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  • Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the opioid crisis in the United States have been proposed by the federal government. The objective is to make it easier for health care providers to share a patient's...
  • Peds Mortality Down for Presentation at ED With Higher Readiness
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Presentation to hospitals with an emergency department with high levels of readiness to care for pediatric emergencies is associated with reduced mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in...
  • WHO: Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The eradication of malaria worldwide may eventually be possible, but when that might be achieved is unclear, according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency is "unequivocally in favor" of wiping out...
  • Novel Therapy Treats Triple-Class Refractory Multiple Myeloma
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The combination of selinexor and dexamethasone seems effective in treating patients with multiple myeloma that has not responded to standard therapies, according to a study published in the Aug. 22 issue of the New England...
  • Poor HIV Control Ups Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Persons living with HIV (PHIV) who are hospitalized with heart failure are at an increased risk for subsequent sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JACC: Heart Failure. Raza M. Alvi,...
  • Prevalence of Celiac Disease High in First-Degree Relatives
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The prevalence of celiac disease is higher among screened first-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with celiac disease, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Shilpa S. Nellikkal,...
  • Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Mental Health Disorders
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Prurigo nodularis (PN) is associated with mental health disorders, systemic illnesses, and HIV infection, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Amy H. Huang, M.P.H., from...
  • Hospitalizations With Psych Diagnosis Common in ESKD
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Hospitalizations with psychiatric diagnoses are common in pediatric and adult patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and are associated with increased mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the...
  • Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Ninety-two percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers are attributable to HPV types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV), according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for...
  • Antibiotic Use Tied to Higher Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Antibiotic prescriptions are associated with a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Aug. 7 in BMC Medicine. Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Ph.D., from Keele University in the United Kingdom,...
  • Radiologists Performing More Paracenteses, Thoracenteses
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The proportion of paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures performed by radiologists is continuing to increase, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Ravi V....
  • Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Use of a four-component polypill can effectively reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the Aug. 24 issue of The Lancet. Gholamreza Roshandel, Ph.D., from Shariati Hospital in...
  • Reduction in PTSD Symptoms Linked to Decrease in T2DM
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Clinically meaningful reductions in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are associated with a decrease in the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Psychiatry. Jeffrey F....
  • Weight Loss Feasible Regardless of Psychiatric Meds Use
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Participants in a weight loss intervention can lose weight regardless of psychiatric medication use, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in Obesity. Sean Wharton, M.D., from the Wharton Medical Clinic in Toronto,...
  • As-Needed Inhaler Use an Option for Children With Mild Asthma
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed, according to a study published online July 30 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Kaharu Sumino, M.D., from the Washington University School...
  • WHO: Microplastics in Drinking Water Not a Health Risk
    THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Levels of microplastics in drinking water do not appear to be a health risk, according to the World Health Organization. However, the U.N. health agency also noted that more research is needed into how microplastics may...