Family Practice

Maraviroc-Containing HIV PrEP Regimens Safe, Well Tolerated

MVC-containing regimens well tolerated compared with TDF-FTC in HIV-uninfected women in U.S.

Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 7.7 per 1,000

Highest prevalence of FASD among children seen in South Africa, Croatia, Ireland

Few Smokers Hospitalized With CHD Get Smoking Cessation Meds

Overall, 22.7 percent received smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, most often the nicotine patch

Higher BMI in Childhood Linked to Adult Stroke Risk

Increased risk of early adult ischemic stroke with increase in BMI z score from ages 7 to 13 years

Many Parents Would Support Transgender Teen’s Transition

Findings indicate growing acceptance of gender transition

Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Vulnerable Immune System

Study demonstrates effects of infection with different lineages of Zika virus on monocytes

Lower SBP Target for Blacks May Benefit Cognitive Function

Researchers find that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites

AAP Issues New Guidelines for ID, Treatment of HTN in Children

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

In T2D, Glycemic Control Up With Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Improved glycemic control with CGM for patients with T2DM receiving multiple insulin injections daily

Oral Corticosteroids No Benefit for LRI in Non-Asthmatic Adults

No decrease in cough duration, severity for adults without asthma with lower respiratory tract symptom

Even Overdose Doesn’t Stop Opioid Prescribing

Few receive medication-assisted treatment after hospital discharge, researchers find

Occult Cancer Found in ~5 Percent With Unprovoked VTE

Prevalence of cancer increases linearly with age; is seven-fold higher in patients aged 50 years or older

Geriatric Consults Remain Rare in Kidney Cancer Care

Although use of medical co-management and rehabilitation services increasing

Link for Sedentary Time, Mortality Varies With Frailty Level

Sedentary time has greatest adverse impact among adults ≥50 years with highest frailty level

Secure Messaging Linked to Better Diabetes Management

Diabetes patients frequently used secure messaging for medical advice in addition to routine visits

Once-Daily Triple-Tx Improves Lung Function, HRQoL in COPD

Significantly improved FEV1 and St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire scores

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Aids PTSD in Eating Disorders

Lower PTSD checklist-Civilian scores with rTMS of dorsomedial prefrontal cortex

Depression, Anxiety May Affect Bone Metabolism in Older Teens

MDD, GAD linked to increasing bone mass; in females SSRI use linked to increasing bone mass

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Reduces Mortality

Reduction in all-cause mortality at 11 to 12 years using data from individual NORCCAP study cohorts

Hours Worked Impacted by Kids for Female, Not Male Doctors

Findings from a national sample of dual-physician couples

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