Family Practice

Fasting Blood Glucose Trajectory May Predict Future MI

Increased risk for elevated-stable pattern; decreased risk for elevated-decreasing pattern

Few Older Patients Aware of Deprescribing

Although the majority surveyed are aware of medication harms

Pulse Ox + Auscultation Reliable for Congenital Heart Screening

The method significantly improves detection rate of major CHD in newborns

Opioid Rx, Dosing Often Excessive in Dialysis Patients

High-risk dialysis population also subject to the risks of long-term opioid use

APOE Allele Type Tied to Mortality Risk

No racial difference in the association between these alleles and mortality

Effect of Osteoporotic Fractures Similar to Diabetes Burden

Findings for quality of life with hip fractures, vertebral compression vs. vision loss, amputation

Diabetes Treatment Failure May Actually Be Nonadherence

Second-line treatment often initiated without evidence of recommended use of first-line treatment

Air Pollution May Damage Kidneys

Study finds link between particulate matter and renal function

Concussion May Increase Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Findings based upon sustaining at least one concussion during adolescence

Thyroid Surgery for Benign Goiters Ups Quality of Life

Quality of life improved after thyroidectomy in patients with nontoxic
nodular goiters

More Than 1 in 10 Patients May Be Overtreated for Diabetes

Study of Medicare patients shows overtreatment for diabetes is rarely deintensified

High Rate of Anemia Seen After Weight-Loss Surgery

Anemia much more common among patients who did not have close follow-up with weight-loss surgeon

Childhood-Onset IBD May Raise Risk of Cancer

Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force

Montelukast Associated With Nightmares, Depression

Odds of depression, aggressive behavior, suicide ideation, nightmares, headaches all increased

AAP Conference Highlight: Epinephrine Admin Training Needed in Many Schools

In 2015 to 2016, 2.7 percent reported that epinephrine was administered by unlicensed staff

Attempts to Prevent Tongue Swallowing Hinder Resuscitation

In 17 videos, initial intervention after athlete collapse was attempt to prevent tongue swallowing

Proton Pump Inhibitors Overused Worldwide

Wide variation in inappropriate use documented in the international literature, from 11 to 84 percent

Specific Efforts May Aid Quality of Life for Schizophrenia Caregivers

Supportive interventions would cut affiliate stigma, enhance family-centered care

Magnesium Levels Tied to Dementia Risk

Both too high and too low of levels tied to increased dementia risk

Long-Term Weight Loss, T2DM Remission for Roux-en-Y Surgery

Twelve-year follow-up shows durability of weight loss and remission and prevention of type 2 diabetes

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