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Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Diagnostic error is the most common cause of medical errors that patients report
Friday, September 21, 2018

Educational Disabilities More Likely With Neonatal Abstinence
Children with neonatal abstinence syndrome more likely to be evaluated, meet criteria for disability
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Prevalence of type 1 diabetes 0.5 percent, type 2 diabetes 8.5 percent among U.S. adults
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Seventeen percent of hospitals charge 700 percent of cost; 8 percent have markup over 1,000 percent
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions
Patient-controlled remifentanil reduces proportion of conversions versus intramuscular pethidine
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
Claims physicians prescribed Humira because of financial kickbacks, not as best drug for patient
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
Incomplete death certificates led to under-reporting of 70,000 likely opioid deaths
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug-drug interactions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Most commonly observed types of PHI sent are referrals, laboratory results, medication lists
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Fourteen percent of older adults admitted to hospital for non-cardiac conditions had intensification of tx
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Levels of insufficient physical activity stable between 2001, 2016; increase seen in high-income countries
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates
Vaccination rates decrease throughout the day; with intervention, similar increase throughout day
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill
Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non-compliant with requirements
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Many Foster Kids Inappropriately Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs
Some children may be getting meds they don't need, others may be going without drugs that may help
Monday, September 17, 2018

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations
Monday, September 17, 2018

Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Tied to Overdose
Increased risks of all-cause mortality, fatal overdose, nonfatal overdose with PIP of opioids
Monday, September 17, 2018

Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Regular TTM ingestion leads to chronic exposure to inorganic mercury and methylmercury
Monday, September 17, 2018

Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
No impact on composite of death, dementia, persistent physical disability; rise in risk of death
Monday, September 17, 2018

FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds
Tablets tainted with N-nitrosodiethylamine, a suspected human carcinogen
Friday, September 14, 2018

Recommendations Issued for Enhancing ICU Diagnostic Safety
Include enhancing recognition of potential errors, increasing teamwork, patient-centeredness
Friday, September 14, 2018

No Apparent Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
For single cancer outcomes, risk for colorectal, uterine cancer increased, but not significantly so
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
However, in post-ACA era, lesbian, gay, bisexual adults still report trouble affording care
Thursday, September 13, 2018

AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Ruling out Rx non-compliance, white coat syndrome, and interfering medications necessary
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Findings show improved outcomes may be due to better medication adherence
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Aug. 25-27

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Trials funded by government were associated with significantly longer time to publication
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Further, cost savings achieved with their implementation would likely be minimal
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Incorporating needs, values, preferences of patients would make rankings more useful to them
Friday, September 7, 2018

AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination
All children age 6 months and older, including teens, advised to undergo annual immunization
Friday, September 7, 2018

Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI
Supplementation linked to higher BMI z score at age 6 years but no higher proportion of obese children
Friday, September 7, 2018

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Issues raised at AMA discussion include knowledge gaps for transgender women, screening guidelines
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
The company, Civica Rx, will start with 14 widely used hospital drugs
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
Shorter median time to alleviation of symptoms versus placebo; similar alleviation time to oseltamivir
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Reported death counts limited by physician lack of awareness of death certification process
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WHO Issues Recommendations for Tx Intensification in T2DM
Also, recommendations for type of insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetes in low-resource settings
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Almost one-quarter of adults aged 18 to 64 with employment-based coverage had HDHP without HSA
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Pharmacist roles include helping with insulin treatment, virtual consults, diabetes management
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Self-Injury Tops Diabetes As Cause of Death in United States
In 2016, death rates were 29.1 versus 24.8 per 100,000 population
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
Nearly 2.3 million total cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis diagnosed in the United States in 2017
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Mediating roles probable for increases in health insurance coverage and incomes
Friday, August 31, 2018

14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
Prevalence of use was 20 percent in states with legal recreational use, 12 percent where no use is legal
Friday, August 31, 2018

Pediatric Revisits, Admissions for UTI Similar With Oral or IV Meds
Findings support ED discharge with oral antibiotics for children with urinary tract infection
Friday, August 31, 2018

Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Family Planning Services
1 in 3 women of reproductive age report better ability to access birth control, family planning services
Friday, August 31, 2018

Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
Excess risk differed by up to five times across different diagnosis age groups
Friday, August 31, 2018

FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors linked to 12 cases of Fournier's gangrene
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Many ED Visits for Antibiotic Adverse Drug Events in Children
Antibiotic ADEs among children account for 46.2 percent of ED visits for ADEs tied to systemic meds
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Bottle in one of the lots found to contain 100 tablets of spironolactone
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pfizer Recalls a Type of Children's Liquid Advil
Recall due to mismarked dosage cup in 4-oz bottles of Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Marketplace premiums 50 percent higher in rating areas with monopolist insurer versus >2 insurers
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
It offers opportunities -- and associated challenges -- for early detection, triage, diagnostics
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Demise of NGC in July 2018 is likely to impact evidence-based health care around the world
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Physicians Lack Knowledge About Serogroup MenB Vaccination
Primary care docs who are somewhat or not aware of MenB vaccine are less likely to discuss vaccination
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cannabinoid in Breast Milk Up to Six Days After Marijuana Use
Predictors of log Δ9-THC concentration include number of hours since last use, number of daily uses
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Alcohol accounted for 2.2 and 6.8 percent of age-standardized female and male deaths in 2016
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
93 percent very or somewhat likely to allow their data to be shared with university scientists
Monday, August 27, 2018

Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
Significant improvement for older adults with depression, COPD; diabetes, cardiovascular disease
Monday, August 27, 2018


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