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H. Pylori Infection Found to Be Related to Gallbladder Diseases

December 15, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. Cholecystic polyps more common, gallstones less common with infection Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Expanded TIMI Risk Score Deemed Practical in Diabetes

December 15, 2017 Atherothrombotic disease risk assessment based upon 10 readily available clinical variables

Majority of Women Prefer Non-Invasive Testing for Trisomy 21

December 15, 2017 Yet, roughly one-third still want an invasive secondary test plus chromosomal microarray

Prevalence of Diabetes Tops 20 Percent Among U.S. Veterans

December 14, 2017 Significant increase in prevalence from 15.5 percent in 2005 to 2006 to 20.5 percent in 2013 to 2014

Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility

December 14, 2017 Potential to improve access if federal, state governments require insurers to participate

Breathing Retraining Beneficial in Patients With Asthma

December 14, 2017 Improvements in patients randomized to DVD and printed booklet intervention, face-to-face sessions

Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic

December 14, 2017 Elicits bactericidal responses against diverse meningococcal B strains in teens, young adults

Recent Change in Spectrum of HIV-Linked Kidney Disease

December 14, 2017 Improvement of therapy for HIV infection has changed incidence, type, severity of kidney diseases

Foley Catheter Plus Oxytocin Does Not Speed Delivery

December 14, 2017 However, combination is associated with increased risk of clinical chorioamnionitis versus oxytocin alone

Stricter Short-Term Glycemic Control May Increase Remission

December 14, 2017 Findings among newly diagnosed diabetes patients undergoing short-term intensive insulin therapy

Day-Care Centers Have More Allergens Than Homes

December 14, 2017 Findings show mite, mouse, cat, and dog allergens common in day-care centers

Telemedicine Facilitates Diabetes Foot Ulcer Care

December 14, 2017 However, home-based telemedicine posed some technical and logistic challenges

Serum Homocysteine Higher in Acne Patients

December 14, 2017 Authors say measurement of serum homocysteine may be important for patient management

In Utero Methylphenidate Exposure Tied to Heart Defects

December 13, 2017 Intrauterine exposure linked to small increase in risk of cardiac malformations based on U.S., Nordic data

Serial hsTnT Level IDs Risk of 30-Day Adverse Cardiac Event

December 13, 2017 Serial levels ≤19 ng/L IDs patients presenting with suspected ACS with <1 percent risk of 30-day ACE

Amount of Opioids Prescribed After Hospital Discharge Varies

December 13, 2017 45.6 percent of patients using no opioids 24 hours predischarge were prescribed opioids at discharge