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Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
More African-American, Hispanic, low-income respondents report delayed contraceptive initiation
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Recalling Positive Memories May Cut Depression Risk for Teens
In teens with early-life stress, positive memory specificity linked to lower depressive symptoms
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
Preventable injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Breast Cancer Incidence Up With Persistent Vasomotor Symptoms
But persistent vasomotor symptoms not associated with decreased breast cancer survival
Monday, January 14, 2019

Lack of Parent-Teen Agreement About Teen Suicidal Thoughts
Half of parents unaware of teens' thoughts of suicide; 48 percent of teens denied these thoughts
Monday, January 14, 2019

Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Increased risk for new-onset, postpartum mental illness observed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Monday, January 14, 2019

Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
But large declines seen in subgroups for whom MHT is recommended, including younger women
Monday, January 14, 2019

Couples Intervention May Aid Partners of Diabetes Patients
Benefits include less disease-related distress, higher marital satisfaction
Monday, January 14, 2019

One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Significant differences seen in patterns of medication, health care use across back pain trajectories
Monday, January 14, 2019

Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, throat
Monday, January 14, 2019

About Half of Young Patients Have Had Private Time With Doctors
Adolescents, young adults who have had private time report more positive attitudes to providers
Friday, January 11, 2019

Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
1999 to 2017 saw increases in deaths involving antidepressants, cocaine, heroin, synthetic opioids
Friday, January 11, 2019

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Half of this number went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized
Friday, January 11, 2019

Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Health care prices explain difference in spending between United States and other countries
Friday, January 11, 2019

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants
Friday, January 11, 2019

Chronic Fatigue Patients May Not Receive Proper ED Care
41 percent of patients did not go to ED, felt they would not be taken seriously or nothing could be done
Friday, January 11, 2019

Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal
Less than 60 percent of patients with diabetes given HbA1c, lipid profile tests in preceding 12 months
Friday, January 11, 2019

High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Reduction in risk for range of critical outcomes greatest for daily dietary fiber intake of 25 to 29 g
Friday, January 11, 2019

CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
25 people were hospitalized, including two who developed kidney failure; no deaths reported
Thursday, January 10, 2019

FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Worker at Bauer's Candies facility in Kentucky tested positive for hepatitis A
Thursday, January 10, 2019

E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure Tied to Asthma Symptoms
Findings seen among youth reporting asthma diagnosis, secondhand exposure to e-cigarette aerosols
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Critics warn private equity firms might focus on increased profitability at expense of patient care
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Flu Vaccination Safe for Hospitalized Patients
With vaccination, risks reduced for readmission, outpatient visits, fever, clinical evaluations for infection
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
Combination of overall obesity and central obesity linked to lowest gray matter volume
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose
App has high sensitivity, specificity for opioid-induced central apnea, respiratory depression
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Measles Outbreak in New York State Largest in Recent History
There has been an increase in measles cases across the United States and worldwide
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Depression Tied to Worse Asthma Outcomes in Urban Teens
More than a fourth with asthma reported depressive symptoms, greater symptom severity
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Rising costs of oral, injectable generic and specialty drugs mostly driven by new product entry
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Half of black and Latina female health care workers earn less than $15/hour
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Nursing Intervention Promotes Better Sleep for Inpatients
Nighttime room entries reduced in unit where nurses received coaching, integrated SIESTA
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Lower incidence rate ratios found for women with treated controlled hypertension, treated uncontrolled HTN
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Findings seen in young male, but not female, Japanese workers with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
Evidence convincing that universal prenatal screening reduces perinatal transmission of HBV
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
Women with atherosclerosis also report lower aspirin, statin use and higher ED use versus men
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
Socioeconomic inequalities are widening, but racial gap in cancer mortality narrowing slowly
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
However, individual market in California not expected to destabilize because of mandate penalty
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use
Jurisdictions with most restrictive ordinances had lowest odds of ever cigarette use, past 30-day use
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Single-Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Reduced sepsis, increased breastfeeding rates observed; no difference in neurodevelopment vs. open bay units
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Feeling tied to stronger relationships, greater social engagement and prosperity, less loneliness
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Frequency of guideline-concordant prescribing for respiratory conditions lower at nonpediatric EDs
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Flu Vaccine Cuts Flu-Related Hospitalization in COPD Patients
Flu-positive patients have higher crude mortality and critical illness versus flu-negative patients
Monday, January 7, 2019

Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Risk greatest with higher-dose opioids and opioids with immunosuppressive properties
Monday, January 7, 2019

Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Reductions in BP from exercise comparable but not as great as from medications
Monday, January 7, 2019

Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Survivors have 14-fold increased risk for developing a solid subsequent malignant neoplasm
Monday, January 7, 2019

About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
But nearly 20 percent think they are food-allergic; shellfish, milk, peanut are most common allergies
Monday, January 7, 2019

Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Fewer patients admitted to hospital for MI, cardiac arrest, stroke working at three years postevent
Monday, January 7, 2019

Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids
Quadrivalent live attenuated flu vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09
Monday, January 7, 2019

Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Sexual function improved for gabapentin vs. placebo, but still lower than among matched pain-free controls
Monday, January 7, 2019

Income Volatility Linked to CVD, All-Cause Mortality
Increased risk seen with income volatility, more income drops during formative earning years
Monday, January 7, 2019

Risk for MCI Up With Progressive Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
Patients with hypertension with progressive cSVD have increased risk for mild cognitive impairment
Friday, January 4, 2019

Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Maternal use of other antiepileptic drugs not tied to increased ADHD risk
Friday, January 4, 2019

Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
However, large systematic review could not rule out harms from nonsugar sweeteners
Friday, January 4, 2019

School Nutrition Programs Slow BMI Gains in Children
Promoting healthier eating in middle school more effective than adding physical activity
Friday, January 4, 2019

Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Patients at risk for cardiovascular disease identified even with missing electronic health record data
Friday, January 4, 2019

Functional Milestones Identified for Persons With Down Syndrome
Most maintain personal hygiene by age 13, work independently by 20; 34 percent live independently
Friday, January 4, 2019

Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Compared with abstinence from alcohol, increased survival seen with moderate drinking
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016
Pediatric mortality rate increased from 0.22 to 0.81 per 100,000; rates highest for 15- to 19-year-olds
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Number of clinical pneumonia episodes in children <5 years reduced 22 percent in developing countries
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Rates of other complications similar to those in previously published reports
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sexual-Minority Patients Prefer Nonverbal Data Collection
Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity info nonverbally in ED improved communication
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care
HIVST and reminder phone calls or financial incentives increase HIV testing, care
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Impaired Cognitive Status Impacts Rehab Potential in SNFs
Older adults with cognitive impairment admitted to skilled nursing facilities make fewer gains
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
Students, parents, health care providers should be aware of the availability of MenB vaccines
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State
Population-attributable fraction varied from 3.9 percent in Montana to 6.0 percent in Texas for men
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Price of alirocumab would have to decrease from original cost of $14,560 to $1,974 to be cost-effective
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Limited Examination Detects Scabies With High Sensitivity
Sensitivity of limited examination >90 percent regardless of scabies severity, presence of impetigo
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Smoking Habits Do Not Differ for Teens With, Without Asthma
Odds of smoking down for teens with persistent asthma versus those with adolescent-onset asthma
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

December 2018 Briefing - Nursing

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Nurse-Led Program in Primary Care Can Up Detection of Liver Dz
More incident cases identified in intervention arm with nurse-led primary care-based liver clinics
Monday, December 31, 2018

Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
Cardiovascular risk increased with sulfonylureas and basal insulin versus newer classes of ADM
Friday, December 28, 2018

ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Second bulletin provides recommendations for management of chronic hypertension in pregnancy
Friday, December 28, 2018

Pregnancy Complications Up for Women Born at Low Birth Weight
Risk greatest for women born with birth weight <2,500 g who develop overweight/obesity
Friday, December 28, 2018

Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity
For older adults, effect of anxiety, depression on physical health similar to that of obesity, smoking
Friday, December 28, 2018

Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator
Other studies detail concerns about pediatric telemedicine use, grassroots intervention to up PECC use
Friday, December 28, 2018

Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Shortages associated with modest increases in price, ranging from 6 to 14 percent
Thursday, December 27, 2018

More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
Significant increases seen in death rates involving synthetic opioids in 15 of 20 states from 2013 to 2017
Thursday, December 27, 2018

New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
Survival benefit not seen with Stage 1 hypertension, only high-risk Stage 2 hypertension
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Has Good Sensitivity, Specificity
PARS has improved ability over API for predicting asthma in children with mild-to-moderate risk
Thursday, December 27, 2018

More Americans Reporting Less Than Six Hours Sleep Per Night
The number of Hispanics, blacks getting short sleep is growing at a fast rate
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Geographic region, race, age, payment method associated with differences in opioid prescribing
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Universal Vaccination for MenB at College Entry Not Cost-Effective
Incremental cost per quality-adjusted life-year gained $13.8 million under societal perspective
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Likelihood of being diagnosed with skin cancer increased for those undergoing health care screening
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Rapid molecular assays should be used to improve diagnosis; antivirals should begin as soon as possible
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Home Oxygen Users Experience Problems Related to Equipment
Health care providers report lack of readily accessible resources for prescription of oxygen systems
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Components of postpartum care should be included as the initial components of interpregnancy care
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
The nurse practice environment was the best predictor of poor-quality end-of-life care
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
Nine states account for more than 50 percent of all hepatitis C virus infections
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
Newborn lung function improved as measured by forced expiratory flow at three months of age
Monday, December 24, 2018

FDA Announces Safety Monitoring Measures for the Essure Device
Measures include having women in the postmarket surveillance study followed for five years, not three
Friday, December 21, 2018

FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
Patients at risk include those with hypertension or certain genetic disorders and the elderly
Friday, December 21, 2018

Number of People With Dementia Rose Twofold From 1990 to 2016
Overall, 28.8 million disability-adjusted life years due to dementia; 6.4 million attributed to modifiable risks
Friday, December 21, 2018

Infection Control Compliance Not Tied to Knowledge
Rather, home health care nurses' beliefs and perceptions seem to have most impact on compliance
Friday, December 21, 2018

Incident Concussion 5.1 Percent Per Season for Youth Football
Risk increased for youth with depression or history of concussion
Friday, December 21, 2018

CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
1999-2000 to 2015-2016 saw increase in mean weight, waist circumference, BMI for many subgroups
Friday, December 21, 2018

Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Significantly faster increase in use of telemental health services seen in counties with no psychiatrists
Thursday, December 20, 2018

CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Female sterilization is most commonly used method, followed by oral contraceptive pill
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
As of last Saturday's enrollment deadline, 8.5 million people in 39 states had enrolled
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Structured Family-Centered Peds Rounds Improve Patient Safety
Forty percent decrease seen in harmful errors; decrease also in nonpreventable adverse events
Thursday, December 20, 2018

ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Updates include use of SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists for T2DM, CVD; endorsed by ACC
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Exercise Promotes Executive Functioning in Sedentary Adults
Significant improvements seen in executive functioning for those at risk for cognitive decline
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients
CBT delivered by nurses also lowers hospital admission and attendance at emergency departments
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China
16,100 CVD deaths attributable to higher sodium intake among those aged 25 to 69 in 2011
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk Post-Childbirth
Larger genital hiatus tied to higher pelvic organ prolapse risk, regardless of delivery mode
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

'Aggressive Steps' Needed to Stop Adolescent Use of E-Cigarettes
U.S. Surgeon General issues a call to action for parents, teachers, and health professionals
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Proportion of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure varies by health system and clinical site
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Micronutrient supplements may be warranted for specific nutritional needs or deficiencies
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Psychosocial Factors Key in Peds Care for Special-Needs Kids
Report provides guidance for clinicians caring for children and youth with special health care needs
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
Palliative care linked to increased length of stay and in-hospital death, decreased hospital charges
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, but Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falling
About 37 percent of 12th graders said they had vaped within the previous 12 months
Monday, December 17, 2018

Some With Type 2 Diabetes Inappropriately Monitoring Blood Glucose
Median of two strips/day used by those taking agents not considered to be risk for causing hypoglycemia
Monday, December 17, 2018

Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Lowest risk seen for adherent patients receiving high-intensity statin and/or ezetimibe regimen
Monday, December 17, 2018

Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination
Highest levels of contamination on practitioner stethoscopes, those in patient rooms
Monday, December 17, 2018

Pediatricians Have Role in ID'ing Postpartum Depression
Routine screening should be integrated into well-child visits at 1, 2, 4, and 6 months of age
Monday, December 17, 2018


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