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  • Prevalence of Obesity 17.8 Percent for Youth in 2013 to 2016
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- The prevalence of obesity and severe obesity among U.S. youth was 17.8 and 5.8 percent, respectively, in 2013 to 2016, according to a study published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Switching electronic health record (EHR) systems can result in increased efficiency and productivity gains, but there are significant costs associated with the switch, according to an article published in Medical...
  • Increased Levels of Distress for Firearm Victimization
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Firearm victimization is associated with increased levels of distress, according to a research letter published online June 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rose M.C. Kagawa, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of...
  • J-Shaped Association for Alcohol, Mortality in Older Adults
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- In older adults there is a J-shaped association between alcohol and mortality, according to a study published online June 19 in PLOS Medicine. Andrew T. Kunzmann, Ph.D., from Queen's University Belfast in the United...
  • Algorithm Predicts Very Low Blood Pressure During Surgery
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- A machine-learning algorithm can predict hypotension during surgery based on high-fidelity arterial pressure waveform analysis, according to a study published online June 11 in Anesthesiology. Feras Hatib, Ph.D., from...
  • Pharmacologic Tx Should Be Used Sparingly for Reflux in Preemies
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Conservative measures to control reflux have limited effect on signs of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in preterm infants, and pharmacologic treatments should be used sparingly, according to a clinical report published...
  • High Success Rates for Mitral Valve Repair With Robotic Surgery
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Robotic and minimally invasive (mini) approaches to mitral surgery are associated with high rates of mitral repair, although robotic patients have longer procedural time, according to a study published online June 18 in...
  • Mental Health Declining for Disadvantaged U.S. Adults
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Mental health seems to be declining among Americans of low relative socioeconomic position, according to a study published online June 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Noreen Goldman, D.Sc., from...
  • Many Women Report Vasomotor Symptoms in Their 60s
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- A substantial proportion of women older than 60 years may experience moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms (msVMS), according to a study published online May 7 in Menopause. Paru S. David, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in...
  • Recent-Onset Diabetes Tied to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Recent-onset diabetes is associated with more than a two-fold greater increase in risk of pancreatic cancer (PC) than long-standing diabetes in African-Americans and Latinos, according to a study published online June 18 in...
  • Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- From 2008 to 2012 there was a decrease in overall rates of cardiac stress testing in Medicare beneficiaries, though rates were consistently higher for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) than those without CKD,...
  • Less Improvement in AHA Diet Score for SNAP Participants
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- Participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have less improvement in American Heart Association (AHA) diet scores than other U.S. adults, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA...
  • Increased Risk of MI, Ischemic Stroke After COPD Exacerbation
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- For adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke, according to a study published online May 3 in the Annals of...
  • Tattoo-Linked Complications ID'd in Immunosuppressed Female
    TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- In a case report published online June 18 in BMJ Case Reports, a tattoo-related complication causing an inflammatory myopathy is described in an immunosuppressed patient. William Thomas Wilson, from NHS Greater Glasgow and...
  • Single Blood Sample Test May Help ID Undiagnosed Diabetes
    MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- Single-sample confirmatory testing for diabetes has a high positive predictive value for subsequent diagnosis, according to a study published online June 19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Elizabeth Selvin, Ph.D.,...
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