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Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM

October 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Lower composite incidence of macrovascular events, lower incidence of coronary artery disease at 5 years Read article


2006 to 2015 Saw Decrease in Medicare Beneficiary ICU Use

October 16, 2018 Admission rates to the ICU significantly decreased, with large variations seen by state

Change in Shelter Eligibility Policy Tied to More ED Visits

October 16, 2018 ED visits for homelessness at children's hospital increased 4.5 times after policy was enacted

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

October 16, 2018 Of TTS survivors, 11.9 percent readmitted within 30 days, with associated mortality of 3.5 percent

Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia

October 16, 2018 Both preserved β-cell function in obese adults with impaired glucose tolerance, mild T2DM

Web-Based Lifestyle Program Works for Liver Disease Patients

October 16, 2018 Similar weight, liver enzyme improvements seen with group- and web-based programs for NAFLD patients

Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased

October 15, 2018 However, coverage with most recommended vaccines among children aged 19 to 35 months stable, high

β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations

October 15, 2018 No large increase in the risk for overall, cardiac malformations in international cohort

In NSCLC, Longer Survival With Brigatinib Than Crizotinib

October 15, 2018 Longer progression-free survival in those with ALK-positive dz who did not previously take ALK inhibitor

Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors

October 15, 2018 Decline in episodic memory scores seen with older age slower after versus before cataract surgery

More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV

October 15, 2018 Hispanic/Latina women receive more ancillary services than men and have similar clinical outcomes

Active Pharmaceuticals ID’d in >700 Dietary Supplements

October 15, 2018 More than 20 percent of the 776 adulterated products contained more than one unapproved ingredient

Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children

October 15, 2018 Female sex, pre-injury mood problems, lower family income, family discord tied to ongoing symptoms

Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Treating MS Symptoms in Adults

October 15, 2018 Review shows limited effectiveness for aiding spasticity, pain, bladder dysfunction

Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM

October 15, 2018 Discontinuation of insulin, other diabetes medications seen in case series of three patients

Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season

October 15, 2018 Larger cities with higher base transmission potentials have more diffuse influenza epidemics