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Appropriate Thromboprophylaxis Not Increased With Electronic Alerts

Appropriate Thromboprophylaxis Not Increased With Electronic Alerts

A computer-based alert system does not increase thromboprophylaxis among patients in general medical wards at hospitals.

Lung Cancer Screening CT Scans in High-Risk Smokers Increase Cessation Rates

Lung Cancer Screening CT Scans in High-Risk Smokers Increase Cessation Rates

Patients who underwent lung CT screening had a higher 2-week smoking cessation rate vs patients who did not undergo screening.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Benefits in COPD, Lung Cancer, and Other Respiratory Conditions

Recent research suggests that perioperative and postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation improves outcomes in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

Can A Vaccine Prevent the Common Cold?

Can A Vaccine Prevent the Common Cold?

There is no conclusive evidence to support the use of vaccines for preventing the common cold.

Does High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents?

Does High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents?

Influenza and pulmonary-related hospitalizations were lower in elderly patients who received the high-dose trivalent influenza vaccine vs the standard dose.

Effect of Conservative Fluid Management on Mortality in ARDS Patients

Effect of Conservative Fluid Management on Mortality in ARDS Patients

Researchers examined the efficacy of conservative vs liberal fluid management in ARDS on disease mortality.

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

Early Simvastatin Tx Does Not Decrease Delirium Duration in Criticall Ill Patients

Incidence of delirium and coma were not prevented with early initiation of simvastatin in patients on mechanical ventilation.

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

FDA Examines Regulatory Standards for Nicotine Levels in Tobacco Products

In an effort to reduce nicotine to "non-addictive" levels, the FDA will begin a public dialogue.

Seqirus Ships 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccinations

Seqirus Ships 2017-2018 Influenza Vaccinations

Vaccinations include Fluad, Flucelvax Quadrivalent, Afluria Quadrivalent, and Fluvirin,

Avoiding Pneumonia in Patients With COPD

Avoiding Pneumonia in Patients With COPD

Pneumonia primarily affects young children, smokers, adults 65 years and older, and people with COPD.

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Risk Across Generations

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Risk Across Generations

When pregnant women are exposed to certain air pollutants, the susceptibility to allergic asthma may increase across generations.

Child Intelligence Scores Tied to Mortality Risk for CV, Respiratory, Digestive Diseases

Child Intelligence Scores Tied to Mortality Risk for CV, Respiratory, Digestive Diseases

Childhood intelligence scores are associated with lower risk of mortality caused by coronary heart disease, cancers related to smoking, respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, injury, and dementia.

Public Health and Influenza: Why the Flu Vaccine is So Important

Public Health and Influenza: Why the Flu Vaccine is So Important

During the 2015-2016 flu season, approximately 59.3% of children and 41.7% of adults received the influenza vaccine.

Morbidity, Mortality in VZV-Related Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Morbidity, Mortality in VZV-Related Community-Acquired Pneumonia

A large cohort study of critically ill patients with varicella-zoster virus-related community-acquired pneumonia found that significant morbidity and mortality are associated with the disease.

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Reduces Smoking Worldwide

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Reduces Smoking Worldwide

Participating countries agreed to introduce policies including high tobacco taxes and smoke-free public spaces.

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Slow Progression of Emphysema

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Slow Progression of Emphysema

Treatment with full-dose angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers was found to slow disease progression in patients with emphysema.

Clinician Initiation Communication Affects Parental Decision-Making With Influenza Vaccine

Clinician Initiation Communication Affects Parental Decision-Making With Influenza Vaccine

Videotapes of 50 visits were examined to determine whether clinician pursuit of influenza vaccine affected vaccination rates in pediatric patients.

Could Antioxidants Prevent Wheezing in Infants Following Viral ARIs?

Could Antioxidants Prevent Wheezing in Infants Following Viral ARIs?

Oxidative stress may play an important role in the development of recurrent wheezing following viral ARIs in infancy.

Can Rapid Viral Testing Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Use?

Can Rapid Viral Testing Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Use?

Molecular point-of-care testing for viruses led to more patients receiving single or brief doses of antibiotics without any evidence of increased harm.

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