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Emergency department use of radiography in asthma increasing

Image: PD 1. Emergency Department (ED) use of radiography in asthma increased significantly between 1995 and 2009.  2. Pediatric-focused EDs have significantly lower rates of radiography...

[Physician Comment] BRCA test results predict utilization of bilateral risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy

Feb 3rd – JAMA - In spite of limited evidence for their use in this population, a substantial portion of women with uninformative BRCA...

Roadway design may decrease risk of child pedestrian collisions

Image: PD 1. More children walking to school was not linked to increased child pedestrian collisions, after considering the “built environment”. The “built environment” is...

Childhood ADHD associated with increased risk of suicide [Physician Comment]

Image: PD 1. There is an association between having childhood ADHD and having additional psychiatric disorders later in life (P <0.01).   2. There is an association...

Interferon therapy is superior to methotrexate for uveitis

Image: PD 1. Visual acuity improvement was much higher with interferon beta therapy compared to methotrexate therapy (p=0.0435). 2. Macular thickness was significantly decreased in patients...

Intensity of medical residency may affect future practice style

1. The health care utilization of the region (high-intensity or low-intensity) in which internal medicine residents train may predict how conservatively or aggressively they...

Trivalent influenza vaccine effective in children under age 2

Image: PD 1. Trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) was found to be 85.5% effective in children aged 6 months to 2 years. 2. TIV was more effective...

Pointed techniques: an experience of acupuncture and western medicine [Perspective]

Image: PD Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the Perspectives Series are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position...

Sublingual immunotherapy may be safe and effective for asthma and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis

Image: PD/Pollen, a common allergen 1. Sublingual immunotherapy was shown to have high strength evidence for the use in patients with asthma, and there is...
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