Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Healthcare Safety Index December 2015

Here are noteworthy healthcare issues that have appeared in the news and medical journals throughout the last 30 days or so:
The US Preventive Services Task Force issued new recommendations for diabetes screening. Previously, the USPSTF recommended screening for diabetes in adults with hypertension, but now screening is recommended as part of a patient’s cardiovascular risk assessment in patients between 40 and 70 years old who have a body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m.

A study published in JAMA showed a reduction in blood pressure in patients suffering from sleep apnea who utilized mandibular advancement devices. The measurable benefit was the same that was found in patients utilizing continuous positive airway pressure devices.

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