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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Sep 2017

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Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - Proton pump inhibitor use is associated with increased risk of first-time ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Read More >
PPI Use Linked to Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke, MI
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - For patients with venous thromboembolism, direct oral anticoagulant use is not associated with increased risk of major bleeding or mortality within the first 90 days compared with warfarin use, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in the BMJ Read More >
No Increased Risks for DOAC Use Versus Warfarin in VTE
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - The increasing participation of men in registered nursing can be attributed to multiple factors, including increasing educational attainment, rising labor demand in health care, and liberalizing gender role attitudes, according to a working paper publishe Read More >
Men Now Comprise ~10 Percent of RN Workforce
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - Serum tau is a promising novel biomarker for prediction of neurological outcome in patients with cardiac arrest, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in the Annals of Neurology. Read More >
Tau May Predict Neurological Outcome After Cardiac Arrest
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - Physicians should make a public commitment to speak with their patients about firearms, according to an opinion piece published online Oct. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Doctors Urged to Speak With Patients About Firearms
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - For males, receipt of a red blood cell transfusion from an ever-pregnant female is associated with increased rate of all-cause mortality compared with a male donor, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in the Journal of the American Medical As Read More >
Mortality Up for Male Recipients of Blood From Ever-Pregnant
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Internal medicine patients are frequently prescribed potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), but screening tools can detect clinically relevant PIMs, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutic Read More >
Screening Tools Identify Potentially Inappropriate Meds
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - Female physicians are more burned out than their male colleagues, but there are steps they can take to reduce the stress associated with burnout, according to a blog post published in Medical Economics' blog. Read More >
Female Physicians May Be Especially at Risk of Burnout