Batya Swift Yasgur

MA, LSW

Most Recent Articles by Batya Swift Yasgur

Diagnosing and Treating Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

By Jul 17, 2017

A recent opinion piece by Struyvenberg et al. aims to address the existing myths, remove the current confusion, and function as a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of EPI.

Pre-Admission Antibiotic Use Studied in Meningococcal Disease

By Jun 28, 2017

Researchers analyzed 1 open-label, non-inferiority RCT (n=510), which was conducted during an epidemic in Niger. The trial evaluated a single dose of intramuscular ceftriaxone vs. a single dose of intramuscular long-acting (oily) chloramphenicol.

Does Niacin Therapy Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Events?

By Jun 28, 2017

Niacin (nicotinic acid) decreases LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and increases HDL cholesterol levels. However, its benefits are "controversial," when it comes to reducing cardiovascular events.

Obesity May Increase Influenza Risk Among Vaccinated Patients

By Jun 27, 2017

The researchers assessed the relative risk for influenza and ILI on the basis of body mass index and determined seroconversion and seroprotection rates using pre-vaccination and 26-35 day post-vaccination serum samples.

Review: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatments Compared

By Jun 27, 2017

Participants in the antimicrobial-dressing treatment arm experienced an additional 119 healing events. However, the researchers considered this "low-certainty evidence," due to risk of bias.

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