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Wearable Devices Increasingly Being Used to Record Health Data

April 21, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Data from wearables doesn't always flow into EHR systems or doesn't appear in usable format Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Potential Benefits, Risks of OpenNotes Discussed

April 19, 2017 Benefits include improved patient engagement, while risks include avoidance of writing candidly

Hypertension May Positively Affect Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

April 19, 2017 Linked to 46 percent lower risk of progression for women with endometrioid ovarian cancer

Researchers Warn of Epilepsy in Zika-Infected Infants

April 19, 2017 CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Iliac Artery Balloon Catheter Little Benefit in Placenta Accreta

April 19, 2017 Prophylactic placement of balloon catheters doesn't reduce intra-op hemorrhage, cesarean hysterectomy

U-Shaped Correlation Between Body Mass Index, Mortality

April 19, 2017 The optimal BMI for lowest mortality is higher with worsening diabetes at each sex and age

Evaluation Strategies Compared in Microscopic Hematuria

April 19, 2017 U/S + cystoscopy most cost-effective of four approaches for asymptomatic microscopic hematuria

Menopause Linked to Accelerated Decline in Lung Function

April 19, 2017 Transitional and post-menopausal women have increased decline in mean FVC and FEV1

Differing Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain

April 18, 2017 Doctors, patients often confused by conflicting advisories on statin use

Link Between Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy, Autism Challenged

April 18, 2017 After accounting for other factors that increase risk, the association disappeared

Long-Term Eye Health at Risk in Infants Born With Zika Infection

April 18, 2017 Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

No Proof Azithromycin Ups Odds of Ventricular Arrhythmia

April 18, 2017 Patients on azithromycin no more likely to develop ventricular arrhythmia than those on amoxicillin

Marijuana Use Higher in Pregnant Teens Than Nonpregnant Peers

April 18, 2017 Some pregnant women may be using marijuana as an antiemetic

Pre-Pregnancy Bariatric Surgery Ups Risk of Abdominal Surgery

April 18, 2017 Findings among women in first pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Over 20 Percent of Maternal Mortality in Illinois Due to CVD

April 18, 2017 22.2 percent of women died of cardiovascular causes, with cardiomyopathy the most common etiology

Doctors Need to Be Mindful of What They Post on Social Media

April 17, 2017 Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online