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ACG: Diphenhydramine Ups Sedation in Chronic Opioid Users

October 16, 2017. 7:00 PM CDT. Improvement in sedation scores for patients using chronic opioids scheduled to undergo colonoscopy Read article

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AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

September 18, 2017 Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

September 18, 2017 Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

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: 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

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

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

Longer Progression-Free Survival for Durvalumab in NSCLC

September 11, 2017 Longer median progression-free survival from randomization, higher response rate with durvalumab

Addition of Exercise to Weight Loss Ups Mitochondrial Capacity

August 31, 2017 Improved mitochondrial respiratory capacity for older obese adults with weight loss + exercise

Anacetrapib Linked to Lower Incidence of Coronary Events

August 30, 2017 Lower incidence versus placebo for patients with atherosclerotic vascular dz receiving intensive statins

ApoB Levels More Closely Tied to Reduced CVD Events Than LDL

August 29, 2017 Change in apoB levels may be better predictor of clinical response than LDL-C, HDL-C levels