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Uninsurance Down by One-Third for Cancer Diagnoses in 2014

October 19, 2017. 6:00 PM CDT. Significant decreases in uninsurance seen across all stages and sites assessed in first year of ACA Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

More Vaginal Births With Lying Down in Second Stage of Labor

October 19, 2017 For nulliparous women with epidural analgesia, fewer spontaneous vaginal births in upright position

Tofacitinib Superior to Placebo in Active Psoriatic Arthritis

October 19, 2017 Tofacitinib is superior for patients with inadequate response to TNF inhibitors or conventional DMARDs

More Penalties With Hospital-Wide Readmission Measure

October 19, 2017 Increase in number of hospitals eligible for penalties, in penalty disparity for safety-net, other hospitals

IV Prochlorperazine Beats IV Hydromorphone for Migraine

October 19, 2017 IV hydromorphone much less effective for migraine treatment in the emergency department

Extended-Release Naltrexone Promising for Opioid Dependence

October 18, 2017 Lower use of heroin, other illicit opioids with extended-release naltrexone in superiority analysis

New Expert Consensus Pathway for Mitral Regurgitation

October 18, 2017 Etiology, mechanism, severity, indications for treatment should be assessed after MR is identified

Sharing Passwords Is Widespread Among Medical Staff

October 18, 2017 Almost three-fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs

Clinical Evidence Synopsis Published for T2DM

October 18, 2017 Adding sulfonylurea or metformin to insulin decreases HbA1c about 1%

Lifestyle, Metformin Interventions Have Variable Effects

October 18, 2017 Impact of interventions varies for progression to diabetes, regression to normal glucose regulation

PPI Use Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke, MI

October 18, 2017 Risks of first-time stroke, myocardial infarction up especially for long-term users, at high doses

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Homosexual Men Cost-Effective

October 18, 2017 Introduction of HIV PrEP program cost-effective and possibly cost-saving for men who have sex with men

No Increased Risks for DOAC Use Versus Warfarin in VTE

October 18, 2017 Direct oral anticoagulants not linked to increased risk of major bleeding, death in venous thromboembolism

Visceral Adipose Tissue Index IDs Risk of HCC in Cirrhosis

October 18, 2017 High VATI is also linked to risk of HCC recurrence in males with HCC who underwent liver transplant

Men Now Comprise ~10 Percent of RN Workforce

October 18, 2017 About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes

Overall Survival Up for Melanoma Brain Metastases

October 18, 2017 Median overall survival from time of diagnosis has increased from 7.5 to 22.7 months