Emergency Departments more likely to transfer injured children on Medicaid

1. Emergency departments (EDs) that treated higher percentages of patients on Medicaid were more likely to transfer patients, rather than to admit them. 2. Younger...

Rivaroxaban and warfarin have similar safety and efficacy in mild atrial fibrillation-related ischemic stroke

1. In this randomized controlled trial, rivaroxaban and warfarin were similar in safety and efficacy when used to prevent early recurrence of stroke in...

Sentinel lymph node dissection not inferior to complete axillary lymph node dissection for women...

1. For women with invasive breast cancer and metastases to 1 or 2 sentinel lymph nodes, treatment with sentinel lymph node dissection alone was...

Hormone replacement therapy not associated with changes in mortality in post-menopausal women

1. In this analysis of two randomized controlled trials, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was not associated with a change in all-cause mortality among post-menopausal...

High recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients treated with laparoscopic antireflux surgery

1. Among patients receiving laparoscopic antireflux surgery, 17.7% experienced recurrent GERD requiring medication or secondary antireflux surgery 2. Factors associated with recurrence included older age,...

Both total and uninterrupted sedentary time correlated with increased risk of mortality

1. Both a high total amount of sedentary time as well as its accumulation in lengthy, continuous stretches were linked to a higher risk...

Fewer off-road vehicle injuries with age-restricting legislation

1. Emergency department visits related to off-road vehicle (ORV) accidents significantly decreased in children ages 17 and younger after the passage of stricter legislation...

Synthetic cannabinoid users more likely to use other illegal drugs

1. Among a representative sample of U.S. high school students, those who used synthetic cannabinoids (SC) were more likely to report more recent and...

Intensive blood pressure lowering linked to decreased mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease

1. In a meta-analysis of randomized trials evaluating blood pressure control in patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), more intensive blood pressure...

Total mucin concentration is associated with chronic bronchitis phenotype

1. Total airway mucin concentration was significantly elevated in current or former smokers with chronic bronchitis compared to non-smoker controls, and correlated with disease...
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