Q&A: Model predicts 6-month mortality in older adults hospitalized for heart attack

December 12, 2019
Professional cardiology and geriatrics societies have expressed a need for risk-stratification tools specific to older adults, and researchers have…

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Study: Gadolinium-enhanced MRI poses low risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

December 9, 2019
The risk of developing nephrogenic systemic fibrosis was low with the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI in patients with CKD, according…

Injuries linked to cell phone use on the rise

December 5, 2019
Cell phone-related head and neck injuries have increased significantly in recent years, according to a study published in JAMA

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Grey’s Anatomy episode increased public awareness of sexual assault

December 2, 2019
An episode of the popular TV show Grey’s Anatomy helped to increase public awareness of sexual assault and a hotline for people seeking…

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Researchers test silver-coated screens to protect cell phones from contamination

December 2, 2019
Researchers tested the ability of a silver-coated antimicrobial screen to protect the cell phones of resident physicians against pathogens and found…

Meeting News

AKI more common in non-critically ill pediatric patients than previous research indicates

November 26, 2019
WASHINGTON — Data presented at ASN Kidney Week indicated the incidence of acute kidney injury is higher for non-critically ill hospitalized…

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Psychosocial factors may predict hospitalization risk for patients on hemodialysis

November 25, 2019
WASHINGTON — A speaker at ASN Kidney Week provided what she called “a different perspective on hospitalization risk,” telling the…

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With ‘no game plan’ to follow, experts compare efforts in opioid crisis

November 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Physicians from across the country spoke about their hospitals’ experiences and approaches to combating the opioid epidemic…

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Pregnancy-related AKI rates rising, especially for women with diabetes

November 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — The rate of women hospitalized for acute kidney injury during pregnancy has increased in recent years and is associated with high…

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VIDEO: Health care system uses peer recovery specialists to combat opioid crisis

November 19, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video, Christopher F. Freer, DO, co-chair of the Tackling Addiction Task Force and system director of emergency medicine…

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Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography can help diagnose increased intracranial pressure

November 19, 2019
Bedside optic nerve ultrasonography is a noninvasive, quick and easy method to help diagnose increased intracranial pressure, according to findings…

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Young children visiting ED more, hospitalized less for anaphylaxis

November 13, 2019
HOUSTON — Between 2006 to 2015, the number of children aged younger than 3 years who visited the ED for anaphylaxis increased, but the number…

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Geriatric IBD mortality trend highlights need for ‘more standardized guidelines’

November 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The odds of inpatient mortality were nearly four times higher among geriatric adults than adults aged younger than 75 years who…

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EMR hard stop reduces repeat C. difficile testing

November 12, 2019
A hard stop clinical decision support tool embedded in the electronic medical record significantly reduced repeat Clostridioides difficile toxin…

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Multimodal intervention reduces opioid use in hospitalized patients with IBD

November 11, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A series of interventions promoting guidance and appropriate therapy for pain management significantly reduced opioid use among…

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Researchers identify characteristics of patients treated with insulin for hyperkalemia

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Study results presented at ASN Kidney Week described the characteristics of patients who were more likely to be treated with…

Q&A: High-intensity vs. low-intensity prospective audit and feedback

November 8, 2019
Prospective audit and feedback is a staple intervention used by antimicrobial stewardship programs, or ASPs, to reduce antimicrobial use and improve…

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Hemoglobin may independently predict adverse kidney events after cardiac surgery, ICU admission

November 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Lower hemoglobin levels may be a strong and independent predictor of higher risk of major adverse kidney events within 7 days…

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Bariatric surgery fails to reduce overall health care costs among US veterans

October 30, 2019
A cohort of older veterans with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery experienced an initial drop in pharmacy-related costs when compared with…

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Kids’ treatment for acute gastroenteritis in ED depends on race, study shows

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children with acute gastroenteritis with dehydration receive unequal treatment in the ED because of race, according to a…