Early PT Linked to Less Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- For patients with musculoskeletal pain, early physical therapy is associated with reduced subsequent opioid use, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in JAMA Network Open. Eric Sun, M.D., Ph.D., from the Stanford... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Phone-Based Intervention Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- A nurse-based phone education intervention can promote shared decision making in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Musculoskeletal Care. Siobhan Farley,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Apixaban Prevents VTE in Cancer Patients Initiating Chemotherapy
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Among patients with cancer starting chemotherapy who are at intermediate-to-high risk, rates of venous thromboembolism are significantly lower for thromboprophylaxis with apixaban versus placebo, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Post-Inflammatory Polyps Not Linked to Colorectal Neoplasia
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- For patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), post-inflammatory polyps (PIPs) are associated with greater severity and extent of colon inflammation and higher rates of colectomy, but not with development of colorectal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- The highest risk for myocardial infarction occurs around 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in The BMJ. Moman A. Mohammad, from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues analyzed data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Guidelines have been developed for use of opioids for uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal birth; the draft consensus guidelines were published online Dec. 4 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. J. Rebecca Mills, Dr.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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T2DM Linked to Decline in Verbal Memory, Fluency in Older Adults
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Type 2 diabetes is associated with declines in verbal memory and fluency among older community-dwelling adults, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Diabetologia. Michele L. Callisaya, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Depressive Symptoms Up From Age 10 for Sexual-Minority Youth
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Sexual-minority youth have higher depressive symptoms at age 10 and an increased likelihood of self-harm in adolescence and young adulthood, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in The Lancet Child& Adolescent... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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BMI May Mediate Inverse Link Between Fiber Intake, Knee OA
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index, according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Physician mothers experience discrimination in a range of ways, which can impact the medical profession, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in The BMJ. Meghan C. Halley, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Racial Disparities Seen Among Teens Undergoing Flu Vaccination
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Racial disparities exist among adolescents undergoing influenza vaccination, with lower odds of vaccination among black versus white adolescents, according to a study recently published in Public Health Reports. Noah S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Medication Beliefs Affect Uptake of Preventive Tx for Breast Cancer
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Beliefs about medication are associated with uptake of tamoxifen as a preventive therapy among women at increased risk for breast cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Clinical Breast Cancer. Rachael Jane... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Certain Sites of Brain Lesions in MS Tied to Bowel Incontinence
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Specific locations of cerebral multiple sclerosis lesions appear to be associated with bowel incontinence, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of Neuroimaging. Kilian Frohlich, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Parental subfertility is associated with an increased asthma risk among offspring, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in Thorax. Maria Christine Magnus, Ph.D., from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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EHR-Linked Reminder System for Glaucoma Meds Perceived Useful
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- Patients with glaucoma generally find an electronic health record (EHR)-linked reminder system for glaucoma medications useful, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Varshini Varadaraj,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Late recurrence after hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resection is associated with sex, cirrhosis, and several aggressive tumor characteristics of the initial HCC, according to a study recently published in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- The number of illnesses in a Salmonella outbreak linked to beef products from Arizona-based JBS Tolleson Inc. now stands at 333 in 28 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Eligibility Criteria Limit Access to Arthroplasty for Minorities
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Eligibility criteria for lower-extremity arthroplasty may result in reduced odds of eligibility among minorities, according to a study published in the December issue of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Abigail... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Dec. 2-6
The ASHP Midyear 2018 Clinical Meeting& Exhibition The annual meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) was held from Dec. 2 to 6 in Anaheim, California, and attracted more than 20,000 participants from around the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Inhaling Hypertonic Saline May Aid Infants With Cystic Fibrosis
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- In infants with cystic fibrosis (CF), preventive inhalation with hypertonic saline (HS) during the first months of life is safe and well tolerated and results in clinical improvements, according to a study recently... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Wearable Sensor Can Measure Personalized Ultraviolet Exposure
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- A millimeter-scale, wireless, battery-free, miniaturized dosimeter can monitor ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure and appears to work well in different settings, according to research published online Dec. 5 in Science... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Medication errors in acute care that result in death occur most often in patients older than 75 years, with the most common error category being omitted medicine or ingredient, according to a study published online Nov. 22... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Dementia Risk Up in Women With Military-Linked Risk Factors
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Women with military-related risk factors have an increased risk for developing dementia, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Neurology. Kristine Yaffe, M.D., from the San Francisco Veterans Health Care System,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Adults with influenza are more likely to be hospitalized if they are obese or underweight than if they are normal weight, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. Joe-Ann S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- A large proportion of the U.S. population seems to have negative attitudes toward weight-loss surgery, according to a research letter published online Dec. 12 in JAMA Surgery. Patrick Dolan, M.D., from Weill Cornell... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- A novel technique, quantitative three-compartment breast (3CB) image analysis of dual-energy mammography combined with mammography radiomics, could reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Patient-Reported Outcome Measures May Aid Communication
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Patient-reported outcome measures (PROs) can be useful for measuring symptoms in primary care clinics if clinicians use these measures to improve care, according to patient interview data published in the December issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Both pregnancy losses and a history of at least five live births are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in the Journal of Women's Health. Clare... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Radical Prostatectomy Has Lasting Benefit for Localized Cancer
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Men with localized prostate cancer benefit from radical prostatectomy, with a mean of 2.9 years gained, according to a study published in the Dec. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Anna Bill-Axelson, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Greater With Diabetes
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 -- Despite declining incidence, heart failure hospitalization is increased among individuals with diabetes, according to a study published in the Dec. 11 issue of Circulation. David A. McAllister, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Both short and long sleep duration and poor sleep quality are associated with increased odds of recurrent falls in women, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Jane A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Antipsychotics Up Risk for Unexpected Death in Youths
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Antipsychotic use is associated with an increased risk for unexpected death among children and youths, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in JAMA Psychiatry. Wayne A. Ray, Ph.D., from the Vanderbilt University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is down with just days left to sign up, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. The agency said nearly 20 percent fewer new people... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Certain Kotex tampons are being recalled by Kimberly-Clark because they can unravel and leave pieces inside women's bodies. There have been " a small number of reports of infections, vaginal irritation, localized vaginal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Consumers should not use two electronic cigarette liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs because they may pose health risks, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Lab tests revealed both sildenafil... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- An individually tailored written feedback (TF) intervention at sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with small improvements in cancer-preventive lifestyle behaviors, according to a study published in the December issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- The risk for bone loss rises sharply in young breast cancer patients who received standard treatment, according to a study recently published in Breast Cancer Research. Cody Ramin, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC Identifies Drugs Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- The drugs most commonly involved in drug overdose deaths during 2011 to 2016 include fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, and cocaine, according to the Dec. 12 issue of the National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study published online Dec. 4 in European Urology. Jacob A. Burns, from the Northwestern University Feinberg... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- National health care spending slowed in 2017, according to a report published online Dec. 6 in Health Affairs. Anne B. Martin, Ph.D., from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services in Baltimore, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for promotion of infection prevention policies in operating room (OR) anesthesia work areas; the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidance document was published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Because of greater patient delays from symptom onset to first medical contact, female patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) experience greater total ischemic time than male patients, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Is Prevalent
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- About 17 percent of patients with diabetes report experiencing hypoglycemia when fasting for lab tests, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Endocrinology. Saleh Aldasouqi, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Continuity of care scores are significantly associated with lower expenditures and hospitalization rates, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Andrew Bazemore,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Considerable Morbidity, Mortality Due to Animal Encounters
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Morbidity, mortality, and health care costs due to animal encounters are considerable in the United States, according to a study published in the January issue of Trauma Surgery& Acute Care Open. Joseph D. Forrester,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prophylactic Mesh Implantation Reduces Hernia Formation
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces the incidence of hernia formation among patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery but increases early postoperative pain and leads to prolonged wound healing of surgical site... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- After implementation of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) diversity accreditation standards, U.S. medical schools saw increasing percentages of female, black, and Hispanic matriculants, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Policies for paid childbearing or family leave for residents are lacking at top-ranking medical schools and may be exacerbated by lack of direction from specialty boards, according to two research letters published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- There has been a record number of cases of a rare paralyzing illness among children in the United States this year, according to health officials. So far, 158 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been confirmed in 36... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4-8
The 41st Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium The annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was held from Dec. 4 to 8 in San Antonio and attracted more than 7,500 participants from around the world, including medical oncologists,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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