Prevention Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

Guidelines on recommending statin treatment for African Americans differ between the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association.

Diagnostics Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

Study from The Netherlands randomly assigned 660 high-risk patients undergoing elective procedures involving iodinated contrast material to receive no prophylaxis or intravenous hydration.

Prevention Making Healthy Foods Cheaper Would Increase Consumption

Making Healthy Foods Cheaper Would Increase Consumption

Findings based on an analysis of 30 studies.

Prevention Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

Scientists at Imperial College London analyzed 95 studies that included almost 2 million people.

Prevention 2017 Updated Immunization Schedule Released by ACIP

2017 Updated Immunization Schedule Released by ACIP

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated 2017 immunization schedules for for children, adolescents, and adults.

Prevention CDC Publishes Updated Immunization Schedule

CDC Publishes Updated Immunization Schedule

CDC revises adult immunization advisory.

Practice Management Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

Strategies for Better Inpatient Care During End-of-Rotation Transitions

End-of-rotation transition in care has been linked to significantly higher in-hospital mortality. Clinicians highlight the issue, and offer ways to reduce the problem.

Prevention Strategies for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

Strategies for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

Study finds that patients were 10% to 30% less likely to acquire a multidrug-resistant organism or C difficile if enhanced disinfection strategies were used in hospitals.

Practice Management Most Primary Care Physicians Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

Most Primary Care Physicians Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

Majority of those polled support changes to law, but few want to see it repealed.

Prevention Factors Influencing Dosage Accuracy With Tablet Splitting

Factors Influencing Dosage Accuracy With Tablet Splitting

Research sough to determine the factors influencing accurate tablet splitting by patients.

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