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Roughly one in every five American health care workers do not receive the annual influenza vaccination

CDC: Too Many Health Care Workers Not Getting Flu Vaccine

Vaccination protects both workers and patients
Early mobilization benefits surgical intensive care unit patients

Early Mobilization Improves Outcomes, LOS in Surgical ICUs

Patients discharged sooner, become more functional when they leave the hospital

American Society for Radiation Oncology, Sept. 25-28

The 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology The annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology was held...
For patients with chronic low back pain

Platelet-Rich Plasma SIJ Injection Cuts Low Back Pain

Improvement in Modified Oswestry Disability Questionnaire, Short-Form Health Survey scores
Aging is tied to changes in oral function

Risk of Frailty Associated With Changes in Oral Function

Associated with lower occlusal force, masseter muscle thickness, oral diadochokinesis rate
Autologous platelet transfusion 24 or 48 hours after ticagrelor-mediated platelet inhibition has minimal effect

Platelet Transfusion Has Minimal Effect for Reversing Ticagrelor

Platelet transfusion 48 hours after clopidogrel has small reversing effect post-transfusion
Influenza vaccination coverage declined 1.5 percent across the entire U.S. population during the 2015-2016 flu season

CDC Concerned About Falling Flu Vaccination Rates

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern
About one in five patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation receives digoxin

One in Five With Non-Valvular A-Fib Receiving Digoxin

Indication for digoxin use was considered inappropriate in 59.8 percent in Turkish cohort
Many HIV-infected patients have rapid and successful immune and virological response to antiretroviral therapy

Rapid, Successful Response to ART for Many Patients With HIV

Factors associated with virological success include having undetectable viral load, use of three drugs
Continuous glucose monitors are recommended for adults with type 1 diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitors Recommended in T1DM

Strongest recommendation for adults with type 1 diabetes who are willing and able to use monitors