The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.
MRI scans showed that the brain size of infants grew faster between 12 and 24 months, the same time that behavioral signs of autism appeared.
Rivaroxaban once daily and dabigatran twice daily showed evidence of lower thromboembolic rates.
HCV infection is associated with cancers such as bile duct and pancreatic cancers and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
The ACP has released 3 recommendations for the treatment of patients with acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.
Girls whose mothers consumed high amounts of licorice during pregnancy have more advanced pubertal maturation at age 12 years.
Using transvaginal mesh and biological graft in prolapse surgery did not improve outcomes of effectiveness, quality of life, or adverse events.
The schedule includes new or revised recommendations for several vaccines for children and adolescents.
After 10 years of low-dose CT screening in patients, 1.5 lung cancers and 2.4 major cancers per 10,000 people screened were induced by radiation.
Women with a good recovery after stroke and a moderate level of optimism had a 0.40‐fold reduction in the odds of developing new-onset poststroke depression.
Atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy and mood stabilizers may be a more effective treatment than mood stabilizer monotherapy.
NSAID use during ARI was associated with a 3.4-fold increased risk of AMI compared with 2.7-fold increased risk without NSAID use.
Symptoms of Seoul virus infection typically begin within 1 to 2 weeks after contact with infectious material and include fever, headache, and back pain.
Researchers measured vital status records to ascertain death from 16 site-specific malignancies.
The ACOG releases an updated committee opinion suggesting that low-risk women can benefit from minimal intervention during labor and delivery.
The Seeker System is approved to screen for four rare lysosomal storage disorders in newborns.
More than 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries die each year within 7 days of being discharged from emergency departments.
Researchers observed a somewhat lower mortality among patients treated by international graduates.
Electronic cigarettes cause an imbalance of cardiac autonomic tone and increased oxidative stress, which may increase cardiovascular risk.
Higher-potency statins increased hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia compared with lower-potency statins.
Endobronchial suture should be considered in patients with recurrent pneumonia that is unresponsive to medical therapy.
Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered protection against community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients.
The AHA found that irregular eating patterns are less ideal for maintaining body weight and cardiometabolic health.
The PPSV23 vaccine may not prevent pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
An estimated 900,000 veterans of a population of 6.7 million VHA patients met the criteria for LCS.
Diabetes without insulin did not appear to increase thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with anticoagulation.
Treatment is associated with decreased loss of pregnancy among women with subclinical hypothyroidism.
Prediabetes does not always show clear symptoms; however, it can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or stroke.
Updated international guidelines for managing sepsis and septic shock have been released by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
Overall, US youth consumed an average 143 kcal from sugar-sweetened beverages, with boys consuming a higher percentage of calories than girls.
Fasting glucose is specific but not sensitive, and HbA1c is neither sensitive nor specific.
The guideline aims to help clinicians identify patients with cerumen impaction who may benefit from intervention.
The USPSTF found that there is uncertainty about the accuracy of screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
RASIs reduced cardiovascular events and death only when compared with placebo but not when compared with active controls.
About one-third of adults with physician-diagnosed asthma in the last 5 years may not have a current diagnosis.
Trulance has been approved for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults.
The device has shut down due to an intermittent connection between the battery and electrical contacts.
For adults, the recommended serving size of fish is 4 ounces, while servings for children should be smaller based on their age and calorie intake.
Data from the PROWL studies show that most patients are satisfied with LASIK surgery, although many patients experience new symptoms.
The ACP and the AAFP has released a joint recommendation for the pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in adults aged 60 years and older.
Surgical patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke and a higher 30-day hospital readmission rate.
The declining rates for lithium use are linked to the burden of side effects and toxicity associated with the drug.
Individuals who perform their physical activity in 1 or 2 sessions during the week can still reduce their risk of mortality.
Some aspects of depression literacy were lower among patients with depression.
Recent advances in measuring asthma control tools have enhanced ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma.
Substance use is associated with an increased risk of adolescent firearm homicide.
The USPSTF recommends folic acid supplement for all women who are capable of pregnancy or who are planning to become pregnant.
Spending on diabetes, IHD, and lower back and neck pain account for the highest amounts of spending by disease category.
The NIAID has issued addendum guidelines regarding the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants at risk for peanut allergies.
Budesonide/formoterol treatment decreased exacerbations in COPD after 3 months.
Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.
Prescription rates for statins were dependent on age among patients with severe dyslipidemia.
Many patients with COPD report morning symptoms that are negatively associated with physical activity.
The study suggests that neither fish oil nor aspirin can be recommended for the prevention of AVF failure.
Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.
The ACP has updated the 2012 guideline to provide clinical recommendations of oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes.
The FDA has approved a continuous glucose monitoring system to replace fingerstick blood sugar testing in patients with diabetes.
The guidelines provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of male urethral stricture.
The HIV-positive population of the United Kingdom has a higher risk of death than the general population, despite availability of free treatment and care.
This finding suggests that any fetus with a suspected brain abnormality on ultrasound should have iuMRI to better inform counseling and management decisions.
The potency of synthetic cannabinoids is consistent with strong depressant effects that account for "zombie-like" behavior.
The FDA has issued a final ruling to ban powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove.
The USPSTF has released a final recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection.
Treatment with high-dose crizanlizumab resulted in an annual rate of sickle cell-related pain crises that was 45.3% lower compared with placebo.
Birth defects potentially related to Zika virus were identified in 6% of fetuses or infants of women included in the study.
The use of a decision aid in patients at risk of acute coronary syndrome increased patient knowledge about their risk.
In a controlled trial, participants receiving Eucrisa achieved clear or almost clear skin after 28 days of treatment.
The FDA warns against the repeated or prolonged use of anesthesia in pregnant women and in children younger than 3 years of age.
The toolkit will provide healthcare professionals with adequate tools to manage their patients' pain.
Evidence shows strong support for prescribing pramipexole, rotigotine, cabergoline, or gabapentin enacarbil to treat adults with restless legs syndrome symptoms.
Depending on race, sex, and ethnicity, the right statin type may lower the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.
The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.
The GOLD Report includes a revised definition of COPD and updates guidelines for managing exacerbations.
Two studies found that psilocybin (magic mushrooms) treatment was effective for anxiety and depression.
It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.
Researchers conducted a systematic review of the effectiveness of monitoring physiological parameters to predict COPD exacerbations.
Ensuring successful integration of nurse practitioners into intensive care units includes orientation programs and leadership teams.
Most clinicians noted the need for allergy consultation but had never referred their patients to an allergist.
The Committee on Food Allergies concluded that the actual prevalence of food allergies is unknown due to misinterpretation of symptoms and lack of simple diagnostic tests.
From 2014 to 2015, the age-adjusted death rate for the total US population increased 1.2%.
The position statement provides recommendations for psychosocial assessment and care of individuals with diabetes.
A VA center in Wisconsin is advising veterans to be screened for hepatitis and HIV after receiving care from a dentist who did not follow VA procedures.
Researchers described a new method to quantify hepatic fibrogenesis flux rates in the liver tissue and noninvasively in blood.
Electroconvulsive therapy is effective for depression in patients with suicidal ideation and resistance to other treatments.
A program based on cognitive behavioral therapy and physical exercise could improve pain self-management in patients with complex pain.
Intrarosa provides an additional treatment option for women with dyspareunia caused by vulvar and vaginal atrophy.
About one-third of patients with MCI are also diagnosed with depression.
Researchers sought to determine the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with use of testosterone treatment.
The study will be the largest HIV vaccine clinical trial to take place in South Africa.
The Mood Zoom questionnaire rates anxiety, elation, sadness, anger, irritability, and energy on a 7-point scale.
Most young children with an emotional, behavioral, or relationship problem receive no interventions for their disorder.
Data regarding adverse drug events in the United States could help to focus medication safety initiatives in outpatient settings.
The prevalence of elevated blood pressure rates shifted from high-income to low- and middle-income countries.
Vasectomy can continue to be a safe method of contraception in men.
Multidimensional algorithms may help clinicians make a provisional diagnosis of gout.
The AHA/ACC guideline updates the 2005 recommendations on PAD management.
The findings may help couples plan infertility treatments more effectively.
Patients with septic arthritis with poor functional outcome who underwent ultrasonography showed decreased synovial thickness at 3 months.
Antenatal ART reduces rates of early HIV transmission but may increase risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes.
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- The frivolous lawsuit
- 2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC
- Noninvasive treatment for low back pain: a new clinical guideline from ACP
- Case Study in Diabetes: Use of DPP-4 inhibitors with GLP-1 agonists
- Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be harmful for offspring
- Sepsis and septic shock: new guidelines for clinical management
- Vulvar lichen sclerosus: breaking the silence
- Noninvasive treatment for low back pain: a new clinical guideline from ACP
- Cannabis health risks and benefits: a report from NASEM
- Earwax: a clinical practice guideline for management and treatment
- 2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC
- MRI may detect autism before age 1
- Apixaban linked to higher rates of stroke than warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation
- Hepatitis C infection linked to nonhepatic cancers among elderly patients
- Emflaza approved by FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy