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Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

June 21, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say Read article


Family Hx, Mutation Position Key Variables in BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk

June 21, 2017 Study findings provide cancer risk patterns based on BRCA status using prospective data

Polymorphism in rs4343 of ACE Gene Linked to Migraine

June 21, 2017 Odds ratio of migraine 4.17 for G/G versus A/A, A/G polymorphism in angiotensin I converting enzyme

Strategies Compared for Cancer Medication Submission Lags

June 21, 2017 Shorter submission lag for global trial, early-initiation bridging strategy vs late-initiation strategy

HCC Drops Beyond Five Years of Entecavir/Tenofovir Tx for Hep B

June 21, 2017 Older age, lower platelets at baseline and year five, liver stiffness ≥12 kPa linked to HCC development

Weight-Loss Program Aids Black Breast Cancer Survivors

June 21, 2017 Community-based, interventionist-guided weight loss program efficacious for early-stage survivors

Causes of Serious Adverse Events in Nursing Homes Identified

June 21, 2017 Most serious adverse events caused by medication errors, falls, delayed or inappropriate intervention

Education Can Promote Self-Management in CVD Conditions

June 21, 2017 Most effective interventions are tailored to individual patient needs, use multiple components

PSA Testing Frequency High in Control Arm of Screening Trial

June 21, 2017 Over 15 years of follow-up, considerable proportion of men undergo prostate-specific antigen testing

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Poses Fetal Risk During/After Event

June 21, 2017 Risk of fetal demise increased with maternal ICU admission and higher serum osmolality during DKA

More Americans Using High-Doses of Vitamin D Supplementation

June 20, 2017 Study finds more people are taking doses higher than recommended daily allowance

USPSTF Concludes Screening for Obesity Beneficial for Children

June 20, 2017 B recommendation supports screening for children and adolescents aged 6 and older

Guidelines Address Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

June 20, 2017 Guidelines address use of antirheumatic drugs for adults with RA, SpA, JIA, SLE undergoing THA/TKA

Radiologists ID Barriers to Direct Patient Communication

June 20, 2017 Many radiologists feel changes to reimbursement, compensation would help with direct communication

Yoga Noninferior to Physical Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain

June 20, 2017 Nearly half of yoga group saw clinically meaningful improvement in pain and disability

Age a Factor in Patients Leaving Hospital Against Medical Advice

June 20, 2017 Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients