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Articles from Physician's Briefings (October 23, 2018)

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A-Fib Patients With Cancer Less Likely to See Cardiologist; Those who do see a cardiologist are more likely to fill anticoagulant Rx; have reduced risk for stroke. 262
ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting; Candidates who accept organ from older donor have lower mortality within and beyond 90 days. 260
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy; Eight-three percent of 155 patients did not need post-op narcotics; shorter length of stay with no narcotics. 240
Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV; Family-centered pediatric advance care planning may result in fewer symptoms, less suffering. 203
Inadequate Reimbursement May Mar Diabetes Prevention Program; Large gap between costs, projected reimbursement for Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program. 205
Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD; Incident CKD accompanied by decreases in kidney damage biomarkers in setting of intensive treatment. 287
Kids' Sport Participation Tied to Higher Bone Mass in Young Adults; Participation in organized sport during childhood, teen years associated with bone mass at age 20. Clinical report 243
Neglect Higher in For-Profit Nursing Homes; Findings among patients admitted to area hospitals for issues related to elder neglect or mistreatment. 191
Periodontitis Linked to Higher BP in Adults With Treated HTN; Mean systolic BP 2.3 to 3 mm Hg higher in presence of periodontitis; also linked to unsuccessful treatment. 219
Policy Denying Coverage for Nonemergent ED Visits Imprecise; Of the visits meeting criteria for denial of coverage, 39.7 percent received ED-level care. 264
Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia; Hazard ratios moderately attenuated with adjustment for diabetes, hypertension, CVD. 251
Thermal Ablation Acceptable for Early Lung Cancer; Regarding overall survival, thermal ablation non-inferior to radiation for primary treatment. 212
Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy; No link between foods consumed 2 to 3 days pre-colonoscopy, Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores. 220
USPSTF Recommends Screening Women for Partner Violence; Evidence insufficient to support screening for abuse among all elderly or vulnerable adults. 311
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms; Plan expands health reimbursement arrangements so workers can buy individual health coverage. 112

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