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Compound intervention fails to improve readmission, medication adherence after acute MI

June 26, 2017

An intervention combining wireless pill bottles, lottery-based incentives and social support did not affect medication adherence or rehospitalization outcomes in patients with acute MI, researchers reported.

The researchers conducted a two-arm randomized trial with a 12-month intervention between 2013 and 2016. The trial included 1,509 patients with acute MI (mean age, 61 years; 36% women) taking at least two of the following medications: a statin, aspirin, a beta-blocker or an antiplatelet agent.

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Diagnosing laryngopharyngeal reflux

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — There are important differences between laryngopharyngeal reflux and GERD that medical professionals should recognize, according to a presenter here…
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A to-do list, when considering telemedicine

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Telehealth represents a potentially significant improvement in bringing higher quality care to underserved communities while offering cost benefits…
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Managing dermatologic conditions requires patience, careful diagnosis

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given that some dermatological conditions present similar symptoms, it is critical for nurse practitioners and primary care physicians to make the…
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Compound intervention fails to improve readmission, medication adherence after acute MI

June 26, 2017
An intervention combining wireless pill bottles, lottery-based incentives and social support did not affect medication adherence or rehospitalization…

Meeting News

Diagnosing laryngopharyngeal reflux

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — There are important differences between laryngopharyngeal reflux and GERD that medical professionals should recognize, according…

Meeting News

A to-do list, when considering telemedicine

June 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Telehealth represents a potentially significant improvement in bringing higher quality care to underserved communities while…

Meeting News

Managing dermatologic conditions requires patience, careful diagnosis

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Given that some dermatological conditions present similar symptoms, it is critical for nurse practitioners and primary care…

FDA News

FDA grants Roche premarket approval for fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay

June 23, 2017
The FDA granted Roche premarket approval for its fourth-generation HIV combination antigen-antibody assay, the company announced today. The Elecsys…

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Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017
Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with…

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Consider alternative approaches to treat insomnia, nurse says

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  Given the limitations of pharmacotherapies in treating insomnia, alternative therapies that do not involve medications…

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Strategies to encourage more patients to undergo eye tests

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Education, along with a screening reminder card, may encourage more patients to get diabetic retinopathy eye screening exams…

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Barriers to HPV vaccine uptake identified, suggestions to overcome such obstacles offered

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — HPV vaccine rates in 2015 were below the Healthy People 2020 target of 80%, suggesting an opportunity for nurse practitioners…

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Caregivers of children requiring medical technology have differing views of symptom management

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Managing the symptoms of illness in a child who requires one or more medical technologies — including tracheostomies…

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