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Composite Neighborhood-Level Opportunity Predicts Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation Status

Composite score shows better prediction than individual family-level income, education

Quadriceps Strength Linked to Lower Risk for Heart Failure After AMI

High quadriceps isometric strength level significantly linked to lower risk for developing heart failure among heart attack patients

Vaginal HPV Detected in About 40 Percent of Pregnant Women

Perinatal transmission occurred infrequently; no infections detected at birth persisted at age 6 months

Allowing Bedside Nurses to Order C. Difficile Testing Cuts Time to Results

However, change in policy not tied to difference seen in time to initiating treatment

Multiple Concussions in Youth Tied to Variety of Greater Symptoms

Findings seen compared with student athletes aged 12 to 22 years with just one prior head injury

Very Low-Carb Diet Improves Risk Factors in Adults With Comorbidities

Greater improvements seen for blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and weight control versus DASH diet

Study Weighs Timing of Platelet Transfusion With Central Venous Catheter Placement

Withholding prophylactic platelet transfusion did not meet noninferiority in patients with severe thrombocytopenia

Mini-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Yields Higher Stone-Free Rate

Complications, surgical times, and operating margins similar to flexible ureteroscopy

Black Patients With Overactive Bladder Less Likely to Receive β3-Adrenoceptor Agonists

Higher likelihood of receiving an anticholinergic medication may contribute to other inequities

Higher Poststroke Glucose Levels Tied to Faster Cognitive Decline

However, no associations seen for blood pressure or cholesterol levels