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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...

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...

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...

More than half of eligible U.S. travelers skip their pre-trip measles vaccine

1. Over half of patients eligible for the MMR were not vaccinated at their pre-travel consultation. 2. The majority of MMR-eligible travelers who were not...

Structured protocol adherence linked to improved efficiency and favorable outcomes in stroke at stroke...

1. Adherence to a structured protocol improved efficiency in time to mechanical thrombectomy for patients with suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke presenting to a primary...

Geographic disparities in life expectancy across US counties may be due to socioeconomic, race,...

1. This county-level American cross-sectional study found geographic disparities in life expectancy, wherein life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years between counties...

Hepatitis C on the rise among reproductive-aged women

1. The number of reproductive-aged women infected with HCV doubled from 2006 to 2014. 2. HCV infection among children was more common among those aged...

Antibiotics often overprescribed in elderly patients

1. Almost half of elderly patients received an antibiotic prescription for a non-bacterial acute upper respiratory infection (AURI. 2. Patients were more likely to receive...
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