Nutrient Drinking Test as Biomarker in Functional Dyspepsia

Am J Gastro.
Jul 30, 2021

An SDT is a potential diagnostic biomarker in FD, reflecting GA. Additional studies are required to confirm its role as a predictive biomarker for treatment outcome in FD.

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QT Effects Of Bedaquiline, Delamanid, or Both in Patients with Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Lancet
Jul 30, 2021

Combining bedaquiline and delamanid has a modest, no more than additive, effect on the QTc interval, and initial microbiology data are encouraging.

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Telehealth Privacy and Security Tips

Skyscape
Jul 31, 2021

Buzz, a HIPAA-complaint platform enables providers to conduct secure video conferences or calls with patients quickly, easily & seamlessly.

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Risk Factors for Incident Fracture in Older Adults with T2D

Diabetes Care
Jul 29, 2021

Prior falls, fractures, low grip strength, and elevated HbA1c are risk factors for fractures in older adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Bimekizumab versus Adalimumab in Plaque Psoriasis

NEJM
Jul 29, 2021

In this 56-week trial, bimekizumab was noninferior and superior to adalimumab through 16 weeks in reducing symptoms and signs of plaque psoriasis but was associated with a higher frequency of oral candidiasis and diarrhea.

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Stem Cell-Secreted Factor Therapy Regenerates the Ovarian Niche and Rescues Follicles

Am J Obstet Gynecol
Jul 28, 2021

The findings suggested that stem cell-secreted factors present in both granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized and umbilical cord blood plasma could be an effective treatment for increasing the reproductive outcomes in women with impaired ovarian function.

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Composite Metric for Benchmarking Site Performance in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Circulation
Jul 28, 2021

There are substantial variations in the quality of TAVR care received in the United States and 11% of sites were identified as providing care below the average level of performance.

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Factors Associated with Perceived Insufficient Milk in the First 3 Months of Breastfeeding

MCN
Jul 27, 2021

Association between factors and perceived insufficient milk differed based on infant age. Maternal perceptions of crying or fussing, frequent feedings, and latching difficulty need to be assessed because of its attribution to perceived insufficient milk.

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Long-term Safety and Efficacy Of Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor Therapy in Children Aged 6-11 Years

The Lancet
Jul 27, 2021

Lumacaftor-ivacaftor therapy in children homozygous for F508del-CFTR who initiated treatment at age 6-11 years was generally safe and well tolerated, and efficacy was sustained for up to 120 weeks.

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The Risk of Overdose with Concomitant Use of Z-Drugs and Prescription Opioids

Am J Psychiatry
Jul 26, 2021

Among patients receiving prescription opioids, after controlling for all confounding factors, concomitant treatment with Z-drugs was associated with a substantial relative increase in the risk of overdose.

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