Screening program aids in safe ivermectin distribution in Loa loa endemic areas

1. The LoaScope, a mobile phone compatible device, accurately identified persons with high levels of circulating Loa loa (L. loa) microfilaremia who are at...

Providing unlimited, immediate access to opioid agonist therapy to people with opioid use disorders...

1. Unlimited, immediate access to opioid agonist treatment (OAT) was shown, through a simulation, to be more cost effective compared to the Observed California...

Cluster analysis identifies phenotype groups for atrial fibrillation with unique clinical outcomes

1. Cluster analysis of a population of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) identified four unique phenotypes using variables not traditionally associated with AF classification. 2....

Heart failure readmission prevention program may have inadvertent consequences

1. In this interrupted time-series and survival analysis, rates of readmission after heart failure hospitalization decreased significantly after the implementation of the Hospital Readmission...

Dabigatran shown to be a safe and effective alternative to warfarin for reducing stroke...

1. The analysis of data from more than 50,000 patients showed that both dabigatran and warfarin were associated with similar amounts of bleeding and...

Influenza vaccine administered to all pediatric emergency department patients may be cost-effective

1. In this cost-effectiveness analysis, offering influenza vaccination to all eligible patients in the pediatric emergency department (PED) provided the lowest cost per case...

Rising price of health services drove increase in US health care spending

1. This ecological study found that between 1996-2013, annual US health care spending was largely related to increases in health care service price and...

Stroke associated with increasing disability trajectory as compared to myocardial infarction

1. In this population-based prospective cohort study, the trajectory of increasing disability was significantly steeper after stroke than after myocardial infarction. 2. Further study to...

Quality improvement intervention decreases time to antibiotics in children with intestinal failure and fever

1. Increasing provider education and streamlining antibiotic order sets led to significantly decreased time to antibiotic administration in children with intestinal failure (IF) and...

Blood transfusions from ever-pregnant donors may increase mortality in male patients

1. In this retrospective analysis, there was a slight increase in male patient mortality per transfusion when receiving blood from an ever-pregnant donor compared...
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