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Supply of Opioids Predicts Long-Term Use in Injured Workers
Odds of long-term opioid use up with initial Rx for five- to nine-day supply versus supply of less than five days
Friday, July 19, 2019

Current Antibiotic Stewardship Program Practices Characterized
Since 2013, active surveillance for MRSA reduced, monitoring of cleaning effectiveness increased
Friday, July 19, 2019

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
Multiple breaches included inadequate hygiene, unsafe injection practices, poor cleaning, disinfection
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Menstrual Cups Seem Safe for Menstruation Management
Leakage similar or lower for menstrual cups versus disposable pads or tampons
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Educational Handout May Increase Receipt of Child Flu Shot
Providing educational intervention in waiting room before pediatric provider visit may be beneficial
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

U.S. Health, Economic Burden of Uncontrolled Asthma Projected
U.S. teens, adults expected to lose about 15.46 million QALYs over 20 years due to uncontrolled asthma
Friday, July 12, 2019

Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Vascular events, infections, cancers account for 74.1 percent of high-severity misdiagnosis-related harms
Friday, July 12, 2019

Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities
Most common effects include agitation, tachycardia, drowsiness, vomiting, confusion
Friday, July 12, 2019

Awareness, Use of PrEP on Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
PrEP awareness increased by 50 percent overall from 2014 to 2017; however, use is still low
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Biases associate men with careers and surgery and women with family and family medicine
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks
Increase seen in percentage of patients free from pain, from their most bothersome symptom at two hours
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Exposure to 2009 pH1N1 Vaccine During Pregnancy Seems Safe
Exposure to pH1N1 influenza vaccine in utero not linked to most pediatric health outcomes
Thursday, July 11, 2019

About 12 Percent With Ankle Sprain Fill Opioid Prescriptions
Among opioid-naive patients, 8.4 percent of those who filled an initial opioid Rx had persistent use
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Guidance Updated for Managing Infants at Risk for Group B Strep
Risk assessment should consider infants born at ≥35 0/7 weeks and ≤34 6/7 weeks separately
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Two Algorithms Can ID Patients at Risk for HIV, PrEP Candidates
Algorithms use data from EHRs to identify candidates for preexposure prophylaxis
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease
Most had no significant effect on mortality, cardiovascular disease outcomes
Monday, July 8, 2019

Eye Drops, Ointments Sold at Walgreens Recalled
As a precautionary measure, Altaire is initiating the recall due to issues with product sterility
Monday, July 8, 2019

45 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Some Doubts About Vaccine Safety
However, 82 percent of survey respondents see benefits to vaccines
Monday, July 8, 2019

Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance
However, almost half of survey respondents have not taken antibiotics as prescribed in the past
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Anti-Vaccine Movement a 'Man-Made' Health Crisis, Scientists Warn
More must be done to combat false information about childhood vaccines being spread by 'anti-vaxxers'
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third
Findings observed for acute respiratory infection in emergency departments and urgent care centers
Monday, July 1, 2019

MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
After adjustment for clinicians' nonrandom exit, no link seen with improvements in spending, quality
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Most survey respondents believe burnout is tied to lower quality of care
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Nutrient Intake Inadequate in Many Pregnant Women in U.S.
Almost all at risk for excessive sodium consumption
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

FDA Warns Two Kratom Marketers About False Claims
Warning letters sent to companies illegally selling unapproved, misbranded kratom-containing drug products
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Many Trust Doctors, Nurses Over Other Sources of Health Advice
Although most people agree that vaccines are safe, the proportion is lower in high-income regions
Monday, June 24, 2019

Antacid Use in First Year of Life Tied to Later Fracture Risk
Findings seen among healthy infants taking proton pump inhibitors alone or with histamine H2-receptor antagonists
Monday, June 24, 2019


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