Although antibiotics may be superior at three months, oral contraceptive pills s are equivalent to antibiotics at six months in reducing acne.
After a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, aspirin following anticoagulation treatment reduced VTE occurrence.
Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act would require drug testing for physicians and an increase in malpractice caps.
Coupling self-monitoring with self-titration of antihypertensives resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months, compared with usual care.
Obese and overweight children are more likely to be involved in bullying, both as victim and perpetrator.
States that have enacted medical cannabis laws have seen an overall 24.8% mean drop in state-level opioid overdose mortality rates.
The USPSTF recommends primary-care providers refer or offer behavioral counseling for obese patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Encouraging intensive lifestyle interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes provides saves more in health care costs than education and support alone.
After examining immunoglobulin E levels to milk, egg, and peanut, researchers found that food allergy incidence is extremely high among inner-city kids.
Following a spike in hydrocodone painkillers addiction, the federal government is restricting access to the opiate.
Losing weight while taking biologics for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) resulted in greater symptom improvement among obese/overweight compared than no weight loss.
The test identified whether all patients in the study had either dermatologic condition correctly.
Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and patient representatives collaborated to draft these first-ever guidelines.
The Zinc Transporter 8 Autoantibody (ZnT8Ab, Kronus) ELISA Assay detects the presence of an autoantibody that distinguishes type 1 diabetes from other forms of the disease in some patients.
Risk for osteoporosis, glaucoma, cataracts, and adrenal suppression elevated among women with asthma aged 65 years and older.
In utero, infant exposure to tobacco smoke has been linked to increased to asthma, rhinitis risk in early childhood and eczema in later life.
Behavioral changes in sexual activity and contraceptive use have contributed to the overall drop in teen pregnancies.
Lipoprotein improvements from fenofibrate greater for women than men; CVD event reduction similar.
Vaccination-induced anti-HPV response persists through 96 months for all HPV vaccine types.
A widow received the highest malpractice award in an Alabama county's history after her husband's heart attack was misdiagnosed.
Emphasizing only societal benefits of MMR vaccine does not increase intention of parents to vaccinate.
Bone marrow cancer drug ruxolitinib appears to restore hair in patients with alopecia areata.
Chemicals found in many household products may reduce androgen levels in both sexes.
Sixty percent of older patients presenting to emergency department are malnourished or at risk.
Greatest association was seen for infections in three days prior to stroke.
Cutting traditional risk factors could eliminate significant amount of cardiovascular disease
A high-dose trivalent vaccine demonstrated improved protection for seniors against flu than the standard-dose vaccine.
Program serves as model for delivering public health measure in acute care setting.
NPs and PAs are independently performing 2.6 million dermatologic procedures in the United States.
Although data suggests low-dose aspirin offers similar results without the risk of bleeding, high-dose aspirin is still more commonly prescribed.
Three studies provide further evidence for complex link between sodium intake, cardiac health.
The number of years spent living with diabetes increased by 156% in men and by 70% in women from 1986 to 2011.
Worse patient-reported outcomes, shorter treatment adherence, and poorer response to treatment among smokers.
Cologuard, a noninvasive home-test, has been approved by the FDA to screen for colorectal cancer.
CDC disease control specialist Rebecca Merrill shares what she's packing on her trip to fight Ebola in West Africa.
Impact location in football accidents was not associated with the number of symptoms reported, prevalence of reported symptoms, or symptom resolution time.
Indirect evidence suggested future studies should focus on congenital anomalies, autism spectrum, and attention deficit disorders in offspring.
In 2012, Massachusetts implemented legislation that requires more thorough reporting of medical errors, which may explain the state-wide increase in errors.
Fluctuating nature of low back pain suggests measuring outcomes more frequently may aid prediction.
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues.
Only about 20% of patients with psoriasis were seen by their health-care provider for follow up within one to two weeks after an initial visit.
More than 4 million female patients have been screened for breast and cervical cancer since the creation of the program.
Clinicians and policy makers should develop quality metrics to improve obstetrical outcomes.
Spikes noted among young and middle-age adults.
Researchers found that more non-English speaking, older male patients from low-income areas had preventable amputations.
Patients who reported losing more than 5% of their body weight also reported depressed moods more often.
There were marked increases in the prevalence of HIV from 7% to 13% for nearly all demographic subgroups in two cohorts of noninjection drug users.
The FDA has approved three drugs to treat ABSSI in 2014.
Manufacturers are now subject to scrutiny and could be subject to regulatory action if gluten-free labels are not consistent with agency standards.
Breast cancer survival was better in female patients whose cancer was detected by mammography, with 97% alive five years later.
Stratified analysis showed that job strain was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes among those with healthy and unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Early treatment linked with greater capacity to maintain pretreatment levels of B-cell response to virus.
Advancements in drug regimens and more aggressive screenings could reduce hepatitis C significantly in the next two decades.
The odds of severe memory impairment more than doubled with a history of alcohol use disorders.
Elevated risk observed with recent use of contraceptives involving high-dose estrogen, but not for low-dose estrogen oral contraceptives.
Patients reported feeling 31% more full after eating one serving of dietary pulses.
An increasing number of rheumatology NPs, PAs could enhance access to care.
Nearly $245 billion each year goes to the management of diabetes.
Starting combination antiretroviral therapy within 72 hours of birth significantly reduced HIV reservoirs.
More than 40% of those taking high-dose statins don't reach LDL-C target of <70 mg/dL
Pivotal trials showed that empagliflozin improved hemoglobin A1c levels compared with placebo.
Those with HIV and high CD4 cell counts had no excess risk for ischemic stroke compared with those without HIV.
The combined effect of high physical activity and low leisure time sitting suggests a substantially reduced risk of developing obesity.
The USPSTF document noted that the prevalence of AAA is 3.9% to 7.2% in men and 1.0% to 1.3% in women.
The prevalence of itch was 36.9%, and the prevalence of pain was 28.2% across all skin cancer, but these symptoms were mainly absent in melanomas
Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries.
Nearly 13 million U.S. adults had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2011, and 24 million adults had signs of impaired lung function.
In young women, dieting at a younger age predicts obesity, extreme weight control measures, and alcohol misuse.
Medicare should continue to support graduate medical education, contingent on value.
Incident strokes in the Medicare population aged ≥65 years decreased by approximately 40% over the last two decades.
Oral tenofovir-based prophylaxis for HIV also reduced herpes simplex virus-2 transmission.
Sodium reduction has been encouraged in guidelines for diabetes care in many countries.
Combined simeprevir and sofosbuvir, and an all-oral therapy with daclatasvir plus asunaprevir showed sustained virological responses.
A study of immigrant patients in Canada suggests that language barriers don't impact the risk for diabetes complications in non-native patients.
Women using barrier contraception and those using no contraception were at lower risk compared with those using hormonal contraception.
Most patients undergoing cardiac surgery have conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.
Each 1-kg/m2 increase in maternal BMI was associated with a 2% to 3% increase in the odds of childhood asthma.
1/3 of parents of girls reported that their child's clinician had failed to recommended the HPV vaccination during office visits.
The medication is designed to deter abuse of the drug by snorting or injection.
Maternal and paternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with higher ADHD risk, but the association was stronger for females.
Effect appears to be greater when baseline blood pressure is elevated.
Among patients diagnosed with PCR-confirmed influenza, more receive antibiotic prescriptions than antivirals.
Combining behavioral and biomedical advancements may be the best prevention method for patients at risk of HIV.
Steady weight-loss over two years was a stronger predictor of reducing diabetes risk, compared with six months of weight-loss.
Hypertension is the leading modifiable risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease.
Low income, inflexible work schedules, and loneliness associated with difficulty self-managing comorbidities.
Citing new technologies and legal protections, the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men should be reconsidered.
Greater use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, increased transmission from long-term acute care facilities associated with increases in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
Two new state rulings are credited with the drop in malpractice filings.
Heart failure patients receiving continuity care after ED discharge were less likely to experience hospitalization or death.
Female and black patients were more likely to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases compared with males.
Agencies should consider re-evaluating the recommendation that patients fast before obtaining a lipid panel.
A 10% increase in secure message threads and telephone encounters correlated with 1.25% and 2.74% increases in office visits, respectively.
The economic recession and the influx of new nursing students has slowed the predicted nursing shortage in the United States.
A 58% increase in incidence rate per 100,000 has been noted from 1992 to 2010.
Adverse effects have been found in 34.2% and 32.5% of patients prescribed extended-release niacin.
Recommend aspirin for all high-risk patients without an increased risk of bleeding.
Correlations seen in middle-aged and older adults, even after adjustment for risk factors.
Researchers are investigating ways to mediate the interactions between immune cells and nerves.
A new study suggests organically grown produce and grains contain less cadmium and more antioxidants.