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Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System

January 18, 2019. 7:00 PM CST. Wait times similar to private sector in 2014 but shorter overall and in some specialties in 2017 Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility for Dementia

January 18, 2019 Authors say frailty should be considered in clinical care, management of Alzheimer dementia

Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1DM-Related Events

January 18, 2019 In study, individual dogs' performance varied for detecting hypoglycemic episodes, hyperglycemia

Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained

January 18, 2019 Consistent benefit observed for patients with stable ischemic heart disease managed by revascularization

Inappropriate Antibiotic Rx Common in Privately Insured

January 18, 2019 Only 12.8 and 35.5 percent of fills were appropriate, potentially appropriate in outpatients

Oral Hepatoselective Glucokinase Activator Promising in T2DM

January 18, 2019 Clinically significant and sustained reduction in glycated hemoglobin was observed with TTP399

Melanoma Survival Varies Among U.S. States

January 18, 2019 Worse survival in states with more physicians; higher death rates in states with lower incidence

Mandated Neonatal Abstinence Reporting Helps Quantify Cases

January 18, 2019 Five of six states with mandatory reporting receive case reports within 30 days of diagnosis

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death

January 18, 2019 Risk higher for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal mortality; lower risk for cancer mortality

Sex Differences Seen in Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology Career

January 17, 2019 Factors negatively influencing women are largely related to the culture of the subspecialty

Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED

January 17, 2019 In almost 70 percent of bronchiolitis cases, antibiotics prescribed with no concomitant infection

Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents

January 17, 2019 Odds of being undiagnosed higher for girls, Asian-Americans versus white non-Hispanics

Risk for Uninsurance in AMI Patients Reduced With Medicaid Expansion

January 17, 2019 Similar in-hospital mortality seen for low-income patients with AMI in expansion versus nonexpansion states

Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible

January 17, 2019 Global adoption of healthy reference diet would reduce morbidity, environmental degradation

Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity

January 17, 2019 Higher rates of at least one incident-linked condition seen in men, women with HFE p.C282Y homozygosity

Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients

January 17, 2019 Two children with AFM who underwent surgery for nerve transfer show functional recovery at two years