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Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Most adults with diabetes, including high-risk patients, seen by a primary care doc in previous year

Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up

Findings seen in patients with admitting diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, decompensated heart failure

Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines

Guidance is for physicians who provide sports concussion care from acute injury to return-to-play

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause

Risk for all stroke, ischemic stroke, CHD, all-cause mortality up with highest level of consumption

Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment

General anesthesia less than one hour does not seem to alter neurodevelopmental outcome at age 5

Most A-Fib Patients Have at Least One Identifiable Trigger

Triggers more commonly associated with family history of atrial fibrillation, less likely with CHF

Risk Factors ID’d for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Mortality

In older patients, risk factors include advanced age, DLBCL stage, Charlson Comorbidity Index

Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years

Second review shows 82.3 and 69.8 percent 25-year survival for total, unicondylar knee replacement

CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users

Substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seen in drug users, especially meth users

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Radiomic Prognostic Vector IDs patients with median overall survival of less than two years