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Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. That sobering estimate comes from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Read More >
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) variability may be a more powerful predictor of all-cause mortality with type 2 diabetes than average HbA1c, according to a study published in the August issue of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Read More >
HbA1c Variability Is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in T2DM
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test positivity thresholds, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Age, sex and apolipoprotein E genotype can identify groups at high 10-year risk for Alzheimer's disease and all dementia, according to a study published Sept. 4 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Read More >
Age, Sex, <i>APOE</i> Genotype Identify Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Vitamin D deficiency is independently associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease and its progression, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition. Read More >
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - The prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is 0.5 and 8.5 percent, respectively, among U.S. adults, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in The BMJ. Read More >
Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Black males were at the highest risk of legal intervention injury per capita from 2005 to 2015, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Network Open. Read More >
Black Individuals at Highest Risk of Legal Intervention Injury
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction, according to a review published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents