Data from the CDC's National Health Statistics Reports show that more than half of adults in the United States have a musculoskeletal pain disorder.
Children younger than 15 may be given 2 HPV vaccine doses instead of 3, and the shots should be spaced at least 6 months apart.
The AABB evaluated studies that examined hemoglobin thresholds for red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell storage duration.
The quality of clinical outpatient care has not consistently improved throughout the past decade.
Guidelines created in response to the opioid epidemic in the United States have caused controversy in the medical community.
Data from the POBASCAM trial support the extension of screening intervals for cervical cancer beyond 5 years.
Some individual NSAIDs may be linked to increased risk of hospital admission for heart failure.
The FDA issues a warning about the risk of hepatitis B virus reactivation among patients taking direct-acting antivirals to treat hepatitis C infections.
Researchers examined prenatal evolution and perinatal outcomes in neonates with developmental abnormalities associated with Zika virus infections.
Total alcohol abstinence is the cornerstone of treatment for patients with alcohol use disorders and alcoholic liver disease.
Shortening the duration of HCV therapy from 12 weeks to 3 weeks could substantially reduce the cost of treatment.
Women who experience more nighttime hot flashes are more likely to experience worsening mood during menopause.
Women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.
The biggest challenges for recently certified PAs are the lack of clinical PA opportunities for recent graduates and the lack of clinical PA opportunities in a geographic area.
Researchers examine factors that could help clinicians identify patients with the highest risk of fatal anaphylaxis.
The AAPA celebrates National PA Week from October 6-12, 2016.
Statin-based therapy had a smaller effect in reducing major vascular events in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.
Individuals with prediabetes may reduce their risk of diabetes with stepwise diabetes prevention.
The results of a multicenter, cross-sectional study showed that 37% of patients could have been diagnosed with HIV at an earlier stage.
Nonmedical use of prescription opioids in adolescence leads to substance use disorder symptoms in adulthood
Using medical or nonmedical prescribed opioids in adolescence may lead to alcohol, drug, and mental health disorders in adulthood.
Nausea and vomiting were common in early pregnancy and are associated with a lower risk of pregnancy loss.
Massage therapy appears to be efficacious for reducing pain and anxiety in patients who are about to undergo or are recovering from surgical procedures.
The efficacy and safety of ART have greatly improved with the newer drug classes of antiretrovirals.
The USPSTF releases a draft recommendation statement regarding preeclampsia screening in pregnant women.
Topical timolol maleate may be safe and effective for infantile hemangiomas, amid concerns about the potential overuse of propranolol.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, lisdexamfetamine, second-generation antidepressants, and topiramate reduced binge eating.
Researchers observe a cohort effect for earlier age at onset of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is also more common in patients with a family history of unipolar depression and bipolar disorder.
Patients with HIV infection with immediate access to antiretroviral therapy may have a reduced risk of infection-related cancer.
Treatment initiated in the early stages of bipolar disorder is more effective than treatment in later stages.
Although the overall use of antibiotics in US hospitals is unchanged, use of broad spectrum agents has increased significantly.
Data showed an increase in dystrophin production that could predict clinical benefit among patients with DMD.
Additional clinical research is required to understand the risk and benefits of opioid and nonopioid alternatives for acute pain.
Multibiomarker disease activity improved relapse prediction in RA patients who are in remission.
Early and aggressive management of RA is urged by investigators.
It is critical to identify disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Pregnant women with a history of bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of preterm birth.
The American Heart Association found that during menopausal transition, women have a rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity.
Exacerbations were associated with accelerated lung function loss in patients with established COPD.
Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is associated with an increased risk of stillbirth or neonatal death, as well as rheumatologic, inflammatory, or infiltrative skin conditions.
The USPSTF task force reviewed evidence regarding screening for LTBI in asymptomatic adults.
The mortality rate from pancreatic cancer is significantly higher in the American region than in the European and Western Pacific regions.
HCVcAg assays with signal amplification have the potential to replace NAT in settings with high HCV prevalence.
The AAP has released a report to help clinicians address the concerns of parents who are hesitant about their children's vaccination.
In patients with primary biliary cholangitis obeticholic acid was associated with significant decreases in alkaline phosphatase and total bilirubin levels.
Foods fortified with folic acid are associated with a decrease in infants being born with congenital heart defects.
Developments in functional, structural, and neurochemical imaging could help predict individuals with acute pain who are likely to progress to chronic pain.
Oxycodone/naloxone may provide effective analgesia and improve patients' ability to participate in physiotherapy.
Researchers measured rates of childhood allergic conditions with data from healthcare provider-based diagnoses.
Group prenatal care may lower the risk of preterm birth in African American women.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea did not have reduced cardiovascular events after CPAP in addition to usual care.
Intensification of therapy within 6 months of metformin monotherapy failure resulted in rapid attainment of A1c goals.
A peer-review analysis identified the source of increasing drug prices in the United States.
Researchers compared quality of care, acute care use, and program investment costs of team-based care and traditional practices.
Many parents do not place their infants in a supine position, or place them on nonrecommended surfaces with loose items.
In a study of pediatric patients, vaccine coverage in both LAIV and IIV groups was similar.
A target intake of at least 500 mg/d is recommended to combat sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
Canagliflozin 100 mg or 300 mg slowed kidney decline compared with glimepiride.
The American Heart Association has released a science advisory regarding the cardiovascular risks associated with sedentary behavior.
Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.
Seven ventilation strategies were compared for efficacy in a study of 5598 preterm infants.
Guideline from the American Urological Association has been revised to incorporate the management of patients with staghorn renal stones.
Nearly 17% of patients exhibiting one unstable vital sign at hospital discharge were readmitted or died within 30 days.
Results of the BENEFIT 11 trial show that many clinical outcomes were improved with earlier interferon beta-1b treatment.
Hospital mortality rates do not improve in institutions that frequently use ICU care for patients.
Oseltamivir phosphate can be used to prevent flu in patients aged 1 year and older.
Patients with type 2 diabetes with systolic blood pressure lower than 140 mm Hg have a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
Researchers found significant differences on MRI between malignant and benign hypovascular lesions of the liver.
Most cases of chronic pancreatitis in women are from nonalcoholic etiologies, according to researchers.
Prepubertal children who regularly engage in sedentary behavior have an increased likelihood of experiencing various pain conditions.
Results suggest that the legalization of recreational marijuana use led to the increase in children who were unintentionally exposed to the drug.
Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.
The Lancet aims to provide a framework to improve the health and lives of members of the transgender community across the globe.
Clinician awareness of COPD treatment guidelines has increased since 2007.
Patients with a blood eosinophil count below 2% had a poor response to treatment with inhaled corticosteroids.
The use of injectable, extended-release oxymorphone and syringe sharing was linked to an outbreak of HIV infections in Indiana.
A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.
Differin Gell 0.1% (adapalene) is the first retinoid approved for over-the-counter treatment of acne by the FDA.
Potential effects of statin use as adjunct therapy in COPD patients is still widely debated.
For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.
The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) can be used to distinguish between newly diagnosed patients, those with more exacerbations, and by gender.
A meta-analysis of the 9 classes of glucose-lowering drugs supports the ADA's recommendation of metformin monotherapy as preferred initial treatment.
Patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are more likely to continue smoking after a COPD diagnosis.
A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.
High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.
New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
The American Heart Association has published a scientific statement that outlines which medications cause or exacerbate heart failure.
Pain management specialists may have an important role to play in the treatment of patients with chronic visceral pain.
The adoption of various state laws did not affect rates of opioid prescription or strength of dose.
At 16 months, 30.3% of patients either died or experienced worsening heart failure.
Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.
Patients previously treated for HCC have a high risk of tumor recurrence in the long term.
A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.
Specific patient characteristics predicted the type of therapy more likely to be prescribed.
Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.
At 12 months, 21.2% of patients had developed de novo gallbladder disease.
The eGMS system provides patient-specific insulin dosing.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
Patients with acromegaly often exhibit breakthrough symptoms, despite stable treatment.
Despite being well-informed, many parents struggled to manage their child's postoperative pain.
Patients with chronic, noncancer pain who were treated with long-acting opioid therapy had a 1.6 times greater risk of death.
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- Complementary health approaches frequently used for musculoskeletal pain disorders
- HBV and HCV coinfection increases non-Hodgkin risk in ART-treated HIV
- CDC approves HPV vaccine in 2 doses for preteens
- Using caffeine to promote alertness
- Sex hormone-binding globulin and estradiol associated with type 2 diabetes in women