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Distinct Features for Drug Use-Related Endophthalmitis

November 20, 2017. 12:00 PM CST. Injection drug users have fewer comorbidities and more improvement in visual acuity after intervention Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Spinal Cord Stimulation May Reduce Neuropathic Pain

November 20, 2017 After 5 years, more than half of patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy had treatment success

Fat Distribution May Influence Bone Strength in Adolescence

November 20, 2017 Inverse links for visceral adiposity, bone strength in girls and central adiposity, bone strength in boys

Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women

November 20, 2017 Identification of at least one chronic condition rose from 66.9 to 91.8 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations

Brain Glucose Responses Diminish With Diabetes, Obesity

November 20, 2017 During hyperglycemia, glucose increments lower in patients with obesity, T2DM than in lean participants

Many Health Care Providers Work While Sick

November 17, 2017 Pharmacists and physicians have the highest frequency of working with influenza-like illness

Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines

November 17, 2017 Eight-item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines

Intensive BP Control Lacks Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease

November 17, 2017 Findings based on large, post-hoc analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Higher Positive End-Expiratory Pressure No Benefit in ARDS

November 17, 2017 Outcomes in acute respiratory distress syndrome no better with higher PEEP than lower PEEP

Risk of Falls Up With Mild, Moderate Diabetic Retinopathy

November 17, 2017 And perceived barriers to diabetes self-management are associated with severity of diabetic retinopathy

AMD Risk Has Dropped By Birth Cohort Throughout 20th Century

November 17, 2017 Generational association remains significant after adjustment for age, sex, other confounders

Attributes of High-Value Oncology Practices Identified

November 17, 2017 3 attributes were judged to have highest potential for lowering cost without compromising care

Docs’ Preparedness Influences Exercise Recommendations

November 17, 2017 Link between preparedness, chance of recommending physical activity for patients with disabilities

Force Analysis May Help Distinguish Surgeon Skill Level

November 17, 2017 Force-sensing bipolar forceps can be used to measure force variables during neurosurgery

First-Line Metformin Use for DM Up; Sulfonylurea Use Down

November 17, 2017 But sulfonylureas still most common drugs initiated as second-line treatment

Allopurinol Has Little Benefit in Cardiac Syndrome X

November 17, 2017 No improvement in exercise capacity, coronary or peripheral endothelial function after six weeks