In the 1 to 10 days after flu vaccine administration, there was no increased risk for VTE.
Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.
Greater positive mood significantly predicted greater antibody responses to the influenza vaccination.
The AAP Section for Endocrinology compiled the list of tests for height and puberty, which should prompt careful discussion between parents and physicians.
The system uses a small sensor implanted below the skin and a mobile reader to continuously monitor blood glucose.
With a continuing resurgence in pertussis, efforts should focus on maximizing Tdap uptake among pregnant women.
The USPSTF has released updated recommendations on skin cancer counseling and self-examination for adults with fair skin.
The researchers found that patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma were younger, more likely to have advanced disease, and had shorter postoperative inpatient stays.
The association is partially mediated by levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Patient-level interventions include changes to invitation, giving results or follow-up appointments, and patient navigators, and provider-level interventions include reminders or performance data.
Low health literacy is associated with a longer hospital length of stay in general medicine patients.
The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine.
Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.
More than 115,500 PAs will celebrate their contributions to healthcare during National PA Week.
The researchers found that concurrent use of amiodarone, fluconazole, rifampin, and phenytoin was associated with increased risk of major bleeding compared with the use of NOACs alone.
Although the disparity has improved, female PAs are still paid 11% less than men.
Among women, but not men, mid-adulthood hypertension correlated with a 65% increased dementia risk.
VTE and cancer are the result of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions associated with RA.
The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Disease Society of America recommends that people living with HIV be screened for pain and offered both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.
A correlation was found between undertaking regular leisure-time exercise and reduced incidence of future depression but not anxiety.
Virological response, efficacy, noninferiority, and tolerability were tested for bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide in patients with HIV.
A majority of study participants also reported that they frequently skip doses of ADHD medication.
The ACP emphasizes the need for an "assault" weapons ban after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Patients who discontinued aspirin use experience a higher risk of cardiovascular events.
Advancements in smartphone technology may present an opportunity to help patients manage depressive symptoms.
Patient selection is key to optimizing the risk-to-benefit ratio of ketamine therapy.
Sleep complaints among individuals with psoriasis warrant greater clinical attention, as they have a greater chance for developing obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients with psoriasis have a greater risk of mortality due to alcohol-related causes, including alcoholic liver disease, fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver, and mental and behavioral disorders.
After the inclusion of recent negative studies, a statistically significant association between AD use and diabetes was observed.
This study shows that more than 50% of patients can expect a 90% or greater improvement in scalp psoriasis within 12 weeks.
The FDA has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) injection for the treatment of patients with HCC who have been previously treated with sorafenib.
According to the report, 1.6 million cases were chlamydia, and there were 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and almost 28,000 primary and secondary syphilis cases.
In 16 countries, notification rates for new HIV diagnoses in older adults increased significantly, clustering in central and eastern European countries.
The 3-part plan to halt the outbreak of hepatitis A focuses on immunization, sanitation and education with most of the efforts focused on the homeless population who are the most at-risk population.
The results show no evidence to support a hypothesis of differential impact of interferon and direct-acting antiviral-based cure on risk for HCC occurrence and recurrence.
Clinician predictors of low-value imaging include ordering low-value imaging on a prior patient, high rates of low-value imaging in another clinical scenario, and ownership of imaging equipment.
The 12-year results show that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offered long-term durability of weight loss and was associated with fewer obesity-related coexisting conditions compared with those who did not have the surgery.
Elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide was well tolerated in children and maintained high virological suppression.
No significant differences were found in pain management for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between use of an abduction brace and antrotation sling.
There is an unmet need for better treatment to manage symptom burden among US adults with ADHD.
Patients with childhood-onset IBD have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoid neoplasms, and skin cancer,
Antidepressant discontinuation increased the odds of relapse compared with continued therapy.
Oral isotretinoin showed the best response in cases of facial warts
The researchers found that four weeks after treatment there was significant improvement in Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire scores.
The FSI proved to be at least as effective in predicting fracture risk in children as femoral and total body BMD.
The FDA has approved Adzenys ER extended-release oral suspension ADHD treatment for patients 6 years and older.
The major change includes screening with hrHPV testing alone as an alternative to cytology screening alone starting at age 30 years.
Researchers found a strong association between VTE and height using sibling pair analysis.
Patients admitted to the ER during weekends as opposed to weekdays have a higher mortality rate.
There does not appear to be an association between methylphenidate hydrochloride treatment for ADHD and suicide attempts.
High-dose vitamin D supplements improve bone mineral density in youth with HIV.
Alternative treatments should be offered to pregnant women with HIV instead of tenofovir or emtricitabine.
Sunovion has submitted a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a new treatment for ADHD.
The USPSTF recommends that children aged 3 to 5 years undergo vision screening at least once to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.
Smartphone-based electronic reader reliable for point-of-care tests in HIV and T pallidum infections
The findings shed new light on the applicability of smartphone-based electronic readers in point-of-care testing.
The researchers found no long-term increase in either all-cause or cause-specific mortality among women who received hormone therapy for up to 5.6 years or 7.2 years, depending on the type of therapy.
The guidelines include a strong recommendation for annual seasonal influenza immunization for everyone 6 months and older.
A PEG low-volume regimen is similar to a PEG high-volume regimen for colon cleansing in patients with IBS.
Incidence of pneumonia was higher among patients with GERD compared with matched controls.
In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.
A significant number of avoidable visits to the emergency department are related to mental health and dental conditions.
Duration of total and exclusive breastfeeding was significantly associated with a decreased risk of endometriosis.
Psychosis was not associated with worse clinical or functional outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder.
No significant association was observed between coffee consumption and risk of biliary tract cancer, but there was evidence of an inverse correlation between coffee consumption and liver cancer risk.
The statement includes advances in care since the ADA's last position statement was published in 2003.
A Mediterranean diet with antioxidant supplementation contributes to improving lipid profile and insulin sensitivity parameters in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Researchers observed a positive correlation between the amount and duration of smoking and the occurrence of psoriasis.
NT-proBNP-guided treatment strategy did not improve outcomes compared with a usual care strategy in high-risk patients with heart failure.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.
Noninvasive test effective for monitoring hepatic fibrosis in psoriasis patients taking methotrexate
NASH FibroSure is useful to monitor for risk of worsening fibrosis during MTX therapy.
The findings offer the first strong clinical evidence that inflammation-targeted therapy may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The recommendations update the AAP's original 2008 statement on complementary medicine.
Men who are admitted to the hospital with a serious infection may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the years immediately following the infection.
Sleep duration for 1 hour longer was associated with lower BMI, fat mass, insulin resistance, and fasting glucose but had no effect on HbA1c or cardiovascular risk.
Hypoxia, increased work of breathing outweigh tachypnea, auscultatory findings in diagnosing pneumonia
No single clinical observation reliably differentiates pneumonia from other causes of respiratory illness in children.
Vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive and may increase cancer risk in men.
No significant effects were found from oral corticosteroid use for acute lower respiratory tract infection in adults without asthma.
Researchers found the H3N2 virus in swine at state fairs in Ohio and Michigan, which was transmitted to humans.
The AAP has released an updated clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure in children.
Women with at least 1 previous cesarean delivery have an increased risk of complications when undergoing a hysterectomy.
Birth in a high stroke mortality state was associated with a significantly increased risk of dementia.
Western males saw the most significant sperm count decline at 52.4%.
The live attenuated vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.
Fondaparinux and rivaroxaban were associated with increased risk of major bleeding in patients who underwent total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Lifestyle interventions maintain glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The updated guidelines will help clinicians prevent and manage nausea and vomiting caused by antineoplastic agents or radiation therapy in cancer patients.
Hospital patients reported breakdowns in care, which included information exchange, medications, delays in admission, team communication, providers' manner, and discharge.
Researchers analyzed colorectal cancer mortality rates among individuals between 20 and 54 years of age from 1970 through 2014.
The addition of oats to a gluten-free diet did not affect symptoms, histology, immunity, or serologic features in patients with celiac disease.
The COPD Foundation has released tips for patients with COPD to avoid pneumonia and exacerbations.
A new study finds compelling evidence of a strong link between chronic traumatic encephalopathy and North American football.
Results show that exposure to pesticides and herbicides is associated with fixed airflow obstruction and chronic bronchitis.
Women with mental illness engage in significantly more sexually risky behaviors than men, and personality risk scores are a significant predictor of total sex acts for women but not men.
Researchers found that doxycycline plus prednisone did not prolong the time between exacerbations in patients with COPD.
Research reveals an adverse effect of sugar intake from sweet foods and beverages on long-term psychological health.
Rapid HIV testing offered in parallel to patient-clinician consultations increases the testing rate in the emergency department.
Researchers found no difference in outcomes between older and younger adults undergoing transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression.
The gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 could have the potential to treat and prevent other genetic diseases.
Consumption of alcohol 3 to 4 days weekly is associated with a significantly lower risk for diabetes in men and women.
The new guidelines address the issue of how to manage pretreatment HIV drug resistance in countries where the prevalence of is 10% or higher.
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