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American College of Physicians, April 11-13

The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April...
Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
The 555 confirmed cases of measles reported in 20 states between Jan. 1 and April 11 this year represent the second highest number of measles cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated in the nation in 2000

CDC: 555 Confirmed Measles Cases in U.S. Since Jan. 1

20 states have reported measles cases
Foreign-body ingestions are common in children aged younger than 6 years and have increased over time

Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children

Annual rate increased significantly from 9.5 to 18 per 10,000 children from 1995 to 2015
Extragenital (rectal and pharyngeal) chlamydia and gonorrhea are prevalent among men who have sex with men

Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Extragenital STDs mostly seen in throat and rectum, contribute to risk for drug-resistant gonorrhea and HIV
For physician mothers in procedural specialties

Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers’ Satisfaction

Being responsible for at least five tasks linked to desire to change career for moms in procedural specialties
U.S. health officials say an outbreak of Escherichia coli illness from an unknown source has risen to 96 cases across five Eastern states

CDC: Still No Source As E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases

Outbreak affecting five states; no deaths reported, but 11 people have been hospitalized
Consumer devices that claim to help assess

FDA Warns of Consumer Devices That Claim to Diagnose Concussion

Tools include smartphone apps marketed to coaches or parents for use during sporting events
The latest edition of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria has been released and includes 188 diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology topics

New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria

New topics relate to clinically suspected vascular malformation of extremities, gestational trophoblastic disease
From 2007 to 2015

Suicide-Related ED Visits Increased in Children From 2007 to 2015

Proportion of emergency department visits increased for suicide attempts/suicide ideation