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High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ACS

April 20, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. FGF-23 in top quartile independently linked to greater risk of CV death, heart failure hospitalization Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Mechanism in Non-Contact ACL Tears Similar in Men, Women

April 20, 2018 Several key measurements found no differences in position of injury

Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type

April 20, 2018 Patients with Medicaid or no insurance have lower survival versus those with private coverage

Newly Designed Pulsed-Dye Laser Found Effective for Rosacea

April 20, 2018 Findings based on novel use of a 15-mm diameter treatment beam

Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery

April 20, 2018 Increased incidence of pulmonary embolism and major blood loss with general anesthesia

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

April 20, 2018 Asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction patients with DM have higher risk than those without

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg

April 20, 2018 Trend is consistent whether the threshold blood pressure level is reached earlier or later in life

First Opioid Lawsuit Targeting Pharmacy Benefit Managers

April 19, 2018 First lawsuit mentions three largest PBMs; PBMs likely to be increasingly targeted in litigation

Opioids Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients

April 19, 2018 Increased risks of altered mental status, falls, and fractures; risk present even at low doses of opioids

Prescribing of Gluten-Free Foods Declining in England

April 19, 2018 Substantial variation in prescribing practices seen by locality of practice

Most Smokers With Head and Neck Cancer Have Tried to Quit

April 19, 2018 Eighty-eight percent of patients had made at least one attempt to quit; mean of 6.6 lifetime attempts

Adults Using Benzodiazepines More Likely to Receive Opioid Rx

April 19, 2018 Increase in new opioid prescriptions for U.S. adults using benzodiazepines stopped in 2010

Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily Tied to Stroke Risk

April 19, 2018 Among men younger than 50, more cigarettes smoked linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke

Small Link for Cannabis Use, Reduced Cognitive Functioning

April 19, 2018 Small overall effect size for frequent and heavy cannabis use among adolescents, young adults

Artificial Pancreas Treatment Efficacious for Type 1 Diabetes

April 19, 2018 Increased time in the near normoglycemic range and reduced time in hypo- and hyperglycemia

Time-Related Deployment Factors Predict Suicide Attempt Risk

April 19, 2018 Suicide attempt risk increased for deployment within first 12 months, dwell time of six months or less