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Friday, November 9, 2018

FDA to Ban Most Flavored Electronic Cigarettes
Details of the ban expected to be announced next week
Friday, November 9, 2018

Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths
In addition to health care factors, issues outside of treatment may affect cancer death rates
Friday, November 9, 2018

Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years
Poll finds that few women report talking to their physician about urinary leakage
Friday, November 9, 2018

Soy Feeding in Infancy Linked to Menstrual Pain in Blacks
Those ever fed soy more likely to report ever use of hormonal contraception for menstrual pain
Friday, November 9, 2018

CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017
Among adults, increases seen in use of yoga, meditation, chiropractor during same time period
Thursday, November 8, 2018

FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
Primatene Mist approved to provide temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out
Employers with religious objections will not have to provide no-cost birth control for female workers
Thursday, November 8, 2018

CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey
63 people have been hospitalized; one death reported in California
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nurses With Bachelor's Degree Feel More Prepared
Gaps in quality, safety competencies between bachelor's, associate degree nursing grads increase
Thursday, November 8, 2018

In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
However, when specific types of infections assessed, only UTI significantly tied to readmission
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
However, adjuvant recombinant subunit vaccine tied to more injection site adverse events
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Possible Salmonella Prompts Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall
Health officials investigating a Salmonella outbreak, which has sickened five people
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Voters supported expansion in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Excess Gestational Weight Gain Not Better for Child Bone Health
Slightly increased bone measures at age 7 years with GWG among under/normal-weight mothers
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
Overall, 1.7 and 1.0 percent of all U.S. adults HCV antibody-positive and HCV RNA-positive
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting
Almost 800 units of blood donated by public citizens after shooting; more than 17 percent wasted
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pressure Ulcer Rates Only Decreasing for Less Severe Sores
Hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates vary greatly depending on data sources
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Models Project 79 Percent Drop in Lung CA Mortality by 2065
Annual number of deaths expected to continue to decrease despite growth, aging of U.S. population
Monday, November 5, 2018

Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
Prenatal exposure to 5 groups of meds had nominally significant links to ASD
Monday, November 5, 2018

Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Higher risk for premature birth, low birth weight, low Apgar score seen with older paternal age
Monday, November 5, 2018

Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
Negative HPV test, HPV-cytology co-test tied to low remaining lifetime cancer risk for unvaccinated
Friday, November 2, 2018

Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Insurers are expanding their participation in the program
Friday, November 2, 2018

U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number
Heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids continue to be the highest drug threat in the nation
Friday, November 2, 2018

Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
Whites with heart failure more likely to be hospitalized for higher-clinical-acuity visits
Friday, November 2, 2018

National Youth Obesity Rate at 15.8 Percent for 2016 to 2017
Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity observed; at 22.5 percent, black youth have highest rate
Friday, November 2, 2018

AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health
Increase in mental health-related diagnoses from 2012 to 2016, higher rate for non-Hispanic blacks
Friday, November 2, 2018

AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
Almost three-quarters of those saving antibiotics subsequently divert the antibiotics to others
Friday, November 2, 2018

HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
Less than half of U.S. adults were fully vaccinated as of 2017, well below Healthy People 2020 target
Friday, November 2, 2018

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0 Percent in 2016
Based on data from 40 jurisdictions, increase from 5.2 to 5.6 percent in GDM from 2012 to 2016
Friday, November 2, 2018

Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Some lots of irbesartan being recalled due to contamination with suspected carcinogen
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester
More Tdap-exposed than unexposed neonates had high pertussis toxin antibody concentrations
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN
Two U.S. cohorts support use of home BP threshold of 130/80 mm Hg for black, white, Hispanic adults
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
Revised recommendations focus on pediatric readiness in emergency departments
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot
Many parents cite lack of necessity, safety concerns as reasons not to have their adolescents vaccinated
Thursday, November 1, 2018

2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
Risk for having a health care-associated infection was 16 percent lower in 2015 than 2011
Thursday, November 1, 2018

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
Strict BP control, fenofibrate use may increase long-term risk for adverse kidney events in T2DM patients
Thursday, November 1, 2018

October 2018 Briefing - Nursing

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants
Persistent use linked to older age; crush, strain, and sprain injuries; concomitant chronic pain
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

American College of Surgeons, Oct. 22-26

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care
They are less likely to report barriers to early breast CA detection, less likely to get timely mammogram
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

50 Percent of Children Aged 2 to 5 Years Fear Doctor Visits
Parents say most common worry is fear of getting a shot; some children also have stranger anxiety
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Diagnoses, Treatment of Mental Health Conditions Up in College
Highest odds ratios seen for anxiety, panic attacks, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy
Evidence inadequate for assessing balance of harms, benefits of screening for elevated blood lead levels
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
Prescription of antibiotics, acid-suppressing meds in first two years of life linked to childhood obesity
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Researchers also find discordance in info provided to patients about medical records release processes
Monday, October 29, 2018

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions
With new California law eliminating nonmedical exemptions, rise in medical exemptions reported
Monday, October 29, 2018

Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October
Seasonal influenza activity was also found to be low in the Southern Hemisphere
Monday, October 29, 2018

Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism
Among children with ASD, those with severe symptoms more likely to be overweight/obese
Monday, October 29, 2018

Nurse-Led Care Efficacious, Cost-Effective for Gout
More patients receiving nurse-led care had serum urate concentrations less than 360 µmol/L at 2 years
Monday, October 29, 2018

Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding
Several breastfeeding outcomes consistently improved for married, white, high-income mothers
Monday, October 29, 2018

Healthier Diet Tied to Lower Mortality Risk in CRC Patients
Colorectal cancer patients with healthy diets pre- or post-diagnosis have longer survival
Monday, October 29, 2018

ASN: Home Dialysis Associated With Improved Survival
Survival at 1 year was 91.7 percent with home dialysis versus 81.4 percent with in-center dialysis
Monday, October 29, 2018

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
HHS study shows Medicare pays 80 percent more than other countries for certain prescription drugs
Friday, October 26, 2018

Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs
Survey finds variance in knowledge of adult pneumococcal vaccine recommendations
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
Patients with acute stroke or MI should not receive supplemental oxygen if SpO2 ≥90 percent
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Significantly increased risk for high versus low genetic risk, unfavorable versus favorable lifestyle
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension
Relative risk of 1.19 for resistant-HTN for each interquartile range increase in tibia lead level
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
Antiviral drug reduces symptoms of uncomplicated influenza when taken within 48 hours of onset
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
Outbreak occurred at a nursing and rehabilitation facility; 11 other children infected
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Significant reduction seen in hospitalization with receipt of high-dose versus standard-dose vaccine
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
75 percent of supplements purchased in 2017 contained one or more stimulants subject to FDA notices
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

USPSTF Recommends Screening Women for Partner Violence
Evidence insufficient to support screening for abuse among all elderly or vulnerable adults
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Plan expands health reimbursement arrangements so workers can buy individual health coverage
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Neglect Higher in For-Profit Nursing Homes
Findings among patients admitted to area hospitals for issues related to elder neglect or mistreatment
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV
Family-centered pediatric advance care planning may result in fewer symptoms, less suffering
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Inadequate Reimbursement May Mar Diabetes Prevention Program
Large gap between costs, projected reimbursement for Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Policy Denying Coverage for Nonemergent ED Visits Imprecise
Of the visits meeting criteria for denial of coverage, 39.7 percent received ED-level care
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
No link between foods consumed 2 to 3 days pre-colonoscopy, Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations
Moms given info about infant pain management more likely to breastfeed, give sucrose, anesthestics
Monday, October 22, 2018

Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis
Fasting plasma glucose, BMI elevated 10 years before diagnosis of prediabetes, diabetes
Monday, October 22, 2018

Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Based on long-term follow-up, percent regain after max weight loss tied to most health outcomes
Monday, October 22, 2018

Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up
But just 40 percent of e-cigarette users reported a perceived chance of experiencing social, health risks
Monday, October 22, 2018

Guidelines Outlined to Ease Peds Transition to Adult Health Care
Recommendations developed in realms of infrastructure, education, payment, research
Monday, October 22, 2018

ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years
Replacing 5 minutes of non-walking time with 5 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous walking beneficial
Monday, October 22, 2018

Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
At 3 months, significant increase in fruit, vegetable intake but significant decline in physical activity
Friday, October 19, 2018

CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners
Coverage could be even higher if schools followed up with under-vaccinated
Friday, October 19, 2018

Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
Greater geographic availability for antibiotics from and/or marketed by companies in U.S., Europe
Friday, October 19, 2018

CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
New World hantavirus can present with symptoms similar to those of the flu
Friday, October 19, 2018

Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood
3- to 4-year-olds with active asthma, wheezing have increased risk of obesity by age 8
Friday, October 19, 2018

Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
Radiation dose not impacted with light or moderate use of skin treatments, regardless of beam energy, incidence
Friday, October 19, 2018

2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
~7 percent of those with indications for PrEP were prescribed PrEP, including 2.1 percent of women
Friday, October 19, 2018

Model Identifies Adolescents at Risk for Smoking Initiation
Tool has 12 variables, such as age, worry- or stress-related items, alcohol- or tobacco-related items
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mortality Due to Suicide, Alcohol, Accidents Up in Diabetes
Patients with diabetes have higher mortality in nearly all end points, especially for insulin-treated
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
U.S. expected to fall from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with an average life expectancy of 79.8
Thursday, October 18, 2018

CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Less than half who were pregnant during peak flu vaccination period in 2017 to 2018 were vaccinated
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Nasal decongestants can be used for short periods for adults; their safety is unclear for children
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality
Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Adverse Childhood Experiences Tied to Burnout in BSN Students
Nursing students, particularly women, with higher number of ACEs have more burnout, depression
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Spores on bed sheets able to survive laundering through a commercial washer extractor
Thursday, October 18, 2018

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


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