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Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism

Short-term oral corticosteroid use associated with increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism

Approximately 1 in 5 American adults use corticosteroids in the short term, which is associated with an increased risk for sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and fracture.

Marathon races linked to delayed emergency care and higher mortality in nonparticipants

Marathon races linked to delayed emergency care and higher mortality in nonparticipants

Road closures may create delays in emergency care for nonparticipants with acute medical conditions who live close to marathon routes.

Apixaban linked to lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

Apixaban linked to lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

Apixaban is associated with a lower risk of gastrointestinal bleeding than rivaroxaban or dabigatran.

Practice guideline released for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Practice guideline released for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

The guideline highlights the incidence, risk factors, and preventive approaches of SUDEP.

Inpatient rehabilitation may not improve mobility in total knee arthroplasty

Inpatient rehabilitation may not improve mobility in total knee arthroplasty

Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether inpatient rehabilitation provided greater improvements compared with a monitored home-based program alone.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may improve low back pain

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may improve low back pain

Mindfulness-based stress reduction was associated with short-term benefits for pain intensity and physical functioning.

Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

Metastatic pancreatic cancer: a new clinical practice guideline

The guideline will help clinicians determine the appropriate treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Wrong-patient orders are more likely in NICU vs non-NICU pediatric units

Wrong-patient orders are more likely in NICU vs non-NICU pediatric units

Implementation of a combined ID re-entry intervention and distinct naming convention greatly reduced the risk.

Psychiatric comorbid conditions may impact quality of life in bipolar disorder

Psychiatric comorbid conditions may impact quality of life in bipolar disorder

Patients with greater clinical symptom severity had lower quality of life and higher functional impairment.

Recommended dose of IV acetaminophen may be insufficient for multiple-trauma patients

Recommended dose of IV acetaminophen may be insufficient for multiple-trauma patients

Administration of acetaminophen at the recommended dosage yields serum concentrations below 10 µg/mL due to increased elimination.

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