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Black patients with diabetes have a significantly higher risk for 30-day readmission compared with other racial/ethnic groups

Black Patients With Diabetes Have Higher 30-Day Readmission Rates

Risk greatest for lower-income patients hospitalized in nonprofit, academic, or large hospitals
In an early-release Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

CDC Releases Clinical Guidance on E-Cigarette Lung Injury

Guidelines highlight importance of asking patients about e-cigarette, or vaping, use in nonjudgmental way
The number of Americans sickened with a severe lung injury tied to vaping just keeps rising

Close to 1,300 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Now Identified

And, 26 vaping-related deaths across 21 states have now been reported
Potential anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions have been associated with insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters using the Sherlock tip locating system

Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip

Anaphylactic, anaphylactoid reactions linked to PICC insertion using Sherlock tip locating system
The number of Americans sickened with a severe lung illness tied to vaping continues to climb

Cases of Serious Vaping-Linked Lung Injury Now Top 1,000

New England Journal of Medicine article presents lung histopathology findings from recent cases
For patients with acute coronary syndrome

Gradual ACS Symptom Onset Linked to Delay in Presentation for Acute Care

More than half of men with abrupt onset of symptoms, STEMI reported symptoms triggered by exertion
On Monday

Juul Halts Funding for San Francisco Vaping Ballot Initiative

News comes as Nebraska sees first vaping-related death; U.S. total now 15
Products containing the marijuana chemical tetrahydrocannabinol appear to be a main driver behind the hundreds of U.S. cases of serious respiratory illness related to vaping

CDC: THC May Be to Blame for Most Vaping-Related Illnesses

However, nicotine-containing vaping products without THC cannot be ruled out as potential cause of harm
The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has now climbed to 805 cases across 46 states and the Virgin Islands

More Than 800 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Reported in 46 States

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports 12 confirmed deaths in 10 states
A 50-year-old man has become the second patient in Kansas to die from lung damage tied to electronic cigarette use. That brings the national total of deaths from this illness to nine

Vaping-Related Death in Kansas Brings National Total to Nine

In all, 530 people have possible or confirmed lung injuries from the vaping-linked lung illness