Targeting the elderly (individuals aged 65 years) for influenza vaccination may not decrease hospitalization or mortality rates in this population.
The adjuvanted, broad-spectrum influenza vaccine FLU-v was found to be immunogenic and merits phase 3 development to explore efficacy.
As a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can now conduct telehealth services outside of rural areas for patients utilizing Medicare.
Researchers conducted a cross-sectional, hospital-based study to determine the association between smartphone use and worsening symptoms of migraine, chronic migraine, and tension-type headaches.
A 3-month lifestyle modification program resulted in weight loss and improvement in eating habits, physical activity level, and A1c in patients at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Researchers sought to determine the 10-year risk for developing advanced neoplasia and assessed whether baseline colonoscopy findings were associated with long-term outcomes.
Implementation of an influenza immunization program increased vaccinations rates from 44% to 57% the following year.
Researchers administered a survey to members of the American Geriatrics Society to better understand their views on physician-assisted suicide.
Despite the higher effectiveness of the quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine against the added B virus lineage, trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine.
Among patients with obesity and migraine, weight loss is associated with reduction of migraine frequency, pain severity, and attack duration and disability.
Severe vitamin D deficiency was linked to lumbar degenerative disease and low back pain in postmenopausal women.
The overall vaccine effectiveness against any influenza virus associated with medically attended ARI is 45% for the current season.
The positive influence of nurse navigation program on CRC screenings rates and barriers was demonstrated by a team of researchers in Turkey.
Implementation of hospital-based palliative care service was associated with a 10% reduction in ICU use, lowering healthcare costs and improving quality of death for terminal patients.
Metabolic syndrome is associated with poorer sleep in girls with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity.
Researchers sought to identify the incidence of hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection and its associated length of stay in the United States.
Fitbit data significantly improved prediction of influenza-like illness in top 5 states with most users.
Following resuscitation with naloxone, clinicians commonly recommend an observation period to monitor for rebound apnea and other symptoms. Patient refusal of this recommendation is common, although rarely discussed in the literature.
Oseltamivir may reduce recovery time for primary care patients with influenza-like illness, especially for older, sicker patients with comorbidities.
Data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that prescribing practices for ART in pregnant women living with HIV in the US do not align optimally with national guidelines.