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Behavioral therapy 'missing ingredient' for digital health success in diabetes

Klonoff DC. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2019;doi:10.1177/1932296818820303.
Digital health tools designed to improve disease management for patients with diabetes often have little effect on long-term health outcomes, likely…
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Adjuvant therapy improves odds of TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma remission

Cossu G, et al. Pituitary. 2019;doi:10.1007/s11102-018-0921-3.
Adults with thyroid-stimulating hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas have a greater chance of biochemical remission after undergoing adjuvant…
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Pituitary abnormalities 'underestimated' in adults with autoimmune pancreatitis

Kanie K, et al. Pituitary. 2019;doi:10.1007/s11102-018-00930-y.
Adults with autoimmune pancreatitis may have higher rates of immunoglobulin G4-related hypophysitis than previously thought, according to findings…
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High-dose flu vaccine more effective than standard vaccines in older adults

Young-Xu Y, et al. Vaccine. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.063.
Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccines, the high-dose vaccine is more effective in preventing influenza- or pneumonia-associated…
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Smartphone camera presents potential alternative for diabetic foot ulcer detection

van Doremalen RFM, et al. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2019.01.032.
Diabetic foot ulcer can be detected effectively using an infrared camera on a smartphone, even when compared with a high-end infrared camera usually…
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Breast cancer metastasis risk remains elevated 10 years after childbirth

Goddard ET, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.6997.
Women diagnosed with stage 1 or stage 2 postpartum breast cancer up to 10 years after giving birth may be at increased risk for distant metastasis…
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Advanced glycation end product accumulation, insulin resistance share 'two-way' relationship

Uruska A, et al. Diabet Med. 2019;doi:10.1111/dme.13921.
Insulin resistance and the accumulation of advanced glycation end products in the skin have a “two-way” relationship for adults with type…
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Hospital halves urine cultures by encouraging urinalysis reflex testing

Munigala S, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;doi:10.1017/ice.2018.356.  
An intervention that included changing the electronic ordering system to encourage urinalysis reflex testing for suspected urinary tract infections…
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Early maternal menarche associated with obesity risk in sons

Hong Y, et al. Clin Endocrinol. 2019;doi:10.1111/cen.13948.
Adolescent boys whose mothers were younger at menarche are at increased risk for obesity vs. sons of mothers with older menarche, according to…
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Rivaroxaban decreases VTE incidence during intervention period among patients with cancer

Agnelli G, et al. N Engl J Med. 2019;doi:10.1056/NEJMe1816060.
Khorana AA, et al. N Engl J Med. 2019;doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1814630.
Rivaroxaban led to substantially lower incidence of venous thromboembolism and death of VTE among ambulatory patients with cancer death during the…
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Consistent vitamin D sufficiency may limit preeclampsia risk

Benachi A, et al. Clin Nutr. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2019.02.015.
Preeclampsia risk is lower for women with vitamin D sufficiency in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy compared with women with vitamin D…
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Bacterial pneumonia most common cause of unexpected infectious death

Sehgal P, et al. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019;doi:10.1093/ofid/ofz081.
Bacterial pneumonia was implicated in 43% of all community-based, unexpected infectious disease deaths during a recent 2-year period in one Canadian…
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Early adiposity rebound increases risk for PCOS in adulthood

Koivuaho E, et al. Int J Obes. 2019;doi:10.1038/s41366-019-0318.
Women who experience a second rise in childhood BMI before age 5 years are more likely to develop polycystic ovary syndrome in adulthood than women…
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Data mining EHRs can rapidly identify hospital outbreaks

Sundermann AJ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;doi:10.1017/ice.2018.343.
Data mining of an electronic health record, or EHR, accurately identified transmission routes among patients involved in hospital disease outbreaks…
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Cancer death rates declining faster among blacks than whites, but disparities persist

DeSantis CE, et al. CA Cancer J Clin. 2019;doi:10.3322/caac.21555.
Overall cancer death rates are dropping faster among black Americans than white Americans, according to a report published in CA: A Cancer Journal
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