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The recurrence of Helicobacter pylori infection one year after eradication is low

Recurrence Is Low One Year After Eradication of H. pylori Infection

Peptic ulcer, contact history, and hospitalization are risk factors for recurrence
Implementation of the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative has failed to cut readmission rates following hospitalization for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Bundled Payment Initiative Had No Effect on COPD Readmissions

Multidisciplinary care/transition intervention didn't reduce readmissions or achieve substantial savings
Anticholinergic medications are frequently prescribed to older adults

Burden of Anticholinergic Meds in Older Adults Must Be Considered

Often prescribed to older adults; measures developed for quantifying anticholinergic burden
The BodyFIX without wrap is suitable for clinical immobilization during radiotherapy

BodyFIX Without Wrap Works for Radiotherapy Immobilization

Compared to two other immobilization devices, BodyFIX was preferred by staff
For patients undergoing autologous breast reconstruction

No Effect for BUP TAP Catheter on Chronic Pain After Breast Recon

No difference in chronic postsurgical pain incidence for TAP catheter delivering bupivacaine, saline
For children with end-stage renal disease starting renal replacement therapy there is racial disparity in the risk of death

Racial Disparity Seen in Mortality for Peds End-Stage Renal Disease

Risk of death higher for non-Hispanic black children, lower for Hispanic children vs non-Hispanic whites
For adolescents with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection

Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir Effective for Chronic HCV in Adolescents

98 of 100 patients reached sustained virologic response at 12 weeks; no virologic failure observed
For older women

Low Vitamin D Linked to Incident Frailty in Older Women

Correlation is attenuated after accounting for cardiometabolic diseases
A lose dose protocol can reduce patient radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary intervention

Low Dose Protocol Cuts Patient Exposure to Radiation During PCI

Significant reduction of kerma area product and air kerma at interventional reference point in LDP group
Patients with psoriatic arthritis have higher levels of fatigue than patients with psoriasis treated with phototherapy or systemic treatment

Fatigue Levels Vary for Patients With Psoriatic Disease

Higher levels of fatigue in psoriatic arthritis versus psoriasis; fatigue scores linked to depression