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- Cancer incidence in persons with type 1 diabetes: a five-country study of 9,000 cancers in type 1 diabetic individuals
On average, type 1 diabetes confers an excess incidence of several cancers: persons with type 1 diabetes had a higher incidence of cancer of the liver, pancreas, kidney, endometrium and ovary and a lower incidence of prostate cancer than those in the general population. However, similar to the findings for type 2 diabetes, the HRs of cancer were highest at time of diabetes diagnosis and declined over time.
- Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes: Synopsis of the 2016 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
The synopsis focuses on 8 key areas that are important to primary care providers. The recommendations highlight individualized care to manage the disease, prevent or delay complications, and improve outcomes.
- Effect of Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Among Primary Care Practices
Among primary care practices, the use of accountable justification and peer comparison as behavioral interventions resulted in lower rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections.
- Risk of major bleeding in patients receiving vitamin K antagonists or low doses of aspirin. A systematic review and meta-analysis
Contrary to prior reports, the results of this study suggest that the risk of major bleeding with the use vitamin K antagonists is higher compared to those of patients treated with ASA alone. However, in patients achieving a good time in therapeutic range, the risk of major bleeding with VKA or ASA is similar.
- Impact of Communication Errors in Radiology on Patient Care, Customer Satisfaction, and Work-Flow Efficiency
In a retrospective review of over 380 cases with associated communication errors, over one-third of communication errors within radiology workflow were associated with direct negative impact on patient care.
- Screening for Major Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
No evidence was found of a direct link between screening children and adolescents for MDD in primary care or similar settings and depression or other health-related outcomes. Evidence showed that some screening tools are accurate and some treatments are beneficial among adolescents (but not younger children), with no evidence of associated harms.
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