Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Daily atorvastatin is safe for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, conferring a similar degree of risk reduction in these patients as in other populations, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Approves First Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals'lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Increased Screen Time in Preschool Tied to Worse Inattention
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Increased screen time in preschool is associated with increased odds of clinically significant externalizing problems and clinically significant inattention problems, according to a study published online April 17 in PLOS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Atrasentan is associated with a reduced risk for renal events in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online April 14 in The Lancet to coincide with the International... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Informational Film Improves Knowledge on Lung Cancer Screening
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- An informational film can improve knowledge and reduce decisional conflict for individuals considering participating in lung cancer screening, according to a study published online April 19 in the Annals of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Group, Telephone, Guided CBT Treatment Effective for Depression
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Group, telephone, and guided self-help cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) formats are as effective as individual CBT for adult depression, according to research published online April 17 in JAMA Psychiatry. Pim Cuijpers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Slow-release implantable naltrexone is associated with better outcomes than the oral drug for HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction, according to a study published in the April issue of The Lancet HIV. Evgeny... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) has successfully sustained improvement in hand hygiene compliance, according to a study recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and presented at the European Congress... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Regular cannabis users require a significantly higher amount of sedation for endoscopic procedures compared with nonusers, according to a study published online April 15 in the Journal of the American Osteopathic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Despite a potential increased risk for stroke in patients with diabetes, acetaminophen is a safe first-line analgesic for most older adults living in nursing homes, according to a study published online March 26 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Increased educational debt appears to directly influence physician practice choice, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Caleb J. Scheckel, D.O., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Short Hospital Stays After Lung Surgery Do Not Up Readmissions
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- In patients treated within an advanced recovery pathway, early discharge after anatomic lung resection does not increase the risk for readmission, according to a study recently published online in Innovations: Technology... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Elevated Blood Lead Levels Prevalent Among Refugee Children
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Almost 20 percent of refugee children have elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs), according to a study published online April 15 in Pediatrics. Clelia Pezzi, M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk for T2DM Increased With Use of 5 & #945;-Reductase Inhibitors
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Men receiving 5 α-reductase inhibitors have an increased risk for new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study published online April 11 in The BMJ. Li Wei, from University College London, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Conception by IVF May Increase Risk for Rare Childhood Cancer
FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- There is a small association between conception by in vitro fertilization (IVF) and childhood cancer, particularly hepatic tumors, according to a study published online April 1 in JAMA Pediatrics. Logan G. Spector, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Recent Decline Seen in High-Grade Cervical Lesions
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The number of cervical precancers (CIN2+ cases) in the United States declined from 2008 to 2016, likely in part because of prevention with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to research published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Anti-Inflammatory Add-On May Be Beneficial for Depression
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Anti-inflammatory add-on treatment is beneficial for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) or depressive symptoms, according to a meta-analysis published in the May issue of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. Ole... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Trial Results Unclear for Benefit of Longer Hemodialysis Sessions
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Intervention uptake was insufficient to allow evaluation of its impact in a pragmatic trial designed to assess the effect of longer hemodialysis duration on death and other outcomes; the findings from the Time to Reduce... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Interns Spend Most of Their Time in Indirect Patient Care
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Internal medicine residents spend most of their time participating in indirect patient care, according to research published online April 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Krisda H. Chaiyachati, M.D., M.S.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Fifty-three medical professionals, including 31 doctors, are among the 60 people charged by U.S. authorities for their alleged involvement in the illegal prescribing and distribution of opioid painkillers. The medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Stimulation of Targets in Brain May Up Recollection in Seniors
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- In older adults, high-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation of hippocampal-cortical network targets can improve recollection, according to a study published online April 17 in Neurology. Aneesha S. Nilakantan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Public Disclosure Law Improves Nurse Staffing Ratios
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- A New Jersey law requiring hospitals and nursing homes to publicly report the number of patients per nurse has led to better nurse staffing ratios, according to a study published online March 28 in Policy, Politics,&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Machine Learning IDs Risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- A machine learning classifier can effectively identify patients at risk for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), according to a study published online April 11 in npj Digital Medicine. Juan M. Banda, Ph.D., from Stanford... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Perinatal Complications Tied to Childhood Social Anxiety
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Perinatal complications are associated with behavioral inhibition and social anxiety in children, according to a study published online March 19 in Infant and Child Development. Gabriela L. Suarez, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Infections May Up Risk for Developing Sj & ouml;gren Syndrome
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Individuals with a history of infection have double the risk for developing Sj ögren syndrome, according to a study published online March 20 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Johannes Mofors, from the Karolinska... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Late-Pregnancy US Could Prevent Undiagnosed Breech Presentation
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Universal ultrasound at 36 gestational weeks could virtually eliminate undiagnosed breech presentation in nulliparous women, according to a study published online April 16 in PLOS Medicine. David Wastlund, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Digital Replantation Seems Better Than Revision Amputation
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- For patients with a distal single finger or three or more digits amputated, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) seem better with replantation versus revision amputation, according to a study published online April 17 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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UB-421 Monotherapy Maintains HIV Viral Suppression
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Monotherapy with UB-421 antibody, which blocks the HIV virus-binding site on human CD4+ T-cells, maintains viral suppression for up to 16 weeks in HIV-infected persons undergoing analytic treatment interruption, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sensory Sensitivity Tied to Constipation in Young Children
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory characteristics that contribute to toileting behavioral difficulties, according to a study published online April 18 in The Journal of Pediatrics. Lauren M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- For certain procedures, surgical site infection (SSI) rates differ by gender, according to a study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases, held from April 13 to 16 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Some patients with imminently fatal de novo metastatic cancer undergo treatment, according to a study published online April 15 in JNCI: Cancer Spectrum. Helmneh M. Sineshaw, M.D., M.P.H., from the American Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The illnesses began between Jan. 8 and March 20... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Most Diabetes Phone Apps Lack Education, Support Functions
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Most diabetes apps miss opportunities to improve care and health outcomes by not providing real-time decision support or situation-specific education on blood glucose self-management, according to a research letter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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More Than Half of Internal Medicine Graduates Choosing Primary Care
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- More than half of internal medicine graduates in 2016 and 2017 pursued a career in primary care, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. In a cross-sectional study, Paul... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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More Sports Experience May Reduce Impact of Concussions
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Youth with a concussion history and greater sport experience may have more skill-related motor " reserve " to lessen the impact of concussions, according to a study published online March 17 in the European Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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One in Three U.S. Adults Aged 35 to 44 May Have Drinking Problem
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Adults in their mid-30s to 40s are drinking too much too often, according to survey results released by the American Osteopathic Association. The Harris Poll conducted the online survey from March 25 to March 27, 2019.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Health care workers are less likely to perform hand hygiene when they move from dirtier to cleaner tasks, according to a study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Rates of hospitalization for stroke have fallen since 1988 for both black and white Medicare enrollees, while black men and women have had greater improvements in 30-day mortality after stroke, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children's Caregivers
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The overall burden of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is substantially higher than that of oral therapy for caregivers of children on prolonged antimicrobial therapy after hospital discharge, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Microbial Features ID'd for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Microbial and metabolic features can distinguish children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from controls, according to a study published online April 17 in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Emily B. Hollister,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- For older adults with hematologic malignancies, instrumental activities of daily living (iADL) dependency is associated with increased mortality and acute care utilization, according to a study published online April 4... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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About One-Quarter of Seniors Store Firearms Unlocked, Loaded
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The prevalence of mental health or memory loss indicators does not vary by household firearm ownership or storage practices among older adults, according to a research letter published online April 16 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Abnormal performance on the Romberg test is independently associated with longer duration of symptoms among children and adolescents evaluated within 10 days after concussion, according to a study published online April... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Commonly held sleep myths have a questionable evidence base, according to a study published online April 16 in Sleep Health. Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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AI Can Identify Model of Cardiac Rhythm Device From Chest X-Ray
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- A neural network can accurately identify the manufacturer and model group of a cardiac rhythm device from a chest radiograph, according to a study published online March 27 in the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. James... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Older adults (aged ≥75 years) undergoing antihypertensive treatment with systolic blood pressure (SBP)>150 mm Hg have less cognitive decline than those with SBP
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Mixed Effects Observed for Workplace Wellness Program
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- A workplace wellness program improves certain self-reported health behaviors but does not impact clinical measures of health or health care spending, according to a study published in the April 16 issue of the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Elevated Lead Level Screening
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has determined that the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic young children and pregnant women cannot be ascertained. This... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in Women
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the sale of all pelvic mesh products. " In order for these mesh devices to stay on the market, we determined that we needed evidence that they worked... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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American College of Physicians, April 11-13
The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April 11 to 13 in Philadelphia and attracted more than 6,000 participants from around the world, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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