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Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

Diagnostic error is the most common cause of medical errors that patients report
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) variability may be a more powerful predictor of all-cause mortality with type 2 diabetes than average HbA1c

HbA1c Variability Is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in T2DM

HbA1c variability is a powerful, independent measure, regardless of how it is measured
The Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant

Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality

Actual probability of death for patients on liver transplant wait list underestimated by up to 17%
Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test positivity thresholds

Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold

Reducing positivity threshold also increased number of positive test results per cancer case
More people are wounded and killed in active shooter incidents in which semiautomatic rifles are used

More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles

Similar percentage of people died if wounded in incidents with versus without semiautomatic rifle
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Age, Sex, APOE Genotype Identify Alzheimer’s, Dementia Risk

Three factors help identify absolute 10-year risk of Alzheimer's disease, all dementia for different groups
Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain among women with overweight and obesity

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women
Vitamin D deficiency is independently associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease and its progression

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease

Findings include both high-attenuation areas, interstitial lung abnormalities on scans
Molecular markers of breast cancer tumors can be identified by focusing on parameters of a cell's nucleus

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors

Technology can be used to identify the molecular markers of breast cancer tumors
For children with traumatic epidural hematomas

Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma

Reimaging only those with concerning neurologic findings, mass effect on initial CT could cut use