DNR Orders Skew HF Mortality as Quality Metric

Adjusting for it 'would be a step in the right direction' by Nicole Lou, Reporter, MedPage Today/CRTonline.org September 25, 2017 Current ways to risk-adjust heart failure mortality as a measure of hospital-level quality are insufficient, suggested a study showing that accounting [...]

2017-09-27T11:35:56-05:00September 27th, 2017|Health News|

FDA Shuts Down Online Pharmacies

Seized 100 web domains as part of international effort against counterfeit meds by Kristina Fiore, Deputy Managing Editor, MedPage Today September 25, 2017 The FDA seized the website domains of nearly 100 online pharmacies -- including buyhydrocodoneonline.com and buyklonopin.com -- and [...]

2017-09-27T11:33:19-05:00September 27th, 2017|Health News|

FDA Warns on Proper Dosing for Liver Drug

19 deaths with obeticholic acid, many in patients receiving more than recommended dose by John Gever, Managing Editor, MedPage Today September 21, 2017 WASHINGTON -- In the 13 months after obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) was approved in May 2016, 19 patient deaths [...]

2017-09-27T11:31:30-05:00September 27th, 2017|Health News|

CardioBrief: Stopping Aspirin Hikes CV risk

37% increase in events seen after discontinuation in Sweden by Larry Husten, CardioBrief September 25, 2017 People who quit taking aspirin have an increased risk for a cardiovascular event, a large national registry has shown. The use of aspirin for primary [...]

2017-09-27T11:14:49-05:00September 27th, 2017|Health News|

Breathing Dirty Air May Increase Kidney Disease Risk

Fine particulate exposure may cause 45,000 cases of CKD annually by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer September 22, 2017 Action Points • Note that this observational study using Veterans Administration data suggests that exposure to fine particulate pollution is associated with a higher [...]

2017-09-27T10:58:27-05:00September 27th, 2017|Health News|

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

By Susan Scutti, CNN Updated 6:01 PM ET, Tue September 19, 2017 (CNN)Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It [...]

2017-09-25T16:37:24-05:00September 25th, 2017|Health News|