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    Attributes of high-value oncology practices identified

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Attributes that distinguish high-value oncology practices have been identified, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Oncology. [...]

    AMD risk has dropped by birth cohort throughout 20th century

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—There was a decrease in the five-year risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by birth cohorts throughout the 20th century, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Ophthalmology. [...]

    Docs’ preparedness influences exercise recommendations

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Primary care providers who feel prepared are more likely to recommend physical activity to patients with disabilities, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in Preventing Chronic Disease. [...]

    Force analysis may help distinguish surgeon skill level

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Force-sensing bipolar forceps and force analysis may help differentiate surgeon skill level, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Surgery. [...]

    First-line metformin use for DM up; sulfonylurea use down

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Among patients with type 2 diabetes initiating antidiabetes drugs (ADDs), first-line use of metformin has increased since 2005, while sulfonylureas have remained the most popular second-line agent, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Diabetes Care. [...]

    Psychosocial benefit seen with probiotic, peanut oral immunotx

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy (PPOIT) has a sustained beneficial effect on psychosocial impact of food allergy after end-of-treatment, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in Allergy. [...]

    Higher positive end-expiratory pressure no benefit in ARDS

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels are not likely to improve clinical outcomes, according to a review published in the October issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. [...]

    Allopurinol has little benefit in cardiac syndrome X

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Allopurinol does not appear to improve exercise capacity or peripheral endothelial or coronary function in patients with cardiac syndrome X, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Cardiovascular Therapeutics. [...]

    Erlotinib overdose tied to conjunctivitis

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Overdosing of erlotinib may be associated with rapid onset of conjunctivitis, according to a case report published online Oct. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. [...]

    What it takes to get teens moving

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. [...]