By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Designated “meaningful users” of electronic health record systems do not deliver improved care for common chronic diseases.
Maternal obesity in pregnancy and high maternal gestational weight gain are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma, according to a review published online July 21 in Pediatrics.
There has been a decrease in the number of uninsured following the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to a report published online July 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Maternal smoking and nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, according to research published online July 21 in Pediatrics.
Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.
Few outpatients with influenza are prescribed antivirals, while antibiotic prescribing is more frequent, according to a study published online July 16 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Patient reviews indicate that the attributes most valued in physicians include interpersonal skills and bedside manner, according to a report published online July 16 by Vitals.
For children with persistent asthma, use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with a significant reduction in linear growth velocity, with lower growth velocity for those receiving a higher dose of ICS, according to two reviews published online July 17 in The Cochrane Library.
Most US physicians are satisfied, with satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends in medicine, according to a report published by Jackson Healthcare.
Heart failure patients who follow up with a familiar physician after release from the emergency department have better outcomes, according to research published online July 9 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.