Private Equity Stake Rising Among Dermatology Practices

Annual acquisitions increased from five in 2012 to 59 in 2017; 34 more occurred through May 31, 2018

Dapagliflozin Improves Glucose Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes

Benefits observed without increase in time spent in hypoglycemic range

Recommendations Developed for Preventing Secondary Fractures

Coalition reaches consensus on guidance for patients 65 years and older with hip or vertebral fracture

Nutrition-Focused Program at Home Health Agency Beneficial

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

Burnout, Satisfaction Vary With Age, Sex Among Neurologists

Sex does not independently predict burnout, fatigue, overall quality of life after controlling for age

AMA, AHA Support Refresher Training for Measuring Blood Pressure

Broad support needed for providing BP refresher training for all roles of primary care health care providers

Events for Living Kidney Donors Mainly Occur After Two Years

Overall, 90.2 percent of the events that took place two or more years after donation were nonsurgical

Many Patients Excluded From Knee Cartilage Research Studies

Authors say trial results could be much more robust, reflective of patient population with greater inclusion

Machine Learning IDs Risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Classifier developed using EHR data identifies patients at highest probability threshold for FH

Early T2DM Diagnosis Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk

Highest excess risk for mortality, CV mortality, heart failure, CHD seen for T2DM patients diagnosed before 40

New York State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Governor says flavored e-cigarettes account for 68 percent of those sold in New York

Higher Waist Circumference Tied to Increased Risk for Dementia

Waist circumference more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than body mass index

Weight Loss Feasible Regardless of Psychiatric Meds Use

Weight loss amount similar for women taking and not taking psychiatric medications

Antipsychotic Rx Patterns in Children With ADHD Concerning

Mental health comorbidities associated with antipsychotic treatment in only half of this group

Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Tools offer clinical support for appropriate imaging, symptom assessment, patient education

Aspirin May Improve Liver Function After Embolization of HCC

Study suggests aspirin is hepatoprotective, improves survival by reducing liver inflammation

August 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

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Assessment Tools Aid Risk Planning at Nursing Homes

Residents with heart failure have higher rates of hospitalization, death, health instability

Endogenous Testosterone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted endogenous testosterone may have role in thromboembolism, heart failure, MI

AI Assists in Reading of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Images

Concurrent use of AI system improves cancer detection, reduces reading time and recall rate

ASCO: More Than One in Five Millennials Use E-Cigarettes

Most adults agree e-cigarettes cause cancer while more Millennials, Gen Z believe them to be harmless

Prevalence of TV, Video Watching High, Stable 2001 to 2016 in U.S.

Increase seen in estimated prevalence of computer use outside school or work for one hour/day or more

Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

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

Many Older Patients With AML Not Receiving Active Treatment

No active treatment more likely with older age, lower household income, unmarried status, comorbidities

Cardiovascular Mortality Lower With Medicaid Expansion

Lower cardiovascular mortality rates seen for middle-aged adults in states that expanded Medicaid

April 2019 Briefing – Psychiatry

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Preterm Birth Tied to Elevated Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Strongest correlation seen at ages 0 to 9 years; risk still increased at 10 to 19, 20 to 43 years

Adiposity in Early Old Age Tied to MRI Signs of Brain Aging Later

Higher BMI, larger waist circumference in one's 60s significantly associated with cortical thinning

Misuse of Rx Opioids Linked to Other High-Risk Behaviors

Prescribed opioid misuse strongly tied to other drug use disorders, illegal activity, psychological distress

No Link Found Between Teen Contact Sports, Later Mental Health Issues

Football players actually are less likely to be depressed in early adulthood

August 2019 Briefing – Pain Management

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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Elevated Lead Level Screening

Evidence inadequate to determine benefits, harms of screening for asymptomatic children, pregnant women

Asthma Negatively Impacts Work Productivity Worldwide

Findings based on international survey of patients using long-term maintenance medication

Early Adult Income Volatility Tied to Later Brain Health

Association found between income volatility, cognitive function, brain integrity

Thresholds Found for Unilateral Optic Nerve Lesions in MS

Intereye differences for retinal nerve fiber layer and macular ganglion cell + inner plexiform layer useful

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Often Used in CKD

Despite guidelines, placement of PICCs common in those with advanced chronic kidney disease

CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

25 people were hospitalized, including two who developed kidney failure; no deaths reported

American Heart Association, Nov. 16-18

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Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use Up in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Odds higher for HS patients with advancing age, ever smoking, history of depression, comorbidity

National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually

Long-observed demographic and economic factors expected to drive growth in health spending

Sex Hormone Levels May Impact Development of Asthma

Genetic evidence shows elevated SHBG levels may protect against asthma, mostly in females

CDC: Prevalence of Smoking Quit Attempts Unchanged in Most States

From 2011 to 2017, quit attempts increased in four states, decreased in two states

Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems

More children with autism spectrum disorder have sleep problems compared with peers

August 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

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March 2019 Briefing – Psychiatry

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Survival Poor for Elderly Admitted to Long-Term Acute Care Setting

Among older Medicare beneficiaries admitted to LTAC, more than one-third died in an inpatient setting

Gluten Intake, Celiac Disease Linked in Genetically Predisposed

Increased gluten intake may increase celiac disease autoimmunity, celiac disease in at-risk children

Hospitalizations With Psych Diagnosis Common in ESKD

Dialysis adults hospitalized with psychiatric diagnoses have higher risk for all-cause death

Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder

No increased risk of mortality, but increase in incidence of major complications

AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy

Regular peanut consumption after OIT, SLIT for peanut allergy provides continued protection

Mild Cognitive Impairment Incidence Higher for WTC Responders

Incidence increased with PTSD severity; prolonged exposure a risk factor for apolipoprotein-ε4 carriers

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Reaches Settlement in Opioid Lawsuits

Deal is said to be worth $10 billion to $12 billion; company will not admit to wrongdoing

New Lesions ID’d on Breast MRI During Treatment Likely Benign

New suspicious lesions detected on breast MRI during neoadjuvant therapy are more likely benign

One in Five Receive Opioid Rx After Cardiac Implant Procedure

80 percent had never taken opioids before, but nearly one in 10 sought a refill

Cardiac-Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes

Cardiac-specific index outperforms other indexes for predicting in-hospital mortality, length of stay

July 2019 Briefing – Pathology

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Statins in Childhood Aid Familial Hypercholesteremia Outcomes

Patients show slowed progression of carotid intima-media thickness, lower risk for cardiovascular disease

Cognition Declines Tied to Hearing Loss Begin Early

Cognitive impairment starts as soon as hearing becomes imperfect, suggesting need for earlier testing, treatment

Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes

Revascularization patients with T2DM and CKD more likely to experience a major adverse event

More High-Value Care Associated With Receipt of Primary Care

Increasing investment in primary care may improve value in the U.S. health care system

Endurance Exercise May Offer Vascular Benefit in Sickle Cell Disease

Increases in capillary density, functional exchange surface seen in microvasculature of skeletal muscle

CDC Releases Clinical Guidance on E-Cigarette Lung Injury

Guidelines highlight importance of asking patients about e-cigarette, or vaping, use in nonjudgmental way

Donepezil Ups Risk for Hospital Admission for Rhabdomyolysis

Donepezil linked to increased risk for admission with rhabdomyolysis versus rivastigmine, galantamine

Washington State Measles Cases Now at 48 Since Jan. 1

Thirty-four cases involved children ages 1 to 10; 41 patients not vaccinated against measles

Gout May Up Risk for Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

Gout more than doubles the risk for end-stage kidney disease

Group, Telephone, Guided CBT Treatment Effective for Depression

Individual and group CBT were significantly better than guided self-help in terms of acceptability

In STEMI, Biodegradable Polymer Sirolimus-Eluting Stents Superior

Stents superior to durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents for end point of target lesion failure at one year

Odds of Hay Fever Up With Very Early, Late Spring Onset

Odds of hay fever increased for start of season more than three weeks before or after normal onset

Soliris Approved to Treat Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

In clinical trials, Soliris reduced NMOSD relapses by 94 percent compared with placebo

Racial/Ethnic Variation Found in ED Destination of EMS Transport

Black, Hispanic patients more likely than white patients to be transported to safety-net hospital ED

President Pushing for Nationwide Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Details of plan to phase out flavored e-cigarettes from the market expected during the next few weeks

California Bill Targets Doctors Who Sell Fake Vaccine Medical Exemptions

Bill gives state the power to investigate doctors who grant more than five medical exemptions in a year

FDA to Hold First Public Meeting on CBD

Scheduled speakers will include doctors, consumers, and cannabis industry members

Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees

Black men and women have experienced greater improvements in 30-day poststroke mortality

Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have Increased in Teens

Increase from 2011 to 2018 among children aged 10 to 18 years mainly driven by girls

CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008

However, only about 50 percent of adults knew all five common heart attack symptoms in 2017

September 2019 Briefing – Pediatrics

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Outpatient Service Receipt Down After Medicaid Disenrollment

Decrease in likelihood of receiving any outpatient service among adults with mental health disorders

Dopamine Agonists Tied to Higher Risk for Psychiatric Events

Findings seen in large study of patients with restless leg syndrome starting dopamine agonists

Risk for Allergy Development Increased After Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use

Rates ratios increased with increasing age and were more prominent in women

AHA: Prescription Omega-3 Fatty Acids Effectively Lower Triglycerides

4 g daily EPA+DHA or EPA only effective and safe for use as monotherapy or in combination

Hormone Therapy in Transgender Women Ups Breast Cancer Risk

Transgender people on hormones, cisgender people should follow same breast cancer screening guidelines

2009 to 2016 Saw Drop in 30-Day Mortality Tied to Emergency Care

Adjusted 30-day mortality trend was −0.198 per year after adjustment for confounding factors

Antidepressant Effect Seen for Anti-Inflammatories in MDD

Review shows reduced depressive symptoms for anti-inflammatory agents compared with placebo in MDD

CDC: Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Dz Widespread

All 50 states, D.C. have implemented screening policies; data collection efforts have lagged

Nonprescription Antibiotic Use Seems Prevalent in the United States

Review shows prevalence varies from 1 to 66 percent depending on population characteristics

Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Differences between patients with AFM, other diagnoses include asymmetry of weakness

Dabigatran Does Not Beat Aspirin for Preventing Recurrent Stroke

Efficacy similar to aspirin for preventing recurrent stroke after embolic stroke of undetermined source

Use of Pain Reliever Tramadol May Up Risk for Hypoglycemia

Retrospective analysis of adverse events reported to FDA shows risk similar to that seen with methadone

Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients

Risk mainly due to preexisting cancers in dialysis patients, de novo cancers in transplant recipients

Most Students Receiving Spectacles Wear Them at Follow-Up

Poorer presenting visual acuity and improvement in visual acuity with correction predict spectacle wear

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

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

MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease

Test has been underused and represents less than 1 percent of stress tests, study authors say

Uptitration of Drugs Varies With Target Dosage in Chronic HF

When target is higher versus lower dosage, uptitration stops further from recommended dosage

Increase Seen in Multiple-Victim School-Related Homicide Rate

Firearm-related injuries accounted for 62.8 and 95.0 percent of single-victim, multiple-victim homicides

FDA: High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products

Products contain levels of lead and nickel at concentrations that exceed safe daily intake

FDA Labeling Restriction Quickly Reflected in Oncology Practice

FDA label change linked to decrease in immunotherapy use, increases in chemotherapy use, PD-L1 testing

Green Space in Childhood Tied to Better Mental Health Later

Authors say findings show importance of integrating natural environments into urban planning

February 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

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June 2019 Briefing – OBGYN & Women’s Health

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Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease

Correlation seen for infections after introduction of gluten; no link for adenovirus

Gastric Bypass Tied to Higher Fracture Risk Versus Gastric Band

Increased risk seen for fractures of the hip, wrist, and pelvis, regardless of age

Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030

Fifty-six percent of cancer survivors diagnosed within past 10 years; 64 percent aged ≥65

Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says

Agency has requested meeting with Walgreen Co. to discuss possible companywide violations

Risk for Suicide Attempts in Children Doubles With Parental Opioid Use

Opioids may be contributing factor to time trend in adolescent suicidality, authors say

April 2019 Briefing – Nursing

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CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

Total of 4,381 reports of adverse events during first eight months of use; 3 percent were serious

Targeted Therapy Promising for Rare Hematologic Cancer

Tagraxofusp seems effective for treating blastic plasmacytoid dendritic-cell neoplasm

Use of Watchful Waiting Up for Low-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer

From 2010 to 2015, use of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased in low-risk disease

Trainee Demographics Tied to Passage of U.S. Surgical Boards

White and single residents more likely to pass the American Board of Surgery examinations

February 2019 Briefing – Ophthalmology

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New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit

Survival benefit not seen with Stage 1 hypertension, only high-risk Stage 2 hypertension

12 Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Injury Described in One Hospital

Eight of the patients required ICU admission for hypoxemic respiratory failure, but no deaths reported

Hematology Experiences Linked to Hematology-Only Career Plan

Clinical, research, mentorship experiences in hematology influence fellows' career plans

Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes

Mean five-year change lower in Expanded Disability Status Scale score with early intensive treatment

May 2019 Briefing – Otolaryngology

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Overlapping Surgery Appears Safe for Common Procedures

No significant difference seen in in-hospital mortality, complication rates, but surgery length increased

Prenatal Exposure to OMT Does Not Worsen Neonatal Outcomes

Growth parameters similar to those for newborns of women with opioid use disorders during pregnancy

New Alzheimer Disease Drug to Be Submitted for FDA Approval

New analysis of study results suggests highest dose of aducanumab may help slow cognitive decline

Shorter ICU Rotations Cut Physician Burnout

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

Hurricanes Up Mortality Risk for Seniors With Diabetes

In the first month after Katrina and Rita, all-cause mortality spiked 40 percent among seniors with diabetes

Tissue Adhesive, Sterile Strips Similar After Cesarean Section

No difference seen between groups in risk for wound complications after closure of Pfannenstiel incision

Predictors of Recovery After Brain Injury Identified

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

Oral Aspirin Does Not Up FIT Test Sensitivity for ID’ing CRC

Sensitivity not significantly increased in aspirin versus placebo group at two cutoffs

Women Less Likely to Receive Treatment for Myocardial Infarction

Sex-specific thresholds for hs-cTnI ID more additional cases of myocardial injury in women than men

AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens

Pediatricians should provide education, prescription, and/or supply of emergency contraceptive pills for future use

Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages

Shortages associated with modest increases in price, ranging from 6 to 14 percent

Medication Nonadherence Common in Patients With T2DM

Urine testing shows nonadherence highest for statins in patients with type 2 diabetes

High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women

High-risk HPV-CVD association stronger for those with obesity or metabolic syndrome

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

CDC Boosts Efforts to Fight Congo Ebola Outbreak

So far, 3,004 cases and 2,006 deaths have been reported in the Ebola outbreak

Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers

Survivors have 14-fold increased risk for developing a solid subsequent malignant neoplasm

Flu Vaccine Tied to Better Long-Term Outcomes in Elderly ICU Survivors

Those who are vaccinated have lower risk for stroke, death in year following ICU discharge

Next-Gen Sequencing of CSF Improves Diagnosis of CNS Infections

Eight of 13 diagnoses made solely by metagenomic NGS had likely clinical effect, seven guided treatment

HIV Infection May Raise Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Risk similar to known factors such as hypertension and diabetes

Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause

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

Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure

Reductions in BP from exercise comparable but not as great as from medications

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days

Poll: Americans Among Most Stressed People in the World

Younger and poorer Americans driving new highs for reports of stress, worry, anger

Seniors With Dementia at Home Have More Medical Needs

Older adults living at home also more likely to be members of disadvantaged populations

Medical Scribes Up Productivity for Emergency Medicine Doctors

Primary consultations/hour increased, median length of stay reduced with use of scribes

Risk for Life-Threatening Infections Greater With Stress-Related Disorders

Hazard ratios higher with younger age at diagnosis of stress-related disorders, psychiatric comorbidity

U.S. Dentists Prescribe Opioids More Often Than U.K. Dentists

Dentists in the United States also prescribe a greater range of opioids, including long-acting opioids

Sublingual Immunotherapy Safely Desensitizes Pediatric Peanut Allergies

Extended therapy for up to five years safe, shows evidence of immune modulation

H. Pylori Infection Must Be Wiped Out to Cut Gastric Cancer Risk

Risk for gastric cancer tied to H. pylori infection higher in blacks, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos

Older Age at Puberty Linked to Lower Odds of Multiple Sclerosis

After adjustment for effects on adult BMI, correlation between age at puberty with MS was attenuated

Risk for Suicide Increased in Year After Cancer Diagnosis

Higher suicide rates observed for cancers with poor prognosis, including pancreatic, lung cancer

Study Looks at Risk for Bleeding in Percutaneous Tx of PAD

Major bleeding in lower-extremity peripheral vascular interventions tied to higher in-hospital mortality

Thyroidectomy Complication Rate Down When Surgeon Volume Up

Statistically significant decreases in complication rates, but absolute decreases were low

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

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

Beta Interferon Tied to Lower Mortality in Relapsing-Onset MS

Increased survival seen with more than three years of beta interferon exposure but not lower exposure

ASTRO Issues Guideline for Radiation Tx in Pancreatic Cancer

Evidence reviewed for radiation therapy in adjuvant, neoadjuvant, definitive, and palliative settings

June 2019 Briefing – Internal Medicine

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Four Clinical Phenotypes Identified for Sepsis

Phenotype distributions similar in derivation, validation cohorts; highest mortality for γ phenotype

Peripheral Nerve Block May Cut Opioid Use After Amputation

Peripheral nerve block helps improve pain control after major lower extremity amputation

Rate of Surgical Bailout Low for TAVR

Outcomes poor when unplanned conversion to open heart surgery needed during TAVR

Aspirin for Primary Prevention May Offer Net Benefit for Some

Subgroups with net benefit had higher baseline CVD risk, higher levels of most established CVD risk factors

Cocaine-, Psychostimulant-Involved Death Rates Increasing

Synthetic opioids driving increases in cocaine-involved deaths, less so in psychostimulant-involved deaths

Social Media Addiction May Harm Nurses’ Performance

Survey shows addiction reduces nurses' ability to concentrate on assigned tasks

Equivalence Seen Between Drug Classes for HTN Monotherapy

Thiazide, thiazide-like diuretics superior to ACEi; nondihydropyridine calcium channel blockers inferior

Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Up in Younger Adults Worldwide

In most high-income countries with long-term data, uptick in early-onset disease began in mid-1990s

October 2019 Briefing – Gastroenterology

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July 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

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Voxelotor Improves Hemoglobin Levels in Sickle Cell Disease

Fewer individuals in voxelotor group versus placebo group have worsened anemia at week 24

Childhood BMI, HDL-C Variability May Up Later-Life Diabetes Risk

Greater variability tied to higher risk, independent of mean levels for BMI, HDL cholesterol in childhood

Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1

Monthly long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine noninferior in two randomized controlled trials

Childhood Food Insecurity Tied to Poor Health Outcomes, Developmental Risk

But food insecurity for children 4 years and younger not associated with pediatric obesity, underweight

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Two-part guideline addresses diagnosis, evaluation, management of the chronic inflammatory skin disease

Exercising More Often May Lower CVD Risk in Older Adults

Maintaining, increasing frequency of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity level may reduce CVD risk

October 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Gestational Diabetes Risk

But no reduction seen in risk for adverse composite maternal, offspring complications with Med diet

Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Deaths Up Among Millennials

Recommendations to address issue include price strategies, investment in nonopioid, nondrug pain tx

Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures

Increased hospital market concentration tied to reduced quality in patient satisfaction measures

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

Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose

App has high sensitivity, specificity for opioid-induced central apnea, respiratory depression

Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function

Newborn lung function improved as measured by forced expiratory flow at three months of age

Patient Hand Contamination With Drug-Resistant Organisms Common

Link seen between patient hand contamination with resistant organisms and room surface contamination

Weight-Based Teasing Linked to Gain in BMI, Fat Mass for Youth

Teasing in youth with or at risk for overweight associated with greater gain in BMI and fat mass

Digestive Disease Week, May 18-21

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FDA Sends Warning Letter About OTC Drugs to Dollar Tree

Letter outlines corrective actions company needs to take, including ensuring they do not import impure drugs

Female Ophthalmology Residents Perform Fewer Procedures

Female residents perform fewer cataract operations, total procedures than male residents

Firearm-Related Pediatric Mortality Down With Stricter Laws

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

Having Affected Relatives Linked to Increased Alzheimer Risk

Increased Alzheimer disease risk seen with having affected first-, second-, or third-degree relatives

Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders Reliable in Toddler Years

Diagnostic stability was 0.50 at 12 to 13 months, increased to 0.79 and 0.83 by 14 and 16 months

Nonpharmacologic Tx Enhances Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns

Reduction seen in length of hospital stay and in use of medication to treat neonatal abstinence

Study Confirms Teratogenicity of Valproic Acid, Topiramate

Eight specific types of major congenital malformations associated with prenatal exposure to valproic acid

Functional MRI Patterns Indicate Consciousness, Unconsciousness

Brains of unresponsive patients mainly have pattern of low interareal phase coherence

Age, Race Impact Atherosclerotic Risk With Psoriasis

Increased risk for atherosclerotic CVD seen at younger age in African-Americans with psoriasis

ASN: Vitamin D, Omega-3 Do Not Benefit Kidney Health in T2DM

eGFR did not significantly change with supplementation versus placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes

January 2019 Briefing – Anesthesiology

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CDC: Recent Decline Seen in High-Grade Cervical Lesions

Vast majority of cervical precancer cases attributable to HPV types targeted by 9-valent HPV vaccine

Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen

Risk for proximal cancers low among patients without broad-definition anemia and/or abdominal mass

Insurance Plans Vary in Policies for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Plans often deviate from recommended criteria for coverage; some insurers categorically deny access

WHO: Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible

Smallpox the only human disease to ever have been wiped out

Heroin Overdose ED Visits Decreased From 2017 to 2018

Decreases not consistent across states, with significant increases in Illinois, Indiana, Utah

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

Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management

Guidelines address diagnosis, treatment, and overall clinical management of adult patients

Taxane + Platinum Feasible for Adjuvant Tx in Endometrial Cancer

Tolerability, survival similar to that for doxorubicin + cisplatin for postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy

Ibrutinib, Venetoclax Active in High-Risk, Seniors With CLL

Findings seen in phase 2 study of combo regimen for first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.

Increase in disparities in child mortality due to increased mortality in blacks