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Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes

September 20, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Prevalence of type 1 diabetes 0.5 percent, type 2 diabetes 8.5 percent among U.S. adults Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair

September 20, 2018 Findings in those taking statins before abdominal aortic aneurysm repair or initiating before discharge

Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions

September 19, 2018 Patient-controlled remifentanil reduces proportion of conversions versus intramuscular pethidine

No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge

September 19, 2018 Incidence of major bleeding low with rivaroxaban, but clot risk not lower

Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent

September 19, 2018 Levels of insufficient physical activity stable between 2001, 2016; increase seen in high-income countries

HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets

September 19, 2018 Fourteen percent of older adults admitted to hospital for non-cardiac conditions had intensification of tx

Quarterly Canakinumab Reduces Risk for Gout Attacks

September 19, 2018 Doesn't affect serum uric acid levels over time, but targets interleukin-1β

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically

September 19, 2018 Most commonly observed types of PHI sent are referrals, laboratory results, medication lists

20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications

September 19, 2018 8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug-drug interactions

Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated

September 19, 2018 Incomplete death certificates led to under-reporting of 70,000 likely opioid deaths

Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

September 18, 2018 Vaccination rates decrease throughout the day; with intervention, similar increase throughout day

Tafamidis Treats Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy

September 18, 2018 Reduces all-cause mortality, cardiovascular-related hospitalizations compared with placebo

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

September 18, 2018 Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor

September 18, 2018 Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non-compliant with requirements

Ranolazine Doesn’t Cut VT, VF, Death in High-Risk ICD Patients

September 18, 2018 No significant reduction in VT or VF or death risk for patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies

September 17, 2018 No impact on composite of death, dementia, persistent physical disability; rise in risk of death