A history of mild liver disease is associated with a higher risk for bleeding during anticoagulation therapy but does not change the relative efficacy and safety of edoxaban compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Researchers investigated whether increasing colorectal cancer incidence among younger individuals is associated with an increase in disease occurrence or with increased detection as a result of more colonoscopies being performed over time.
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the SB 1406 bill on July 2, 2019, which repealed the state’s outdated requirement for 100% chart review by a physician and included other changes to physician assistant laws currently in place in Hawaii.
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducted a secret shopper study to measure the number of primary care appointments scheduled with advanced providers before, during, and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
When comparing hormonal contraceptive methods, particularly IM depot medroxyprogesterone acetate with an IUD and a levonorgestrel implant, there was no substantial difference in HIV risk among African women.
Researchers sought to gain insight into how substitution of elderly care physicians by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or registered nurses in nursing homes contributed to the perceived quality of healthcare.
Individuals with pediatric-onset bipolar disorder fare better than individuals diagnosed at a later age with the disorder, and bipolar disorder in general is associated with better outcomes than schizophrenia.
Barriers to the integration of behavioral and physical health services for individuals with serious mental illness include differing regulations, provider billing issues, and funding for facilities and services.
There is a correlation between a high level of amyloid-producing Escherichia coli in the intestines, followed by their depletion due to prophage induction and the initiation of autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes (T1D) progression, according to research findings presented at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019, held June 20-24, 2019 in San Francisco,…