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Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Infections May Up Risk for Developing Sjögren Syndrome

Lung, skin, urogenital infections tied to increased risk for developing primary Sjögren syndrome

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery

Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

Individuals linked to about 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

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...

New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis

Scale identifies college students at increased risk for corticosteroid Rx, chronic fatigue syndrome

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent

Colchicine May Improve Obesity-Induced Inflammation

Pilot study did not show better insulin sensitivity but showed trend toward metabolic improvements