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Age- and Weight-Based Screening Identifies Half With Prediabetes

Expanded screening criteria based on risk factors improve detection for minorities

Choroidal Thickness Changes in Patients With Untreated DM

But in group treated for diabetes, no significant differences in choroidal layer thicknesses

Phone App Linked to Improved Psoriasis Treatment Adherence

App intervention group also had greater reduction in psoriasis severity than non-intervention group

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Intake may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis, birch pollen allergy

Grip Strength Indicative of Cognition in Major Depression

Positive association with performance on cognitive tasks for those with depression, bipolar disorder

Celecoxib Lowers Opioid Use Post Head & Neck Cancer Surgery

Decreased opioid use seen after head and neck cancer surgery with free tissue reconstruction

Cancer Screening More Likely After a Previous False Positive

Findings for both men and women with a false-positive prostate or breast cancer test result

Pediatric Exposures to Liquid Nicotine Down From 2015 to 2016

Still poses serious risk to children; decrease likely in part to law requiring child-resistant packaging

Too Few Adults Taking Epilepsy Meds Have Seizure Control

Ninety percent of those with active epilepsy take meds; 44 percent of those report seizure control

Belimumab Aids Anti-dsDNA+, Hypocomplementemic Lupus

More SLE Responder Index responders at week 52 in the belimumab group versus the placebo group

Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia

Findings based on use of commonly available antihypertensive meds in older African-Americans

Electric Cars Safe With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

No evidence of electromagnetic interference with CIEDs in patients testing electric cars

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cuts CRC Incidence, Mortality in Men

Absolute risks for colorectal cancer, CRC death not reduced for screening group vs. controls in women

Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits

Patients perceive F2F physicians as more compassionate and better communicators

Factors ID’d to Predict Fatty Liver in Obese Teens

African-American obese teens more susceptible to fatty liver effects on glucose metabolism

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg

Trend is consistent whether the threshold blood pressure level is reached earlier or later in life

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

Asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction patients with DM have higher risk than those without

Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use

Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery

Increased incidence of pulmonary embolism and major blood loss with general anesthesia

Newly Designed Pulsed-Dye Laser Found Effective for Rosacea

Findings based on novel use of a 15-mm diameter treatment beam

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