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AAP: Epinephrine Admin Training Needed in Many Schools

September 19, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. In 2015 to 2016, 2.7 percent reported that epinephrine was administered by unlicensed staff Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

AHA: Home BP Monitoring Down for Those Without Partners

September 18, 2017 Having, being aware of/treated for hypertension linked to increased frequency of home BP monitoring

AAP: Some Improvement in Child Passenger Safety Practices

September 18, 2017 Increase in rear facing infants from 84 to 91 percent during 2009 to 2015, but drop in booster seat use

AAP: Sliding on Lap Linked to Leg Fracture for Young Children

September 18, 2017 Percentage of injuries for children on lap of another person was higher for younger age groups

AAP: Cellphone Ownership Linked to Cyberbullying in Children

September 18, 2017 Cellphone owners in grades 3, 4 were significantly more likely to be victims of cyberbullying

AAP: Incidence of Golf Cart Accidents 0.36/100,000 Patients

September 15, 2017 Among children, median patient age is 11 years and median hospital length of stay is two days

AAP: Opioid Dependence/Abuse Public Health Issue for Children

September 15, 2017 ER visits for opioid dependence/abuse increased from 32,235 in 2008 to 49,626 in 2013

AAO-HNSF: New Consensus on Balloon Dilation of Sinuses

September 14, 2017 Clinical consensus statement for adults 18 years or older with chronic or recurrent rhinosinusitis

Exenatide Doesn’t Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

September 14, 2017 Exenatide found to be non-inferior to placebo with respect to safety for patients with type 2 diabetes

Sotagliflozin Linked to Improved Glycemic Control in T1DM

September 14, 2017 Primary end point achieved by more patients with type 1 diabetes receiving any insulin therapy

Caffeine Tied to Lower Mortality in Women With Diabetes

September 14, 2017 Women who consumed caffeine from coffee had reduced risk of all-cause, cardiovascular deaths

Dabrafenib, Trametinib Beneficial in Resected Melanoma

September 12, 2017 Rate of relapse-free survival up for resected stage III melanoma with BRAF V600E, V600K mutations

Mepolizumab Beneficial in COPD With Eosinophilic Phenotype

September 12, 2017 Lower annual rate of moderate, severe exacerbations for patients receiving 100 mg mepolizumab

Adjuvant Nivolumab Tops Ipilimumab in Melanoma

September 12, 2017 Longer recurrence-free survival for stage IIIB, IIIC, IV melanoma

BP, Heart Rate, Arterial Stiffness Up With E-Cigarettes

September 12, 2017 Significant increases seen in first 30 minutes after smoking electronic-cigarette containing nicotine

ASBMR: Romosozumab Reduces Fracture Rate in Osteoporosis

September 11, 2017 Reduced risk of new vertebral fractures, nonvertebral fractures for romosozumab and alendronate