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Diabetes Tied to Higher Rates of Serious Infection
Findings demonstrate an important population burden, including hospitalization and death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Closed - Head Injury May Induce TBI Even If No Concussive Sx
Concussion - like deficits after impact injury, lower shear diffuse stress after blast exposure in mice (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking 15.5 Percent in 2016
Increase in percentage of ever smokers who quit during 2005 to 2016, from 50.8 to 59 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACA Cut Out-of-Pocket Spending, Not Premiums ACA Cut Out-of-Pocket Spending, Not Premiums
Decreases in out-of-pocket spending were greatest for those whose incomes were lowest in a study of more than 83,000 people, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Antithyroid drug use during pregnancy linked to congenital malformations in babies
Antithyroid therapy during pregnancy may increase risk of congenital malformations in babies, a study published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine reports.Medpage today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney Disease Treatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney Disease
This study assessed the clinical effectiveness of treatment of heart failure in the setting of two common comorbidities: chronic lung disease and chronic kidney disease.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Marijuana Use Raise or Lower CV Risk? Not Enough Evidence to Say
Evidence on whether marijuana is associated with increased or decreased cardiovascular risk is lacking, according to a review in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Use of Antithyroid Drugs Early in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defect Risk
Use of antithyroid drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with increased risk for congenital malformations, according to an Annals of Internal Medicine... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Confusion Common in Seniors Prescribed Antibiotics for UTI
Confusion independently associated with receipt of antibiotics for UTI in nursing home residents (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients
Patients over age 65 who are hospitalized for influenza-like illness were less likely to receive diagnostic tests from providers than were younger patients, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Genetic Test Less Cost - Effective in Actual Practice
Oncotype DX less cost - effective in real - world practice than under ideal conditions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

What's the Best'Breathing Retraining' for Uncontrolled Asthma? What's the Best'Breathing Retraining' for Uncontrolled Asthma?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy comments on a trial that compares two methods of'retraining'asthma patients in breathing techniques.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Hip Fractures Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Hip Fractures
How do internal medicine hospitalists perceive their role in the secondary prevention of in-hospital osteoporotic hip fractures, and what barriers do they face in initiating preventive measures?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Aggressive Prostate CA
Prudent or Western pattern diets had no association with prostate cancer risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Complications With Bariatric Surgery
Lower risks of obesity - related comorbidities but increased risk for complications versus medical tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Professionals Disagree About Asking Patients About Sexuality
Article offers opposing views about recommendation in England to ask patients about sexual orientation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Should a Terminal Patient Receive Cataract Surgery? Should a Terminal Patient Receive Cataract Surgery?
Should a terminally ill cancer patient who asks for cataract surgery to improve his quality of life be granted his wish?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Study shows doctors record better notes after using best-practices program
FINDINGSThe quality and efficiency of notes doctors took about their patients improved when they received education and guidelines that emphasized best practices. In a study led by UCLA researchers, physicians were instructed to document only what was relevant for that day and were discouraged from using some common tools that are intended to make note-taking more efficient. During the study period, physicians produced shorter, higher quality notes and completed the notes earlier in the day. By limiting the efficiency tools, note writing actually became more efficient.BACKGROUNDThe widespread adoption of electronic health ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rising BMI Has Slowed Improvement in U.S. Mortality
Increase in maximum lifetime BMI estimated to have cut life expectancy by 0.9 years at age 40 in 2011 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Musing on Sexual Ethics Musing on Sexual Ethics
Dr George Lundberg urges discussion on modern sexual ethics.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Spontaneous Pharynx Perforation After Forceful or Stifled Sneeze
Case report: 34 - year - old describes popping sensation and swelling in neck after trying to halt a sneeze (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 16, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fracture Risk in Women With Sarcopenia and/or Low Bone Mass Fracture Risk in Women With Sarcopenia and/or Low Bone Mass
This study aimed to determine whether"sarco-osteopenia" confers a higher fracture risk than osteoporosis or sarcopenia alone.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer
(American College of Physicians) Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation is associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer and may occur as a prenatal event. These findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it
H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Publi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Integrated Care Model Tied to Better Postoperative Outcomes for Older Adults Integrated Care Model Tied to Better Postoperative Outcomes for Older Adults
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tamper - Resistant Oxycodone Misused Less Often in Australia
Less tampering of oxycodone CR in those who inject opioids; overall opioid use/harm unaffected (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Hydrochlorothiazide and Skin Cancer: Should We Be Worried? Hydrochlorothiazide and Skin Cancer: Should We Be Worried?
Should we be concerned about, or take any action on, a new link found between this common antihypertensive agent and skin cancer?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

SHEA Updates Contact Precautions Recs for Drug-Resistant Bacteria SHEA Updates Contact Precautions Recs for Drug-Resistant Bacteria
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America addresses when hospitals can safely stop protocols in the wake of multidrug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

More Sought Mental Health Specialty Care in 2008 to 2015
Findings may show that state, federal policy increased access to mental health care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance today for states to add employment-related requirements to Medicaid through demonstration projects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Lessen Frailty Risk in Older Adults Mediterranean Diet May Lessen Frailty Risk in Older Adults
Older adults who follow a Mediterranean diet were less likely to become frail, a systematic review and meta-analysis has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Patients Moved to Mloganzila
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday directed the authorities of Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) to relocate the facility's Internal Medicine department to a new medical centre at Mloganzila, Kwembe on the outskirts of the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Effects of Antihypertensive Meds on Microcirculation The Effects of Antihypertensive Meds on Microcirculation
Dr Alan Jacobs reports on a recent study suggesting that antihypertensive therapy might not return microcirculation to normal.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

How Do You Use Social Media? How Do You Use Social Media?
Platforms like Twitter and Facebook may be a good way to engage patients and find new ones.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Intense End - of - Life Care Found to Be Less Likely for VA Patients
Authors say results have important implications for the future of VA care, Medicare policy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hydrochlorothiazide May Up Basal, Squamous Cell Cancer Risk
Increased risk for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, with dose - response relationship (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Bidirectional Association for Depression, Dysglycemia in T1DM
Depression increases risk of dysglycemia especially in first six months to one year of diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Home Physical Activity Coaching May Up Physical Activity in COPD
More patients in coaching group were persistently active than those receiving usual care (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

For Hospitals, No Benefit for Early Adoption of Financial Incentives
Hospitals with early adoption do not have better process scores, lower mortality than late adopters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathol Source Type: news

Half of Gastric Cancer Patients Diagnosed From ER Visit
Patients with diagnosis resulting from emergency department visit have higher mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Esketamine Safe, Effective for Treatment - Resistant Depression
Change in Montgomery -Åsberg Depression Rating Scale score superior for esketamine versus placebo (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Patient Taking Biotin? Be Sure to Ask if Ordering Tests Patient Taking Biotin? Be Sure to Ask if Ordering Tests
A recent safety report from the FDA warns about this vitamin's possible interference with lab tests.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective Newer Shingles Vaccine Cheaper, More Effective
A novel adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine is likely to be more effective and cheaper than the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Silent Myocardial Infarction Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Silent and clinically manifested MI both correlated with future risk of heart failure in adjusted models (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

NOACs for Atrial Fibrillation: Important Drug/Drug Interactions NOACs for Atrial Fibrillation: Important Drug/Drug Interactions
What drugs have important interactions with direct Xa and direct thrombin inhibitors?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Early Bronchodilator Use Increases Heart Disease Risk in COPD Early Bronchodilator Use Increases Heart Disease Risk in COPD
Clinicians should watch patients carefully during the first 30 days of use, study investigators warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Pre - Op Accelerometry Can Assess Cardiopulmonary Fitness
Accelerometry variables correlate with cardiopulmonary exercise variables (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Fractional Exhaled NO Moderately Accurate to Diagnose Asthma
FeNO measurement performs better in diagnosing non - smokers, children, and steroid - naive patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Same - Day, Low - Dose Bowel Prep Feasible for Colonoscopy
For inpatients at high risk of poor bowel prep, same - day 1 - liter polyethylene glycol - based prep effective (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

ACOG Advocates Cascade Testing for Hereditary Gene Mutations
Ob - gyns should identify eligible patients, offer testing, and assist in decreasing barriers to testing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news