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Assessing dyspnea severity can improve cardiopulmonary care

The majority of hospitalists agree that routine dyspnea severity assessment would improve patient care.

Cost of autism care may reach $500 billion by 2025

Researchers estimate that the annual cost of caring for people with autism spectrum disorder could rise to $500 billion to $1 trillion.

Decrease in mortality, hospitalization rates among elderly

Yearly mortality, hospital stays, and inpatient costs have decreased in Medicare patients.

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Preventing premature ventricular contractions can prevent heart failure

Preventing premature ventricular contractions can prevent heart failure

Premature ventricular contractions may be a modifiable risk factor for heart failure and death.

Continuity of care improves survival after major surgery

Continuity of care improves survival after major surgery

After major surgery, returning to the same hospital for any complications increases survival.

Obesity prevalence continues to increase

Obesity prevalence continues to increase

Over 130 million Americans are either obese or overweight, according to new data.

Preventing 
hyponatremia

Preventing 
hyponatremia

During exercise, people should drink when they are thirsty to prevent hyponatremia.

Uric acid therapy may be effective
 for women after acute ischemic stroke

Uric acid therapy may be effective
 for women after acute ischemic stroke

Uric acid therapy reduced disability for up to 90 days in women after stroke.

UTIs, STIs in women are often misdiagnosed in ERs

UTIs, STIs in women are often misdiagnosed in ERs

In emergency rooms, UTIs are overdiagnosed while STIs are underdiagnosed in women.

Statins linked to higher aggression in women

Statins linked to higher aggression in women

While statins may decrease aggression in men, they appear to increase it in postmenopausal women.

Screening colonoscopy linked to 50% lower colorectal cancer rate

Screening colonoscopy linked to 50% lower colorectal cancer rate

Screening colonoscopy leads to higher adenoma detection rates, which reduces colorectal cancer mortality.

EKG metrics may signal risk for cardiovascular death in CKD patients

EKG metrics may signal risk for cardiovascular death in CKD patients

Five EKG parameters can identify chronic kidney disease patients at risk for cardiovascular death.

Assessing dyspnea severity can improve cardiopulmonary care

Assessing dyspnea severity can improve cardiopulmonary care

The majority of hospitalists agree that routine dyspnea severity assessment would improve patient care.

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