Gluten Intake, Celiac Disease Linked in Genetically Predisposed

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

Internet Self-Referrals Aid in Diagnosis of Rare Inherited Kidney Disease

Twenty-four percent of direct family referrals to specialist center had positive genetic testing

Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles

It is not known if she was infected with measles on a flight, in New York, or in Israel

Radial Artery Access Used for Neuroendovascular Procedures

Data examined from 233 consecutive cases performed via transradial access at a single institution

Postoperative Opioid Rx Size Down After Guideline Release

No change seen in satisfaction or pain scores despite reductions in prescription size, opioid use

Evidence Supports Meds Used for Pain Relief in Pediatric Migraine

But evidence insufficient to assess impact of many treatments to reduce headache frequency in youth

Antiarrhythmic Drugs May Up Fall Injuries in Older A-Fib Patients

Risk for fall-related injury and/or syncope higher for antiarrhythmic drug alone, with rate-lowering drug

AI Assists in Reading of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Images

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

Low Muscle Mass in the Arms, Legs Tied to Mortality in Elderly

Muscle mass more predictive of mortality than visceral fat, total fat in older women

Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Risk for Suicide in Veterans

Degree of severity can influence link between TBI and risk for suicide, risk for suicide by firearm

Impulsivity Lower When Children Meet Sleep, Screen Time Guides

Children who meet sleep and recreational screen time recommendations have lower impulsivity

Adult Weight Gain Likely Explains Link Between Parity, T2DM Risk

Risk for diabetes among postmenopausal women can be reduced by preventing adult weight gain

Seniors With Dementia at Home Have More Medical Needs

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

Methylphenidate Tx Tied to Brain Changes in Boys With ADHD

White matter changes seen after four months of MPH versus placebo in boys, but not men, with ADHD

General, Abdominal Adiposity Linked to Mortality in Mexicans

Waist circumference strongly linked to mortality even after adjustment for BMI, hip circumference

Comorbid CVD May Up Mortality With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Seniors with preexisting cardiovascular diseases have higher risk for short-term mortality with AA, ENZ

Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

2014 to 2018 saw increase of 1,393 percent from 0.007 to 0.104 percent of all medical claim lines

USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Illicit Drug Use

Evidence inadequate to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescents

‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ Is No Miracle Cure, FDA Warns

When mixed, the solution develops into a dangerous bleach

Doctors Say New Drugs ‘Cured’ Two Ebola Patients

The two drugs -- REGN-EB3 and mAb-114 -- are monoclonal antibodies that block Ebola

Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Lower Work Productivity Globally

Greater ED severity associated with worse outcomes for men worldwide

BP From Midlife to Late Life Tied to Risk for Subsequent Dementia

Smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume seen with intensive blood pressure treatment

Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults

Misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children, but not adults, associated with diabetic ketoacidosis

Coffee May Speed Up Recovery of Function After Bowel Surgery

Time to first postoperative bowel movement and length of hospital stay shorter in coffee drinkers

CVD Mortality Declines Are Slowing in High-Income Countries

In most recent years, CVD mortality rate increased for U.S. men and women, Canadian women

Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Care for Preemies Have Narrowed

Disparities have narrowed in specific care practices for African-American, Hispanic versus white infants

Ultrasound Aids IV Line Placement in Children

Findings showed success of first attempts in children with presumed difficult peripheral access

Hearing Loss Increases Risk for Dementia in Taiwanese Individuals

Findings suggest that hearing protection, screening, treatment may help reduce risk for dementia

Aspirin May Improve Liver Function After Embolization of HCC

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

Adjuvant RT May Cut Recurrence in Some With Prostate Cancer

Adjuvant radiotherapy after surgery may prolong biochemical recurrence-free survival

Psychotherapy Alone First Line of Treatment for Depressed Youth

Adding fluoxetine to cognitive behavioral therapy did not further reduce depressive symptoms

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

Perfusion Assessment Key for Critical Limb Ischemia Diagnosis

Emerging technologies may improve diagnosis and management for critical limb ischemia

One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

Survey shows that taking extra shifts is one strategy to help doctors pay off medical school debt

EPA Will Not Approve Warning Labels for Glyphosate

Last year, Roundup maker Monsanto obtained court order blocking the warning labels

New Ebola Drugs Highly Effective, Might Shorten Outbreak in Africa

The treatments, REGN-EB3 and mAb-114, are both monoclonal antibodies

Use of Technology Now Included in Standards of Diabetes Care

Use of an intermittently scanned CGM can be considered as substitute to SMBG for adults

Adherence to Surgical Guidelines Low for Salpingo-Oophorectomy

Gynecologic oncologists more likely to fully adhere to surgical protocol than ob-gyns

Prescription Drug Misuse Common in High Schoolers

44 percent of high school seniors who misuse prescription drugs have multiple drug sources

Few at Risk for Diabetes Report Being Informed by Provider

Many individuals with elevated glucose levels are unaware of their heightened diabetes risk

AI Tool Discerns Lung Cancer Outcomes From Imaging Reports

Deep natural language processing used to detect presence of lung cancer and treatment response

Unused Pharmaceuticals Common After Cataract Surgery

Study shows both financial, environmental costs to unused pharmaceuticals across surgical sites

Vitamin D Tied to Falls, Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Disease

No association seen between bone mineral density, vitamin D in patients with Parkinson disease

Red Meat Consumption May Up Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer

Findings from prospective cohort study of sisters or half-sisters of women diagnosed with breast cancer

Giant Cell Arteritis Occurs at Similar Rate in Blacks, Whites

Biopsy-proven GCA occurs more often in women versus men, but not in white versus black patients

No Evidence for Benefits of Opioids After Pediatric Tonsillectomy

Perioperative opioid fills linked to risk of return visit for constipation but not pain, dehydration or hemorrhage

Sleep Apnea Traits May Predict Response to Oral Appliance Tx

Response more likely with favorable nonpharyngeal traits, moderate pharyngeal collapsibility

Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

Having a health savings account can mitigate the impact of the high-deductible health plan

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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

Nurse-Led Quality Initiative Cuts Hypoglycemia in ICU Patients

Percentage of patients experiencing hypoglycemia decreased for those without, with diabetes

Worse Cancer Outcomes for Elderly HIV-Infected Patients

Significantly higher rates of relapse or death for HIV-infected men with prostate cancer, women with breast cancer

Excess Caffeine May Be a Trigger for Episodic Migraine Headaches

Three or more servings of caffeinated beverages associated with higher odds for headache that day

High Temps May Up Admissions, Deaths in End-Stage Renal Disease

Heterogeneity in risk observed according to geographic region

Endometriosis Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Association seen between endometriosis and pregnancy loss, hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes

Method to Calculate Central Line Infections Flawed

Counting multiple concurrent central lines may help account for hospitals with patients with higher acuity of care

HbA1c, BMI Linked to Stillbirth Risk in Women With Diabetes

About one-third of stillbirths occur at term, with highest rates at week 38 and 39 for T1DM and T2DM

Ulcerative Colitis Outcomes Similar for Smokers, Nonsmokers

No significant difference in rates of flares, thiopurine use, hospitalization for persistent smokers, quitters

ADHD May Increase Risk of Premature Death

Psychiatric comorbidity plays key role for all-cause and cause-specific associations with death in adults

Major Surgery Linked to Lasting Change in Cognitive Trajectory

Major surgery on average tied to additional decline equivalent to less than five months of cognitive aging

Better CV Health in Midlife Tied to Reduced Dementia Risk Later

Lower risk of dementia with higher Life Simple 7 cardiovascular health score, measured at age 50 years

Fluoride Exposure Tied to Kidney, Liver Function Changes in Youth

Increase in plasma fluoride linked to lower eGFR, higher serum uric acid, lower blood urea nitrogen

Persistent Inflammation After Sepsis Linked to Higher Mortality

Persistent inflammation, immunosuppression linked to increased mortality and readmission after discharge

Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain

Young colorectal cancer patients more often present via emergency; have lowest percentage early-stage cancer

NSAIDs Contribute to Increased CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

Considerable proportion of increased CHF, IHD, and stroke risk mediated by NSAID use

Hematological Malignancy Risk Up for First-Degree Relatives

Increased familial relative risks for the same tumor type for most hematological malignancies

Warnings Issued to Companies Illegally Selling E-Liquid, Hookah Products

FDA says companies are selling products without required marketing authorization

Medicare to Cover CAR-T Therapy for Leukemia, Lymphoma

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy boosts a patient's own immune cells

FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers

Agency encourages continued submission of reports related to seizures following e-cigarette use

Breast Cancer Surgery + Another Procedure Ups Complications

Findings for women undergoing additional plastic or gynecological procedure at time of breast cancer surgery

In 2018, 2,813 Cases of Domestic Arbovirus Reported in U.S.

94 percent of cases caused by West Nile Virus; 63 percent of these classified as neuroinvasive disease

Children With Type 1 Diabetes Have Poorer Educational Outcomes

Findings more pronounced in children with higher mean HbA1c

Rate of Dual Burden 37 Per 10,000 Births in California

Significant predictors of dual burden of preterm birth, severe maternal morbidity include smoking, HTN

At-Home Support Helps Stroke Patients Adjust After Hospitalization

Home-based support network includes social work case managers and online resources

Completion Rates of Recommended Vaccines Lower for Preemies

Rate of completion lower for seven-vaccine series by 19 months and 36 months of age

Recommendations Developed for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Interventions producing sustained weight loss of 25 to 30 percent of body weight recommended

Plant-Based Diets May Lower CV Disease, Deaths in Middle-Aged

Association also found for reduction in all-cause mortality but not incident cardiovascular disease

Common Therapy for Obstetric Cholestasis Found Ineffective

Treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid versus placebo yielded no significant difference in outcome

Addition of Sotagliflozin for T1DM Alters Renal Hemodynamics

Addition of SOTA tied to reductions in estimated glomerular filtration rate, blood pressure

Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States

Trends similar to 65- to 84-year age group, but risk elevated for some cancers, diagnosis at later stages

Recent Stressful Life Events Linked to Later Verbal Memory Decline

Link found for women, but not men, with stressful events within last year, but not more remote stresses

New Score Predicts Risk for VTE in Those With Multiple Myeloma

New IMPEDE VTE score outperforms International Myeloma Working Group/NCCN guidelines

Patient Who Caught Legionnaires’ Disease at Atlanta Hotel Dies

There are 11 other diagnosed cases of the disease and 61 probable cases

FDA: Approval of Zolgensma Was Based on Manipulated Data

Despite inaccurate data, FDA says it is 'confident that Zolgensma should remain on the market'

Phone Consults Grow Mental Health Service Access for Children

Statewide programs let primary care doctors consult with child psychiatrists about urgent patient issues

Strong SSRI May Be Tied to Small Decrease in Ischemic Stroke Risk

Rate of myocardial infarction similar with current use of strong, weak selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Nurse Intervention Using Tech May Improve PID Care in Youth

Young women enrolled in TECH-N more likely to have decreases in N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis

Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

22 percent of increased total spending due to higher per-unit cost of existing drugs

Bone Health Management Key in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Working group reviewed bone complications to form recommendations for management of bone health

Children With ADHD Have Differences in Part of Brain Controlling Movement

Children with ADHD exhibit impaired stop cues and reduced engagement

Infant Suffocation Deaths in Bed Increased From 1996 to 2016

Rates higher for non-Hispanic black infants versus whites, although risk factors the same

Ranking for Abdominal Surgeries Not Linked to Patient Outcomes

Serious morbidity, in-hospital mortality similar for laparoscopic sx at top-ranked, nonranked hospitals

Low Specificity Limits Use of Focused Cardiac Ultrasonography

FoCUS may help rule out ventricular dysfunction, valvular disease in low-risk patients

Lifestyle Counseling Frequency, CV Outcomes Linked in Diabetes

More frequent counseling tied to lower incidence of death, CV events in adults with diabetes

Reporting of Results Often Biased in Psychiatry, Psychology Trials

Fifty-six percent of trials had spin in abstract; no correlation seen for industry funding with spin

Transdermal Optical Imaging Shows Promise for Measuring BP

Models could predict systolic, diastolic, pulse pressure within 5 ± 8 mm Hg of reference measurements

Vaccination Does Not Up Risk for Developing Multiple Sclerosis

Odds of MS lower in participants with vaccination, especially for influenza, tick-borne illness

DNA Methylation Classifier Predicts Progression in CIN2

For regression versus progression outcome, highest AUC was 0.735 for combination of S5, cytology

High-Intensity Lipid Lowering May Aid Very Elderly After ACS

Benefit of simvastatin-ezetimibe combo after acute coronary syndrome greatest for patients ≥75 years

Poor Pneumonia Outcomes Tied to Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics

Poor outcomes include higher mortality, longer hospital stay, and greater risk for C. difficile infection

USPSTF Reaffirms Recs Against Screening for Pancreatic Cancer

Potential benefits of screening do not outweigh potential harms in asymptomatic adults

Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Infant Development

Higher neuromotor scores seen in infants at 1 month of age

2012 to 2018 Saw Substantial Rise in Naloxone Dispensing

Regional variation in naloxone dispensing considerable; rates lowest in most rural counties

Guidance Issued for Research Use of Cardiac MRI After MI

Index CMR should be performed five ± two days after reperfusion

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Tied to Poor Sleep Quality

Patients take longer to fall asleep, use more sleep aids, have more fatigue

Risk for Cardiovascular Deaths Increased With Hip, Knee OA

No increased mortality found for most causes of death

Study Explores Dose Ranges for Efpeglenatide in Early T2DM

Safety profile consistent with other long-acting glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists

Overweight, Obesity May Up Early Mortality Risk in Pediatric ALL

But no correlation seen for overweight or obesity with early relapse in cohort of Mexican children with ALL

BP, Waist Circumference, Lipids Should Be Measured Regularly

Lifestyle management should be priority for prevention of ASCVD, T2DM in patients at metabolic risk

Childhood Physical Activity Improves Lung Function for Adolescent Girls

Association not observed for boys; authors say high prevalence of physical inactivity 'worrying'

Machine Learning Algorithms Can Classify Surgical Expertise in VR Simulation

Participants were classified by level of expertise with 90 percent accuracy, using six parameters

More Social Contact at Age 60 Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

More frequent social contact during midlife linked to better subsequent cognitive trajectory

Education Emphasized in Guidelines on Sudden Hearing Loss

Patients should be educated about condition, benefits and risk of medical interventions

Vaping Likely to Blame for 14 Hospitalizations in Two States

Patients had severe respiratory symptoms; vaping the only apparent link between the cases

Risk for Mental Health Disorders Up for Adults With Cerebral Palsy

Prevalence of some mental health disorder categories higher with CP, neurodevelopmental disorders

Electric Fans Help in Hot, Humid Conditions but Not Hot, Dry Ones

In very hot, dry conditions, fan use worsened rectal temperature, heart rate, whole-body sweat rate

Neuropathology Tied to Dementia ID’d in Football Players Who Had CTE

White matter rarefaction, arteriolosclerosis, DLFC NFTs linked to dementia in football players with CTE

Professional Coaching Can Reduce Emotional Exhaustion for Doctors

Emotional exhaustion, rates of overall burnout decreased, while quality of life increased

Risk for Developing Frailty High in Older Adults

Incidence rates vary by sex, diagnostic criteria, and country income level

Age-Adjusted Drug Overdose Death Rate Higher in Urban Counties

Rates of age-adjusted death higher in urban counties for men; higher in rural counties for women

Estrogen Preps Differ in Effects on Heart Fat Deposits

Increase in epicardial adipose tissue less likely with oral conjugated equine estrogens in early menopause

Discontinuing Statins Linked to Cardiac Admissions in Elderly

Admission risk for any cardiovascular event up with discontinuation among previously adherent seniors

Complementary Infant Feeding Guidelines May Lead to Overfeeding

Halving breast milk, feeding per guideline resulted in overweight between 9 and 11 months for three guidelines

Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

Review shows evidence that brand-brand competition was mediated by quality of competing drugs

Psychologic Distress Linked to Cervical Cancer Mortality

Risk up with diagnosis of stress-related disorders or an occurrence of stressful life events around diagnosis

Plasma Assay Promising for Diagnosis of Early Alzheimer Disease

Aβ42/Aβ40, age, and APOE ε4 status combination corresponds with amyloid PET with AUC of 0.94

AI-Enabled ECG During Normal Sinus Rhythm Identifies A-Fib

Atrial fibrillation identified with a single AI-enabled ECG during normal sinus rhythm with AUC of 0.87

Compliance With Meds Falters With Age in Youth Born With HIV

Prevalence of nonadherence increased from preadolescence to late adolescence/young adulthood

Mediterranean Eating Plan May Help Keep T2DM Patients Off Meds

Med-EatPlan plus extra virgin olive oil linked to lower risk for starting first glucose-lowering medication

U.S. Air Force Orders Day Off Training to Focus on Suicide Epidemic

Air Force reports 30 more suicides among airmen so far this year compared with the same time last year

0.49 Percent of U.S. Population Reports Current Sesame Allergy

Overall, 81.6 percent of patients with convincing sesame allergy reported at least one additional food allergy

U.S. Hospital Patients Receive More Opioids Versus Other Countries

Patients' perceptions of pain, pain medication may affect prescribing practices

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First Ebola Transmission in Congo City of Goma Reported

Rwanda has closed its border with Congo due to the Ebola outbreak

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July 2019 Briefing – Surgery

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Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

Plan will start by exploring options for importing certain prescription drugs to lower costs for Americans

July 2019 Briefing – Diabetes & Endocrinology

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July 2019 Briefing – Urology

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Transmission Risks Up for HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users

HIV-positive injection drug users often have detectable viral load, participate in risky behaviors

July 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

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July 2019 Briefing – Internal Medicine

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July 2019 Briefing – Gastroenterology

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July 2019 Briefing – Critical Care

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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

July 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

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July 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

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Ibrutinib-Rituximab Beats Chemoimmunotherapy for CLL

Progression-free, overall survival improved in the ibrutinib-rituximab group at three years

July 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

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July 2019 Briefing – Otolaryngology

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Infant Mortality Rates Highest for Non-Hispanic Blacks

Infant mortality rate higher for infants of non-Hispanic black versus non-Hispanic white, Asian, Hispanic women

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Transfusion Reactions Up With Postpartum Blood Transfusion

Preeclampsia the single most important risk factor for transfusion reactions in this patient population

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Early Menarche Linked to Risk for T2DM in Rural Chinese Women

Risk for diabetes increased for early menarche group; association partially mediated by adult BMI

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Dietary Vitamin A Intake Tied to Reduced Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Cutaneous SCC risk reduced for highest versus lowest quintile of vitamin A, retinol, some carotenoids

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Asthma Negatively Impacts Work Productivity Worldwide

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

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One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Sufficient in Certain Situations

One dose compared with two or three doses in preventing cervical precancer in high-coverage settings

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Brain Aneurysm Risk Examined in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Aneurysms detected by presymptomatic screening, more frequent in those with hypertension, smoking

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Recommendations Decreased for Cough, Cold Medicine in U.S.

Recommendations for opioid-containing, nonopioid cough and cold medicines reduced in pediatric population

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Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes

Leapfrog report says lack of hospital, surgeon volume poses safety risk to patients

Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

Study seeks to recruit up to 45 adults with severe sickle cell disease

10.6 Percent of Seniors Estimated as Current Binge Drinkers

Prevalence of binge drinking higher for non-Hispanic African-Americans, tobacco users, cannabis users

U-Shaped Association Found for Hemoglobin Level, Dementia Risk

Similar correlations seen with structural connectivity and white matter hyperintensity volume on brain MRI

Biologic Tx for Psoriasis May Reduce Coronary Inflammation

Findings indicated by perivascular fat attenuation index, as measured by coronary CT angiography

Hot Pavement Can Burn Feet in Seconds

More education needed to warn of burn risk from hot pavement, particularly as temps exceed 100

Having a Partner, Health Impact Postmenopausal Sexual Activity

For postmenopausal women, sexual activity was affected by partners' medical conditions, own health

Oral Semaglutide Reduces HbA1c, Weight in Patients With T2DM

Semaglutide has a safety and tolerability profile consistent with other GLP-1 receptor agonists

Likelihood of Trying Drugs for the First Time Higher in the Summer

U.S. teens, adults more likely to try illicit drugs for the first time in the summer months

Smoking May Limit Success of Embolization Therapy for PAVMs

Findings seen in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia undergoing pulmonary embolization

Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians

Residents with burnout had greater explicit racial bias, implicit racial bias scores after adjustment

Risk for Allergy Development Increased After Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use

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

Estimated U.K. Incidence Rate of Lyme Disease 12.1 per 100,000

If increase continues, more than 8,000 cases expected in United Kingdom by end of 2019

Moving House in First Trimester Linked to Worse Infant Outcomes

Residence change linked to low birth weight and preterm birth in all socioeconomic strata

With Standard Care, BP Control Still Worse in Low-Income Areas

Outcomes worse for some adverse cardiovascular events for participants in lowest-income sites

Preeclampsia History Increases Risk for End-Stage Kidney Disease

ESKD risk highest for women with preterm preeclampsia and/or preeclampsia in two pregnancies

Global Burden of Childhood Cancers Examined

Burden of childhood cancers disproportionately affects populations in resource-limited settings

New Opioid Rx Rules Coming for U.S. Employees’ Health Plans

New Federal Employee Health Benefits Program rules are meant to prevent overprescribing

$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case

In pay-to-delay deals, generic drug makers paid to keep cheaper version of the drug off market

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel

11 people with confirmed Legionnaires' disease attended convention at the hotel; no deaths reported

Oil, Gas Well Exposure May Up Risk for Congenital Heart Defects

Link especially strong for births to mothers living in rural areas with oil, gas activity

CDC: General Fertility Rate, Teen Birth Rate Decreasing in U.S.

However, from 2017 to 2018, increase seen in percentage of births delivered preterm and early term

Changes in Radial Pulse During Menopause May Reflect CV Risk

Age and body mass index, but not menopause, have significant, independent effects on systolic BP

Poll: Patients Want to Talk to Physicians About Self-Care

Physicians largely agree that self-care is an important part of health and well-being