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AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing

AAP Outlines Appropriate Pediatric Nephrology Testing

Five evidence-based recommendations list tests, procedures that doctors, patients should question.

Review Addresses Cell-Free DNA Sequencing in Pregnancy

Review Addresses Cell-Free DNA Sequencing in Pregnancy

cfDNA testing for trisomy 21, 18, 13 recommended in pregnancy; no FDA oversight for testing.

New York State Mandate for Pediatric Sepsis Bundled Care Linked to Lower Mortality

New York State Mandate for Pediatric Sepsis Bundled Care Linked to Lower Mortality

Completion of a care bundle for pediatric patients within 1 hour of sepsis recognition, which includes blood cultures, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and a 20-mL/kg intravenous fluid bolus, was associated with lower in-hospital mortality among children with sepsis and septic shock

Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy With Electroacupuncture

Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy With Electroacupuncture

Investigators sought to determine the safety and efficacy of electroacupuncture for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Cancer Patients Treated With Step III Opioids Often Have Sleep Disturbances

Cancer Patients Treated With Step III Opioids Often Have Sleep Disturbances

The majority of patients with cancer who are being treated with World Health Organization Step III opioids were found to experience poor sleep quality, often due to pain.

Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery

Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients

Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients

Physicians can stress the factors in a patient's control and change messaging about the condition.

Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection

Lower degree of susceptibility to ibalizumab for 9 of 10 patients with virology failure, rebound.

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices

In survey of independent practices in NYC, higher adaptive reserve linked to lower odds of burnout.

FDA to Review Gimoti for Diabetic Gastroparesis in Adult Women

FDA to Review Gimoti for Diabetic Gastroparesis in Adult Women

The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act target date of April 1, 2019.

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