A study was conducted to evaluate the oxazolidinone resistance mechanisms of enterococci bacteria.
An analysis of population data on cancer incidence, survival, and mortality revealed that early interventions and improvements to treatments contributed to a 26% decline in cancer deaths from 1991 to 2015.
No significant difference was identified in combination CA125/CEA ratio vs CEA alone in distinguishing ovarian neoplasms from ovarian metastases.
Study patients who received Avastin plus chemotherapy followed by Avastin alone, had a greater median PFS vs patients who received chemotherapy alone (18.2 months vs 12 months; hazard ratio [HR] 0.62, 95% CI, 0.52-0.75; P<.0001).
Investigators examined rates, predictors, and outcomes of neuroimaging in pediatric and adolescent patients who presented to the ED with a headache.
Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder
Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.
Thirty people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
As of end of May 2018, 199 cases of salmonellosis identified that were linked to kratom consumption.
Gap in earnings between self-employed and employed health care professionals also decreased.
History of involvement with criminal justice system increased with intensity of drug use.
Consensus guidelines regarding the use of ketamine for the management of acute pain have been approved.
Siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome, which suggests there is a shared susceptibility between the 2 conditions.
Pelvic exam doesn't add to history for diagnosis of STIs in young females with suspected cervicitis, PID.
No differences seen with other fat volume measures between recurring, first-time stones.
Reduced interest seen in minority and less educated populations.
Inverse association identified between NME rate and MMR vaccine coverage of kindergarteners.
The administration of PCV7 and PCV13 reduced the number of ambulatory visits for otitis media in pediatric patients.
This retrospective study sought to assess migraine patterns in 69 menopausal women between ages 40 and 60 who were treated at Partners Healthcare Hospitals for concurrent migraine headache.
These data show that ASD may arise from an early neurobiological difference in response to rewarding social stimuli, which could result in reduced social motivation.
Thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer has been linked to worsening cognitive function and may be valuable in identifying individuals who may be at risk for cognitive decline.
The recall affects approximately 470,000 units that include drugs packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card. The blister packs were developed for use in hospitals, however some were sent to retail pharmacies and were likely dispensed for in-home use.
While all blood types are needed, type O negative and positive are especially crucial.
Agency offers steps to minimize exposure, particularly for those with chronic conditions.
Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., has urged more Americans to carry naloxone, an FDA-approved medication that can be delivered via nasal mist or injection and can temporarily suspend the effects of opioid overdose.
A panel discussion event held at the US Food and Drug Administration gathered patients with chronic pain and FDA officials, to reconcile concerns around prescriptions of opioid medications with the needs of these patient populations.
Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.
Mirvetuximuab soravtansine uses a humanized FRα-binding antibody to target antibody-drug conjugates specifically to FRα-expressing cancer cells and a potent anti-tumor agent, DM4, to kill the targeted cancer cells.
Lone star tick is most common in the South, but may be spreading to new areas
Valve has been approved after review of data from trial involving 190 patients with emphysema
Standardized definition, guidance on estimation may facilitate understanding of overdiagnosis.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who were initially treated with multiple daily injections were assessed before and after switching to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
Results - including the date you were checked and a list of what you were checked for - can be shared by users through text, e-mail or on dating profiles.
Eight-six percent of PCPs feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions
Using state- and individual-level data from the 1995-2014 National Immunization Survey, the effect of a state's Universal Purchase adoption on vaccination rates was estimated.
Heat-stable carbetocin non-inferior for preventing blood loss of 500 ml, use of other uterotonic agents
Commission makes 6 recommendations to meet 2030 goals for non-communicable diseases
Increased spending per encounter has been the biggest driver of overall rise in spending.
Others have argued that dismissal is ethically problematic because it can deprive children of comprehensive pediatric care and undermine public health.
Adherence and completion to multidose vaccine schedules for hepatitis A, B, and A-B are low, thereby rendering vaccination ineffective.
Estimated annual incidence of viral meningitis is 2.73 per 100,000 UK adults.
Two devices designed to create arteriovenous fistula in patients with CKD in need of hemodialysis
Researchers from the University of Bristol found no association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders.
Use of primary HPV testing results in significantly lower odds of CIN3 compared with cytology testing
Policy supports evidence-based strategies such as excise taxes, adding warning labels
According to the CDC, outbreak that started in the spring and is now over
Social media is an ideal platform to reach teenagers and young adults to encourage sun safety.
Cirrhosis is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus among patients living with HIV.
In New Zealand, large proportion did not receive event debrief, referral to social support or specialist
Association says medical students, residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback.
Ethical discussion relates to issues of informed consent, privacy, and justice
In adults with sickle cell disease, higher daily opioid use may be associated with poorer health-related quality of life.
Increased weight loss with risk factor management associated with greater atrial fibrillation freedom.
Use of an intensive management program for high-risk patients is associated with greater receipt of outpatient care with no increase in total costs.
Investigators examined renal outcomes when controlling cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure, LDL-C, and HbA1c.
Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment was examined.
Investigators analyzed real world data to examine the risk for below-knee amputations in patients with type 2 diabetes taking canagliflozin vs other medications.
Investigators examined the relationship between the use of β-blockers and incidence of hypoglycemia and risk for mortality in hospitalized patients with diabetes.
Investigators compared 2 methods of delivering bolus insulin, pen vs patch, using metrics from continuous glucose monitoring.
Researchers assessed whether current metabolic parameters are inversely associated with cognitive functioning.
Investigators examined the efficacy of liraglutide for the prevention of dementia in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes.
Investigators examined the effectiveness of oral agents vs insulin as an initial treatment option for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Investigators examined cardiovascular outcomes in patients with elevated triglyceridemia and diabetes treated with statins.
AMA calls for greater manufacturer transparency in order to prepare for disasters, mitigate shortages.
Visit provides unique opportunity to address relationship between family and pediatric practice.
A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.
Hospitalist NPs are key to successfully implementing Society of Hospital Medicine guidelines for preoperative testing and management.
An evaluation assessed the nonhealthcare-related influences that have led to misconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Nurse educators may not be fully prepared to teach students about transgender patient care.
Project ECHO at Los Angeles Christian Health Center contributes to improved care of HCV in underserved populations.
Investigators report results from the MONALEESA-7 trial, which assessed ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.
Lofexidine may help patients with opioid withdrawal symptoms or difficulty with opioid discontinuation.
In children with type 1 diabetes, the Omnipod hybrid closed-loop personal model system was safe and performed well.
Investigators examined the incidence and outcomes of pneumonia in patients with acute ischemic stroke and type 2 diabetes.
The ITCA 650, a small titanium osmotic mini-pump, provides a subcutaneous infusion of exenatide over 3 or 6 months.
MEDI0382 reduced body weight and normalized fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Investigators examined the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in adults with type 1 diabetes compared with type 2 diabetes.
The safety assessment included incidence of insertion or procedure-related removal and device-related serious adverse events through 180 after insertion.
Incidental abnormalities are most frequently observed in computed tomography colonoscopy, computed tomography of the chest, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
A study assessing the impact of upscheduling of hydrocodone combined medications on APRN practices in Oklahoma revealed significant barriers to effective pain management.
Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging with implementation of AJCC 8
Screening with bone measurement recommended for women aged 65, younger women at risk
Researchers deployed a survey to individuals who had received treatment for opioid use disorder to assess their use of buprenorphine.
The phase 3 SUMMIT-07 trial assessed the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a new mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic in adults with moderate to severe chronic lower back pain.
Patients receiving treatment with antipsychotic agents would benefit from screening for tardive dyskinesia as these repetitive movements can negatively affect quality of life.
Investigators assessed the potential for abuse associated with NKTR-181, a new mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic.
A combination of naltrexone induction and psychoeducational counseling was found to facilitate transition from active opioid use and buprenorphine maintenance in individuals with opioid use disorder.
From 2007 to 2015, the majority of initial hepatitis A, B, and A/B vaccinations were administered by primary care providers.
The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.
The use of formal palliative care services among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increased by 1% per year, going from 5.3% in 2004 to 14.3% in 2014.
Repeated assessments improved the patients' ability to assess their own situation and the case workers' understanding of the patients' situations.
More major bleeding seen at maximal activated clotting time greater than 290 seconds.
No increased risk of depression or suicidal ideation among persons living with HIV in Uganda.
An observational study was conducted in order to determine the accuracy and quality of readings provided by home blood pressure monitoring systems.
Researchers from the University of Rochester identified improvement in pulmonary function in symptomatic adult patients with asthma treated with once-daily tiotropium.
The budesonide extended-release formulation was found to be safe and well tolerated for the remission of ulcerative colitis, regardless of age or gender.
Annual occasion is a good time for health care providers to encourage testing
A 2-week course of treatment with rifaximin for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome was found to improve abdominal pain symptoms.
The percentage of NPs who order the mt-sDNA test for colorectal cancer screening has increased significantly since the test became available in 2014.
Postmenopausal women have little awareness of osteoporotic fracture risk and poor understanding that a fragility fracture may be indicative of osteoporosis and that it increases future fracture risk.
The final analysis set comprised biologic-naïve individuals — individuals who had filled an initial prescription for etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, or ustekinumab after 2 years without using any biologic agent during the study period.