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Hospital-Acquired Complications Especially Dangerous in CKD

April 28, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Increased risk of mortality, longer LOS, readmissions, especially among those with CKD Read article

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Routine Blood Tests Can Harm Patient Care

April 28, 2017 Authors of opinion piece say unnecessary lab tests contribute to rising costs, can damage patient care

Distinct Bacterial Taxa in ME/CSF Subgroups With/Without IBS

April 28, 2017 IBS co-morbidity is top driving factor in separation of topological networks based on bacterial profiles

Exercise Reduces Weight Gain Effects in Those With FTO Gene

April 28, 2017 No evidence for interaction with physical activity for loci other than established FTO locus

Older Women Show Limited Understanding of Osteoporosis

April 28, 2017 Even after an osteoporosis-related fracture, few women are on pharmacotherapy

States With Medical Marijuana Laws See Drop in Prescriptions

April 28, 2017 Findings, based on Medicaid fee-for-service, are consistent with previous Medicare data

Rx Errors Up With Generic Propranolol for Hemangioma

April 28, 2017 Dispensing, dose calculation errors more common with generic propranolol for infantile hemangioma

Combo Rx for Fibromyalgia Tied to Higher Adherence

April 28, 2017 However, combination prescription initiation also tied to higher health care costs

Three Anti-VEGF Treatments Effective for Diabetic Retinopathy

April 27, 2017 Rates of worsening low in patients receiving aflibercept, bevacizumab, or ranibizumab

Undiagnosed Macular Degeneration Appears Common

April 27, 2017 Nearly one-fourth of eyes deemed normal in primary care eye exam found to have AMD

Clinician Awareness of Exercise Addiction May Be Lacking

April 27, 2017 Screening questions should focus on emotional connection to exercise, whether it interferes with life

Overall Vagotomy Not Linked to Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

April 27, 2017 But there is a trend toward lower risk of Parkinson's for patients with truncal vagotomy

Pediatricians Missing Elevated Blood Lead Levels in U.S.

April 27, 2017 In 23 of 39 reporting states, pediatric care providers identified fewer than half of children with EBLL

Early RA Treatment Important for Long-Term Outcomes

April 27, 2017 Other study shows drop in mortality attributable to rheumatoid arthritis from 1987 to 2011

Higher QT Interval After Energy Drink Consumption Vs. Caffeine

April 27, 2017 Higher corrected QT interval and systolic blood pressure after energy drink versus caffeine alone

EHR Documentation May Help in Harm Reduction Initiatives

April 27, 2017 EHR-based initiative tied to more than 30 percent reduction in harm for hospital-acquired infections