Internal Medicine News

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
ACC: Dietary Cholesterol Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk
ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Influences on New NIH Policy for Age Limits in Research Explored
Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Mental Health Issues Have Risen in Teens, Young Adults
Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use
Testosterone Therapy in Hypogonadism Can Prevent Progression to T2DM
ASCO: Guidelines Released for Early Detection, Treatment of CRC
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Having Affected Relatives Linked to Increased Alzheimer Risk
Knee Pain Not Tied to Activity Levels in Knee Osteoarthritis
CDC: 2000 to 2017 Saw Increase in Mortality Due to Dementia
Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI
One-Month Regimen Noninferior for Preventing HIV-Related TB
Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
Homes With High Ventilation Rates Tied to Respiratory Issues
Active Bathing in Non-ICU Setting Does Not Cut Infections
Elderly Men Undertreated for Osteoporosis
Resistance Training May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Progression
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk in Osteoarthritis Patients
Diet Quality in Midlife Not Linked to Later Risk for Dementia
CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
Four-to-Seven-Day Opioid Rx Likely Sufficient for Acute Pain Treatment
Stress Test-Based Physiological Age May Be Superior Mortality Predictor
Waiting Room Tool Aids Patient-Physician Communication
Dual Receipt of Opioids Tied to Increased Risk for OD Death
Moderate Muscle Strength Linked to Lower Risk for T2DM
CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Coronary Heart Disease Risk
Anxiety, Depression More Likely for Adults With Atopic Dermatitis
Becoming Active in Middle Age Still Offers Health Benefits
Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
Home Health Clinicians Frequently Lack Access to Hospital Records
History of Cycling Weight May Up Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart
ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes
ACC: Long-Term Outcomes for MI Similar at ≤40, 40 to 50
Raspberries May Aid Glucose Control With Prediabetes
High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality
Endogenous Testosterone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Flexible Schedules for Residents Do Not Affect Patient Mortality
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
Behavioral Intervention Ups Physical Activity in T2DM
Few Seniors Receive Regular Brief Cognitive Assessments
Studies Look at Ways to Reduce Depressive Episodes in Obese
Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant
Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management
Problems Identified With Gaps in EHR Functionality in Morning Rounds
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Delays Seen With High-Deductible Health Plans
Eli Lilly to Sell Cheaper Version of Insulin Drug
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Poll: Many Older Adults Report Feeling Lonely, Isolated
Oscillometric Devices Offer More Accurate Way to Measure BP
Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
Electronic Decision Support Tool Can Aid Asthma Care
New York City Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Drivers' Opioid Use Associated With Fatal Car Crashes
HPV Infection Unlikely to Spread From Hand Contact
Heavy Smoking Linked to Damaged Spatial, Color Vision
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
AAD: Isotretinoin Exposure for Acne Not Linked to Depression Risk
Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer May Often Be Misdiagnosed
Dietary Monitoring Key to Successful Weight Loss
AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Sustained Smoking Cessation May Delay, Prevent Seropositive RA
Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season
Contributors to Delay of Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis ID'd
Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030
Poor Food Intake Common in Hospitalized Patients
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients
Program Aids Weight Loss in Patients With Mental Illness
Ultrasound of Calcaneus Efficient for Screening Bone Health
Knowledge of Transgender Health Care Not Linked to Education
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Single-Application FIT Moderately Sensitive, Specific for CRC
FDA: Thermography No Substitute for Mammograms
Preoperative Phone Visits for Cataract Patients Safe, Efficient
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Opioid-Related Mortality Up From 1999 to 2016 in Eastern U.S.
Higher Triglycerides May Be Protective in the Very Elderly
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Since Early 2000s, Overdose Death Rates Are Highest in U.S.
FDA: Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death
Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness
One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients
Guideline Covers Extracutaneous Manifestations of Psoriasis
Hospital Program Does Not Cut Mortality for Acute Kidney Injury
Odds of Receiving Tx for CAD Up With Medicare Advantage
Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures
2005 to 2015 Saw Drop in Primary Care Physician Supply
U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc
FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy
8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Acupuncture Alleviates Moderate-to-Severe Menopause Symptoms
Midlife Cognitive, Physical Activity May Cut Dementia Risk
Many Experience Improvement in Sex Life After Bariatric Surgery
Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors
Plazomicin Noninferior to Meropenem for Complicated UTI
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients
Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy
USPSTF Says Screen Women With Higher Risk for BRCA Mutations
Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness
Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States
CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279
FDA Warns About 'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments
Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Low Vitamin D Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels in Women
Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Higher Push-Up Capacity Linked to Lower Incidence of CVD Events
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March 1 2019 - March 5 2019American Academy of Dermatology, March 1-5
February 22 2019 - February 25 2019American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 22-25
February 6 2019 - February 8 2019American Stroke Association, Feb. 6-8
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