People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Risk for heart failure and stroke particularly higher; risk for heart attack, atrial fibrillation moderately higher

Air Pollution Found to Accelerate Aging of the Lungs

Larger effects seen for people from lower-income households

Systolic, Diastolic HTN Contribute to Adverse CV Events

Systolic, diastolic HTN independently predict composite outcome with thresholds of ≥140/90 or 130/80 mm Hg

Novel Test Accurately Identifies Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts

Cyst classifier test is based on clinical and imaging features, genetic and biochemical markers

Pregnancies in Women Taking Isotretinoin Dropped Since 2006

Pregnancies reduced in women taking isotretinoin since iPLEDGE initiation in 2006, but exposure persists

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death

CDC Assesses Burden of Eye Disorders in Adults With Diabetes

Cataracts found to be most commonly reported eye disorder affecting adults aged ≥45 years with diabetes

Medical Marijuana Laws May Not Impact Opioid Use

No reduction seen in individual-level nonmedical prescription opioid use from 2002 to 2014

Safety Practice Violations ID’d in Septic Arthritis Outbreak

Multiple breaches included inadequate hygiene, unsafe injection practices, poor cleaning, disinfection

Novel PET Staging System May Help Monitor Alzheimer Disease

Positron emission tomography used to track stages of β-amyloid accumulation in vivo

Early EEG Helps Predict Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Comatose

Continuous background pattern at six or 12 hours an independent predictor of good outcome

Rituximab Noninferior to Cyclosporine in Membranous Nephropathy

Drug found to be superior in maintaining proteinuria remission for up to 24 months

Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol May Up Stroke Risk

Higher hemorrhagic stroke risk seen for individuals with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <70 mg/dL

Many Patients With Depression Do Not Need a Psychiatrist

With proper guidance, primary care physicians can screen, diagnose, and treat depression

Continuous Anticoagulants + Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior

Findings seen among patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants

Intranasal Sufentanil Cuts Acute Trauma Pain Treated in the ED

Larger studies needed to further assess safety of intranasal sufentanil

Subclinical Cardiovascular Dz May Up Fall Risk in Older Adults

Higher measures of subclinical myocardial damage, cardiac wall strain linked to new falls

Prevalence of Malignancy High in Takotsubo Syndrome Patients

Those with malignancy have higher long-term mortality but no difference in short-term outcomes

Age, Race Disparities Identified in Inpatient Portal Use

Inpatient portals used less by older and African-American patients versus younger, white patients

Menstrual Cups Seem Safe for Menstruation Management

Leakage similar or lower for menstrual cups versus disposable pads or tampons

Physical Activity Linked to Slower Aβ-Related Cognitive Decline

Exercise, lower vascular risk independently attenuate negative link for Aβ burden, cognitive decline

Man’s Award in Roundup Cancer Case Slashed by Judge

Judge said punitive award was too much and reduced it to $20 million

U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades

However, U.S. drug overdose death rate remains about seven times higher than a generation ago

Recarbrio OK’d for Complicated Urinary Tract, Intra-Abdominal Infections

Drug approved to treat patients with limited or no alternative antibacterial drugs to treat infection

WHO Declares Congo Ebola Outbreak Global Health Emergency

Declarations of emergency typically spur increases in global attention and aid

MS Relapse Risk Not Increased in Postoperative Period

Odds of postoperative versus preoperative relapse were not increased in unadjusted, adjusted analyses

Depression at Time of Diagnosis May Worsen Survival in Blood Cancers

Risk for death higher even with depression remission versus never experiencing depression

Racial Disparity Shown in Odds of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Odds of TNBC diagnosis increased for black, Hispanic, and younger women

Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants May Be Best for Early-Stage CKD

Benefit-risk profile superior to vitamin K antagonists for early-stage chronic kidney disease

CVD Risk Up in Later Life for Young Adults With High LDL or Hypertension

Young adult LDL ≥100 mg/dL tied to 64 percent increased risk for CHD, independent of later levels

Most Adults Favor Cutting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Overall, 80.6 percent of current smokers, 84.3 percent of former smokers favor cutting nicotine

Alirocumab Cuts CV Absolute Risk the Most for Those With Diabetes

Findings seen in prespecified analysis; alirocumab did not increase risk for new diabetes

HIV-Infected Cells Persist in CSF in Individuals on Long-Term ART

Cell-associated HIV DNA ID'd in CSF in nearly half of participants, tied to worse neurocognitive outcomes

Superior Outcomes Seen for Living Donor Liver Transplant

Living donor versus deceased donor liver transplant also yields less resource utilization

Cognitive Therapy Effective for Internet Game Addiction

Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy helpful for treating a range of internet addictions

Educational Handout May Increase Receipt of Child Flu Shot

Providing educational intervention in waiting room before pediatric provider visit may be beneficial

Flexible Family Visitation Policy Does Not Cut Delirium in ICU

For family members, anxiety and depression scores were significantly better with flexible visitation policy

Protocolized Sepsis Care Lowers Sepsis Mortality in NY State

Compared with control states, decrease in sepsis mortality greater after implementation of regulations

Colonoscopy Rates Increased in Those Aged 45 to 54 Years

However, 2000 to 2015 saw increased colorectal cancer incidence for ages 40 to 54

1999 to 2017 Saw Increase in Unintentional Injury Death Rates

Age-adjusted unintentional injury death rate increased 40 percent

Increase Seen in Foster Care Entries Due to Parental Drug Use

Number and proportion of entries attributable to parental drug use increased from 2000 to 2017

Risk for Arterial Hypertension Up With Air Pollutant Exposure

Residential exposure linked to AH, reduced HDL cholesterol for individuals living in multistory houses

Tool Uses Spine X-Rays to Assess Response to Osteoporosis Tx

Bone structure value determined by software tool significantly correlated with bone mineral density

Race, Neighborhood Impact Bystander CPR in Pediatric OHCA

BCPR less likely in races/ethnicities other than white

Etanercept Tx for Autoimmune Disease May Up Risk for IBD

Findings seen in patients receiving etanercept for other autoimmune diseases

Opioids Commonly Prescribed in Emergency Department for Gout

Diabetes, polyarticular gout, prior opioid use tied to increased risk for opioid prescription at discharge

Prepregnancy Surgery Linked to Risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Prescription opioids for postsurgical pain may lead to addiction that affects future pregnancies

Firearm-Related Pediatric Mortality Down With Stricter Laws

Lower rates of firearm-related pediatric mortality seen in states with stricter gun laws

Many Perceive Lack of Choice in Receipt of RAI for Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer patients who perceive no choice about radioactive iodine report lower decision satisfaction

Practitioner Empathy Has Lasting Benefit After T2DM Diagnosis

Risk for all-cause mortality lower for patients with practitioners with higher levels of empathy

E-Cigarette Restrictions May Up Combustible Cigarette Use

For dual users, restrictive regulations may result in increased combustible cigarette use, lower e-cig use

Congo Officials: First Ebola Case Confirmed in City of Goma

Case raising fears that Ebola outbreak in Congo could make its way into Rwanda

Company Reaches $1.4 Billion Settlement in Opioid Treatment Investigation

Settlement the largest in U.S. history in a case involving an opioid medication

Frequent Fried Food Intake Increases Risk for Coronary Artery Disease

Dose-dependent relationship seen in a large national cohort of U.S. veterans

Obesity Linked to Increased Risk for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Obese patients have significantly more relapses on first-line treatment with IFN beta, glatiramer acetate

Prenatal Opioid Exposure Harms Long-Term Child Development

Negative effects on cognitive, motor outcomes seen from age 6 months persist to school age

Standing Frame Program Can Up Motor Function in Progressive MS

Motor function increased significantly but not to degree considered a priori as clinically meaningful

Prescribing Fewer Tablets Can Cut Post-ACL Surgery Opioid Use

Prescribing fewer tablets with education session further reduces opioid use

Prolonged TV Viewing Tied to CVD Events, Mortality in Blacks

Risk for CVD events/all-cause mortality increased for TV viewing, not occupational sitting

CRP-Guided Testing Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations

Lower percentage of patients reported antibiotic use, received antibiotic prescriptions

State-Level Variation Noted in Economic Burden of Cancer

Lost earnings of $94.4 billion reported in the United States in 2015

CDC: Workplace Absenteeism High in 2017/2018 Flu Season

Peak level was significantly higher than the average during previous five influenza seasons

Erectile Dysfunction Presents Large Global Health Burden

Condition is risk factor for benign prostatic hyperplasia, cardiovascular disease, dementia

U.S. Health, Economic Burden of Uncontrolled Asthma Projected

U.S. teens, adults expected to lose about 15.46 million QALYs over 20 years due to uncontrolled asthma

Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to ‘Big Three’

Vascular events, infections, cancers account for 74.1 percent of high-severity misdiagnosis-related harms

Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities

Most common effects include agitation, tachycardia, drowsiness, vomiting, confusion

Feeding Examination Can Avert Surgical Frenotomy Procedures

After speech and language examination, 62.6 percent of infants did not undergo surgical procedure

Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area

Laboratory tests confirm rabies in a cat that scratched two cast members

Productivity Loss Sizable With Menstruation-Related Symptoms

More than 80 percent of respondents reported presenteeism with 8.9 days lost productivity per year

Risk for Leg Amputation Higher With Microvascular Disease

Risk higher regardless of microvascular disease location or other blood vessel conditions

Uncontrolled Diabetes, Hypertension Rates High in CKD Patients

Findings also revealed low use of statins among patients with chronic kidney disease

Awareness, Use of PrEP on Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

PrEP awareness increased by 50 percent overall from 2014 to 2017; however, use is still low

Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later

No differences seen in post-training patient mortality, readmissions, or costs of care

Oliceridine Studied for IV Pain Relief After Abdominoplasty

Findings published from phase III trial of patients with moderate-to-severe acute postoperative pain

Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Ups Bone Erosion Risk

Even two years of clinical remission does not protect against bone erosions

Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias

Biases associate men with careers and surgery and women with family and family medicine

Hospitalized Pneumonia Patients Often Get Excess Antibiotics

Vast majority of excess treatment occurs with antibiotics prescribed at discharge

High Social Stress Linked to Greater Bone Loss After Menopause

Each point higher in social strain tied to greater loss in femoral neck, total hip, lumbar spine BMD

Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks

Increase seen in percentage of patients free from pain, from their most bothersome symptom at two hours

PE, Death Not Reduced With Early Vena Cava Filter Placement

Findings seen in severely injured patients with a contraindication to prophylactic anticoagulation

Exposure to 2009 pH1N1 Vaccine During Pregnancy Seems Safe

Exposure to pH1N1 influenza vaccine in utero not linked to most pediatric health outcomes

Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

In prospective cohort study, consuming 100 percent fruit juice also tied to increased cancer risk

Elevated Systolic BP May Up Risk for Valvular Heart Disease

Lifetime exposure to elevated systolic blood pressure may increase risk for major valvular heart disease

Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

Rebates would have been paid directly to seniors in Medicare Part D program when they filled their Rx

Negative Cognitive Bias May Be Key to Depression in Active IBD

Emotional recognition bias may partially mediate the link between IBD activity and depression

Focus on Ovarian Cancer Surgical Volume May Not Be Best Metric

Minimum-volume standards could restrict care at many centers with better-than-expected outcomes

Galcanezumab Can Cut Frequency of Cluster Headache Attacks

Mean reduction in weekly frequency of cluster headache attacks greater with galcanezumab versus placebo

Mentally Stimulating Activities Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline

Activities included reading books, using computers, social or craft activities, and playing games

Lab Tests Show Experimental Ebola Treatments Effective

Remdesivir, ZMapp monoclonal antibodies both appear to block growth of the Ebola virus strain

High Sodium, High Fiber Both Increase Bloated Feeling

Findings based on patient reports, although effect greater in men

Osteoporosis Undertreated in Joint Replacement Patients

Nearly 25 percent of patients meet treatment criteria, but only 5 percent get prescription

New WIC Food Options Improve Maternal, Birth Outcomes

Improvements in high-risk moms and babies seen with modest improvements in nutritional content

High Incarceration Rates Tied to More Drug-Related Deaths

Findings based on U.S. county-level data, independent of opioid prescription rates

Two-Dose Course of Vaccine After HSCT Cuts Incidence of Zoster

Incidence of herpes zoster decreased during median 21-month follow-up after autologous HSCT

About 12 Percent With Ankle Sprain Fill Opioid Prescriptions

Among opioid-naive patients, 8.4 percent of those who filled an initial opioid Rx had persistent use

Risk for Cancer Higher in Those With Congenital Heart Disease

Twofold higher risk for cancer seen for children, young adults with congenital heart disease

CPAP Alleviates Depression Symptoms in Sleep Apnea Patients

In large trial and literature review, benefit seen for depression but not anxiety symptoms

Guidance Updated for Managing Infants at Risk for Group B Strep

Risk assessment should consider infants born at ≥35 0/7 weeks and ≤34 6/7 weeks separately

Two Algorithms Can ID Patients at Risk for HIV, PrEP Candidates

Algorithms use data from EHRs to identify candidates for preexposure prophylaxis

President to Sign Order to Improve Kidney Disease Care

Goals include disease prevention, switch to at-home dialysis, early transplants

Fewer New Measles Cases Reported Last Week in U.S.

A smaller number of new cases was reported than has been typical this spring

Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge

The rule, applying to any drug that costs more than $35 a month, was to take effect this week

Xpovio With Dexamethasone Approved for Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Drug combination approved to treat patients who have failed at least five other treatments

EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout

Receiving more than average number of messages linked to increased probability of physician burnout

CDC Updates Data on Cases Meeting Criterion for Acute Flaccid Myelitis

62 percent of reported cases of acute flaccid myelitis classified as confirmed

Increased Cancer Risk Seen in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Cancer risk up for MS patients versus non-MS controls, especially in respiratory, urinary, CNS organs

Simple Fixed Threshold IDs Those at Risk for COPD-Related Events

FEV1:FVC of 0.70 not significantly different from optimal threshold, better than LLN threshold

Food Insecurity Associated With Increased Insulin Resistance

Food insecurity also tied to measures of inflammation and stress in patients with diabetes

Adults With Cerebral Palsy at Higher Risk for Osteoporosis

U.K. study also shows association between CP and osteoarthritis when adjusting for other factors

Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway’s Obesity Epidemic

Rise in obesity since 1960s seen in both genetically predisposed, nonpredisposed people

In-Hospital Maternal Mortality Down in Pregnancies With Lupus

Mortality decrease greater in systemic lupus erythematosus pregnancies than in non-SLE pregnancies

School Performance Down With Adverse Childhood Experiences

Negative school outcomes reduced after adding protective factors into same model as ACEs

History of Liver Disease Does Not Impact Efficacy of Edoxaban

Patients with a-fib and history of liver disease more often had major bleeding but no increase in SSEE

Androgen Deprivation Therapy May Up Risk of Alzheimer Disease

ADT exposure linked to subsequent Alzheimer disease diagnosis among elderly men at eight years

LENI Flap Reliable for Nasal Defect Reconstruction

Lateral extended nasal island myocutaneous flap can bridge distances up to 1.8 cm

Early Nerve Transfer Enables Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Significant improvements seen in action research arm test, grasp release test 24 months postsurgery

Eye Drops, Ointments Sold at Walgreens Recalled

As a precautionary measure, Altaire is initiating the recall due to issues with product sterility

Operating Time for Hip, Knee Replacement Overestimated

Relative Value Scale Update Committee overestimates time for original, revision replacements

Consistent Time of Day Aids Workout Habit

Findings seen for adults who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease

Most had no significant effect on mortality, cardiovascular disease outcomes

Infective Endocarditis Prevalence 26 Percent in Patients With E. faecalis

Risk factors include prosthetic heart valve, community acquisition, monomicrobial bacteremia

45 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Some Doubts About Vaccine Safety

However, 82 percent of survey respondents see benefits to vaccines

New Staffing Data Source Can Improve Nursing Home Monitoring

Data source may help link nursing home staffing, resident outcomes

Survey Reveals Gaps in Opioid Rx Patterns of Orthopedic Surgeons

History of drug misuse, depression did not necessarily diminish hypothetical prescribing rates

Treating Depression May Reduce Mortality in Diabetes Patients

Mortality risk lower in patients with diabetes and depression who received antidepressants

Risk of Stillbirth Increases in Pregnancies Past 37 Weeks

Neonatal mortality steady from 38 to 41 weeks gestational age, significantly higher at 42 weeks

Early Warning Signs May Predate Eating Disorder Onset

Those with disorders have higher rates of other conditions, Rx years before diagnosis

Sexual Activity May Cut Disability in Men With Early Parkinson Disease

Active sex life linked to reduced motor, nonmotor burden and higher reported quality of life

Neuropsychiatric Morbidity Up With Synthetic Cannabinoid Use in Teens

Coma and/or CNS depression, seizures more common with single-drug synthetic cannabinoid exposure

Extended Follow-Up Supports Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening

303 the number needed to screen in extended follow-up of National Lung Screening Trial

Interventions Linked to Drop in Unvaccinated Kindergartners

California legislative, educational interventions tied to drop in kindergartners without up-to-date vaccination

Tanezumab Improves Scores for Pain, Function in Osteoarthritis

Improvements in mean WOMAC Pain, Physical Function scores for osteoarthritis of knee or hip

DOJ Asks Congress to Permanently Classify Fentanyl-Like Drugs

2018 temporary order that tightened controls on fentanyl-like drugs expires in February 2020

Mental Health Service Use Up After Campaign to Reduce Stigma

Findings show higher service use among people with suspected mental health needs

IL-6 Level May Predict Symptom Duration in Concussed Athletes

Interleukin 6 levels at six hours postconcussion are significantly associated with symptom duration

Male Students Affected More by Poor Diet in First Year of College

While poor diet, weight gain seen among both sexes, males show greater adverse changes

Most Adult-Use Cannabis Customers Use for Pain, Sleep Relief

Retail customers report decreases in prescriptions, over-the-counter meds due to effectiveness of cannabis

Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance

However, almost half of survey respondents have not taken antibiotics as prescribed in the past

Urine Biomarker Helps Classify Risk Level in Prostate Cancer

Urine-derived extracellular vesicle RNA provides diagnostic, prognostic information in prostate cancer

Adding Clinical Variables Aids in Lung Allocation for Transplants

New variables ID the sickest waitlist candidates with cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Image-Based Model Predicts Radiation Tx Failure in Lung Cancer

Higher rate of treatment failure for lung cancer patients with high Deep Profiler scores

Predictors of Recovery After Brain Injury Identified

Years after traumatic brain injury, patients still perform significantly worse on cognitive measures

Neurofilament Light Chain Levels Predict Stroke Risk in Diabetes

Adding NfL to predictive score, including race and Framingham Stroke Risk Score, ups C-statistic

Lack of Evidence for Treating Chronic Pain in Children

Evidence from 23 reviews could not be combined in meta-analysis; quality of evidence low

Regional Fat With Normal BMI Affects CVD Risk After Menopause

Higher percent trunk fat and lower percent leg fat linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

Disparities Identified in Access to Infertility Care for U.S. Women

Women with incomes <$25,000 less often seek infertility care than those with incomes >$100,000

I-131 Tx for Hyperthyroidism May Up Risk for Solid Cancer Death

Greater organ-absorbed doses may be modestly positively associated with risk of solid cancer death

Many Nurses Believe in Sedation for Comfort of Ventilated Patients

This is despite clinical guidelines calling for limiting sedation of patients on mechanical ventilation

Vermont Places 92 Percent Tax on E-Cigarettes

Sponsors of the bill hope the tax will help keep the products out of the hands of teenagers

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Life of Florida Woman

There are about 700 to 1,200 cases of necrotizing fasciitis reported each year in the United States

Anti-Vaccine Movement a ‘Man-Made’ Health Crisis, Scientists Warn

More must be done to combat false information about childhood vaccines being spread by 'anti-vaxxers'

Shorter ICU Rotations Cut Physician Burnout

Increased job fulfillment, decreased burnout seen for critical care physicians working seven-day rotations

Adverse Outcomes Up for Pregnant Women With Migraine

Increased risk for several neonatal, postnatal outcomes for offspring exposed to maternal migraine

Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges

18 percent of all ED visits, 16 percent of in-network hospital stays have at least one out-of-network charge

Self-Management Strategies Offer Limited Benefit in Epilepsy

Education-based approaches improve self-management behavior; psychosocial therapy approaches up QoL

Combo of Mental Disorders and Physical Illness Ups ED Visits

Mental disorders interact with physical multimorbidity to increase odds of frequent ED visits

In Utero Opioid Exposure Tied to Poor Outcomes Throughout Childhood

Adverse outcomes seen at birth and in preschool and school-aged children

Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation

More patients surviving to adulthood; management affected by scarcity of knowledge

Guide Addresses Medical Issues Relevant to Transgender Persons

Successful care environment includes clinician, staff training and inclusive practice policies

Statin Use Associated With Higher Incidence of Diabetes

Findings show statin use tied to higher HbA1c values, with longer statin use tied to greater risk for diabetes

Leisure-Time Physical Activity Linked to Lower SAH Risk

Protective association for LTPA persisted in all age, hypertension groups; was stronger for smokers

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Better UTI Monitoring Needed After Hospital Admission in Adults

Many healthcare-associated, community-onset urinary tract infections develop after being discharged

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Romosozumab Increases Bone Formation, Cuts Bone Resorption

Lower values for resorption end points at month two persisted to month 12, indicating reduced turnover

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Low Vitamin D in Early Life May Up Risk of Elevated Systolic BP

Persistent low vitamin D from birth to early childhood linked to higher risk of elevated SBP from age 3 to 18

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AI Model Better Predicts CV Risk, Mortality Using Cardiac Imaging

Vessel scores based on machine learning model that uses data from coronary CT angiography

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Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third

Findings observed for acute respiratory infection in emergency departments and urgent care centers

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High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels Can Predict MI Risk

Risk-assessment tool uses troponin concentration at ED arrival, dynamic change during serial sampling

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Metformin May Cut Mortality Risk in Post-Pancreatitis Diabetes

Survival benefit not seen with ever use of metformin for pancreatic cancer-related diabetes

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Calculated Tumor Area Has Prognostic Value for Melanoma

Calculated tumor area is a novel, microscopic feature and a two-dimensional surrogate for tumor size

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Most Grandparents Store Meds in Containers That Are Easy to Open

Twenty-nine percent of grandparents report using other types of containers for prescription meds

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Most Women Do Not Regret Genetic Testing Before IVF

Some level of regret is common, but women are overwhelmingly satisfied with decision

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Nutrition-Focused Program at Home Health Agency Beneficial

Nutrition-focused quality improvement program can reduce rates of hospitalization, health care use

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Model Can Predict Lung Cancer in Patient With Visible Nodule on CT

Combination of clinical and radiologic factors can reliably predict risk for incident lung cancer

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