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Many Health Care Providers Work While Sick

November 17, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. Pharmacists and physicians have the highest frequency of working with influenza-like illness Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

AMD Risk Has Dropped By Birth Cohort Throughout 20th Century

November 17, 2017 Generational association remains significant after adjustment for age, sex, other confounders

Attributes of High-Value Oncology Practices Identified

November 17, 2017 3 attributes were judged to have highest potential for lowering cost without compromising care

Docs’ Preparedness Influences Exercise Recommendations

November 17, 2017 Link between preparedness, chance of recommending physical activity for patients with disabilities

Force Analysis May Help Distinguish Surgeon Skill Level

November 17, 2017 Force-sensing bipolar forceps can be used to measure force variables during neurosurgery

First-Line Metformin Use for DM Up; Sulfonylurea Use Down

November 17, 2017 But sulfonylureas still most common drugs initiated as second-line treatment

Allopurinol Has Little Benefit in Cardiac Syndrome X

November 17, 2017 No improvement in exercise capacity, coronary or peripheral endothelial function after six weeks

Psychosocial Benefit Seen With Probiotic, Peanut Oral Immunotx

November 17, 2017 Sustained positive psychosocial impact for food allergy at 3 and 12 months after end-of-treatment

Erlotinib Overdose Tied to Conjunctivitis

November 17, 2017 Findings in case study of man being treated for non-small-cell lung cancer

Vitamin D Tied to Better Assisted Reproductive Therapy Outcomes

November 16, 2017 Women replete in vitamin D more likely to have live birth, positive pregnancy test, clinical pregnancy

FDA Investigation Linked to Drop in Codeine Rx for Children

November 16, 2017 But 1 in 20 patients undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy still prescribed codeine

Drug Combo Doesn’t Lengthen Glioblastoma Survival

November 16, 2017 Lomustine+bevacizumab may increase progression-free, but not overall, survival versus lomustine alone

Virtual Reality Effective for Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Rehab

November 16, 2017 Functional improvements similar in patients undergoing virtual reality, conventional training

High Levels of Burnout, Stress for U.S. Surgical Residents

November 16, 2017 Burnout tied to depression, suicidal ideation; dispositional mindfulness linked to less burnout

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Underused in High-Risk SCC

November 16, 2017 <0.1 percent of patients with high-risk SCC tumors underwent SLNB; 14 percent underwent dissections

Accurate Diagnosis Seen With Photographs of Skin Conditions

November 16, 2017 High concordance between smartphone photograph-based and in-person diagnosis of pediatric patients