

Whether HPV Vaccination Will Prevent Cervical Cancer Unclear
Review highlights limitations of trial design; additional research needed to address uncertainties
Monday, February 3, 2020

Longer Screen Time at Age 2 to 3 Affects Movement Behaviors
Longer viewing time at age 2 to 3 linked to more sedentary time, less physical activity at age 5.5 years
Monday, February 3, 2020

Cigarette Use Down, E-Cigarette Use Up Among Teens
Current youth cigarette users smoked fewer days and fewer cigarettes per day in 2011 to 2018
Monday, February 3, 2020

January 2020 Briefing - Nursing

Monday, February 3, 2020

Girls May Receive First Autism Diagnosis Later Than Boys
Neurological, developmental, psychiatric disorders common in those with autism spectrum disorder
Friday, January 31, 2020

Opioid Prescribing Rates Down at State Level From 2010 to 2016
Among 11 states, daily dosage declined the least in Idaho and Maine, the most in Florida
Friday, January 31, 2020

Rate of Recovery, LOS Tied to Outcomes After Hip Fracture Surgery
Rate of recovery, length of stay in inpatient rehabilitation linked to mobility and self-care outcomes
Friday, January 31, 2020

U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
Compared with 10 other wealthy nations, U.S. has lower life expectancy, higher suicide rates
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Social Support Linked to Mortality in Older Women With CRC
Low and moderate perceived social support linked to higher mortality in postmenopausal women with CRC
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Just a Few Providers Account for Large Number of Opioid Scripts
Top 1 percent of providers account for 49 percent of all opioid doses, 27 percent of all opioid prescriptions
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Survey: Most Americans Think of Themselves as Healthy
Those with higher income rate their health higher than those with lower income
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dangerous Additives Found in Illegal Pot Vaping Products in Los Angeles
Additives include vitamin E acetate, which has been implicated in vaping-related respiratory illnesses
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Naloxone Prescribing Increasing but Still Very Low
Factors associated with naloxone fills include high opioid daily dosage, concurrent benzodiazepines
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Clinical Features ID'd for First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients
Forty-one patients ID'd with virus as of Jan. 2, 2020; all had pneumonia with abnormal chest CT findings
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Model Shows Transitional Care Cost-Effective in Heart Failure
All three transitional care interventions more costly and effective than standard care
Monday, January 27, 2020

Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care
However, share of income is greatest among households with lowest income
Monday, January 27, 2020

Community-Based Diabetes Screening Feasible in Barbershops
About one-third of those asked to participate were successfully tested; 9.0 percent had HbA1c ≥6.5 percent
Monday, January 27, 2020

Potential Links ID'd for Marijuana Use, Cardiovascular Risks
Key classes of cardiovascular medications are affected by marijuana, including statins, β-blockers
Monday, January 27, 2020

LV Hypertrophy May Explain Racial Disparities in Heart Failure
Some of the excess risk for heart failure explained by higher prevalence of malignant LVH in blacks
Monday, January 27, 2020

Parity, Breastfeeding Inversely Tied to Early Natural Menopause
Risk for early menopause lowest among those reporting exclusive breastfeeding for seven to 12 months
Monday, January 27, 2020

Quality Improvement in NICU May Cut Morbidity in Preemies
Practice changes linked to increase in survival without major morbidity for infants born at 23 to 32 weeks
Monday, January 27, 2020

Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses
Either Tdap or Td also allowed for tetanus prophylaxis in wound management, catch-up immunization doses
Monday, January 27, 2020

Many Family Caregivers Never Speak to Health Care Workers
Likelihood of being asked about needing help up for those who interacted often with health care workers
Monday, January 27, 2020

Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination
Only 49 percent of a national sample of U.S. adults reported having received the flu shot as of Dec. 2019
Friday, January 24, 2020

Nearly Half of U.S. Smokers Not Advised by Doctors to Quit
Surgeon General says too many people are not getting access to cessation treatments that work
Friday, January 24, 2020

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations
Thursday, January 23, 2020

CDC: HIV-1/HIV-2 Differentiation Test Increasingly Used in U.S.
Number of HIV-2 diagnoses remains low; more false positives seen with greater use of differentiation test
Thursday, January 23, 2020


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