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Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
An article published recently in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reviews the mechanisms by which microalbuminuria causes renal and cardiovascular disease. The authors also describe appropriate interventions.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Catherine Kolonko
Hepatitis C does not contribute to mental impairment in patients who are coinfected with HIV when there is an absence of substantial liver damage, according to a study published online in the journal Neurology.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Few people know how to use epinephrine injectors and asthma inhalers as directed, according to a new study published in the January issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The first 48 hours appears to be the optimal time for performing early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis, according to research published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Surgery.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Frequenting roller-coaster rides may lead to intimal tears within the cervical internal carotid artery (ICA), according to a case report published online Nov. 26 in Pediatric Neurology.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A Texas infant has died from Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub. The report of the infant's death appears in the January 2015 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A screening test has identified more than 50 U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications that could be helpful in treating people with Ebola, researchers report. The study was published online Dec. 17 in Emerging Microbes and Infections.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Rigorously coordinated and integrated perioperative management, known as the perioperative surgical home model of care, seems to have a consistent and positive effect, according to a study published in the December issue of the Milbank Quarterly.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
For insulin-treated patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in Diabetes Care.
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