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CDC: Number of U.S. Counties With Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Up

Surveillance also spotted increase in mosquitoes that transmit dengue, chikungunya viruses

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Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure

Early-treatment group had significantly lower in-hospital mortality even after adjustment

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Report Addresses Patient Refusal of Home Health Care Services

Importance of home health care services increasing, partly due to shorter hospital stays, complex needs

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Nivolumab Doesn’t Up PFS in Stage IV or Recurrent NSCLC

Findings in patients with previously untreated disease with PD-L1 expression level of ≥5 percent

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Adjusted One-Year Mortality Similar for On-, Off-Label TAVR

Increased 30-day adverse cardiovascular events for hospitals in highest tertile of off-label use

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Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis Poses Fetal Risk During/After Event

Risk of fetal demise increased with maternal ICU admission and higher serum osmolality during DKA

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PSA Testing Frequency High in Control Arm of Screening Trial

Over 15 years of follow-up, considerable proportion of men undergo prostate-specific antigen testing

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Education Can Promote Self-Management in CVD Conditions

Most effective interventions are tailored to individual patient needs, use multiple components

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Causes of Serious Adverse Events in Nursing Homes Identified

Most serious adverse events caused by medication errors, falls, delayed or inappropriate intervention

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Weight-Loss Program Aids Black Breast Cancer Survivors

Community-based, interventionist-guided weight loss program efficacious for early-stage survivors

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HCC Drops Beyond Five Years of Entecavir/Tenofovir Tx for Hep B

Older age, lower platelets at baseline and year five, liver stiffness ≥12 kPa linked to HCC development

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Strategies Compared for Cancer Medication Submission Lags

Shorter submission lag for global trial, early-initiation bridging strategy vs late-initiation strategy

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Polymorphism in rs4343 of ACE Gene Linked to Migraine

Odds ratio of migraine 4.17 for G/G versus A/A, A/G polymorphism in angiotensin I converting enzyme

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Family Hx, Mutation Position Key Variables in BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk

Study findings provide cancer risk patterns based on BRCA status using prospective data

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Age a Factor in Patients Leaving Hospital Against Medical Advice

Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients

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Yoga Noninferior to Physical Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain

Nearly half of yoga group saw clinically meaningful improvement in pain and disability

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Male doctor explaining spine x-ray to patient in the medical office

Radiologists ID Barriers to Direct Patient Communication

Many radiologists feel changes to reimbursement, compensation would help with direct communication

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Financial Incentives May Increase Viral Suppression in HIV

No increase in linkage to care, but increase noted in viral suppression and continuity of care

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Guidelines Address Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

Guidelines address use of antirheumatic drugs for adults with RA, SpA, JIA, SLE undergoing THA/TKA

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