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Articles from Physician's Briefings (March 27, 2018)

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1980 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Mortality From Infectious Diseases; Leading cause of infectious disease mortality in 2014 was lower respiratory infections. 257
Amygdala Neurons Reduced in Adulthood With Autism; This is in contrary to normal neurologic development where mature neurons increase into adulthood. 226
Cervical Cancer Frequently Diagnosed After Age 65; Almost 20 percent of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in women older than 65. 247
Children's Hoverboard, Skateboard Injuries Are Similar; Fractures are most common diagnosis seen in both groups; wrist is most commonly injured body part. 201
Complete Genome Sequence Can Be ID'd From Amniotic Fluid; Concordance of variant calls between cellular, cell-free DNA, with parental libraries >96 percent. 238
Concern for Employer, Insurance Discrimination for Alzheimer's Patients; About half of adults surveyed expect a man with mild Alzheimer's dementia to be discriminated against. 196
Condition Readmission Measures Don't Reflect Overall Quality; Differ from non-Medicare patients with same conditions, Medicare patients with unreported ones. 216
Educational Attainment Down With In Utero Exposure to AEDs; Exposure to sodium valproate, combo of antiepileptic drugs tied to worse attainment on national tests. 262
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events; Usability challenges mainly occur during order placement and medication administration. 253
Geographic, Social Variances Tied to Higher Drug-Related Mortality; Economic, social conditions, and family distress tied to higher drug mortality rates. 253
Hepatitis C Screening Increasing Among Baby Boomers; Screening prevalence 11.5 to 12.8 percent; similar rate for cohort born from 1966 to 1985. 263
Impaired LV Response During Exercise in Preterm-Born Adults; With greater exercise intensity, ejection fraction lower in preterm-born than term-born young adults. 261
Inactivity, Prolonged Sitting Tied to Urinary Tract Infections in Men; Low physical activity may increase risk of lower urinary tract symptoms in study of Korean men. 254
Parent-Child Book Reading Tied to Psychosocial Benefits; Book-reading interventions associated with improved psychosocial functioning in parents and children. 170
Social Isolation, Loneliness May Increase AMI, Stroke Risk; Social isolation linked to increased mortality among individuals with history of AMI or stroke. 273

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