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HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The risk for sexual transmission of HIV is negligible when an HIV-positive sex partner adheres to antiretroviral therapy and maintains viral suppression, according to research published in the November issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Jennifer LeMessurier, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues conducted an... Read more

Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Hospitals with high caseloads of both surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have the best outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in JAMA Cardiology. Jialin Mao, M.D., from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and colleagues evaluated the association of hospital SAVR and combined SAVR and... Read more

Onset of Musculoskeletal Adverse Events Varies Between Statins

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The onset of musculoskeletal adverse events (MAEs) during statin monotherapy is significantly faster with use of atorvastatin and rosuvastatin versus simvastatin, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. Hayato Akimoto, from Josai University in Sakado, Japan, and colleagues examined onset timing of MAEs during statin... Read more

Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The prevalence of food allergy (FA) is 7.6 percent among children in the United States, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Pediatrics. Ruchi S. Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., from Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues administered a survey to U.S. households between 2015 and 2016 and obtained parent-proxy responses for 38,408 children to examine the... Read more

ACAAI: Oral Immunotherapy Is Protective in Peanut Allergy

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Patients with peanut allergy who received oral immunotherapy, compared with those who received placebo, were able to ingest higher doses of peanut protein without dose-limiting symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, held from... Read more

Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Opioid misuse varies with sexual orientation, with increased misuse among female bisexuals, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Dustin T. Duncan, Sc.D., from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues used data from adult participants in the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and... Read more

Health Utility Values Improve After Septorhinoplasty

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Patients with nasal airway obstruction have health utility values (HUVs) below the mean Australian norm, with improvement noted after open septorhinoplasty, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Richard Tjahjono, M.D., from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and colleagues conducted a prospective case series study at two... Read more

Transcendental Meditation Benefits Veterans With PTSD

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- A non-trauma-focused therapy, transcendental meditation (TM), can decrease the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among veterans, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Sanford Nidich, Ed.D., from the Maharishi University of Management Research Institute in Fairfield, Iowa, and colleagues conducted a randomized... Read more

Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- A patient-centered education bundle intervention can reduce nonadministration of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open. Elliott R. Haut, M.D., Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a nonrandomized comparison trial involving 19,652 patient... Read more

MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After

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MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapse decrease during pregnancy but increase postpartum, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in Neurology. Maria K. Houtchens, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues retrospectively analyzed U.S. commercial health plan claims data from 2,158 women with MS and a live birth from Jan. 1, 2006, to June... Read more

Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- In a simulation of children with peanut allergy, epinephrine personal autoinjectors are cost-effective at $24, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open. Marcus Shaker, M.D., from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Matthew Greenhawt, M.D., from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, assessed... Read more

AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion

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FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for the diagnosis and management of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC), according to a clinical report published online Nov. 12 in Pediatrics. Mark E. Halstead, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues updated the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report on the current state... Read more

CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- There have been 126 more cases of illness added to an investigation into a Salmonella outbreak linked to recalled ground beef products from JBS Tolleson Inc., bringing the total to 246 cases in 25 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Illnesses began between Aug. 5, 2018, and Oct. 16, 2018, and 59 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have... Read more

Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Both hospitalizations and deaths are increasing among Medicare recipients with liver cancer, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, held from Nov. 9 to 13 in San Francisco. Omer Shahab, M.D., from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, and colleagues used ICD-9 codes... Read more

Climate Change Expected to Lead to Rise in Lyme Disease

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Rising temperatures are expected to increase the number of cases of Lyme disease in the United States by more than 20 percent by mid-century, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Igor Dumic, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Edson Severnini, Ph.D., from Carnegie Mellon... Read more

Drug Overdose Mortality Rates Highest in United States

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- In 2015, the United States had higher drug overdose mortality rates than those of many other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries, according to a research letter published online Nov. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yingxi Chen, M.D., Ph.D., from the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues compared trends... Read more

ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- For children hospitalized with asthma exacerbations, caregiver knowledge predicts length of stay, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, held from Nov. 15 to 17 in Seattle. Deepti Deshpande, M.D., M.P.H., from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues examined the correlation between... Read more

Rates of Mental Health Tx, Diagnosis Up for College Students

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2017, there was an increase in the rates of mental health treatment and diagnosis among college students and a decrease in stigma, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Psychiatric Services. Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Ph.D., Ed.M., from the Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues used 10 years of data from the Healthy Minds Study, which... Read more

Treatments Appear No Better Than Placebo for Tennis Elbow

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- At best, all treatments provide only small pain relief for tennis elbow, according to a review published online Oct. 31 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Jayson Lian, from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to compare the efficacy and safety of 11 nonsurgical treatment options for extensor... Read more

Higher Risk for Amputation, DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors for T2DM

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FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- Use of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors is associated with an increased risk for lower-limb amputation and diabetic ketoacidosis compared with use of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonists, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in The BMJ. Peter Ueda, M.D., Ph.D., from Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, and colleagues examined... Read more

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