Most Stroke Survivors ≥50 Years Report Complete Mental Health

Odds of being in complete mental health up more than fourfold for those with at least one confidant

FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms

Agency is taking action to stop false advertising about thermography

June 2019 Briefing – Neurology

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1999 to 2016 Saw Increase in Suicide Rates Across the U.S.

Higher rates, more rapid increase in suicide rates seen in rural counties versus large metropolitan counties

Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP

Chest radiography ordered in 43 percent, antibiotics prescribed in 73.9 percent of community-acquired pneumonia visits

More Than 1 in 5 Young Men Use Disordered Eating to Bulk Up

Having a skinny self-image, exercising to gain weight may be risk factors for disordered eating

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 22-25

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CDC Opens Emergency Operations Center for Congo Ebola Outbreak

The virus has crossed the border from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to Uganda

USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screen in Pregnancy

No evidence seen for benefits of screening nonpregnant women or men for asymptomatic bacteriuria

Tourist With Measles Visited Southern California Attractions

No cases of measles have been linked to the girl yet

Risk for Allergy Development Increased After Gastric Acid Inhibitor Use

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

May 2019 Briefing – Pulmonology

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Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030

Meeting 95 percent targets for diagnosis, care retention, viral suppression could help curb epidemic

Patients Comfortable With Postoperative Telehealth Visits

Vast majority of plastic surgery patients said they would use telehealth visits again

Mammogram Benefits Seen as More Important Than Harms

Perception varies by knowledge of latest recommendations, date of last mammogram

FDA Approves Mavenclad for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Treatment indicated for patients with relapsing-remitting, active secondary progressive MS

FRAX Score Underestimates Risk for Fracture in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a risk factor for major osteoporotic fracture independent of FRAX score

Pediatric Flu Vaccine Guidelines Updated for 2019-20 Season

Any form of licensed, age-appropriate vaccine is acceptable, with no preferred formulation or product

FDA Issues Warning on E-Cigarette Liquids Resembling Cough Syrup

Products have labeling, advertising that imitate prescription cough syrup products

Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia

Sexual function improved for gabapentin vs. placebo, but still lower than among matched pain-free controls

Mammos May Not Benefit Elderly Women With Chronic Illness

Risk for death from other causes much higher than risk for breast cancer death with increasing comorbidity, age

Facial Involvement in Primary Headaches Occurs Infrequently

Facial pain reported as independent or additional symptom in 291 patients of 2,912 patient data sets

AACR: Surgery Tied to Improved Survival in HER2+ Breast Cancer

In addition to targeted medication, adjuvant therapy, surgery improves survival in stage IV disease

Observation Feasible Strategy for Some Eyes With Diabetic Macular Edema

In eyes with good visual acuity, no difference in vision loss found two years after initial treatment

Postop Opioid Rx Sevenfold Higher in U.S., Canada Versus Sweden

About 75 percent of patients in U.S. and Canada fill opioid prescriptions versus 11 percent in Sweden

Probiotic Sanitation Cuts Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals

Impact seen in lower use of antibiotics, costs tied to health care-associated infections

Guidance Issued for Systems of Care for Stroke Patients

Recommendations support educational initiatives to increase awareness, need to seek emergency care

Tuberculosis Rates for U.S. Children Are Low and Declining

Disparities persist by race, ethnicity, geography; incidence higher for those living in U.S.-affiliated islands

Interdisciplinary Care Pathway Helps Manage Frail, Elderly Trauma Patients

Significant decreases seen in delirium, 30-day readmission, but not complications

Taxane + Platinum Feasible for Adjuvant Tx in Endometrial Cancer

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

Menstrual Cycles More Varied Than Previously Thought

Tracking basal body temperature and other parameters improves accuracy of ovulation detection

Stimulation of Targets in Brain May Up Recollection in Seniors

Effects of stimulation were greater on fMRI recollection signals versus recognition signals

June 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

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Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes

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

January 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

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Peanut Patch Linked to Increased Responder Rate in Children

Statistically significant increase seen in proportion of responders for peanut-allergic children aged 4 to 11

Drinking Soft Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Early Death

Higher risk for death seen for drinking two or more sugar- or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day

Digital Replantation Seems Better Than Revision Amputation

Replantation recommended when three or more digits amputated, for distal single-finger amputation

Dietary Supplement Use Not Linked to Mortality Benefits

Excess calcium intake may increase risk for cancer death; link related to supplemental calcium intake

Having Affected Relatives Linked to Increased Alzheimer Risk

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

Gout Linked to Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism

Venous thromboembolism risk similar for patients with gout regardless of urate-lowering therapy

March 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

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Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly

Physician anesthesiologists concerned about prevalent misunderstanding about marijuana, related products

Surgery May Be Best Option for Some With Refractory Heartburn

Heartburn that is both truly PPI-refractory and reflux-related occurs in a minority of patients

Most Diagnosed With Dementia Do Not Receive Specialty Care

Identification of etiological subtype of dementia more likely in patients who see a specialist

CDC: Prevalence of Autism at Age 4 Years Increasing

Frequency of co-occurring intellectual disabilities higher among children aged 4 years than 8 years

Early Neuromuscular Blockade No Better in ARDS Patients on Vent

Mortality similar for those receiving continuous infusion of cisatracurium, lighter sedation targets

Undisturbed Maternal Sleep Tied to Higher Risk for Late Stillbirth

Maternal sleep patterns have been overlooked as indicators of maternal, newborn health

Avelumab + Axitinib Approved for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Treatment combination demonstrated longer progression-free survival versus sunitinib in randomized trial

Productivity Loss Sizable With Menstruation-Related Symptoms

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

No Indication of ‘July Effect’ in Context of Cardiac Surgery

No variation in in-hospital mortality by procedure month, academic year quartile for cardiac procedures

Non-Rx Fentanyl Up in Urine Tests Positive for Other Drugs

Significant increases seen in urine drug tests positive for cocaine and methamphetamine

Severe Maternal Morbidity, Mortality Up With Infertility Tx

Likelihood of having three or more severe maternal morbidity indicators greater with invasive infertility tx

State-Level Firearm Ownership Linked to Domestic Firearm Homicide

No correlation observed for firearm ownership with nondomestic firearm homicide

Stereotactic Body RT Promising for Low-, Intermediate-Risk PCa

Stereotactic body radiotherapy linked to low rates of severe toxic events, high rates of biochemical control

Low Socioeconomic Position Linked to Poor End-of-Life Care

People living in most deprived neighborhoods more likely to die in hospital, not receive palliative care

Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE

But oral estrogen-only and combined hormone replacement tx tied to venous thromboembolism risk

Healthy Lifestyle Recommended for Reducing Dementia Risk

Guidelines focus on physical activity, eating well, cessation of tobacco and hazardous/harmful drinking

Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations

Report finds 47.2 million doses lost due to health care worker misuse and theft in 2018

Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis patients with ascites or hepatic encephalopathy are more likely to experience frailty

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

Oral Semaglutide Reduces HbA1c, Weight in Patients With T2DM

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

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

Radiomic Features May Predict Response to Chemo in NSCLC

Peritumoral, intratumoral radiomic features on baseline CT scans may predict chemo response

Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation

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

May 2019 Briefing – Anesthesiology

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Mammo-Based Deep Learning Model Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

Deep learning models more accurate than models that use traditional risk factors, breast density

Proximity to Outbreak May Affect Attitudes in Vaccine Doubters

Vaccine skeptics close to measles outbreak likely to have more positive attitudes toward vaccination

Syncope in Pregnancy May Up Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Syncope may be associated with adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes in first year postpartum

ATS Guideline Outlines Lab Tests for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections

Guideline addresses lab testing for diagnosis of fungal infections in pulmonary medicine, critical care

Morbidity Low With Focal Laser Ablation of Prostate Cancer

Tumor diameter above the median was only significant predictor for positive MRI after treatment

As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Advises ‘Do Not Vape’

CDC, FDA working with state health officials to gather info on products, substances used by affected patients

Financial Incentives Help People Stop Smoking

Effectiveness of incentives appears to be sustained once follow-up ends and incentives stop

CDC: Mumps Outbreak Reported in Migrant Detention Facilities

898 confirmed, probable mumps cases reported in adult migrants detained in 57 facilities

Sorafenib for Desmoid Tumors Ups Progression-Free Survival

Two-year progression-free survival rate 81 percent with sorafenib vs. 36 percent with placebo

Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner

Current commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, will be stepping down in April

Prenatal High-Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6

No significant difference seen in asthma diagnoses for children in high-dose vitamin D, placebo groups

Significant Number of Referred Patients Misdiagnosed With MS

At MS referral centers, almost one in five new patients have been incorrectly diagnosed with the disease

SGLT-2 Inhibitor Use Not Linked to Increased Risk for UTI Events

Findings seen in propensity-matched cohorts versus receipt of DPP-4 inhibitors or GLP-1 agonists

Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Has Good Sensitivity, Specificity

PARS has improved ability over API for predicting asthma in children with mild-to-moderate risk

Uptitration of Drugs Varies With Target Dosage in Chronic HF

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

Genetic Variant Tied to Leukemia Risk in Hispanic Children

Novel susceptibility locus identified in the ERG gene for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Users of Flavored E-Cigarettes Report Greater Satisfaction

Flavor is common reason for vaping initiation, more likely to motivate adults aged 18 to 24 years to start

Advanced Echocardiographic Training Requirements Issued

At least nine cumulative months recommended to ensure exposure to necessary clinical experience

Long-Term Diastolic Dysfunction Seen After Early Preeclampsia

Cardiac dysfunction associated with previous preeclampsia is quantifiable and persistent

Increasing DTP3 Coverage Tied to Drop in Diphtheria Cases in Under 15s

In countries with higher case counts, 66 percent of case-patients were unvaccinated, 63 percent <15

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

September 2019 Briefing – Orthopedics

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Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks

Any exposure increases spontaneous abortion risk; cardiac septal defects up for use in early pregnancy

Infection Risk Lower With Certain Psoriasis Treatments

Risk for serious infection reduced for new users of apremilast, etanercept, ustekinumab versus methotrexate

Reading, Math Scores No Different for Children With T1DM

Estimated difference in test scores 0.45 after adjustment for variables such as socioeconomic status

Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients

Standardized mortality ratio highest for cancers of lung, head and neck, testes, bladder, Hodgkin lymphoma

Calculated Tumor Area Has Prognostic Value for Melanoma

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

Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Ups Bone Erosion Risk

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

Man’s Award in Roundup Cancer Case Slashed by Judge

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

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

ACC: New Guidelines Issued for Primary Prevention of CVD

Guidelines emphasize promotion of healthy lifestyle, including healthy diet, exercise, weight loss

Cannabis Products Used Differ for Cancer, Noncancer Patients

Cancer patients more likely to use sublingual tincture form; noncancer patients often use vaporization form

Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination

Only 15.7 and 34.8 percent of teens completed HPV vaccination before turning 13 and 15

March 2019 Briefing – Orthopedics

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Vaping-Related Death in Kansas Brings National Total to Nine

In all, 530 people have possible or confirmed lung injuries from the vaping-linked lung illness

FDA Approves Ruzurgi for Children With Rare Autoimmune Disorder

Ruzurgi previously approved for treatment in adults with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

September 2019 Briefing – Dermatology

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Study Examines Use of Electronic Consults for Allergy/Immunology

E-consults used more often than in-person consults for adverse drug reactions

Structured Family-Centered Peds Rounds Improve Patient Safety

Forty percent decrease seen in harmful errors; decrease also in nonpreventable adverse events

Indoor Tanning May Up Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Dose-response association found between indoor tanning and SCC risk among women

For TAVR, Inverse Link Identified for Hospital Volume, Mortality

Higher 30-day mortality in lowest- versus highest-volume quartile of transfemoral TAVR procedures

Dupixent Approved for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps

Clinical trials showed reduced nasal polyp size, congestion with Dupixent versus placebo

Levodopa + Carbidopa Does Not Modify Disease in Early Parkinson

Findings in patients with early Parkinson disease evaluated over the course of 80 weeks

Gestational Weight Gain Weak Predictor of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Meta-analysis identifies estimates of optimal gestational weight gain

May 2019 Briefing – Gastroenterology

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2014 to 2018 Saw Decrease in Twin Birth Rate in U.S.

Four percent decrease to 32.6 twins per 1,000 total births marked lowest rate in more than a decade

Americans Increasingly Open About Mental Health

More young adults report feeling shame and stigma about mental health issues than older adults

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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

Weight Gain, Loss in Seniors May Increase Risk for Dementia

Significant correlation observed between late-life BMI changes and dementia risk in both sexes

Pediatricians Have Role to Play in Addressing Racism

Infants of color, especially African-Americans, are most often disadvantaged in NICU

FDA Approves New Device for Chronic, Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure

Optimizer Smart system indicated for patients who are symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy

After Elbow Surgery, Children May Be Overprescribed Opioids

Patients who had supracondylar humerus fracture sx used less than 25 percent of prescribed drugs

Study Confirms Teratogenicity of Valproic Acid, Topiramate

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

CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018

As of Nov. 30, 134 cases of AFM have been confirmed in 33 states

Risk of Secondary Primary Cancer Varies With Lymphoma Stage

Risk for SPMs differs over time for survivors of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma according to stage at diagnosis

Prenatal Opioid Exposure Harms Long-Term Child Development

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

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

Longer Duration of Antibiotic Use Tied to Risk for CVD in Women

Risk for cardiovascular disease increased for women in middle, late adulthood with longer antibiotic use

Half of Physician Directors of NCI Cancer Centers Receive Industry Payments

Authors question whether these payments serve the public interest

Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure

Meta-analysis shows 6.95 percent increase in LVEF with ablation

AI Program May Aid in Pathologic Evaluation of Breast Biopsies

Computer-based automated approach promising for differentiating ductal carcinoma in situ from atypia

Guidance Updated for Sedation in Pediatric Dental Patients

Importance of having two individuals present during deep sedation and/or general anesthesia emphasized

Cardiovascular AEs Common With Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma

Patients with relapsed multiple myeloma experiencing CVAEs had inferior survival

September 2019 Briefing – Radiology

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Gender Gap in U.S. Youth Suicide Narrowed From 1975 to 2016

Suicide prevention efforts should take both sex and developmental level into consideration

Older Americans Generally Current With Eye Exams

Several significant demographic and socioeconomic differences impact use of eye care

Moderate/Vigorous Exercise Attenuates Risks of Sitting

Sitting time linked to all-cause, CVD mortality in least active adults; MVPA can attenuate these links

Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

27-item questionnaire found to be valid clinical tool for assessing PICS

Malnutrition Ups Risk of Postop Issues in Pediatric Crohn Disease

In propensity-matched analysis, mild, severe malnutrition linked to elevated odds of complications

Combo of Mental Disorders and Physical Illness Ups ED Visits

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

Educational Attainment Positively Linked to CVD Risk Factors

Increased education linked to reductions in smoking, depression, triglycerides, heart disease

Seniors Still Report Barriers to Hearing Care Services

Difficulties accessing hearing care services seen particularly in older Americans with lower incomes

Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community

Seven of top 20 communities were in Colorado; nearly all adults in these counties exercise

June 2019 Briefing – Orthopedics

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USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Screening in Older Adults

Draft recommendation statement says evidence inadequate for weighing benefits, harms of screening

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine

Physicians with five or more malpractice claims more than twice as likely to go into solo practice

American Airlines Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A

Airline is working with the CDC to coordinate 'any required health and safety related measures'

Impact of Azithromycin Studied in Acute Exacerbation of COPD

Azithromycin leads to significant drops in treatment intensification and step-up in hospital care

Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically

Latino and black children have poorer academic outcomes than non-Latino whites

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Rate Up in Sexual-Minority Youth

Prevalence of NSSI ranged from 38.04 to 52.97 percent for sexual-minority youth between 2005 and 2017

Oral Antibiotic Use Linked to Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Risk for colon cancer increased, risk for rectal cancer reduced in association with oral antibiotic use

SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Odds of surgical site infection increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private insurance

High Temperature Records Will be ‘Smashed’ in Coming Century

High temps increase risk for heat stroke, breathing issues, heart attacks, kidney problems

Women, Minorities Underrepresented in Cardiology Workforce

Women making gains in pediatric cardiology, but number of minorities remain low in adult, pediatric practice

Adherence to Aerobic Activity Guidelines Not Up Since 2008

Over time, significant increase seen in the time spent on sedentary behavior among U.S. adults

Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent

Decreased risk seen for daunorubicin versus doxorubicin among survivors of childhood cancer

Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine

Affected crew member, who was immediately isolated after showing symptoms, has since recovered

Gastric Bypass Tied to Higher Fracture Risk Versus Gastric Band

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

Myelodysplastic Syndrome/AML Risk Increased After Chemo

Since 2000, risks for therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome, AML up after chemo for solid cancers

Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol May Up Stroke Risk

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

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

WHO: Vaccine Hesitancy a Major Global Health Threat

Percentage of U.S. children 19 to 35 months who have not been vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001

Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

OTC medicines lead to $146 billion in annual clinical and drug cost savings

Bill Aims to Limit Nicotine in E-Cigarette Products

Bill would restrict nicotine content to a maximum of 20 mg/mL

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

AI Can Identify Model of Cardiac Rhythm Device From Chest X-Ray

Neural network's performance significantly exceeds ability of cardiologists

U.S. Incidence of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer on the Rise

More marked increases in incidence observed from 2006 to 2013 than from 1973 to 2006

Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults

New evidence led to development of two new recommendations for combination therapy

Decrease Seen in Football Practice-Related Concussions

In sex-comparable sports, concussion rates higher for girls; girls also had more recurrent concussions

Risk Factors ID’d for Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications

Disease duration and socioeconomic factors tied to likelihood of hospitalizations and infections

Early Nerve Transfer Enables Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury

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

Severe Adverse Cardiovascular Events Associated With Ibrutinib

Risk up for severe, sometimes fatal, events, including supraventricular arrhythmias, CNS events

1971 to 2017 Saw 32 Drinking Water Hepatitis A Outbreaks

The last four reported hepatitis A outbreaks during 1995 to 2009 were due to individual water systems

2005 to 2015 Saw Drop in Primary Care Physician Supply

Additional 10 primary care physicians per 100,000 population linked to reduced mortality

June 2019 Briefing – Surgery

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EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex

Women less likely to receive aspirin, resuscitation, ambulance transport with lights and siren

ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035

Goal based on decrease in overall cancer death rates at pace seen among college graduates

Odds of Dry Eye Disease Up With Migraine Headache

Patients with migraine headache have increased odds of dry eye disease even after adjustment for confounders

September 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

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Lean Body Mass in Childhood Linked to Lung Function at 15

In both sexes, higher lean body mass in childhood, adolescence linked to higher lung function at 15

2017 to 2018 Saw Increases in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis

Higher rates of chlamydia seen among teens, young adults; men who have sex with men driving syphilis up

U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana’s Effect on Developing Brain

AAP has long advised young people and pregnant or breastfeeding women not to use marijuana

U.S. Measles Cases Already Top Last Year’s Total

387 reported cases in 15 states as of March 28

Oliceridine Studied for IV Pain Relief After Abdominoplasty

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

Some Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From CRT Defibrillator

Findings seen in patients with non-left bundle branch block eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy May Affect Childhood Behavior

12 variables, mainly features of hyperactive or attentive behavior, tied to acetaminophen use

Study Reveals Lower Predictive Ability for Renal Cancer Models

Prospective validation shows decrease in predictive ability compared with previous retrospective validations

Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

But onset before age 50 and migraine without aura not associated with higher risk for stroke

Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults

Cases of glottic carcinoma in patients aged 30 years or younger tested positive for high-risk HPV

Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips

Inaccurate results may put patients at risk for serious injury or death

Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons

Findings based on birth cohort, risk-based testing versus opt-out testing in prison system

Alirocumab Cuts CV Absolute Risk the Most for Those With Diabetes

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

May 2019 Briefing – Rheumatology

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Classification of Psoriasis Severity Depends on Definition

Authors call for international standardization defining moderate-to-severe psoriasis

Triplet Tx Ups Survival in BRAF V600E-Mutated Colorectal Cancer

Overall survival longer for encorafenib, cetuximab, and binimetinib combo versus standard therapy

January 2019 Briefing – Geriatrics

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February 2019 Briefing – Surgery

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Virtual Reality Cuts Time to Guide Catheter to Target Blood Vessels

Compared with fluoroscopic guidance, VR reduces time to select GDA, splenic, right hepatic artery

ASCO: Guidelines Released for Early Detection, Treatment of CRC

Stratified guidelines emphasize optimal detection methods and treatments of colorectal cancer

Fracture Risk Tool Useful for Women on Aromatase Inhibitors

Findings question considering aromatase inhibitors a 'secondary cause of osteoporosis'

ESC Guidelines Updated for Supraventricular Tachycardia

Catheter ablation recommended, should be considered for many patients with SVT

New Staffing Data Source Can Improve Nursing Home Monitoring

Data source may help link nursing home staffing, resident outcomes

Obesity Prevalence Down in Young Children Enrolled in WIC

Prevalence decreased from 2010 to 2016 for children aged 2 through 4 enrolled in WIC

Virtual Reality IDs Navigation Issues in Early Alzheimer Disease

Classification accuracy superior to cognitive tests considered highly sensitive to early disease