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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to screen asymptomatic pregnant women, young children for elevated blood lead levels

October 30, 2018
The USPSTF released a draft recommendation statement concluding there is currently insufficient evidence to “assess the balance of benefits and…
In the JournalsPerspective

Many patients struggle to stop buprenorphine use

July 18, 2018
Many patients who want to stop using buprenorphine for opioid use disorder were not able to, according to findings recently published in Drug and
In the Journals

E-cigarette flavorings may damage blood vessel function

June 22, 2018
Chemical flavor additives used in e-cigarettes and related tobacco products may harm vascular endothelial cells that regulate blood vessels…
In the Journals

Buprenorphine, methadone significantly reduce mortality after opioid overdose

June 19, 2018
Individuals treated with buprenorphine and methadone after a nonfatal opioid overdose had a 40% to 60% reduction in all-cause and opioid-related…
In the Journals

More restrictive alcohol policies reduce alcohol-related motor vehicle crash fatalities

May 29, 2018
More restrictive alcohol policies were linked to lower odds of alcohol-related motor vehicle crash fatalities, according to research published in…

Communication, education may help reduce confusion about dense breast notifications

May 15, 2018
Women who received a radiology dense breast notification often found it difficult to understand and interpreted it incorrectly, according to findings…
In the Journals

Physicians who receive opioid-related payments prescribe more opioids

May 14, 2018
Pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids and related payments to physicians are associated with increased subsequent opioid prescribing…
Cover Story

‘Culturally competent’ transgender health care starts with clinicians

Infectious Disease News, April 2018
In the last 15 years, Jae M. Sevelius, PhD, has seen positive changes in transgender health care, mainly from an awareness perspective. “When…
At Issue

Developing antibiotic stewardship programs in pediatrics

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2018
Infectious Diseases in Children asked Ingrid Camelo, MD, pediatric infectious disease fellow, division of pediatrics infectious diseases at Boston
In the Journals Plus

Testosterone therapy in transgender men does not affect estradiol levels

March 27, 2018
Transgender men treated with testosterone therapy did not experience increases in estradiol levels after 6 years of follow-up, but BMI decreased with…
In the Journals

Intervention improves guideline adherence, does not decrease opioid refills

July 19, 2017
A multicomponent primary care-based intervention tripled guideline-concordant opioid monitoring; however, it was not successful in reducing opioid…
Imaging Analysis

Abnormal jugular vein detected during thyroid ultrasound

Endocrine Today, April 2017
Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD, ECNU
A 43-year-old woman was referred to the endocrine clinic for a thyroid nodule found on a CT scan of the chest during the evaluation of breast cancer…
In the Journals Plus

Guidelines address thyroid disease in pregnancy

January 12, 2017
Revised guidelines from the American Thyroid Association for the management of thyroid disease in pregnant and postpartum women were recently…
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Guidelines needed to address iodine supplementation in pregnancy

January 5, 2017
Despite routine recommendation of prenatal multivitamins before conception, pregnancy and lactation, many obstetricians and midwives fail to…

Low early perioperative complication, seen after total ankle arthroplasty

Orthopedics Today, June 2016
Recently published data indicated total ankle arthroplasty is a relatively safe surgery with an overall 30-day complication rate of 1.4% and…
Meeting News Coverage

Maternal presence during NAS treatment decreased withdrawal severity

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Parental presence at the bedside of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome may improve their recovery from opioid…
Cover Story

Despite antibiotic policies, overuse persists across continuum of care

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2016
Since their discovery in the early 20th century, antibiotics have revolutionized the treatment of bacterial infections and are currently used in a…
Imaging AnalysisPublication Exclusive

Persistent hypoglycemia despite oral therapy

Endocrine Today, March 2016
Ayse Sahin-Efe, MD; Stephanie L. Lee, MD PhD ECNU
An 82-year-old woman was brought to the ED after a fall. Her medical history was significant for hypertension, recurrent urinary tract infections…