Medications

Rate of opioid rx stable after pediatric outpatient surgery

(HealthDay)—From 2013 to 2017, the rate of receiving a take-home opioid prescription remained stable after pediatric outpatient surgery as did the dose prescribed, but the maximum take-home dose declined, according to a ...

Health

Causes of serious adverse events in nursing homes identified

(HealthDay)—Most serious adverse events in nursing homes are caused by medication errors, falls, delayed or inappropriate interventions, and missed nursing care, according to a study published online June 15 in the Journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

More side effects with CRT plus metformin in head, neck cancer

(HealthDay)—Patients with advanced head and neck cancer undergoing chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and receiving metformin experience more side effects than patients not on metformin, according to research published online April ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Over 20 percent of maternal mortality in illinois due to CVD

(HealthDay)—More than one in five maternal deaths in Illinois in 2002 to 2011 were attributable to cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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