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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

Risk for T2DM Increased With Use of 5α-Reductase Inhibitors

Increased risk seen among men using dutasteride, finasteride for benign prostatic hyperplasia

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

Trial Results Unclear for Benefit of Longer Hemodialysis Sessions

Intervention uptake not sufficient to assess impact of longer hemodialysis sessions on patient outcomes

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...

FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in Women

Remaining manufacturers have failed to prove the long-term safety or benefit of their devices

Canagliflozin Seems Effective for Patients With T2DM, Kidney Disease

Reductions seen in risk for kidney failure, cardiovascular disease with canagliflozin versus placebo