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Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis

Nonoperative tx advised if patient satisfied with spine-related health; surgery may improve outcomes
An intervention that makes changes to urine testing orderables can reduce the urine culturing rate

Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures

Intervention includes notifications to providers, changes to order sets, new urine culture reflex tests
For patients with coronary artery disease

Odds of Receiving Tx for CAD Up With Medicare Advantage

However, no significant difference seen in intermediate outcomes for those enrolled in MA, FFS Medicare
In the absence of further intervention

44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069

From 2020 to 2069, 6.7 to 7.7 million cases could be averted by scaling up HPV vaccination by 2020
A multifaceted intervention for acute kidney injury (AKI)

Hospital Program Does Not Cut Mortality for Acute Kidney Injury

But drop in hospital length of stay, improvement in metrics seen
The extracutaneous manifestations of psoriasis and guidance on use of biologic treatment for management of psoriasis are discussed in two new guidelines published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Guideline Covers Extracutaneous Manifestations of Psoriasis

Second guideline presents evidence for different biologic agents, including adverse events
One-third of primary care providers report participating in breast cancer treatment decisions

One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients

However, many report feeling uncomfortable or believing they lack the necessary knowledge
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients with excessive daytime sleepiness are at a substantially increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared with individuals with other OSA subtypes

Excessively Sleepy OSA Subtype Tied to Increased CVD Risk

Excessive daytime sleepiness linked to higher risk for CVD, coronary heart disease, heart failure in OSA
Women who undergo cholecystectomy during the third trimester of pregnancy experience worse outcomes than women who wait until after delivery

Cholecystectomy in Pregnancy Tied to Worse Outcomes

Undergoing procedure during pregnancy tied to longer hospital stays, increased readmissions, higher preterm delivery rates
Higher sodium intake in the context of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet is tied to more frequent and severe lightheadedness

Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness

High sodium intake increased frequency, severity of lightheadedness with DASH diet, but not with control diet