The Latest Journal Articles in Physician Assistant

1Cord blood vitamin D and neurocognitive development are nonlinearly related in toddlersThe Journal of Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
2Effect of cinacalcet and vitamin D analogs on fibroblast growth factor-23 during the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidismClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
3Beverage consumption in Brazil: Results from the first National Dietary SurveyPublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
4High-fat diet-related stimulation of sweetness desire is greater in women than in men despite high vegetable intakePublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
5Social capital, tolerance of diversity and adherence to Mediterranean diet: The Rhea Mother-Child Cohort in Crete, GreecePublic Health Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
6Subclinical atherosclerosis and obesity phenotypes among Mexican AmericansJournal of the American Heart Association, April 17, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
7Understanding the associations between modifying factors, individual health beliefs, and hemodialysis patients adherence to a low-phosphorus dietJournal of Renal Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
8The personal shopper – a pilot randomized trial of grocery store-based dietary adviceClinical Obesity, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
9Adaptations to a diet-based weight-reducing programme in obese women resistant to weight lossClinical Obesity, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
10Correlation between salivary and serum oxidized LDL levels: a pilot study on overweight/obese subjectsJournal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
1Antibiotic resistance risk for coastal water usersUniversity of Exeter Medical School, April 17, 2015
2Impact of domestic violence on women's mental healthUniversite de Montreal News, April 17, 2015
3Only half of chronic cough patients receive a diagnosisEuropean Respiratory Society News, April 17, 2015
4Dodo bird verdict given new life by psychosis therapy studyThe University of Manchester News, April 17, 2015
5Some atrial fibrillation patients receive unnecessary blood thinnersUCSF News, April 17, 2015
6How deep-brain stimulation reshapes neural circuits in Parkinson's diseaseUCSF News, April 17, 2015
7New treatment for older men with 'slow flow' problemsUNSW Australia Health News, April 17, 2015
8UW among select universities to use investigational Medtronic device, advance research into brain activityUniversity of Washington Health and Medicine News, April 17, 2015
9New research sheds light on how popular probiotic benefits the gutUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine News, April 17, 2015
10Unnecessary preoperative testing still done on cataract patientsUCSF News, April 17, 2015

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Hospital readmission rate in patients discharged on parenteral antibiotics

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the hospital readmission rate for patients (n=782) discharged on parenteral antibiotics was 26%. The mean patient age was 58 years. The leading diagnoses were bacteremia, osteomyelitis, and pyelonephritis. The indications for readmission included non-infection related (30%), worsening symptoms (29%), and new infections (19%). The ORs for readmission factors were as follows: each decade increase in age, 1.09; aminoglycoside use, 2.33; resistant organism, 1.57; and number of hospital discharges in prior 12 months, 1.20.

VPAC1 overexpression associated with colon cancer aggression

As reported in Tumor Biology, VPAC1 expression is increased in poorly differentiated compared to well-differentiated colon cancer. VPAC1 expression is also increased in the blood vessels and macrophages adjacent to colon cancer tissues compared to healthy tissues. The overexpression of VPAC1 is related to EGFR overexpression.

Predictors of sustained binge drinking

As reported in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, sustained binge drinkers have an earlier onset, drink monthly in secondary school, binged in their 20s, exhibit impulsivity and novelty-seeking, and have depressive symptoms during adolescence compared to those who stop binge drinking.

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