Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief

One major challenge facing Hahn is the teen vaping epidemic

U.S. Will Have Three-Digit Number for Suicide Prevention Hotline

People will just need to dial 988 to reach a suicide prevention hotline

Factors Predict Adverse Opioid-Related Outcomes in Cancer Survivors

Demographic, cancer, and treatment factors can predict outcomes with high level of discrimination

Model May Predict Barrett Esophagus Diagnosis in GERD Patients

Model validated for prediction of Barrett esophagus, with eight features showing diagnostic value

SABCS: Breast Cancer Rates Opposite for Estrogen, Estrogen + Progestin

In postmenopausal women, breast cancer incidence down with estrogen alone, up with CEE + MPA

Antibiotic Exposure May Be Tied to Risk for Parkinson Disease

Link between exposure and diagnosis may be due to disruption of gut microbiota, authors say

Evidence Supports Use of High-Dose Aspirin for Migraine

High-dose aspirin safe, effective for acute migraine; low-dose aspirin can prevent recurrent attacks

Prenatal, Early-Life Air Pollutant Exposure Tied to Later Allergies

Exposures to candles, cats, environmental tobacco smoke at certain timepoints tied to allergies at 2 years

Moderate Physical Activity Tied to Lower Fasting GLP-1 in Men

In men, glucose-stimulated GLP-1 responses were higher for every hour of moderate PA performed

Nurses Not Getting Enough Sleep Before Work

Less than recommended sleep tied to lower quality of care, patient safety

Organ Transplant Does Not Worsen Prostate Cancer Outcome

No increase in cancer-specific mortality seen in men with prostate cancer who receive organ transplants

Mental Health Disorders May Affect Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes

Odds of favorable outcome after hip arthroscopy lower for those with psychological impairment

Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease Rising

Incidence and prevalence of NTM lung disease increasing across U.S., especially for women, older adults

Western Diet Linked to Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration

No significant association found between dietary pattern and incidence of any AMD, early AMD

Labeling Exercise Needed to Burn Food May Cut Calories Consumed

Labeling foods with the amount of physical activity needed to burn off calories tied to healthier choices

Few Child Care Centers Report Flu Vaccine Requirements

Having state influenza vaccine law for children predicted child influenza vaccine requirement

Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication

Of 130.5 million prescriptions in 2015, 18 percent had no documented indication

Potentially Nephrotoxic Meds Prescribed to Children With CKD

Potentially nephrotoxic meds prescribed at higher rate to children with versus without chronic kidney disease

1999 to 2017 Saw Drop in IBD Hospitalization Rate for Whites

Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis hospitalizations decreased for white, but not black, seniors aged ≥65

Cost Saving-Related Rx Nonadherence Found for 7 Percent With HIV

Persons nonadherent due to cost more likely to have visited ED, been hospitalized, not be virally suppressed

Non-HDL Cholesterol Levels Linked to Long-Term ASCVD Risk

Fifty percent reduction in non-HDLC concentration linked to reduced risk for CVD event by age 75 years

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SABCS: Long-Term Outcomes Good for PBI in Early Breast Cancer

10-year ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rates similar for partial, whole breast irradiation

One in Three Parents Report Skipping Doctor, Dentist Appointment

Parents unaware of impact socioeconomic factors can have on chronic disease

Facebook Asked to Remove ‘Factually Inaccurate’ Ads About PrEP

Ads are from law firms seeking litigants for class-action lawsuit against Truvada maker Gilead Sciences

Single Antidepressant Dose of Intravenous Ketamine Safe

No serious, long-lasting side effects seen for treatment of resistant depression

Access to High-Cost Targeted Treatments Varies for Lung Cancer

Patients treated at a National Cancer Institute-designated center more likely to receive these drugs for lung cancer

Exposure to PM2.5 Linked to Decline in Episodic Memory

Long-term PM2.5 exposure in later life mainly affects immediate recall and new learning

Survival Worse for Nonwhite Children With Hodgkin Lymphoma

Risk for postrelapse mortality 2.7-, 3.5-fold higher for Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks versus whites

Endovascular AVF for Dialysis Access Shows High Patency Rate

Cumulative patency rate was 92.7 percent at 24 months for proximal radial artery arteriovenous fistula

Fewer Blacks Use Aspirin Therapy for Primary Prevention of CVD

Low-dose aspirin linked to trend toward reduced risk for ischemic cardiac disease in whites, not blacks

SABCS: Addition of Tucatinib Ups Survival in HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

In heavily pretreated patients, adding tucatinib versus placebo improves overall, progression-free survival

Use of Pain, Sleep Drugs Ups Risk for Frailty in the Elderly

Findings show 95 percent increased frailty risk for co-use of sleep, pain drugs

2003 to 2017 Saw Increase in Deaths at Home, Hospice Facility

Greatest odds of death at home and at hospice facility seen for patients with cancer

Stroke Risk Up With Long Sleep Duration, Long Midday Napping

Also, risks for total, ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke increased with poor versus good sleep quality

Shortage of Applied Behavior Analysts Found for Children With Autism

Supply of ABA providers falls short of benchmark for 49 states and Washington, D.C.

Insurance Disparities ID’d in Diagnosis of Late-Stage Melanoma

Odds of late-stage melanoma up for individuals with Medicaid, no insurance versus those with private insurance

Use of Pain, Sleep Drugs Ups Risk of Frailty in the Elderly

Findings show 95 percent increased frailty risk for co-use of sleep, pain drugs

State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks

Outbreaks of preventable diseases linked to increases in proposed legislation to restrict vaccine exemptions

Aerobic Exercise May Slow Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Findings seen at one-year follow-up in older adults with cardiovascular risk factors, cognitive impairment

Trampoline-Related Pediatric Fractures Increased 2008 Through 2017

Significant increase seen in the odds of a fracture occurring at a place of recreation or sport

Many Pregnant Women Not Meeting Nutritional Guidelines

Women not meeting vegetable, cereal grain, or folate intake recommendations, iron and calcium requirements

CPAP Mask Helps Patients With Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Improved quality of life seen at three months in those receiving CPAP in addition to standard care

Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Patients With Psoriasis

Association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome differs by sex

Factors Examined for Time to First Rx for Biologic DMARD in RA

Longer time to receipt more likely with older age, male sex, greater distance to nearest rheumatologist

Household Cleaning Product-Linked Ocular Exposure Declining

Annual frequency of exposures decreased among children; highest rate seen for children aged 2

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018

Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes

However, no effect seen for lowering dementia risk in men with type 2 diabetes

Strength Training Tied to Less Weight Loss-Induced Bone Loss

Slower loss of hip bone mineral density, less bone turnover seen in older obese patients losing weight

Current Tobacco Use Prevalent in Middle, High School Students

Overall, 31.2 and 12.5 percent of high school and middle school students, respectively, reported current use

USPSTF Advises AAA Screening Based on Sex, Age, Smoking History

One-time abdominal aortic aneurysm screening recommended for men ages 65 to 75 years who ever smoked

Fresh Red Blood Cell Transfusion No Better in Critically Ill Children

Incidence of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome similar with use of fresh, standard-issue RBCs

U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care

Substantial proportion of U.S. doctors do not get timely notifications, information needed from specialists

Purified CBD May Help Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Those taking CBD versus placebo had greater reduction in seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex

ASH: AlloHSCT Feasible After PD-1, PD-L1 mAb in Hodgkin Lymphoma

Outcomes good for those treated with a PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitor before undergoing allogeneic HSCT

All-Cause Mortality, Cancer Incidence Lower for Adventists

All-cause mortality lower in Adventists versus nonsmokers in general population at ages 65 and 85 years

Model Predicts Six-Month Post-AMI Mortality for Older Adults

Variables in novel model include hearing impairment, mobility impairment, weight loss, health status

Fewer Cases of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture

Patients receiving true acupuncture have significantly lower least square mean xerostomia score

Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies

Diabetes-specific financial stress predicts engagement in trading, receiving donated meds, supplies

Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel

41.3 percent of MMR vaccination-eligible pediatric travelers received MMR vaccine at pretravel consultation

Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses in MS

Pooled summary odds ratio of 0.63 found for correlation of breastfeeding with relapse

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches

Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, herbs and supplements are most commonly recommended

Moderate, Severe Depressive Symptoms Common in Lung Cancer

Patients with severe depressive symptoms also report feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, traumatic stress

2012 to 2014 Saw 41,185 U.S. Patients With Skin Malignancy

Increase in flap reconstruction observed among patients with skin malignancy in head and neck region

Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Law

Law had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, will go into effect shortly

Rural Children Experiencing Higher Mortality Rates

Non-Hispanic black infants and American Indian/Alaska Native children particularly at risk

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions

Exposure to Air Pollution May Up Mortality After Heart Transplant

Estimated mortality hazard ratio 1.43 per 10 µg/m³ increment increase in annual PM2.5 exposure

Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit

Vaccinating women and men to age 45 years predicted to have high costs per QALY gained

ASH: PET Helps Tailor Therapy in Limited-Stage DLBCL

Most patients had negative PET scan and completed one additional R-CHOP cycle without radiation

New Cardiogenic Shock Staging System IDs Mortality Risk

Study is first to validate Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention system

Effects of Omega-3 Fish Oil Mixed for ADHD Symptoms in Youth

Supplements may not improve cognitive symptoms in youth who have high endogenous EPA levels

Many Patients Overestimate the Benefits of PCI

Study of the informed consent process reveals 60 percent of patients mistakenly believe PCI is curative

Duration of Diabetes History Tied to Higher Short-Term Mortality Risk

Long-standing diabetes linked to higher risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality

Receipt of Anticoagulant Rx in ED Linked to Use at Six Months

Findings seen in patients aged 65 years or older with atrial fibrillation who present to emergency department

Distinct Populations of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death ID’d

Two populations identified: sudden unexpected early neonatal deaths and postperinatal SUIDs

2007 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Incidence of Alzheimer Disease

Incidence varied considerably by region, ranging from 0 to more than 3 percent across population areas in 2014

Introducing Foods Early May Cut Development of Food Allergies

Factors ID'd in nonadherence, family challenges to early introduction, consumption of allergenic foods

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood

Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years

More Girls Admitted With Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Highest admission rate seen in southern part of U.S.; number of admissions highest for white children

CDC: All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury

As of Dec. 4, agency said it plans to only report cases that required hospitalization

Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years

Decrease due to drops in generic drug prices and slow growth in the cost of brand-name medications

FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin

No metformin recalls affect U.S. market at the moment

Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students

Number of rural medical students would need to quadruple to meet share of rural residents in U.S. population

Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise

Many of these injuries, particularly in younger patients, result from distraction while using cellphone

Cancer Tied to Higher Risk for Deadly Stroke

Cancers of the breast, prostate, or colorectum most commonly associated with fatal strokes

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

Health benefits occur rapidly, with benefit of smoking ban in Ireland starting at one week

Pharmacist-Led Interventions Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Interventions associated with drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, HbA1c

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens

Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later

Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer

E-Cigarette Smokers Have Increased Odds of Depression

Odds of reporting depression higher with increased frequency of use among current e-cigarette users

6.5 Percent of Adults Report Prescription Opioid Analgesic Use

Percentage using prescription opioid analgesic increased with age; use up for women versus men

Racial Differences Seen With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Outcome differences may be associated with inequities in clinical care, authors suggest

Permanent Hair Dye Use Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Significantly increased risk seen in black women; risk also increased with application of dye to others

Receipt of Surgery for Early NSCLC Varies by County

25 percent absolute difference found between lowest, highest surgery receipt-rate counties in Massachusetts

Early-Onset CVD Rate Up for Children of Moms With Diabetes

Rates of early-onset CVD higher for offspring of mothers with history of CVD, diabetes complications

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Twenty-three states have now reported cases, up from 19 last week; no deaths reported so far

Seven Deaths in California From Infections Tied to Black Tar Heroin

Nine people, aged 19 to 57, have been admitted to area hospitals with myonecrosis bacterial infections

Daily Cannabis Use Tied to Lower Illicit Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

Findings based on longitudinal study in Canada of people who use drugs and report chronic pain

Evidence Uncertain Whether Interventions Prevent Falls in MS

There are few studies, most of which are small trials and of low quality because of study methods

Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018

Measles vaccination averted an estimated 23.2 million deaths during 2000 to 2018

RSNA: Brachytherapy Treats Skin Cancer in Elderly Patients

Brachytherapy alternative to Mohs surgery in early-stage nonmelanoma skin cancers of head, neck

First-Line Osimertinib May Up Survival in EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

For previously untreated disease, overall survival longer with osimertinib versus comparator EGFR-TKIs

Playing Analog Games Tied to Less Relative Cognitive Decline

Findings based on assessment from childhood to older age as well as from age 70 to 79 years

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Underdiagnosed in Women

About six in 10 women experience obstructive sleep apnea during dream sleep, similar to men

Palm, Finger Temps Higher on Thermal Imaging in RA Patients

In all regions of interest, rheumatoid arthritis patients without active inflammation have higher temperatures

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors

Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors

Lower Breast Key Focus Area for Assessing Breast Aesthetics

Nipple-areola complex, lower breast are key focus areas for assessing breast aesthetics, symmetry

Deep Learning Models Can Help Interpret Chest Radiographs

Models developed to detect pneumothorax, opacity, nodule or mass, fracture on frontal chest radiographs

Mobile Stroke Unit Care May Reduce Time to Thrombolysis

Findings seen in patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke in a densely populated urban area

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care

In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care

Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems

Reductions seen in imaging, on-site obstetric services, on-site primary care

Ubrogepant Relieves Pain, Symptoms of Acute Migraine

More patients receiving ubrogepant 50 mg, 100 mg versus placebo report freedom from pain at two hours

Aspirin Use May Reduce Cancer, All-Cause Mortality in Seniors

Aspirin use three or more times per week tied to reduced all-cause, cancer, GI cancer, CRC mortality

New HIV Infections Remained Stable in U.S. From 2013 to 2017

Of the 1.2 million people with indications for PrEP in 2018, only 18.1 percent had been prescribed PrEP

Review: Teleneurology Feasible for Several Neurologic Disorders

Benefits seen for management of dementia, epilepsy, MS, headache, movement disorders

RSNA: Brain Changes Observed on MRI in Obese Teens

Pattern of damage seen in regions responsible for control of appetite, emotions, cognitive functions

About One in Three in ED for Low Back Pain Receive Imaging

Imaging use decreased from 34.4 percent in 2011 to 31.9 percent in 2016

Postpartum Opioid Prescription Rates Vary Widely by Hospital

However, providers within the same hospital tend to follow similar prescription patterns

Risk for Hodgkin Lymphoma Increased With Allergic Disease, Eczema

Associations attenuated but remained significant after adjustment for steroid use

Deportation Worry May Raise Risk for Hypertension in Women

Reporting 'a lot' or 'moderate' versus 'not too much' deportation worry tied to higher risk for hypertension

Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution May Increase Risk for Glaucoma

Higher PM2.5 concentration also associated with thinner macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer

Implant Survival Poor for Converted ‘Partial’ Knee Replacements

Survival significantly inferior for TKAs converted from UKAs compared with primary TKAs

T1DM May Up Progression of CAC During Menopausal Transition

Findings seen for progression of coronary artery calcium independent of other cardiovascular risk factors

ᴅ-dimer Test Adjusted to Clinical Probability IDs Low Risk for PE

Use of this diagnostic strategy results in reduction in use of chest imaging

Inhaled Cannabis Cuts Headache, Migraine Severity

Findings based on self-reports from actual medical cannabis users

Concussion May Up Risk for Suicide in High School Students

Self-reported sports-related concussion associated with risk factors for suicide completion

eBay Bans Infant Inclined Sleepers, Other Companies Urged to Do Same

Earlier this year, investigation revealed inclined sleepers linked to dozens of infant deaths

New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured

Expanding access to PrEP is key part of government's aim of ending nation's HIV epidemic by 2030

Decline in Adult Primary Care Visits Seen in 2007 to 2016

However, visits during the time were more comprehensive, involved more electronic follow-up

Digital Sepsis Monitoring May Improve Inpatient Outcomes

Systemwide implementation presents opportunity to improve care for patients who may have sepsis

Infancy Nurse Visit Program May Reduce Public Benefit Costs

Cognitive-related skills improved for 18-year-old first-born children of nurse-visited mothers

RSNA: Biennial Mammo Returns More Advanced-Stage Cancers

Annual mammography screening, used by most patients, yields smaller and less advanced cancers

Palmoplantar Pustulosis Confirmed as Orphan Disease

However, psoriasis frequently co-occurs in patients with palmoplantar pustulosis

Childhood Adversity Linked to Borderline Personality Disorder

Findings significant across adversity subtypes with largest effects seen for emotional abuse and neglect

November 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

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November 2019 Briefing – Otolaryngology

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Child Consumption of Sugary Drinks Down From 2003 to 2014

Decline seen across income levels, including SNAP participants

November 2019 Briefing – Neurology

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November 2019 Briefing – Nephrology

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Fracture Risk Increased in Adults With Atopic Eczema

Fracture risk up with increasing eczema severity, with strongest associations for spinal, pelvic, hip fracture

November 2019 Briefing – Nursing

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November 2019 Briefing – Pathology

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Holding Intubated Infants in ICU Found to Be Safe, Beneficial

No increase found in adverse events with holding infants aged <6 months intubated for respiratory failure

November 2019 Briefing – OBGYN & Women’s Health

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November 2019 Briefing – Radiology

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Risk for Hospital Admission Up With Short-Term PM2.5 Exposure

Admissions for new causes, previously identified causes linked to short-term exposure to air pollution

November 2019 Briefing – Hematology & Oncology

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November 2019 Briefing – Anesthesiology

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Federal, State Background Check Laws Together Cut Teen Gun Carrying

Significant reduction seen with NICS plus universal background check provision at the point of sale

November 2019 Briefing – Ophthalmology

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November 2019 Briefing – Cosmetic Surgery

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Improved Oral Hygiene May Cut Risk for Heart Failure, A-Fib

Frequent tooth brushing, professional dental cleaning linked to reduced risk for heart failure, a-fib in Korea

November 2019 Briefing – Orthopedics

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November 2019 Briefing – Geriatrics

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General Fertility Rate Declined in United States in 2018

Birth rate increased for women aged 35 to 44 years, decreased 7 percent among those aged 15 to 19

November 2019 Briefing – Pediatrics

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November 2019 Briefing – Pain Management

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Current Statin Use May Lower Risk for Lethal Prostate Cancer

Strong inverse association found for PTEN-null cancer but not for PTEN-intact cancers

November 2019 Briefing – Psychiatry

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November 2019 Briefing – Pharmacy

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November 2019 Briefing – Allergy

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November 2019 Briefing – Pulmonology

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Government Shut Down as Samoa Battles Measles Outbreak

As of Monday, 3,728 cases have been recorded; of the 53 deaths, 48 were children younger than 4

November 2019 Briefing – Cardiology

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November 2019 Briefing – Rheumatology

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Prediabetes Prevalent in U.S. Adolescents, Young Adults

Prevalence of prediabetes 18.0 and 24.0 percent among adolescents and young adults, respectively

November 2019 Briefing – Dermatology

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November 2019 Briefing – Surgery

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Obesity Mediates Response to Antiarrhythmic Drugs in A-Fib

Reduced response to sodium versus potassium channel blocker AADs seen in obese patients, mice

November 2019 Briefing – Diabetes & Endocrinology

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November 2019 Briefing – Urology

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Outcomes of Hep C Screening Intervention Examined

48.1 percent of baby boomers screened for HCV, varying from 19.8 to 71.3 percent by practice

November 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

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November 2019 Briefing – Internal Medicine

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Overall, 8.5 Percent of Suicide Acts in U.S. Are Fatal

Most lethal method is firearms, with 89.6 percent of suicidal acts with firearms resulting in death

November 2019 Briefing – Gastroenterology

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November 2019 Briefing – Critical Care

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End-Stage Renal Disease Patients at Higher Risk for Syphilis

Study shows incidence rate three times higher than that seen in general population

November 2019 Briefing – HIV & AIDS

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November 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

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Study Supports PSA Screening for Male BRCA2 Carriers

Further follow-up needed to assess benefit of PSA screening in male BRCA1 mutation carriers

Diet Pill, Laxative Use in Women Tied to Later Eating Disorder Dx

Odds of incident eating disorder diagnosis up with use of diet pill, laxative for weight control

Household Environment Plays Role in MRSA Acquisition

Frequent handwashing may reduce likelihood of novel strain introduction into the household

Cancer Patients Need More Info on Side Effects of Radiation Tx

37 percent of patients experience radiation adverse effects they wished they had known more about

U.S. Adults With ASCVD Report Skipping Meds Due to Costs

Age <65 years, female sex, high comorbidity burden independently linked to cost-related nonadherence

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs

Antimicrobial nonsusceptibility less prevalent in pediatric than adult health care-associated infections

Object-Related Aspiration Deaths Decreased Among Children

1968 to 2017 saw decrease in object-related aspiration deaths among adolescents and children

Outcomes Poorer With New U.S. Donor Heart Allocation System

Early observations show lower waitlist mortality but higher posttransplant mortality or retransplantation

Exposure to Psychoactive Substances Up From 2000 to 2017

Exposure to most substances decreased, but significant increases seen in marijuana, nutmeg, and kratom

Asthma Exacerbations May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes

Risk elevated for complications, adverse perinatal outcomes, early childhood respiratory disorders

Rates of Postoperative Mortality High for Frail, Very Frail Patients

Rates of postoperative mortality high across all levels of the Operative Stress Score for frail patients

Practice Organization Not Tied to Family Physician Burnout

Findings controlled for personal characteristics, practice organization, practice environment

Three Meds Equal as Second-Line Therapy for Status Epilepticus

Levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, valproate treat seizures unresponsive to benzodiazepine in children, adults

Fewer Interval Cancers Diagnosed With Supplemental MRI for Dense Breasts

Use of supplemental MRI results in diagnosis of fewer interval cancers than mammography alone

Continuous PPI Use May Increase Risk for Acute Gastroenteritis

Risk for acute gastroenteritis icreased for all ages combined and for those aged 45 to 64, 65 to 74, ≥75

Cancer Patients With Obesity Show Poorer Psychosocial Health

Among breast cancer and prostate cancer patients, scores for distress higher for obese than nonobese

Many Cancer Patients Interested in Pathology Consultations

Study finds patients have a strong interest in learning about their diagnosis

Longer PAP Therapy for Apnea Reduces Medical Visits, Costs

Increased therapy time for obstructive sleep apnea patients yields better results

New Screening Criteria Help Better ID Retinopathy of Prematurity

Use of criteria may substantially reduce the number of infants receiving eye exams