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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Oct 2017


Family Practice News (7065)

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Among Asians, individuals with mild and moderate diabetic retinopathy (DR) are more likely to have fallen, and greater perceived barriers to diabetes self-management are associated with the severity of DR in an Asian population, according to two studies p Read More >
Risk of Falls Up With Mild, Moderate Diabetic Retinopathy
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - There was a decrease in the five-year risk for age-related macular degeneration by birth cohorts throughout the 20th century, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Read More >
AMD Risk Has Dropped By Birth Cohort Throughout 20th Century
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Primary care providers who feel prepared are more likely to recommend physical activity to patients with disabilities, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in Preventing Chronic Disease. Read More >
Docs' Preparedness Influences Exercise Recommendations
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Among patients with type 2 diabetes initiating antidiabetes drugs, first-line use of metformin has increased since 2005, while sulfonylureas have remained the most popular second-line agent, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Diabetes Care Read More >
First-Line Metformin Use for DM Up; Sulfonylurea Use Down
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy has a sustained beneficial effect on psychosocial impact of food allergy after end-of-treatment, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in Allergy. Read More >
Psychosocial Benefit Seen With Probiotic, Peanut Oral Immunotx
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Overdosing of erlotinib may be associated with rapid onset of conjunctivitis, according to a case report published online Oct. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Read More >
Erlotinib Overdose Tied to Conjunctivitis
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - For women undergoing assisted reproductive treatment, those who are replete in vitamin D have better outcomes, including live birth, a positive pregnancy test, and clinical pregnancy, according to a review published online Nov. 14 in Human Reproduction Read More >
Vitamin D Tied to Better Assisted Reproductive Therapy Outcomes
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into the safety of codeine use by children, which culminated in a black box warning in February 2013, led to substantially decreased codeine prescribing to children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidecto Read More >
FDA Investigation Linked to Drop in Codeine Rx for Children