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Q&A: Psoriatic arthritis ‘not diagnosed enough’

September 25, 2019
Approximately 125 million people worldwide, including more than 8 million Americans, have psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation…
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Disease burden, prescription use high in patients with both knee, hip OA

September 24, 2019
Disease burden is high, and prescriptions for analgesics are frequent, among patients with both knee and hip osteoarthritis, according to findings…
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Norovirus outbreak in pediatric ward highlights challenges of infection control

September 24, 2019
Researchers reported findings from a norovirus outbreak in a pediatric ward with multiple-bed rooms and emphasized the importance of early detection…
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Healthy dietary pattern may reduce CKD risk by 30%

September 24, 2019
A recently published study found adherence to a healthy dietary pattern was associated with a lower incidence of both chronic kidney disease and…
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Validated prediction tool estimates graft failure after kidney transplant

September 24, 2019
A risk prediction score — made up of eight prognostic factors — demonstrated accuracy in determining allograft failure after kidney…
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Parental PTSD increases psychiatric morbidity risk in offspring of refugees

September 24, 2019
Researchers identified parental PTSD as a predictor of psychiatric morbidity among the offspring of refugees, according to a study published in…

FDA considers Ebola vaccine, telehealth ‘viable’ option in antimicrobial stewardship — top stories in infectious disease

September 24, 2019
Among the most frequently read stories in infectious disease last week was Merck’s announcement that its Ebola vaccine was being considered…
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USPSTF: Screen pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria

September 24, 2019
Pregnant women should be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria using a urine culture, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force…
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Q&A: Guideline updates for HCV infection in patients with chronic kidney disease

September 24, 2019
The introduction and success of direct-acting antivirals drove the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes work group to make major updates to its…

AAFP: Lack of congressional action puts health care of millions at risk

September 24, 2019
American Academy of Family Physicians president John Cullen, MD, warned that Congress’ failure to approve comprehensive funding legislation by…
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In ambulatory care, 75% of pediatric off-label drugs used for unapproved conditions

September 24, 2019
During a recent 10-year period, physicians in the United States ordered at least one off-label systemic drug in nearly 19% of pediatric ambulatory…
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Research continues for disease-modifying therapy in Alzheimer’s disease

September 24, 2019
Following the discontinuation of a phase 3 trial of aducanumab, an anti-amyloid compound that showed potential as a disease-modifying therapy, or…

ACR praises coding changes in CY2020 physician fee schedule, urges further updates

September 23, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology in comments submitted to CMS praised the agency for provisions added to the CY2020 Physician Fee Schedule that…
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Prediction score may enable prompt TB treatment in children with HIV

September 23, 2019
A tuberculosis prediction score based on diagnostic models may enable prompt treatment decisions in HIV-infected children with suspected TB and a…
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Nicotine vaping increasing among teens

September 23, 2019
Use of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine among adolescents more than doubled from 2017 to 2019, according to data published in The New
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Cardiovascular disease risk may be underestimated among mentally ill

September 23, 2019
Current risk prediction algorithms for cardiovascular disease that do not include severe mental illness as a predictor could be underestimating CVD…
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Cologuard approved for adults aged 45 and older

September 23, 2019
Cologuard, a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test, has been approved for use in at-risk patients aged 45 and older. Previously…

Top stories in cardiology: Shaq discusses heart failure, and some without CVD could benefit from aspirin

September 23, 2019
Many of the top stories in cardiology last week were from Healio’s live coverage of the Heart Failure Society of America’s Scientific…
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More women enrolling in internal medicine residencies, fewer in subspecialty fellowships

September 23, 2019
Over a 25-year period, the number of women enrolled in internal medicine residencies increased, but the prevalence of women in subspecialty…
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Q&A: ‘Keys to success’ for getting more men into the doctor’s office

September 23, 2019
Many preventable causes of death can be detected in primary care, according to researchers. However, many men are reluctant to visit their…