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Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Overall, 28.3 percent of clinicians and 18.7 percent of public report recording clinic visits
Friday, September 21, 2018

Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
Higher rates of Sjogren syndrome, scleroderma, RA, stillbirth, melanoma for silicone implants
Friday, September 21, 2018

Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo.
Friday, September 21, 2018

HbA1c Variability Is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in T2DM
HbA1c variability is a powerful, independent measure, regardless of how it is measured
Friday, September 21, 2018

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

Black Individuals at Highest Risk of Legal Intervention Injury
Increase in rates of injuries from 2005 to 2009, followed by a drop to 2015, returning to ~2005 levels
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

Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders
Long-term effects seen in mothers, but offspring not significantly overweight, obese
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Few Yogurt Products Qualify As Low-Sugar
Only two of 101 children's yogurt and fromage frais products had ≤5 g sugar/100 g of product
Thursday, September 20, 2018

>60 Percent of Adults Report Adverse Childhood Experiences
Higher ACE exposures for black, Hispanic, multiracial individuals, those with below high school education
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

Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Persistent HPV infection may be associated with second HPV-related primary cancers
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

USPSTF Recommends Intensive Behavioral Change for Obesity
Task Force finds adequate evidence that multi-part interventions can improve weight status
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

Sport Specialization Tied to Pediatric Overuse Injury
Athletes with high specialization at higher risk of injury than those with moderate, low specialization
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Socioeconomic Status Lower Among U.S. Sexual Minorities
Observation especially true for females, but adjusting for education attenuates many of the disparities
Tuesday, September 18, 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

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use Among Teens
'The Real Cost' Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign to target at-risk youth
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
Guidance focuses on Americans posted in overseas settings with high ambient levels of air pollution
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2006 to 2015 Saw Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity
Forty-five percent increase in rate of severe maternal morbidity at delivery; higher rate for black women
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 Middle, High Schoolers Report E-Cigarette Cannabis Use
Use is higher among males, current users of e-cigarettes or other tobacco products
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Scribes lower EHR documentation burden for doctors and increase time spent interacting with patients
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Factors Predictive of Escalated Care in Infant Bronchiolitis ID'd
Include oxygen saturation < 90 percent, nasal flaring/grunting, apnea, retractions, age ≤2 months
Monday, September 17, 2018

Decrease in Infant Walker-Related Injuries Since 2010
Decrease in injuries following implementation of federal mandatory safety standard in 2010
Monday, September 17, 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

No Evidence for Milk Increasing Mucus Production From Lungs
Patients perceive swallowing difficulty from thickness of saliva, but no real increase in mucus
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

Poor Maternal Bonding for Women Denied Abortion
Children born to women denied abortion live in households with lower incomes relative to the FPL
Friday, September 14, 2018

Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry
Live chicks, ducklings obtained from relatives, feed supply stores, websites, and hatcheries
Friday, September 14, 2018

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

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Docs should provide risks of both having treatment and not having treatment to minimize loss aversion
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

Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Flavored products as percent of all e-cig sales hit 19.8 percent; variations seen by product type, state
Friday, September 14, 2018

Extreme Flooding Can Up Exposure to Pathogens
Increase in levels of E. coli in bayou water samples compared with historical levels
Friday, September 14, 2018

CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors
Bisexual females, 'not sure' males have higher prevalence of many sexual risk behaviors
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

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Higher prevalence of chronic pain, high-impact chronic pain for women, older adults, rural residents
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pediatricians Have a Role in Encouraging Play Among Children
AAP recommends that pediatricians advocate for protection of children's unstructured playtime
Thursday, September 13, 2018

CDC: Infant Mortality Rate Varies Greatly Among States
Low of 3.47 in Vermont to a high of 9.03 in Alabama in infant deaths per 1,000 live births
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

Parents' Technology Use Can Negatively Impact Children
'Technoference' can lead to children's hyperactivity, whining, sulking, tantrums
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other Electronic Cigarette Makers
More than 1,200 warning letters and fines have been sent to retailers and major e-cigarette manufacturers
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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

Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Method showed unfavorable traits related to match between supply, demand, access at outpatient clinic
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens
At least one respiratory virus detected in 10 percent of surface samples at major airport during flu season
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tai Chi Effective at Reducing Number of Falls in Older Adults
Tai chi compared to conventional exercises among community-dwelling older adults
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV-Associated Cancers in 2015
Decreases in cervical cancer, vaginal SCC from 1999 to 2015; increases in oropharyngeal, anal, vulvar SCC
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

Shift Seen From EDs to Urgent Care for Low-Acuity, Acute Care
Findings based on trends in care for privately insured patients from 2008 to 2015
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nurse-Led Call After Discharge Doesn't Cut Peds Urgent Care
One-time nurse-led call does not lower reutilization of urgent care services after pediatric discharge
Monday, September 10, 2018

Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
But physician adoption of virtual care technologies is low; few plan to add video visit capability
Monday, September 10, 2018

Maternal Holding With Glucose or Breastfeeding Best Analgesic
Breastfeeding during heel stick tied to bilateral activation of somatomotor, somatosensory cortices
Monday, September 10, 2018

Gender Minorities Less Engaged in Health-Promoting Behaviors
Lesbian, bisexual women and transgender adults have fewer health-related behaviors
Monday, September 10, 2018

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Car Seat Guidance
Pediatricians should facilitate implementation of the recommendations with families
Friday, September 7, 2018

Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care
Strong link for social complexity with primary care indicators for prevention, chronic dz management
Friday, September 7, 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

Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Up Quality, Lower Costs
Findings based on interviews with hospitals participating in Medicare bundled payments
Thursday, September 6, 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

Goop Reaches Settlement in False Advertising Lawsuit
No scientific proof for health claims made for three products sold online
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Perinatal Mortality Rates Remain Unchanged From 2014 to 2016
Rates remain flat by race, maternal age, and geography
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
No benefit in healthy elderly patients; protective effect limited to those with type 2 DM aged 75 to 84
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among U.S. Teenagers
Increases in use of one or more contraceptive methods, dual-method use, long-acting reversibles
Wednesday, September 5, 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

130 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Thirty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among Adolescents
Proportion of teens up to date with HPV vaccines also increasing; reached 48.6 percent in 2017
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

Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support
Serving patients' specific needs, such as referral to socioeconomic support, can improve care
Tuesday, September 4, 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

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients
Issues to consider include how to address patients, obtaining inclusive history, unique clinical challenges
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Patient Distressed by Overturn of California End of Life Option Act
Patient with ALS describes assisted death as last element of control, while losing control over his body
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

Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
High rates of one-year mortality and functional decline seen with different types of surgery
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

USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy
Screening results in decrease in incidence of congenital syphilis; no harms identified for penicillin
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

August 2018 Briefing - Nursing

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
Recall due to possible E. coli O26 contamination, USDA officials say
Friday, August 31, 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

Many Soldiers Who Attempt Suicide Have No Mental Health Dx
Similar medical, legal, family risk factors tied to suicide attempt regardless of mental health history
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

Medicare, Med Advantage Health Care Use Differs Regionally
Variation in skilled nursing facility, hospital care up in Medicare Advantage versus traditional Medicare
Thursday, August 30, 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

Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England
Smoking and sexual behavior associated with high-risk HPV status
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Many Teens Are Concerned Over Societal Discrimination
Increase in concern in 2016 linked to increase in behavioral problems such as substance use in 2017
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

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States Linked to Kosher Chicken
To date, eight people have been hospitalized and one patient has died
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

High-Quality Diet Linked to Lower Mortality in Cancer Survivors
High-quality diet linked to reduced risk of overall and cancer-specific mortality versus poor-quality diet
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Positive Link for BMI and Blood Pressure in Chinese Population
BP increase ranging from 0.8 to 1.7 mm Hg per unit BMI in patients not taking antihypertensive meds
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CDC: Most Babies Born in 2015 Started Out Breastfeeding
But less than one-half and one-quarter are exclusively breastfeeding through 3 and 6 months
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

State Public Health Workforce Grew From 2013 to 2017
Greater expertise in evaluation and applied research is needed to conduct essential services
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Emotional Pain Tied to Health Care-Associated Infections
Many patients with health care-associated infections concerned about transmission
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Staff can learn from negative reviews by acknowledging patterns and seeking solutions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

FDA: Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
King Bio recalls number of water-based products due to high levels of microbial contamination
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
Obese women have significantly higher bacterial biomass of lower diversity at the incision site
Tuesday, August 28, 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

Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use 4.5 Percent in U.S. Adults
Increased prevalence in younger adults, LGBT individuals, combustible cigarette smokers
Monday, August 27, 2018

Pediatricians Advise Against Use of Marijuana in Pregnancy
Concerns relate to short-term growth, long-term neurodevelopmental consequences of exposure
Monday, August 27, 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

Smartphone App Can Help Improve Outcomes With HIV
Improvements seen in retention in care, CD4 counts, and viral suppression
Monday, August 27, 2018

Odds of Marijuana Use Up With Nausea, Vomiting in Pregnancy
Significantly elevated odds of marijuana use for those with severe and mild nausea and vomiting
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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