Steve Duffy

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Most Recent Articles by Steve Duffy

Study Aims to "Set the Record Straight" on PPIs and Dementia

By Jul 20, 2017

After multivariable adjustment - which included duration of chronic medical conditions - a modest statistically significant association was only seen for psychomotor speed and attention.

New Study Shows Zero Occurrences of Stethoscope Hygiene Between Patients

By Jul 19, 2017

Even after the intervention, of 41 subsequent observations, the researchers still noted zero occurrences of stethoscope hygiene. Hand hygiene did increase but only slightly, to 63%.

Do Benzodiazepines Increase the Risk of All Cause Mortality?

By Jul 19, 2017

A total of 5,061 and 4,691 deaths occurred in the high dimensional propensity score matched benzodiazepine initiators compared to non-initiators, which equated to 9.3 vs. 9.4 events per 1,000 person years, respectively (HR 1.00, 95% CI, 0.96-1.04).

Drug-Free Cluster Headache Therapy Now Available

By Jul 18, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved gammaCore in April after efficacy was demonstrated in two clinical trials involving over 200 patients with episodic cluster headaches (ACT1 and ACT2).

Diabetes Treatments Compared for Bladder Cancer Risk

By Jul 17, 2017

The greatest incidence of bladder cancer was among the group who initiated pioglitazone treatment, in which there were 308 cases per 100,000 person-years.

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