Largest increases in emergency department visits seen for teens, African-Americans, Hispanic patients.
Aspirin may be linked to an increased risk of major bleeding and decreased risk of cardiovascular events in individuals without cardiovascular disease.
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…
Use of medical scribes in the emergency department improves physician productivity and reduces patient length of stay.
Use of hand rub or hand wash seen in 3% before, 29% after patient encounters.
10.8 percent of riders presenting to ED with injury were younger than 18; 4.4% wore helmet.
Maternal glycemia during pregnancy may influence childhood glucose and insulin resistance regardless of BMI and family history of diabetes.
Physical activity was found to be associated with a reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
In almost 70% of bronchiolitis cases, antibiotics prescribed with no concomitant infection.
WHO named vaccine hesitancy a top 10 threat to global health in 2019. Hysteresis may describe persistent skepticism.
Data on adherence to the 2013 ACA/AHA cholesterol guidelines suggest significant underuse of appropriate-intensity statin therapy; however, data for statin use in primary prevention have been limited.
Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, throat.
The American Headache Society has issued updated guidelines on the use of novel preventive and acute treatments for migraine in adults.
The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid and aspirin were compared alone and in combination against placebo for the prevention of colorectal cancer.
But prehospital diversion does not seem to decrease proportion of patients transferred to ED.
Women who used a self-screening assay for high-risk human papillomavirus had similar test results to those who were screened by a clinician.
The prevalence of food allergy in US children has increased, including the number of emergency department visits as well as severe allergic reaction responses, reflecting a growing public health concern.
Elective cesarean delivery may influence the risk of early childhood overweight.
A levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine system was found to be safe and effective for pregnancy prevention.
Hazard ratios significantly increased for self-directed violence after initial visit for epilepsy, seizures.