Health insurance and being treated for high cholesterol improved chances of keeping hypertension under control.
Disease-focused model of care may be inadequate for symptom-prompted outpatient visits.
Pediatric health professionals should be able to identify potential Ebola cases in children through identification of symptoms and a history of potential virus exposure.
Though 94% of those mistakes didn't require medical treatment, 25 led to deaths and about 1,900 critical care admissions.
Except in patients aged five to 10 years, type 1 diabetes incidence rates increased with age of diagnosis of enterovirus infection.
Trends observed toward improvement in health-related quality of life and self-efficacy in children.
Combination treatment better than either strategy alone.
One-third of clinicians recommend apps to patients, but half of these providers are unsure of which apps to recommend specifically.
Despite high rates of vaccination compliance in the 2013 to 2014 school year, a persistent gap exists among parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
Subfertile women with premenstrual spotting for two or more days had a higher prevalence of endometriosis compared with women without this symptom.
Overall cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio differed as much as 18% in participants who ate a diet with unsaturated fats versus saturated fats.
An estimated 60% of study participants with psoriasis had uncontrolled hypertension.
Experts call for more thorough research into the effectiveness of the 21-day surveillance period.
Fatal anaphylaxis caused by medications, food, and unspecified allergens was significantly associated with race and older age.
Research into blocking specific steps in certain pathways between the nervous system and the skin could lead to improved treatment of some skin disorders.
Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes and estimates suggest that COPD is underreported.
The government is evaluating the risks and benefits associated with low-dose CT scans and potential coverage changes for Medicaid patients.
Compared with women, though, men were more likely to show changes in traditional physiological measures such as blood pressure.
Children whose families participated in family meal time were less likely to be overweight or obese.
HIV-positive men that use stimulants show no greater mortality risk after initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
Females who reported moderate alcohol intake, not smoking, physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a nutritional diet were 54% less likely to have a stroke.
Women who had early epidurals were no more likely to require a caesarian delivery or to spend more time in the pushing stage of labor.
The FDA has approved Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir; Gilead Sciences), the first once-daily single tablet regimen for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in adults ages ≥18.
Three Malian healthcare workers are the first to receive the investigational vaccine.
Lessons learned from treating the first known patient with Ebola virus infection in the United States offer a sobering look into the enormous challenge this disease represents.
The average life expectancy for Americans was 78.8 in 2012. Women were estimated to live longer than men by 2.5 years.
Immunologic priming and MF59-mixed vaccine demonstrated effective immune responses against strains of the avian flu.
Of the patients, 79.5% received antibiotics to treat infections, and 19.0% received them to reduce the risk of infection during surgeries.
Arterial spin labeling scans may predict future mental impairment issues for geriatric patients.
For every 10-fold increase in the average amount of BPA in the mothers' urine, there was nearly a 55% increase in the odds of some type of wheezing in their children.
Findings seen although patients with rheumatoid arthritis have more total visits
There is too little evidence to continue prescribing testosterone therapy to female patients.
Low-dose computed tomography screening is a low-cost strategy that can help the estimated 4.9 million Medicare patients that could meet criteria for lung cancer.
Pharmacies will be prohibited from filling hydrocodone prescriptions delivered over the phone or via fax. eScripts can only be used in states where they are permitted.
Sacroiliitis predicted vascular inflammation beyond psoriatic arthritis and cardiovascular risk factors.
Breastfeeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten doesn't prevent autoimmune disorder
One third of women aged 15 to 26 years with precancerous cervical lesions were infected with more than one type of HPV.
Health-care providers are urged to inquire about the travel history of any patient presenting with symptoms of viral infection.
More than 50% of children aged less than five years died of complications resulting from infectious diseases.
Overweight or obese patients with colorectal cancer had an elevated risk of developing a second cancer compared with normal-weight patients.
Researchers analyzed cancer rates for different psoriasis treatments, but did not find a significantly greater risk associated with any particular therapy.
Results of a recent study suggest targeting these cells may be a way to prevent and treat psoriasis.
Compared with HIV-negative patients, study participants with HIV infection had significantly higher rates of complications.
Exercise does not provide its usual benefit against diabetes in patients with high genetic risk for developing type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.
New guidelines offer strategies for clinicians on how to effectively and safely manage opioid prescription use in chronic noncancer pain patients.
Children aged under 24 months who were prescribed antibiotics were 11% more likely to be obese.
IUDs and contraceptive implants are more reliable compared with condoms and should be the first type of contraception pediatricians recommend for non-abstinent teenage girls.
Compared with electrodiagnostic testing, ultrasound was more accurate in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Overweight and obese participants subjected to a stressful situation exhibited greater levels of IL-6 compared with normal-weight participants.
Younger men and minority males were at highest-risk of not getting HIV-related treatment.
The mean number of days on permanent disability tripled from 10 to 33 in patients diagnosed with early arthritis in the workforce.
Diabetes risk is almost 30% higher for people working long hours doing manual labor or other low socioeconomic status jobs.
Many cases of chlamydia go unreported, according to the CDC.
Treatment with TNF-alpha inhibitors demonstrated no increased risk of major cardiac events.
Officials say 29 states and the District of Columbia are now affected.
FDG-PET imaging demonstrated a 16% lower average specificity in diagnosing lung cancer in regions were lung infections were more common.
USPSTF recommends that providers offer behavioral interventions to patients at high risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections.
Initial myocardial infarctions could be prevented in four out of five male patients with a proper combination of healthy lifestyle choices.
Survey respondents were more likely to use a recommended pediatrician who also had positive online ratings.
Mothers aged 35 years and older with low iron intake were at a fivefold greater risk of having a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Give the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine along with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to all patients aged 65 years and older.
Discounting the price of low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables increased the likelihood of purchasing more healthful options in low-income families.
More than half of the male survey respondents who reported violence against their spouse or partner had at least one routine health visit within the past year.
Flu-related complications last year caused more than 100 deaths in children and most of whom were not vaccinated.
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug treatments are often discontinued, changed, or added-on to in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
Incidence of type 2 diabetes was lower in patients who reported higher intakes of high-fat dairy compared with patients who reported lower intake.
Compared with multiple daily injections, patients who used continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) had a lower likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease.
After a surgeon administered a dye that resulted in the death of a patient, cognitive bias was found to be the cause of the deadly hospital error.
A federal report revealed the number of teens reporting illicit drug use fell in 2013.
Male patients who reported a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness postponed increases in age-related diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.
Antimicrobial agents were prescribed in 56.9% of acute respiratory tract infections encounters, representing an estimated 11.4 million potentially preventable antimicrobial prescriptions.
After surveying low-income communities, researchers found that human papillomavirus knowledge did not sway vaccination compliance.
U.K. physician associates in high demand, face similar challenges as U.S. counterparts.
Low income patients had nearly three times the odds of hospitalization compared with high income patients.
The odds of cesarean delivery were two-fold higher for patients whose obstetricians performed fewer than 60 deliveries per year.
Initial public support of Proposition 46 in California has diminished as voters express unhappiness with the ballot's increase in non-economic damages.
Researchers found that young people were unaware about the risks associated with prescription opioid abuse and call for better outreach strategies and overdose prevention programs.
Interventions that included a clinician component appeared to promote more weight loss compared with fully automated interventions.
Significantly different risks of site-specific cancer were seen, with the highest risk for liver, endometrial, and stomach/colorectal cancer.
Results showed that patients who took Contrave had an average weight loss of 4.1% more compared with patients who were assigned placebo.
Many nursing home residents incur substantial costs associated with questionable medication prescriptions.
Increased miscarriage risk has been observed in both female patients who have been exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and patients who discontinued use.
Clinicians should be aware that although the EV-D68 strain may present and behave similar to other enteroviruses, its clinical manifestations are unique.
The risk of moderate or severe exacerbations was similar among patients who discontinued inhaled glucocorticoids and those who continued glucocorticoid therapy.
New York Law School publishes an update on the state of medical malpractice information in the United States.
American physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs could benefit from hands-on learning style of their South African counterparts.
In-patient treatment and nail involvement were the strongest predictors of future PsA.
Ebola is transmitted through contact with infected patients' secretions, making complete respiratory protection fruitless and such efforts potentially hindering treatment.
Visceral adipose tissue was significantly associated with hypertension development, but not lower-body fat and subcutaneous adipose tissue.
Leisure-time physical activity was inversely related to risk of developing heart failure in this study from Circulation: Heart Failure.
Patients overdue for screening were more likely to return for a mammogram after their family health-care provider sent personalized letter and postcard reminders.
The association between ischemic stroke risk and potassium intake was strongest in nonhypertensive senior female patients.
Pregnant women with HIV experienced partial protection from the flu when given the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine.
Patients with multiple sclerosis who had high levels of sodium intake were 3.4 times more likely to develop a new lesion.
Determining the ideal blood serum level could translate to improved outcomes for patients with PsA.
Adolescents reporting withdrawal and a drug problem improved at a greater rate compared with those who did not.
Girls whose mothers had both gestational diabetes and high BMI had the highest odds of having a BMI ≥85th percentile.
An excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda is the most effective way to racial disparities in the prevalence of childhood obesity.
Women who manage their type 2 diabetes using sulfonylureas are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD).
Teen athletes who have re-entered athletics following a concussion are reported regressing abilities in their physical abilities.