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    Intensive BP control lacks benefit in chronic kidney disease

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Intensive blood pressure (BP) control may provide no benefit and may even be harmful for patients with moderate-to-advanced chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. [...]

    AHA: noninvasive testing ups LOS in patients with chest pain

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Noninvasive cardiac testing leads to longer length of stay (LOS) for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine to coincide with the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, being held Nov. 11 to 15 in Anaheim, California. [...]

    More laboratory tests performed at major teaching hospitals

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For inpatients with a primary diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia or cellulitis, significantly more laboratory tests are performed per day at major teaching hospitals versus nonteaching hospitals, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. [...]

    Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Soon after his appointment in 1984 as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., testified before Congress showing a world map annotated with a singl… [...]

    Study consistent with trial results for dabigatran and warfarin in atrial fibrillation

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A study of two medications that can reduce risk of ischemic stroke in people with atrial fibrillation showed that outcomes in typical patients with atrial fibrillation align well with those seen in clinical trials. The findings were published on Nov. 1… [...]

    Study consistent with trial results for dabigatran and warfarin in atrial fibrillation

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A study of two medications that can reduce risk of ischemic stroke in people with atrial fibrillation showed that outcomes in typical patients with atrial fibrillation align well with those seen in clinical trials. The findings were published on Nov. 1… [...]

    ACA program to reduce hospital readmissions not all it’s cracked up to be

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. [...]

    No cardiovascular disease reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis from Umeå University. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, support current guidelines and contradict the findings from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). [...]

    Internists say that all health care payers should support innovative payment models

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories An internal medicine physician and fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) detailed for the House Energy and Commerce Committee his medical practice’s experience participating in the CPC+ program. In testimony at the health subcommittee’s he… [...]

    Completion likely with self-administration of TB treatment

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Most people complete treatment for latent tuberculosis (TB) without direct observation, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. [...]