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Injecting Illegal Drugs Ups Risk for Death After Heart Surgery

November 13, 2019. 12:00 PM CST. Those who inject drugs have twice the chance of having to undergo subsequent surgery from infective endocarditis Read article


Intensive BP Control in Elderly With HTN May Aid Brain Health

November 04, 2019 Authors say benefit in functional outcomes might be seen with longer follow-up

Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout

November 01, 2019 Six goals include creation of positive work and learning environments that prevent, reduce burnout

Many Oncologists Fail to Discuss Costs of Genomic Testing

November 01, 2019 About a quarter of oncologists say they rarely, never bring up costs when they discuss genomic testing

Hospitalizations May Hasten Cognitive Decline in the Elderly

November 01, 2019 Association more pronounced for those with more tangle pathology, neocortical Lewy bodies

Common Sites of Bone Erosion in Rheumatoid Arthritis ID’d on US

October 31, 2019 Five sites most often showing bone erosion were wrist joint, big toe, thumb, index finger, middle finger

Cognitive Ability in Childhood Linked to Cognitive Scores at 70

October 31, 2019 Childhood cognitive ability, education, socioeconomic position independently linked to cognition

Gilteritinib Superior in Relapsed, Refractory FLT3-Mutated AML

October 31, 2019 Overall survival significantly longer, percentage of remission higher than with salvage chemotherapy

Hypoglycemia Increases Risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in T2DM

October 30, 2019 Use of insulin also independently increases risk for ventricular arrhythmia, sudden cardiac arrest

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017

October 30, 2019 Report shows decrease in age-adjusted death rates, increase in age-adjusted death rate from overdose

AI Model Helps ID Those at Risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

October 30, 2019 Model may identify more who are at risk while substantially reducing the number of people screened

Readmissions Up for Preexisting HAIs With Home Discharge

October 29, 2019 Risk for readmission for preexisting health care-associated infection lower with discharge to SNF

Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators

October 28, 2019 Mortality and emergency hospitalization rates higher in Medicare beneficiaries with FAP exposures

AI Model Based on US Classifies Thyroid Nodules by Genetic Risk

October 25, 2019 Model performance had 45 percent sensitivity, 97 percent specificity, 77.4 percent overall accuracy

Delay of Surgery for DCIS Ups Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer

October 25, 2019 Each month delay increases risk for invasive cancer by 1 percent

HPV DNA Identified in Oral Cavity of 6.2 Percent of Teen Girls

October 25, 2019 Oral HPV detection decreased with number of years since first engaging in sexual activities