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  • CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- The first confirmed U.S. case of a virus carried by South American rodents occurred earlier this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Doctors at a Delaware hospital diagnosed Andes virus in a...
  • Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Physical therapy (PT) is non-inferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) for patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, according to a study published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Implementation of a workplace intervention to change diet and physical activity (PA) behavior was partially successful among nurses, with the ability to change both diet and PA at the same time described as challenging,...
  • CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Overall vaccination coverage is high among the nation's kindergarten students, according to research published in the Oct. 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
  • Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- There is considerable variability in the geographic availability of antibiotics, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in PLOS ONE. Cecilia Kållberg, from the University of Oslo in Norway, and colleagues examined...
  • Triple Combo Regimens May Address Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Triple therapy with VX-659 or VX-445 combined with tezacaftor-ivacaftor shows promise for the treatment of adult patients with cystic fibrosis who have mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator...
  • 2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- From 2014 to 2016 there was an increase in the annual number of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users in the United States, although only about 7 percent of those with indications for PrEP were prescribed PrEP in 2016,...
  • Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Contrary to the advice most cancer patients receive, light or moderate use of topical agents before radiation treatment does not appear to increase the radiation dose to the skin, according to a study published online Oct....
  • Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Early-onset asthma and wheezing may contribute to an increased risk of developing obesity later in childhood, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of the European Respiratory Journal. Zuelma A. Contreras, from...
  • Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- A streamlined bioinformatics tool can match bloodstream pathogens to a candidate source, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in Nature Medicine. Fiona B. Tamburini, from Stanford University in California, and...
  • Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), aspirin alone may provide protection against postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) that is similar to that of other anticoagulants, according to a study published...
  • ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of...
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Benefits Some With Heart Failure
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Transcatheter mitral-valve repair results in a lower rate of hospitalization and lower all-cause mortality than medical therapy alone among patients with heart failure and moderate-to-severe secondary mitral regurgitation...
  • Poor Experience With PCP Linked to Hospitalization in CKD
    FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- For Hispanic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), lower perceived quality of the patient experience with their primary care physician is associated with increased risk of hospitalization, according to a study...
  • HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
    THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Implementation of a school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program in Canada did not lead to an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescent girls, according to a study published in the Oct. 15...
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