Revisits After Discharge From Observation Up in Elderly

From 2006 to 2011, increases seen in repeat observation stays and any hospital revisit for seniors

Valproic Acid Concentration Drops With Ketogenic Diet

Changes in serum concentrations of other anti-epileptic drugs not found to be significant

Medical-Home Recognition Higher in Demonstration Sites

Smaller decreases in number of visits to federally-qualified health centers for demonstration sites

2006 to 2013 Saw Increase in ER Use for Herpes Zoster

Increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits

Head Positioning May Not Be Key to Acute Stroke Outcome

Research suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor’s orders to lie on their backs

1991-2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State

Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage

Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression

Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids

Occupation Tied to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

Findings may help target health promotion and preventive efforts, researchers say

Report Addresses Patient Refusal of Home Health Care Services

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

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

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Poses Fetal Risk During/After Event

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

Education Can Promote Self-Management in CVD Conditions

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

Causes of Serious Adverse Events in Nursing Homes Identified

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

Weight-Loss Program Aids Black Breast Cancer Survivors

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

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

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

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

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

Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure

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

Risk of Cardiovascular Events Similar With, Without Diabetes

Patients with versus without diabetes, without CAD, were more often treated with statins and aspirin

AUA Reports on Nonneurogenic Chronic Urinary Retention

Treatment algorithm proposed based on stratification of patients by risk and by symptoms

Support for Financial Penalties Up With Emphasis on Patient Harms

Penalties supported by 41% of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient

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