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National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

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

Increased Screen Time in Preschool Tied to Worse Inattention

Odds increased for reporting clinically significant externalizing problems, inattention problems

Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD

Reduced risk seen for primary composite renal end point event; more frequent fluid retention, anemia reported

Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

However, cardiovascular event rates are low, do not require a primary prevention strategy for all patients

Informational Film Improves Knowledge on Lung Cancer Screening

Mean objective and subjective knowledge improved; higher decisional certainty seen with film

FDA Approves First Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose

Product is also first generic naloxone nasal spray approved for use by people without medical training

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse

Compared with oral naltrexone, implant also improved HIV outcomes among those with opioid dependence

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

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

Short Hospital Stays After Lung Surgery Do Not Up Readmissions

Findings based on one- to two-day length of stay versus three to five days after anatomic lung resection

Conception by IVF May Increase Risk for Rare Childhood Cancer

Rate of hepatic tumors higher among children conceived via IVF