Physicians Briefing

  • 5 Percent of Seniors Discharged From ER Admitted Within Days
    Nearly 5 percent of older Medicare beneficiaries seen in the emergency department have a hospital inpatient admission within seven days after discharge, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
  • AAP Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children Against Measles
    The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in Southern California now stands at 70, health officials reported Thursday.
  • Age Doesn't Affect Outcome of Revision Cochlear Implantation
    Age at revision cochlear implantation does not impact post-revision speech perception performance, according to research published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
  • ASCO Reports Biggest Clinical Cancer Advances for 2015
    The biggest clinical cancer advances for 2015 have been identified in an annual report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, published online Jan. 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • CDC: Opioid Rx Prevalent in Reproductive-Aged Females
    Too many women of childbearing age take prescription opioids, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The report appears in the Jan. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
  • Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Eczema
    Adults with eczema may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • HPV Vaccination Often Not Timely for Girls
    Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine at the recommended age, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of Vaccine.
  • May Be Room for Improvement in U/S Transducer Hygiene
    For endoluminal procedures relying on barrier protection to avoid contamination, permeability of materials may not always be considered, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.
  • Moderate Changes in Lipids With Tocilizumab/Tofacitinib in RA
    For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, moderate changes in lipids are observed after treatment with tocilizumab or tofacitinib, according to a review published in the January issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
  • More Variation in Costs Than Outcomes of PCI in VA System
    For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the Veterans Affairs system, the variation in one-year risk-adjusted mortality is smaller than variation in risk-standardized costs, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
  • Optimal Gestational Weight Gain in Obese Moms May Vary
    For some obese women, gestational weight gain below that recommended in the current guidelines may be advised to reduce the risk of certain adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research published online Jan. 18 in Obesity Reviews.
  • Prophylactic Antimicrobials Overused in Urologic Surgery
    Utilization patterns indicate that antimicrobial prophylaxis is overused for urological surgeries in the community practice setting, according to research published in the February issue of The Journal of Urology.

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