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Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
Substantial portion of medical cannabis users stop taking or self-adjust dosage of pharmaceuticals
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales
Commissioner Gottlieb 'horrified' at the recent rise in teen use of e-cigarettes
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wearable Sensor Data Help ID Children With Internalizing Dx
Sensor data collected during fear induction task are analyzed using machine learning
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Poor Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Tied to Fracture Risk
Fracture risk up with T2DM and current use of rosiglitazone, pioglitazone regardless of glycemic control
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review Gives Guidance to Support Teens With Gender Dysphoria
Primary care providers can oversee potential medical management, connect families with support
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

For-Profit Nursing Program Grads Perform Worse on Licensure Test
14-fold increase seen in the number of for-profit nursing program graduates from 2007 to 2016
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Guidelines Developed for Managing Severe Atopic Dermatitis
Management is generally in a stepwise manner, including moisturizers and avoiding triggers
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CDC: Opioid Prescribing Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas
Odds of receiving an opioid prescription dropped significantly after March 2016 in all county groups
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
Providing information on cancer prevention, avoiding expressing urgency increase parent confidence
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
Risk higher for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal mortality; lower risk for cancer mortality
Friday, January 18, 2019

Mandated Neonatal Abstinence Reporting Helps Quantify Cases
Five of six states with mandatory reporting receive case reports within 30 days of diagnosis
Friday, January 18, 2019

Inappropriate Antibiotic Rx Common in Privately Insured
Only 12.8 and 35.5 percent of fills were appropriate, potentially appropriate in outpatients
Friday, January 18, 2019

Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1DM-Related Events
In study, individual dogs' performance varied for detecting hypoglycemic episodes, hyperglycemia
Friday, January 18, 2019

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Agency cannot accept new fees or applications until the shutdown is over
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Odds ratio for knee osteoarthritis was 0.7 in MHT group versus non-MHT group in multivariable model
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Temporary Impairment in HRQOL After Teen Sports Concussion
Worse cognitive HRQOL and clinically meaningful impairment in school and overall HRQOL observed
Thursday, January 17, 2019

High Symptom Burden in Elderly Linked to Adverse Outcomes
Higher symptom count seen with increasing age and for women versus men
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Global adoption of healthy reference diet would reduce morbidity, environmental degradation
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents
Odds of being undiagnosed higher for girls, Asian-Americans versus white non-Hispanics
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Low-Income Women Lack Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
One in five low-income women in St. Louis cannot afford products on a monthly basis
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Degree of EHR standardization strongest predictor of health information technology adoption
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
Top 3 causes were confused patient, removal of catheter by patient, tape or securement loose
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
Verifying reported allergies necessary to improve outcomes, prevent antibiotic resistance
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
No risk reduction seen when replacing prolonged sedentary bouts with shorter sedentary bouts
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
Lower risk for diabetes seen for those with normal fasting glucose, not impaired fasting glucose
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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


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