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  • FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump, which allows a patient to customize treatment, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new device is described as either an alternate controller...
  • Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Use of nurse navigators can improve care coordination and outcomes following hospitalization for an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular...
  • Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014, according to a report published in the February issue of Health Affairs. Zack Cooper, Ph.D., from Yale...
  • Sepsis Common in Terminal Hospitalizations, Discharges
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- More than half of hospitalized patients who die or are terminally discharged have sepsis, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in JAMA Network Open. Chanu Rhee, M.D., M.P.H., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in...
  • Fewer Older Men Assessed, Treated for Osteoporosis
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Fewer older men than women undergo evaluation for or management of osteoporosis, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Radhika Rao Narla, M.D., from the University of...
  • Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in primary care settings has the potential to reach most U.S. adults with diabetes, according to a brief report published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Diane M. Gibson, Ph.D.,...
  • CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- A substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seems to be occurring among those who use drugs, especially methamphetamine, according to research published in the Feb. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- For patients with an admitting diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and/or acute decompensated heart failure, opioid prescription at discharge is not significantly associated with unplanned health care utilization or...
  • Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Among postmenopausal women, consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) is associated with an increased risk for stroke, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Feb....
  • Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 5 years of age are equivalent after brief general anesthesia or awake-regional anesthesia in infancy, according to a study published in the Feb. 16 issue of The Lancet. Mary Ellen McCann, M.D.,...
  • Artificial Intelligence Predicts Survival in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence software can predict prognosis in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) above established prognostic methods, according to a study published online Feb. 15 in Nature Communications. Haonan Lu, from the...
  • Risk Factors ID'd for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Mortality
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Age, stage, and Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) are risk factors for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)-specific death in older patients, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Cancer. Caglar Caglayan, Ph.D.,...
  • Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has released an updated position statement on concussion in sports. The statement was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Sports...
  • Most A-Fib Patients Have at Least One Identifiable Trigger
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) report at least one identifiable trigger, with the most common triggers being alcohol, caffeine, exercise, and lack of sleep, according to research published online Feb. 14 in...
  • Over Half of Hip Replacements Expected to Last 25 Years
    FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- In more than half of patients, hip replacements may be expected to last 25 years, while most knee replacements will last 25 years, according to two reviews published in the Feb. 16 issue of The Lancet. Jonathan T. Evans,...
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