Bladder catheter + oxygen supply tubing = death | Medical Blog

  According to the coroner of South Australia, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national men’s soccer team died a “horrific” and “macabre” death after his

Variation in Participation in Diabetes Self-Management Class | Medical Blog

Nonparticipation varies by race/ethnicity, education, health care coverage, county, time since diagnosis

8 ways to prevent denials at your physician’s practice | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley Ask a physician about their biggest pain points when it comes to the physician billing process, and they’ll frequently mention denials. A denied

Coping Support Assists Parents of Hospitalized Children | Feature

Meta-analysis: coping support interventions can reduce anxiety and stress, but not depression

Opioid Rx Frequently Issued for Nonspecific, Spinal Conditions | Feature

Spine, orthopedic disorders most prominent among categories of conditions linked to initial opioid Rx

Dietary Energy Density May Up Risk of Obesity-Linked Cancers | Feature

DED linked to 10 percent increase of any obesity-related cancer among normal-weight women

Families Shoulder Majority of Costs Related to Dementia Care | Feature

Reducing functional decline or behavioral and psychological symptoms leads to lower lifetime costs

Increasing Physical Activity, Function Can Decrease Fall Fears | Feature

Activities of daily living and mobility among predictors of fear of falling in geriatric patients

Increase in Survival Without Severe Disability for Preemies | Feature

However, children born preterm still have high risk for developmental delay

Online Nursing Education Can Up Patient Use of VTE Prophylaxis | Feature

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent venous thromboembolism

Intensive Blood Pressure Tx Aids Those With Prediabetes | Feature

Beneficial effects seen for cardiovascular disease outcomes, all-cause mortality

Evolocumab Doesn’t Affect Cognition When Added to Statins | Feature

No significant between-group difference for patients receiving evolocumab or placebo added to statins

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | Feature


Perceived Social Support Lower for Cancer Caregivers Vs Patients | Feature

Greater support for caregivers may substantially strengthen the sense of coherence

Automated Analyses of Night Blood O2 Detects Apnea | Feature

Findings for detection of sleep apnea among habitually snoring children

Falling Insulin Requirement Linked to Placental Dysfunction | Feature

FIR ≥15 percent linked to increased risk of composite of clinical markers of placental dysfunction

Emergency Departments See Few Cases of Sepsis in Adolescents | Feature

Every 100 years, each of 12 emergency departments would treat 2.8 fatal sepsis cases

’07 to ’14 Saw Drop in Proportion Needing Dialysis After TAVI | Feature

Need for new dialysis after TAVI linked to increased risk of mortality at 30-days and four years

Antidepressants Used by 12.7 Percent of Those Age ≥12 in U.S. | Feature

Use is higher among females than males; long-term use for one-fourth of those taking antidepressants

Geriatric Trauma Outcome Score Estimates Unfavorable Discharge | Feature

GTOS II estimates the probability of unfavorable discharge in injured elders with moderate accuracy

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