Prevention

Vitamin B Did Not Affect Fracture Risk in Women at High CV Risk

Vitamin B Did Not Affect Fracture Risk in Women at High CV Risk

Daily B vitamins and folic acid do not affect fracture risk in women with preexisting CV disease.

Bone Density Affected by Reconstruction Method in Gastric Cancer Surgery

Bone Density Affected by Reconstruction Method in Gastric Cancer Surgery

Postoperative bone mineral density loss in gastric cancer may be affected by the reconstruction method.

Septic Arthritis Outbreak Indicates Need for Improved Prevention in Outpatient Settings

Septic Arthritis Outbreak Indicates Need for Improved Prevention in Outpatient Settings

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The need for better adherence to basic infection prevention was highlighted after an investigation around a septic arthritis outbreak.

Fractures in Young Adults Primarily Caused by Severe Trauma

Fractures in Young Adults Primarily Caused by Severe Trauma

In young adults, fractures are mainly caused by severe trauma.

Facial Fractures From Recreational Activity Up in Seniors

Facial Fractures From Recreational Activity Up in Seniors

In older adults, there is an increased risk of facial injuries during recreational activities.

Frailty Fracture Risk Increases With ILI For Obese Patients With DM

Frailty Fracture Risk Increases With ILI For Obese Patients With DM

There is an increased risk of frailty fracture for overweight or obese patients with DM.

Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle After Just Two Weeks

Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle After Just Two Weeks

After 2 weeks of a more sedentary routine, participants lost nearly a pound of lean muscle mass and gained body fat.

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Prescription-grade chondroitin sulfate is as efficacious as celecoxib in reducing pain and improving function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Outcomes of High-dose Vitamin D on Non-Vertebral Fractures and Falls

Outcomes of High-dose Vitamin D on Non-Vertebral Fractures and Falls

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Colecalciferol did not show a reduce risk for fracture or falls in middle age patients taking a monthly dose.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal disease have an increased risk for cardiovascular-related death compared with patients without rheumatoid arthritis.

Regular, Strenuous Exercise Shows Reduced Cellular Aging

Regular, Strenuous Exercise Shows Reduced Cellular Aging

Adults who engage in high levels of exercise may gain 9 'biological' years.

Relative Risk of Ischemic Stroke Doubled in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Relative Risk of Ischemic Stroke Doubled in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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A matched cohort study compared the risk of incident stroke in individuals with SLE with individuals without SLE in the general population.

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

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Celecoxib plus a proton pump inhibitor reduces risk for recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with arthritis using NSAIDs who are at risk for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal events.

Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease may be the main precipitating factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis by fostering the environment for multiple destructive mechanisms that attack synovial joints.

Systematic Review Analyzes Antihypertensive Effects of Hyperuricemia Pharmacotherapy

Systematic Review Analyzes Antihypertensive Effects of Hyperuricemia Pharmacotherapy

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There was low quality evidence from three trials indicating no reduction in systolic (-6.2mmHg, 95% CI: -12.8 to 0.5) or diastolic (-3.9mmHg, 95% CI: -9.2 to 1.4) 24-hour ambulatory BP with uric acid lowering drugs vs. placebo.

Clinician Round Table: The Role of Diet in Gout Management

Clinician Round Table: The Role of Diet in Gout Management

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A panel of clinician experts discusses the pivotal role of diet in the management of chronic gout.

Low Hip BMD Associated With Higher HF Risk in Certain Patient Subgroups

Low Hip BMD Associated With Higher HF Risk in Certain Patient Subgroups

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Total hip BMD was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Brought Before Congress

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Brought Before Congress

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Congress takes up the issue of antibiotic resistance with H.R. 1840: Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation (READI).

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

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An international team of researchers collected data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to determine the effect of knee osteoarthritis on development of hypertension.

Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

Guidelines Inconsistent on Statin Recommendations for African-Americans

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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.

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

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

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

Making Healthy Foods Cheaper Would Increase Consumption

Making Healthy Foods Cheaper Would Increase Consumption

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Findings based on an analysis of 30 studies.

Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

Increased Produce Consumption Reduces Cardiovascular, Premature Death Risks

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

2017 Updated Immunization Schedule Released by ACIP

2017 Updated Immunization Schedule Released by ACIP

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

CDC Publishes Updated Immunization Schedule

CDC Publishes Updated Immunization Schedule

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CDC revises adult immunization advisory.

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

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

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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.

Strategies for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

Strategies for Reducing Hospital-Acquired Infections

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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.

Most Primary Care Physicians Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

Most Primary Care Physicians Oppose Complete Repeal of Obamacare

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

Factors Influencing Dosage Accuracy With Tablet Splitting

Factors Influencing Dosage Accuracy With Tablet Splitting

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

Most Common Drug-Drug Interactions in Geriatric Patients Identified

Most Common Drug-Drug Interactions in Geriatric Patients Identified

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The most common drug-drug interaction identified was non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with antihypertensives.

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