In 2008-2010, the prevalence of key health behaviors among U.S. adults varied, with about one in five adults current smokers and 62.1% overweight or obese.
Dupilumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody, appears safe and effective for the treatment of patients with persistent, moderate-to-severe asthma and elevated eosinophils.
For critically ill patients with relative contraindications to early enteral nutrition, the provision of early parenteral nutrition is not associated with reductions in day-60 mortality.
Factors such as increased case finding may explain why Michigan had half of the total spinal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate in the recent fungal meningitis outbreak.
Among patients with spinal cord injury, oxandrolone is no more effective than placebo for healing target pressure ulcers.
Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine HCl; Duchesnay USA) delayed-release tablets are now available across the country.
For patients in the intensive care unit receiving acute ventilatory support for respiratory failure, self-initiated patient-directed music can reduce anxiety and sedation frequency and intensity more effectively than usual care.
For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), prolonged prone positioning during mechanical ventilation is associated with significantly reduced mortality at 28 and 90 days.
Obese and overweight adults can improve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease by losing weight, while regaining even small amounts of weight can worsen symptoms.
Shipments of Horizant ER tablets have commenced, and are expected to be available to patients in the first week of June.