AUGS/IUGA: Pelvic Floor Disorder Common in Female Triathletes
Female triathletes frequently have
pelvic floor disorders and screen positive for at least one
component of the female athlete triad, according to a study
presented at the American Urogynecologic Society and the
International Urogynecological Association 2014 Scientific
Meeting, held from July 22 to 26 in Washington, D.C.
Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels
HIV infection appears to alter the
relationship between semen bacteria and immune factors, which
could play a role in the sexual transmission of HIV, according
to a new study published online July 24 in PLOS
Biologic Treatments for RA Carry Similar Infection Risk
The risk of hospitalized bacterial
infections in older rheumatoid arthritis patients is similar
for rituximab or abatacept compared to etanercept, although it
is higher for infliximab, according to a study published in the
July issue of Arthritis Care & Research.
CDC: Too Few Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine
An "unacceptably low" number of
girls and boys are getting the human papillomavirus vaccine,
which protects against cervical, anal, and other cancers, U.S.
health officials said Thursday.
Dietary Elimination Effective for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Dietary elimination is associated
with improvement in symptoms and endoscopic appearance in
adults with eosinophilic esophagitis, according to a study
published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology
Empiric Potassium Cuts Death in Loop Diuretic Users
For new starters of loop diuretics,
empiric potassium supplementation is associated with reduced
risk of all-cause death, according to a study published online
July 16 in PLOS ONE.
Hormonal Contraception May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk
The type of contraceptives used
before pregnancy may influence the risk of gestational diabetes
mellitus, according to research published July 17 in
Preventing Chronic Disease.
Language Barriers Don't Raise Diabetes Complication Risk
For immigrants, language barriers
are not associated with an increased risk of diabetes
complications, according to a study published online July 15 in
Oncology Fellows, Clinicians Report Similar Burnout
U.S. oncology fellows may
underestimate the workload they will experience once they enter
practice, according to research published online July 21 in the
Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Post-Op Recovery Program Aids Community Hospital Outcomes
Implementation of an enhanced
recovery after surgery colorectal program is feasible in a
community hospital setting and significantly improves outcomes,
according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA
Radial Artery Pulse Measurement Feasible Screen for A-Fib
Measurement of the peripheral pulse
at the radial artery is feasible as a simple noninvasive
screening tool for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients
after acute ischemic stroke, according to a study published
online July 23 in Neurology.
Serum Free Light Chain Level Increase Precedes Amyloidosis
Increased serum free light chains
precede the presentation of immunoglobulin light chain
amyloidosis, according to a study published online July 14 in
the Journal of Clinical Oncology.