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Continuous use of proton pump inhibitor therapy is associated with an increased risk for acute gastroenteritis during winter epidemic periods with peak circulation of enteric viruses

Continuous PPI Use May Increase Risk for Acute Gastroenteritis

Risk for acute gastroenteritis icreased for all ages combined and for those aged 45 to 64, 65 to 74, ≥75
For women with extremely dense breast tissue and normal results on mammography

Fewer Interval Cancers Diagnosed With Supplemental MRI for Dense Breasts

Use of supplemental MRI results in diagnosis of fewer interval cancers than mammography alone
Levetiracetam

Three Meds Equal as Second-Line Therapy for Status Epilepticus

Levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, valproate treat seizures unresponsive to benzodiazepine in children, adults
Burnout among family physicians should not be attributed solely to practice organization

Practice Organization Not Tied to Family Physician Burnout

Findings controlled for personal characteristics, practice organization, practice environment
Patients who are frail and very frail have high rates of postoperative mortality across all levels of operative stress

Rates of Postoperative Mortality High for Frail, Very Frail Patients

Rates of postoperative mortality high across all levels of the Operative Stress Score for frail patients
For women with asthma

Asthma Exacerbations May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes

Risk elevated for complications, adverse perinatal outcomes, early childhood respiratory disorders
From 2000 to 2017

Exposure to Psychoactive Substances Up From 2000 to 2017

Exposure to most substances decreased, but significant increases seen in marijuana, nutmeg, and kratom
Change in the U.S. allocation system for donor hearts has reduced waitlist mortality

Outcomes Poorer With New U.S. Donor Heart Allocation System

Early observations show lower waitlist mortality but higher posttransplant mortality or retransplantation
From 1968 to 2017

Object-Related Aspiration Deaths Decreased Among Children

1968 to 2017 saw decrease in object-related aspiration deaths among adolescents and children
In two reports published online Nov. 25 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs

Antimicrobial nonsusceptibility less prevalent in pediatric than adult health care-associated infections