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Madeline Morr

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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Vancomycin for Recurrent C difficile


The combination of vancomycin and fecal microbiota transplantation was found to be superior to fidaxomicin or vancomycin in the treatment of patients with recurrent Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI), according to a study published in Gastroenterology. This randomized, single-center trial was designed to compare the efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation with that of fidaxomicin…

Postpartum Stroke Risk Increased Among Women With Infection During Delivery


Women diagnosed with an infection during delivery were found to be at an increased risk for postpartum stroke, according to preliminary research results presented at the American Stroke Association’s 2019 International Stroke Conference, held February 6-8, 2019, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The findings of this study resulted from the examination of 3.5 million delivery hospitalizations from…

Taking probiotics linked to weight loss.

Probiotics Not Beneficial for Preventing Gestational Diabetes in Overweight, Obese Women


In overweight and obese women, administering probiotics during the second trimester of pregnancy did not reduce the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Researchers conducted the Study of Probiotics In Gestation (SPRING), a prospective,double-blind, randomized controlled trial of probiotics vs placebo, to analyze whether probiotics prevented GDM…

Assessing the Outcome of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Strategy in Primary Care


Evaluation of a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening outreach strategy by mailed invitation for either fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or colonoscopy revealed that more primary care patients chose FIT, according to a study published in Preventive Medicine. Researchers conducted post-hoc analyses of data collected from a trial of CRC screening outreach. Patients who were not up-to-date with CRC screening…

Woman taking antidepressants.

Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants

HealthDay News — Certain opioids are less effective for postoperative pain in patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in PLOS ONE. Arjun Parthipan, from Stanford University in California, and colleagues used a machine learning approach to identify patients prescribed a combination of SSRIs and prodrug opioids postoperatively to…

Childhood organ transplant.

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Pediatric Organ Transplant

HealthDay News — Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15% of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics. Amy G. Feldman, MD, from Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, and colleagues used data from the Pediatric Health Information System to assess hospitalizations for…

Primary Care Use Associated With Improved Health Care Experience


Utilization of primary care was found to be associated with more high-value care, slightly more low-value care, and an improved overall health care experience, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were used to examine whether visits to a primary care facility were associated with high-value care or low-value care,…

Low Birth Weight, Obesity Associated With Pregnancy Complications


Women who were born at a low birth weight and currently are overweight or obese were found to be at increased risk for complications of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in Obesity. Researchers recruited women from the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study between November 2004 and February…

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