Pravastatin therapy for primary prevention in the elderly did not reduce mortality

1. In this post-hoc analysis of the Lipid-Lowering Trial (LLT) component of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT-LLT) randomized...

Implementing technical and socioadaptive bundles may decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homes

1. In this national implementation project involving community-based nursing homes, implementation of technical and socioadaptive bundles, which included training for catheter care and aseptic...

Despite screening, black persons far more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon...

1. In this study, interval colorectal cancer diagnoses were significantly higher in black patients compared to white patients. 2. The disparity between ethnicities was more...

Delays in surgical intervention do not increase odds of appendiceal perforation

1. Time from initial emergency department evaluation to appendectomy onset was not associated with increased odds of appendiceal perforation (AP). 2. Increased perforation risk was...

Intra-articular corticosteroids unlikely to benefit osteoarthritis patients

1. In this double blind, randomized controlled trial, intra-articular triamcinolone injections did not prevent cartilage degeneration compared to saline injection controls. 2. Triamcinolone injections did...

No beneficial effects of oral iron repletion in patients with heart failure and iron...

1. Oral iron repletion did not improve exercise capacity as measured by peak oxygen uptake (VO2). 2. There were no significant effects from oral iron...

AAP supports limits on juice consumption in pediatric diet

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that children under 1 year of age should not drink juice. Children ages 1-3 may have...

Antenatal corticosteroid administration hours before delivery may be beneficial: The EPICE cohort

1. In this population-based cohort study, any antenatal corticosteroid (ANS) administration was associated with lower infant mortality than no ANS. The largest risk reduction...

Decision aid and patient navigator associated with improved colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations

1. In this randomized control trial, an intervention directed towards improving education and reducing barriers to colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations was associated...

Data support targeted approach to cholesterol screening in young adults

1. In the absence of risk factors, there was low prevalence of increased ASCVD risk in women under 50 and men under 40. 2. Only...
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