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Nearly 80% of birth defects have unknown etiology

June 19, 2017

The cause of birth defects could only be identified in one in five infants, with the burden of these defects — which include fetal loss — underestimated by at least 25%, according to research published in The BMJ.

“The occurrence of birth defects, with few localized exceptions (such as neural tube defects in countries that implemented folic acid fortification), has not decreased for many decades. Birth defects might indeed increase worldwide, with the alarming increase of known risk factors, such as maternal diabetes and obesity,” Marcia L. Feldkamp, PA, MSPH, PhD, from the Division of Medical Genetics and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Mental illness increases risk for discharge against medical advice

June 19, 2017
Certain factors, including mental illness, race, low income and being uninsured, were associated with a heightened risk for deciding to leave the hospital against the…
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FAST exam not suitable in EDs for children with blunt torso trauma

June 14, 2017
Using focused assessment with sonography for trauma, or FAST, did not improve clinical care compared with standard care only among children treated in the ED following…
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Pediatricians crucial to prevent firearm-related injuries in children

June 13, 2017
Pediatricians are pivotal to reducing firearm injuries among children, particularly through patient and family inquiries regarding firearm access in household, as well…
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In the Journals

Nearly 80% of birth defects have unknown etiology

June 19, 2017
The cause of birth defects could only be identified in one in five infants, with the burden of these defects — which include fetal loss —…

In the Journals

Mental illness increases risk for discharge against medical advice

June 19, 2017
Certain factors, including mental illness, race, low income and being uninsured, were associated with a heightened risk for deciding to leave the…

In the Journals

FAST exam not suitable in EDs for children with blunt torso trauma

June 14, 2017
Using focused assessment with sonography for trauma, or FAST, did not improve clinical care compared with standard care only among children treated…

In the Journals

Pediatricians crucial to prevent firearm-related injuries in children

June 13, 2017
Pediatricians are pivotal to reducing firearm injuries among children, particularly through patient and family inquiries regarding firearm access in…

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New standardized score uncovers patients who could benefit from shorter duration DAPT

June 12, 2017
Patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention and are at risk for harm by prolonged dual-antiplatelet therapy, or DAPT, can be…

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Asthma protects against sepsis, sepsis-related mortality

June 8, 2017
Patients with asthma have a lower risk of acquiring and/or dying from sepsis, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society…

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NPs, PAs increasingly provide care to specialists’ patients

June 7, 2017
From 2001 to 2013, there was an increase in the involvement of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the care of patients visiting…

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ATHOS-3: Angiotensin II may increase BP in patients with vasodilatory shock

May 31, 2017
BP increased in patients with vasodilatory shock who were treated with angiotensin II after not responding to high doses of conventional

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Multifaceted intervention prevents ventilator-associated pneumonia

May 31, 2017
A multifaceted intervention which included training and coaching on evidence-based mediations and safety practices resulted in reductions in…

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AAP urges disaster preparation plans for NICUs

May 24, 2017
Neonatologists and other providers within neonatal intensive care units are critical for the creation of emergency preparedness plans, including the…

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