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ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide

Legalization would affect trust in the patient-physician relationship, and in the medical profession

Deaths, Cardiac Arrest Not Rare in Triathlon Participants

Incidence of death or cardiac arrest 1.74 per 100,000 participants; higher incidence in men, with age

Pediatricians Increasingly Aligned With Breastfeeding Guidelines

However, their confidence in breastfeeding success, managing problems declining

Total of 0.21 Years Lost Due to Opioid-Related Poisoning Deaths

Drug-related poisoning deaths up from 2000 to 2015, with most of the increase due to opioid deaths

Multicomponent Intervention Linked to Greater Drop in BP

Intervention beneficial over 18 months for low-income adults in Argentina with uncontrolled HTN

Anagliptin Effect on LDL in T2DM Via ApoB-100 Synthesis

Improvement appears mediated, at least in part, through suppression of apoB-100 synthesis

Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx

More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription

CPAP Telemonitoring Improves 90-Day Adherence

However, remote automated education program alone did not significantly improve adherence

Monthly Feedback Linked to Improved Colonoscopy Quality

But no improvement observed with quarterly feedback

AAP: Few Doctors Provide Firearm Injury Prevention Info in ER

Barriers include political restraint, lack of physician awareness, and legal constraints

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

AAP Conference Highlight: Some Improvement in Child Passenger Safety Practices

Increase in rear facing infants from 84 to 91 percent during 2009 to 2015, but drop in booster seat use

Narrow Networks in ACA Marketplace for Mental Health

Plan networks include 11.3 percent of all mental health care providers in given state-level market

AAP Issues Clinical Report on Teen Tattoos, Piercings

Clinical report details possible medical complications, provides clinician guidance

AHA: Home BP Monitoring Down for Those Without Partners

Having, being aware of/treated for hypertension linked to increased frequency of home BP monitoring

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

CGM Use in Pregnancy Improves Neonatal Outcomes

No apparent benefit for continuous glucose monitoring for women planning pregnancy

Expected Burden of Lung Cancer High for People Living With HIV

PLWH who adhere to antiretroviral tx but smoke are substantially more likely to die from lung cancer

Drills Assess ER Response to Communicable Disease

Median time from entry to masking was 1.5 minutes; from entry to isolation was 8.5 minutes

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