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3d render medical illustration of the human digestive system - side view

Five Factors Predict High Costs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Predictors include presence of psychiatric illness, use of corticosteroids and narcotics, low hemoglobin

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Ultrasound IDs Ankle Pathology in Inflammatory Rheumatic Dz

Tibiotalar joint synovitis seen more often in SpA, gout patients; TP tenosynovitis seen more in RA

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Office BP Monitoring During 30 Minutes Cuts Overtreatment

OBP30 is associated with lower blood pressure readings than office BP in all patient groups

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PhysicalActivityHF-Prevention-Feature

Physical Function Should Be Goal of Care for Elderly CVD Patients

Older adults respond to exercise interventions, which should aim to increase functional capacity

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pregnancy784

Inositol Supplements Don’t Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Findings among women with a family history of diabetes

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33169

Smell Loss Predicts Mortality Irrespective of Dementia

Researchers say olfactory loss might mark deteriorating health, irrespective of dementia

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Early, Goal-Directed Therapy No Benefit in Septic Shock

Patient-level meta-analysis shows similar mortality at 90 days for EGDT and usual care

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patient helped during dialysis session in hospital

Mortality Risk Impacts Colon CA Screening in Dialysis Patients

Higher rate of screening among patients most likely to receive a transplant

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eye_exam815

Many Youths With Diabetes Not Receiving Eye Examinations

Racial minorities less likely to undergo eye exam; increasing net worth increases likelihood of eye exam

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Happy doctor caring about young pregnant woman in hospital

Higher Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Births to Young CA Survivors

Increased risks among live births for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

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Max-Patient-Caregiver-Care_Feature

REACH II, VA Did Not Increase Spending in Dementia Care

Behavioral interventions program for Alzheimer’s patient caregivers did not increase health costs

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Gender Gap Found in Evaluations of Emergency Medicine Residents

Similar milestone levels among residents during 1st year, but higher levels for men throughout residency

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tattoo62

Optical Clearing Agent Ups No. of Laser Passes in Tattoo Removal

Findings based on number of laser passes during a five-minute tattoo removal session

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doc_teen2262

Treatment Seeking Low Among Teens With Eating Disorders

Those with counter-stereotypic presentation even less likely to seek treatment

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Recent Decline in Prescription Opioid Use Among U.S. Teens

Lifetime prevalence of use peaked in 1989, 2002, and remained stable until decline in 2013 to 2015

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FDA Approves Bavencio for Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Drug targets the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway; first sanctioned treatment in the United States

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CANA/PHEN Aids Weight Loss in Obese Without Type 2 Diabetes

Canagliflozin plus phentermine superior to placebo for weight loss at 26 weeks in obese, overweight

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heart0331

Statin Intolerance Tied to Increased Risk of Recurrent MI

Higher rate of recurrent MI, coronary heart disease for Medicare beneficiaries post-MI hospitalization

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Patient in hospital on respirator

DEX Doesn’t Reduce Mortality in Those With Sepsis on Ventilator

Dexmedetomidine also did not reduce ventilator-free days for sepsis patients on mechanical ventilation

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C1 Inhibitor Use Reduces Attacks in Hereditary Angioedema

Subcutaneous CSL830 at doses of 40 and 60 IU reduce rate of attacks, need for rescue medication

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