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Unrestricted diets are acceptable more than one day before colonoscopy among patients using a split-dose bowel regimen

Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy

No link between foods consumed 2 to 3 days pre-colonoscopy, Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores
Opiate-free surgery is feasible for patients undergoing elective colon resections with anastomosis

ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy

Eight-three percent of 155 patients did not need post-op narcotics; shorter length of stay with no narcotics
Accepting a liver from an older liver donor is associated with long-term survival benefit

ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting

Candidates who accept organ from older donor have lower mortality within and beyond 90 days
A policy retrospectively denying insurance coverage if an emergency department discharge diagnosis is determined to be nonemergent is not associated with accurate identification of unnecessary emergency department visits

Policy Denying Coverage for Nonemergent ED Visits Imprecise

Of the visits meeting criteria for denial of coverage, 39.7 percent received ED-level care
The costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program may be higher than the expected reimbursement

Inadequate Reimbursement May Mar Diabetes Prevention Program

Large gap between costs, projected reimbursement for Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
Children who are consistent sport participators have greater bone mineral content at age 20 years

Kids’ Sport Participation Tied to Higher Bone Mass in Young Adults

Participation in organized sport during childhood, teen years associated with bone mass at age 20
Family-centered pediatric advance care planning is associated with a lower likelihood of symptoms and suffering for adolescents with HIV

Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV

Family-centered pediatric advance care planning may result in fewer symptoms, less suffering
Residents of for-profit nursing homes are more likely to suffer neglect compared with elderly residents living in the community or in not-for-profit facilities

Neglect Higher in For-Profit Nursing Homes

Findings among patients admitted to area hospitals for issues related to elder neglect or mistreatment
For adults with treated hypertension

Periodontitis Linked to Higher BP in Adults With Treated HTN

Mean systolic BP 2.3 to 3 mm Hg higher in presence of periodontitis; also linked to unsuccessful treatment
Patients with incident chronic kidney disease in the setting of intensive systolic blood pressure treatment have decreases rather than increases in kidney damage biomarkers

Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD

Incident CKD accompanied by decreases in kidney damage biomarkers in setting of intensive treatment