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Patient characteristics extracted from their electronic health records can be used to refine risk prediction for hospital readmission after percutaneous coronary intervention

EHR Data Refine Risk Prediction for Post-PCI Readmission

Characteristics from electronic health record can improve prediction of 30-day readmission after PCI
Prior advance care planning cuts surrogates' decision-making burden

Advance Care Planning Cuts Burden of Decision Making

Prior advance care planning reduces decisional conflict of surrogates for critically ill patients
For early-postmenopausal osteopenic women

Favorable Effect of Exercise on BMD Continues As Women Age

Findings in early-postmenopausal osteopenic women, with no leveling-off effect after 16 years
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm has been described after cesarean delivery and can result in life-threatening hemorrhage if untreated

Case Report of Uterine Artery Pseudoaneurysm After C-Section

Should be considered for patients with postpartum hemorrhage, especially with significant bleeding
New violations by the maker of medical scopes recently linked to deadly infections in patients have been discovered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Reveals More Violations by Medical Scope Maker

Infections in patients who underwent procedures with Olympus scopes in 2012 went unreported
For overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes

Liraglutide Linked to Weight Loss Over 56 Weeks in T2DM

More weight loss for 3.0 mg liraglutide versus placebo among overweight/obese with type 2 diabetes
Electronic cigarette use is associated with initiation of combustible tobacco product smoking among adolescents

E-Cig Use Linked to Combustible Tobacco Use in Teens

Increased likelihood of initiation of combustible tobacco product smoking among young teenagers
For patients with active cancer and acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Full-Dose Tinzaparin Doesn’t Cut Risk of Recurrent VTE in CA

No difference in major bleeding, overall mortality, but reduction in clinically relevant nonmajor bleeding
Patients at greatest risk for an unplanned hospital readmission include those with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases

Risk Factors Can ID Patients More Likely to Be Readmitted

Friday discharge, existing chronic diseases, high number of ER visits are predictors
Military-connected youth are at increased risk for adverse outcomes during wartime

Well-Being of Kids From Military Families Suffers During Wartime

Children of military families at higher risk of substance abuse, violence, carrying weapons