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Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States
Health care providers should consider vaping as a cause for unexplained breathing problems, lung injury
Friday, August 16, 2019

Intensive BP Therapy Not Beneficial in Nursing Home Residents
Findings seen among long-term nursing home residents with, without cognitive impairment
Friday, August 16, 2019

Diabetes Education, Support Cuts Hypoglycemia Risk
Review shows positive impact on hypoglycemia events, symptoms, and knowledge
Friday, August 16, 2019

Up to Half of Patients Do Not Disclose Imminent Threats to Physicians
Patients withhold issues of depression, suicidality, abuse due to embarrassment, fear of being judged
Friday, August 16, 2019

Mental Health Burden Increased for Gender-Minority College Students
Odds of having at least one mental health problem greater for GM versus cisgender students
Friday, August 16, 2019

Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease
Public comment period for these guidelines has been extended 30 days to Sept. 9, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019

Vaping Industry Group Sues to Delay FDA Review of E-Cigarettes
Current deadline is May 2020 for all companies to submit their vaping products for federal review
Thursday, August 15, 2019

FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes
New labels would be the most significant change to cigarette labels in more than 35 years
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Short-term interest significantly increased for those viewing large TV monitors in ED waiting room
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Model Predicts Hypoglycemia Risk in Adults With Diabetes
Positive associations seen for infection, non-long-acting insulin, dementia, recent hypoglycemia
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Nonpersistence, Low Adherence to BP Meds Common in Under 65s
Relative risks of nonpersistence, low adherence lower with initiation of ACEi, ARB, multiclass regimen
Thursday, August 15, 2019

2005-2016 Saw No Improvement in Diabetes Care Cascade
Women and non-Hispanic blacks have lower odds of achieving composite target
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers Shifted to Younger Age Groups
Large study shows particular increase in the 50- to 64-year-old age group from 2000 to 2016
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Impulsivity Lower When Children Meet Sleep, Screen Time Guides
Children who meet sleep and recreational screen time recommendations have lower impulsivity
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Similar in United States, Canada
Almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years used at least one prescription drug in past 30 days
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

BP From Midlife to Late Life Tied to Risk for Subsequent Dementia
Smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume seen with intensive blood pressure treatment
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
2014 to 2018 saw increase of 1,393 percent from 0.007 to 0.104 percent of all medical claim lines
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Illicit Drug Use
Evidence inadequate to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescents
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

'Miracle Mineral Solution' Is No Miracle Cure, FDA Warns
When mixed, the solution develops into a dangerous bleach
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults
Misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children, but not adults, associated with diabetic ketoacidosis
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Coffee May Speed Up Recovery of Function After Bowel Surgery
Time to first postoperative bowel movement and length of hospital stay shorter in coffee drinkers
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Care for Preemies Have Narrowed
Disparities have narrowed in specific care practices for African-American, Hispanic versus white infants
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ultrasound Aids IV Line Placement in Children
Findings showed success of first attempts in children with presumed difficult peripheral access
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Seniors With Dementia at Home Have More Medical Needs
Older adults living at home also more likely to be members of disadvantaged populations
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Use of Technology Now Included in Standards of Diabetes Care
Use of an intermittently scanned CGM can be considered as substitute to SMBG for adults
Monday, August 12, 2019

Few at Risk for Diabetes Report Being Informed by Provider
Many individuals with elevated glucose levels are unaware of their heightened diabetes risk
Monday, August 12, 2019

Nurse-Led Quality Initiative Cuts Hypoglycemia in ICU Patients
Percentage of patients experiencing hypoglycemia decreased for those without, with diabetes
Friday, August 9, 2019

Endometriosis Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Association seen between endometriosis and pregnancy loss, hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes
Friday, August 9, 2019

HbA1c, BMI Linked to Stillbirth Risk in Women With Diabetes
About one-third of stillbirths occur at term, with highest rates at week 38 and 39 for T1DM and T2DM
Friday, August 9, 2019

Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
Having a health savings account can mitigate the impact of the high-deductible health plan
Friday, August 9, 2019

Warnings Issued to Companies Illegally Selling E-Liquid, Hookah Products
FDA says companies are selling products without required marketing authorization
Thursday, August 8, 2019

FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers
Agency encourages continued submission of reports related to seizures following e-cigarette use
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain
Young colorectal cancer patients more often present via emergency; have lowest percentage early-stage cancer
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Nurse Intervention Using Tech May Improve PID Care in Youth
Young women enrolled in TECH-N more likely to have decreases in N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
22 percent of increased total spending due to higher per-unit cost of existing drugs
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

At-Home Support Helps Stroke Patients Adjust After Hospitalization
Home-based support network includes social work case managers and online resources
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States
Trends similar to 65- to 84-year age group, but risk elevated for some cancers, diagnosis at later stages
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

USPSTF Reaffirms Recs Against Screening for Pancreatic Cancer
Potential benefits of screening do not outweigh potential harms in asymptomatic adults
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Infant Development
Higher neuromotor scores seen in infants at 1 month of age
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Infant Suffocation Deaths in Bed Increased From 1996 to 2016
Rates higher for non-Hispanic black infants versus whites, although risk factors the same
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Lifestyle Counseling Frequency, CV Outcomes Linked in Diabetes
More frequent counseling tied to lower incidence of death, CV events in adults with diabetes
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Transdermal Optical Imaging Shows Promise for Measuring BP
Models could predict systolic, diastolic, pulse pressure within 5 ± 8 mm Hg of reference measurements
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Vaccination Does Not Up Risk for Developing Multiple Sclerosis
Odds of MS lower in participants with vaccination, especially for influenza, tick-borne illness
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Vaping Likely to Blame for 14 Hospitalizations in Two States
Patients had severe respiratory symptoms; vaping the only apparent link between the cases
Monday, August 5, 2019

Electric Fans Help in Hot, Humid Conditions but Not Hot, Dry Ones
In very hot, dry conditions, fan use worsened rectal temperature, heart rate, whole-body sweat rate
Monday, August 5, 2019

Study Explores Dose Ranges for Efpeglenatide in Early T2DM
Safety profile consistent with other long-acting glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists
Monday, August 5, 2019

BP, Waist Circumference, Lipids Should Be Measured Regularly
Lifestyle management should be priority for prevention of ASCVD, T2DM in patients at metabolic risk
Monday, August 5, 2019

Childhood Physical Activity Improves Lung Function for Adolescent Girls
Association not observed for boys; authors say high prevalence of physical inactivity 'worrying'
Monday, August 5, 2019

More Social Contact at Age 60 Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
More frequent social contact during midlife linked to better subsequent cognitive trajectory
Monday, August 5, 2019

U.S. Air Force Orders Day Off Training to Focus on Suicide Epidemic
Air Force reports 30 more suicides among airmen so far this year compared with the same time last year
Friday, August 2, 2019

U.S. Hospital Patients Receive More Opioids Versus Other Countries
Patients' perceptions of pain, pain medication may affect prescribing practices
Friday, August 2, 2019

Risk for Developing Frailty High in Older Adults
Incidence rates vary by sex, diagnostic criteria, and country income level
Friday, August 2, 2019

Age-Adjusted Drug Overdose Death Rate Higher in Urban Counties
Rates of age-adjusted death higher in urban counties for men; higher in rural counties for women
Friday, August 2, 2019

Complementary Infant Feeding Guidelines May Lead to Overfeeding
Halving breast milk, feeding per guideline resulted in overweight between 9 and 11 months for three guidelines
Friday, August 2, 2019

Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Review shows evidence that brand-brand competition was mediated by quality of competing drugs
Friday, August 2, 2019

Compliance With Meds Falters With Age in Youth Born With HIV
Prevalence of nonadherence increased from preadolescence to late adolescence/young adulthood
Friday, August 2, 2019

Transmission Risks Up for HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users
HIV-positive injection drug users often have detectable viral load, participate in risky behaviors
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Plan will start by exploring options for importing certain prescription drugs to lower costs for Americans
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Early Menarche Linked to Risk for T2DM in Rural Chinese Women
Risk for diabetes increased for early menarche group; association partially mediated by adult BMI
Thursday, August 1, 2019

One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Sufficient in Certain Situations
One dose compared with two or three doses in preventing cervical precancer in high-coverage settings
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Recommendations Decreased for Cough, Cold Medicine in U.S.
Recommendations for opioid-containing, nonopioid cough and cold medicines reduced in pediatric population
Thursday, August 1, 2019

July 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hot Pavement Can Burn Feet in Seconds
More education needed to warn of burn risk from hot pavement, particularly as temps exceed 100
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Oral Semaglutide Reduces HbA1c, Weight in Patients With T2DM
Semaglutide has a safety and tolerability profile consistent with other GLP-1 receptor agonists
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Moving House in First Trimester Linked to Worse Infant Outcomes
Residence change linked to low birth weight and preterm birth in all socioeconomic strata
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

With Standard Care, BP Control Still Worse in Low-Income Areas
Outcomes worse for some adverse cardiovascular events for participants in lowest-income sites
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Opioid Rx Rules Coming for U.S. Employees' Health Plans
New Federal Employee Health Benefits Program rules are meant to prevent overprescribing
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
In pay-to-delay deals, generic drug makers paid to keep cheaper version of the drug off market
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

CDC: General Fertility Rate, Teen Birth Rate Decreasing in U.S.
However, from 2017 to 2018, increase seen in percentage of births delivered preterm and early term
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Work-Related Injuries Up Suicide and Drug-Related Death
Suicide and drug-related mortality higher in both male and female injured workers
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SGLT-2 Inhibitor Use Not Linked to Increased Risk for UTI Events
Findings seen in propensity-matched cohorts versus receipt of DPP-4 inhibitors or GLP-1 agonists
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Poll: Patients Want to Talk to Physicians About Self-Care
Physicians largely agree that self-care is an important part of health and well-being
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

N.C. Man Dies of Brain-Eating Amoeba After Visiting Water Park
Infection can occur when Naegleria fowleri-contaminated water enters body through the nose
Monday, July 29, 2019

Serious Falls Pose Risk to People Living With HIV
Benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants related to serious falls in people living with HIV
Monday, July 29, 2019

Consumer Products Tied to Three-Fourths of Youth Brain Injuries
Findings indicate priority areas for TBI prevention and intervention, including floors and beds
Monday, July 29, 2019

Pediatricians Have Role to Play in Addressing Racism
Infants of color, especially African-Americans, are most often disadvantaged in NICU
Monday, July 29, 2019

Substantial Costs Attributable to Hospital-Acquired C. Difficile
Direct costs come from extended length of stay and increased hospitalization costs
Monday, July 29, 2019

JUUL E-Cigarettes Never Meant for Teens, Company Cofounder Says
Top executive for JUUL Labs testified this week before Congress
Friday, July 26, 2019

Mortality Up in Women With Central Obesity, Regardless of BMI
Normal weight with central obesity tied to higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality
Friday, July 26, 2019

Online Symptom Self-Management + Telehealth Aids Pain, Mood
Collaborative care led by a nurse-physician team with web-based self-management better than self-management alone
Friday, July 26, 2019

Daily E-Cigarette Use May Increase Prolonged Cigarette Abstinence
No association for nondaily e-cigarette use with prolonged regular cigarette smoking abstinence
Friday, July 26, 2019

Vitamin D Supplementation Beneficial for Glucose Metabolism
Benefits on peripheral insulin sensitivity, disposition index for those at-risk or newly-diagnosed with T2DM
Friday, July 26, 2019

Most Pediatric In-Flight Medical Events Handled by Crew
Overall, 16.5 percent require additional care on landing; 0.5 percent lead to aircraft diversion
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Targeted Interventions Raise HPV Vaccine Acceptance in Women
Educational videos produced the highest rate of acceptability and knowledge
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Minor Changes in BMD Seen With Tenofovir PrEP in Short Term
Those at high risk for fracture who plan prolonged PrEP use may wish to consider alternative strategies
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Increase in Rates of Medical Imaging in Pregnancy in U.S., Canada
Increases in the United States and Ontario, Canada, in CT rates, MRI rates, radiography rates
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk
But no reduction seen in risk for adverse composite maternal, offspring complications with Med diet
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Weight Loss Experiences Differ for Minority Groups With T2DM
Individual session attendance more strongly tied to weight loss in Hispanics, African-Americans
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

WHO 'Treat All' Recommendation for HIV Widely Implemented
Findings seen in rural, primary-level health facilities in low-resource settings
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

CDC: Mortality Rates Continue to Decrease for Hispanic Adults
Difference in death rates between non-Hispanic white, Hispanic adults widened from 2000 to 2017
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nonphysican Practitioners Filling Post-ACA Primary Care Gap
New Medicaid beneficiaries seeing nurse practitioners, physician assistants
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2001 to 2017 Saw Increase in Suicides in African-American Teens
Male teens were most likely to use firearms or hang/suffocate themselves to commit suicide
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Neural-Tube Defects Up for Offspring of Women on Dolutegravir
Prevalence of neural-tube defects with dolutegravir higher than with other antiretroviral tx
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Smoking Has Long-Term Impact on Peripheral Artery Disease Risk
Risk for peripheral artery disease remains 30 years after smoking cessation
Monday, July 22, 2019

Nonprescription Antibiotic Use Seems Prevalent in the United States
Review shows prevalence varies from 1 to 66 percent depending on population characteristics
Monday, July 22, 2019

Plant-Based Diets Inversely Linked to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Association was strengthened when healthy plant-based foods such as nuts and legumes were included
Monday, July 22, 2019

New ACC/AHA Guidelines Detect More Cases of Gestational Hypertension
Applying new hypertension guidelines to pregnant women increased prevalence of high blood pressure
Monday, July 22, 2019

Pediatricians Can Play Role in Ensuring School Readiness
Study shows preschoolers with ADHD are more likely to have impaired school readiness
Monday, July 22, 2019


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