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  • 1998 to 2015 Saw Increase in Outpatient Depression Treatment
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- From 1998 to 2015, there was an increase in outpatient treatment of depression, according to a study published online April 24 in JAMA Psychiatry. Jason M. Hockenberry, Ph.D., from Emory University in Atlanta, and...
  • Nusinersen Promising for Later-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Limited evidence suggests that nusinersen treatment provides long-term benefits for children with later-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), according to a study published online April 24 in Neurology. Basil T. Darras,...
  • New York City Measles Cases Increase to 390
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- The number of measles cases in New York City has risen to 390, the health department said Wednesday. Of those cases, 323 (83 percent) have been in Williamsburg (ZIP codes 11205, 11206, 11211, 11249), where an emergency...
  • Many Seniors Will Be Unable to Afford Care They Need by 2029
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- The number of middle-income seniors is projected to almost double by 2029, and many will have inadequate financial resources to afford the level of care they need, according to a report published online April 24 in...
  • CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Implementation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opioid prescribing recommendations should be consistent with the guideline's intent, according to a perspective piece published online April 24 in the...
  • AAP Updates Guidance for Care in Neurofibromatosis Type 1
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Guidance has been updated for the health supervision of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics published online April 22 in Pediatrics. David...
  • Risk-Based Screening Improves Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Cardiovascular risk screening intervals based on risk category-specific progression rates would perform better and improve cost-effectiveness compared with established five-year screening intervals, according to a study...
  • Over Half of Seniors Initiating Dialysis Die Within One Year
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- More than half of Medicare beneficiaries initiating dialysis die within one year, according to a research letter published online April 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Melissa W. Wachterman, M.D., from the Veterans Affairs...
  • Sucking Ice Chips Cuts Oral Side Effects of Oxaliplatin Chemo
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Chemotherapy patients who suck on ice chips during treatment with oxaliplatin infusion have less trouble with eating and drinking cold things, fewer negative effects on quality of life due to oral symptoms, and a shorter...
  • Personalizing Breast Cancer Tx Could Cut Initial Costs of Care
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Personalizing breast cancer treatment based on Oncotype DX recurrence scores could result in small decreases in costs in the initial 12 months of care, according to a study published online April 24 in the Journal of the...
  • Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Greater Need for BP Meds in Older Adults
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Consumption of sleeping pills is linked to a subsequent increase in the number of antihypertensive drugs taken among older adults, according to a study published online March 25 in Geriatrics & Gerontology...
  • Low Socioeconomic Position Linked to Poor End-of-Life Care
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Low socioeconomic position (SEP) is a risk factor for potentially poor-quality end-of-life care, including hospital death, according to research published online April 23 in PLOS Medicine. Joanna M. Davies, from King's...
  • Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Many children with asthma, especially older children using a spacer with mouthpiece, miss a critical step in inhaler technique, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Waheeda...
  • Risk Factors ID'd for Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- A new study published online April 11 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases identifies factors tied to hospitalization and infections among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). S. Chandrashekara,...
  • PCI Beneficial for All Categories of Older AMI Patients
    WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- For older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is beneficial across age strata, according to a research letter published online April 23 in Circulation: Cardiovascular...
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