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Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks Read article

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ENDO: Diabetes Underestimated With HbA1c Criteria

March 25, 2019 A1c misclassified 73.07 percent of diabetes mellitus cases defined by oral glucose tolerance test

ENDO: Older T1DM Patients Often Unaware of Hypoglycemic Status

March 25, 2019 Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia tied to greater amounts of time spent with glucose <70, <54 mg/dL

ACC: Icosapent Ethyl Beneficial for Statin-Treated Patients

March 19, 2019 Risk for ischemic events lower for patients with elevated triglycerides and atherosclerosis or diabetes

ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes

March 08, 2019 AUC 0.722 for predicting prevalent diabetes in test dataset; negative predictive value 97 percent

RSNA: Ultrasound of Shoulder Muscle May Help Diagnose T2DM

November 20, 2018 Echogenic-appearing deltoid muscle appears to be a powerful predictor of diabetic status

Immunotherapy Side Effects May Be More Common Than Thought

November 20, 2018 Higher rates of adverse events observed for immune checkpoint inhibitors in real-world settings

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned

November 15, 2018 Total energy expenditure is greater for those on a low- or moderate-carb diet during weight-loss maintenance

AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease

November 15, 2018 Lower all-cause mortality in CABG group versus PCI-DES group after median follow-up of 7.5 years

AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM

November 13, 2018 Treatment resulted in lower HF hospitalization rate in patients with, without atherosclerosis

Low-Dose Radiation Safe for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer

November 06, 2018 No increased risk for recurrence with 1.1 GBq versus 3.7 GBq RAI at 3-, 5-, 7-year follow-up

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

November 01, 2018 Strict BP control, fenofibrate use may increase long-term risk for adverse kidney events in T2DM patients

ASN: High-Dose, Proactive IV Iron Noninferior in Hemodialysis

November 01, 2018 High-dose IV iron administered proactively is noninferior to low-dose iron administered reactively

Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese

October 09, 2018 Lorcaserin reduces risk for diabetes for those with prediabetes, without diabetes; reduces HbA1c

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome

October 05, 2018 Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria

Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM

October 04, 2018 Despite having been withdrawn, albiglutide is superior to placebo for reducing cardiovascular events