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Gastric Acid Suppressants May Up Risk of Recurrent C. difficile

March 27, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Meta-analysis shows increased risk of recurrent CDI, even after adjustment for age and confounders Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Review: Several Classes of Drugs Treat Pain of Diabetic Neuropathy

March 27, 2017 Longer-term assessments of outcomes needed, researchers say

Suicide Risk Not Up With New Rx of 5α-Reductase Inhibitor for BPH

March 27, 2017 But increased risk of self-harm and depression during initial 18 months after initiation of 5α-reductase

Advanced Age Need Not Deter Surgery for Cutaneous Tumors

March 27, 2017 No difference in complications between those aged 90 years and older and those 75 to 80 years

Long-Term Thrombolytic Tx No Benefit in Intermediate-Risk PE

March 27, 2017 Findings at three years for tenecteplase vs placebo in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism

Surgical Glue Reinforcement OK for Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy

March 27, 2017 Researchers report lower complication rates, lengths of hospital stay, costs

Genetic Hyperglycemia Raises Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

March 27, 2017 Increased risk of coronary artery disease is separate from diabetes risk

Increased Use of Newer Meds for Diabetic Nephropathy in the U.S.

March 27, 2017 DDP-4 inhibitors used in 54 percent of visits in last quarter of 2014; ACE inhibitors, ARBs often used

Recent Decline in Prescription Opioid Use Among U.S. Teens

March 24, 2017 Lifetime prevalence of use peaked in 1989, 2002, and remained stable until decline in 2013 to 2015

Treatment Seeking Low Among Teens With Eating Disorders

March 24, 2017 Those with counter-stereotypic presentation even less likely to seek treatment

Optical Clearing Agent Ups No. of Laser Passes in Tattoo Removal

March 24, 2017 Findings based on number of laser passes during a five-minute tattoo removal session

Gender Gap Found in Evaluations of Emergency Medicine Residents

March 24, 2017 Similar milestone levels among residents during 1st year, but higher levels for men throughout residency

REACH II, VA Did Not Increase Spending in Dementia Care

March 24, 2017 Behavioral interventions program for Alzheimer's patient caregivers did not increase health costs

Higher Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Births to Young CA Survivors

March 24, 2017 Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Many Youths With Diabetes Not Receiving Eye Examinations

March 24, 2017 Racial minorities less likely to undergo eye exam; increasing net worth increases likelihood of eye exam

Mortality Risk Impacts Colon CA Screening in Dialysis Patients

March 24, 2017 Higher rate of screening among patients most likely to receive a transplant