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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...

Study suggests testing certain protein combinations can enhance sensitivity of fecal immunochemical test used...

1. Testing for certain combinations of 4 proteins was found to have a sensitivity for detecting colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas higher than...

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....

Nonmedical prescription drug use associated with dating violence in adolescents

1. Nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) was positively associated with increased sexual violence as well as a combination of sexual and physical violence...

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...

Lifestyle interventions and certain medications reduce risk of diabetes in high risk individuals

1. In this meta-analysis of studies that evaluated the rate of diabetes development in high risk individuals, lifestyle modifications (LSM) and certain classes of...

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...

Preterm birth with small for gestational age status may increase mortality

1. The rate and risk of mortality <28 days from birth was the highest in infants born with both preterm birth (PTB) and small...
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