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Program more than halves catheter-associated UTIs in nursing homes | AGS
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Program more than halves catheter-associated UTIs in nursing homes | AGS

CAUTI rates decreased by 54% with 75% of facilities reporting at least 40% reduction

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CRC surgery: perioperative IV fluid restrictions boost outcomes

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Nurses's follow-up calls following ED discharge don't prevent return visits | AGS

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Training and support decreased catheter-based UTIs by 75% in frail elderly

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Telerehabilitation extends duration of functional improvement in patients with stroke | ESC

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Bladder cancer: is robotic RC safe in the obese patient?

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Home exercise program improves balance and fear of falling in elderly with AD | AGS

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Few older hospitalized patients discharged on opioids | AGS

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NHLBI launches COPD National Action Plan

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Some physicians reluctant to "choose wisely"

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Salary offers to primary care physicians up 11% in 2016

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Florida man, 20, accused of practicing medicine and naturopathy without a license

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Groups fight suit against medical examiner

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Should I eat chocolate for my heart?

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Is Instagram driving my kid nuts?

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AUA 2017: Association of Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score Test With Prostate Cancer–Specific Death and Metastases in Early-Stage Disease

The Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score test is a strong independent predictor of prostate cancer–specific death and disease progression at 10 years in men with localized prostate cancer.

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AUA 2017: Phase III Study of Blue Light Cystoscopy With Optical Imaging Agent in Bladder Cancer

Phase III study results of blue light flexible cystoscopy with an optical imaging agent were presented at the 2017 American Urological Association Annual Meeting.

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AUA 2017: Studies Examine Bladder Cancer Risk and Mortality in E-Cigarette and Traditional Smokers

Data presented at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association showed harmful links between the use of e-cigarettes or cigarettes and bladder cancer risk and mortality.

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COPD: does combining LAMA and LABA raise CVD risk?

Novel study evaluates cardiovascular safety of concurrent long-acting bronchodilators.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs
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Anxiety revealed in the NICU

Screening for anxiety would identify anxious mothers who would be missed by depression screening alone.

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Physical inactivity: an independent risk factor for renal and bladder cancer

Associations persisted among individuals with a BMI under 30 kg/m2.

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Breast cancer: 1 drink/day raises risk, vigorous exercise lowers risk

Results of a meta-analysis by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Linkage to care? Link to family support to improve depression in people with HIV

Addressing depression and stress in people with HIV can improve ART adherence and outcomes.

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Influenza vaccination reduces disease severity even in those hospitalized for it

Reduced mortality, ICU admissions among those who were vaccinated.

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Childhood asthma: high FeNO not tied to symptoms

High FeNO linked to FEV1/FVC, but not FEV1% predicted.

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ASCO 2017: Gefitinib Treatment Can Delay Recurrence of Intermediate-Stage Lung Cancer

Gefitinib appears more effective in preventing recurrence after surgery in stage II-IIIA non–small cell lung cancer than the standard of care, chemotherapy.

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ASCO 2017: Adjuvant Capecitabine May Extend Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

A clinical trial in 447 patients with biliary tract cancers showed that treating the disease with capecitabine after surgery extends survival compared to surgery alone.

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ASCO 2017: Chance of Colon Cancer Recurrence Nearly Cut in Half in Patients Who Consume Nuts

Patients with stage III colon cancer who consumed 2 ounces or more of nuts per week had a 42% lower chance of cancer recurrence and 57% lower chance of death than those who did not eat nuts.

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ASCO 2017: Healthy Lifestyle After Colon Cancer Diagnosis Helps Extend Survival

Patients with stage III colon cancer who reported a healthy lifestyle during and following adjuvant treatment had a 42% lower chance of death and a trend for lower chance of cancer recurrence.

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