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Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time discussing possible side effects of a newly prescribed medication during the office visit, authors say

FDA: ‘Real Water’ Alkaline Water May Be Linked to Hepatitis Outbreak

FDA is in beginning stages of investigation; there may be more products connected to hepatitis outbreak

Opioid Discharge Prescription Guideline Satisfies Most Patients

93 percent of 229 patients undergoing surgery satisfied with guideline, which was based on their usage the day before discharge

Machine Perfusion Improves Function of Deceased Donor Livers

Risk for nonanastomotic biliary strictures following transplant lower with hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion of deceased donor liver

Pooled Analysis Shows Men Have Higher Mortality Than Women

Effect size varies across countries; smoking and cardiovascular disease substantially attenuate effect size

One in Five Health Care Workers Reports Mental Health Conditions

Review shows high prevalence of depression, anxiety, and PTSD during the COVID-19 pandemic

Targeted Albumin Not Better for Hospitalized Cirrhosis Patients

No difference in incidence of end-point events, but more adverse events, seen in targeted albumin group versus standard-care group

AI Algorithm May Differentiate Polyps on CT Colonography

Adding machine learning-based image analysis allows noninvasive differentiation of benign and premalignant polyps

Three Modes of Transmission Explain Most Giardiasis Outbreaks

Water exposure, person-to-person contact, contaminated food accounted for more than half of outbreaks in 2012 to 2017

Terlipressin Bests Placebo in Type 1 Hepatorenal Syndrome

Terlipressin is more effective for reversal of HRS but is associated with more adverse events and death due to respiratory disorders