Losing Ground Against Gonorrhea – The Rising Antibiotic Resistance | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases Blog.   April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month  and there

CME/CE: The Merits of the MERIT Protocol | Medical Blog

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

Self-Regulation Interventions Beneficial for Children | Medical Blog

Improvement in academic, health, and behavioral outcomes in most intervention groups

CDC: Asian U.S. Mothers More Likely to be Older, Married | Medical Blog

Non-Hispanic Asian mothers are more educated; some characteristics vary by subgroup, place of birth

Stronger Link With Mortality for Ambulatory Versus Clinic BP | Medical Blog

Ambulatory BP is a stronger predictor of all-cause, cardiovascular mortality than clinic measures

Marital Status Tied to Earlier Presentation of Melanoma | Medical Blog

Being married also tied to likelihood of undergoing SLNB in lesions with Breslow thickness >1 mm

Triple Therapy Tied to Reduced Rate of COPD Exacerbations | Medical Blog

Benefits seen for triple therapy with fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium, and vilanterol

Social Support of Autonomy Tied to Better Glycemic Control in DM | Medical Blog

Findings suggest family and friends’ support of autonomy also lowers diabetes distress

Disordered Eating Among Teens Tied to Future Depression | Medical Blog

Also, bullying by peers is associated with depressive symptoms and disordered eating behavior

Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients | Medical Blog

Heavy use in Crohn’s, heavy or moderate use in ulcerative colitis tied to increased risk of death

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors | Medical Blog

More cancer survivors prescribed five or more unique medications, including those with abuse potential

Smartphone App May Up Medication Adherence in HTN | Medical Blog

But use of the app not linked to a change in systolic blood pressure in poorly controlled hypertension

UTI Calculator Predicts Risk of Infant Urinary Tract Infection | Medical Blog

Calculator reduces testing and decreases the number of urinary tract infections that were missed

Opioid Packaging Often Lacks Info on Safe Storage, Disposal | Medical Blog

Instructions for safe disposal of unused opioid medications often inconsistent, infrequent, or absent

Repeated BP Measures Linked to Drop in Initially Elevated BP | Medical Blog

Repeated measurement of initially elevated blood pressure linked to 8 mm Hg reduction in systolic BP

Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk of A-Fib | Medical Blog

Possible correlation also seen for nut consumption with reduced risk of heart failure

Parents Favor Supporting Pregnant Teens, Their Babies | Medical Blog

Most feel that pregnant teens should have to attend prenatal visits in order to receive state support

Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women | Medical Blog

Increased hazard ratios for pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal users of short-acting CCBs

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Institutional Post-Acute Care | Medical Blog

Increased LOS in post-acute care at SNF and rehab facilities; decreased hospital LOS

USPSTF: Exercise Interventions Prevent Falls in Seniors | Medical Blog

Second recommendation statement finds evidence lacking for benefit of calcium, vitamin D, or both

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