Child maltreatment interventions not shown to prevent abuse and neglect

December 09, 2018

In this systemic review, interventions from primary care were not found to reduce reports to child protective services or result in a lower likelihood of the child being removed from the home.

Pediatric palliative care outcome measures often miss quality of life

December 07, 2018

A systematic review of outcome measures found that only a minority addressed quality of life and patient (child) reported outcomes, and many did not measure psychometric properties.

Renin-angiotensin inhibitors may improve outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients

December 06, 2018

In this retrospective cohort study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients, Renin-Angiotensin System inhibitors administered at hospital discharge reduced mortality and hospital readmission in patients with preserved but not reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction.

PPI co-therapy reduces gastrointestinal bleeding risk of oral anticoagulants

December 05, 2018

In this retrospective cohort study, rivaroxaban had the highest and apixaban had the lowest upper gastrointestinal bleeding risk.

Can liraglutide reduce risk for major cardiac events in elderly diabetics?

December 05, 2018

Type 2 diabetes mellitus continues to increase in prevalence among older adults, with significant associated morbidity and mortality. The authors of this study examined the cardiovascular effects of liraglutide compared to placebo in older patients.

Fractional-dose vaccination offers long lasting protection against yellow fever

November 30, 2018

Prophylaxis is the mainstay of treatment and prevention for yellow fever, as there is not currently a cure beyond supportive care for those who contract the disease.

ACP releases principles to guide patient partnership in health care

November 28, 2018

Researchers generated 4 principles to identify the role of patients and families in developing physicians' care plans through a multistakeholder advisory committee.

Physical activity in patients with heart failure and cardiovascular outcomes

November 27, 2018

The current analysis of the HF-ACTION trial sought to evaluate the baseline physical activity effect on the responses to exercise training and clinical outcomes.

Parents of children with autism report greater difficulty accessing health care

November 26, 2018

Parents of children with ASD reported higher demands for health care (i.e. were more likely to have seen a medical provider in the past year and have a personal doctor or nurse), but greater difficulty accessing services.

Many new pediatric asthma cases attributable to obesity

November 26, 2018

Despite increased efforts to prevent and reduce obesity, rates of childhood obesity continue to increase.