Amrein and coauthors investigate among 492 patients in Austria with vitamin D deficiency whether a vitamin D3 treatment regimen intended to quickly restore and maintain normal vitamin D status over 6 months is of health benefit for patients who are critically ill.
This population-based observational study reports that use of 2 Joint Commission obstetric quality indicators are not associated with maternal and neonatal morbidity.
This article reports that among Medicare beneficiaries discharged to a skilled nursing facility after hospitalization, rates of readmission or death were not different according to facility performance metrics.
This systematic review and meta-analysis found no statistically significant differences in the risk of death when comparing patients with S aureus exhibiting high-vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) (≥1.5 mg/L) vs those with low-vancomycin MIC (<1.5 mg/L), although the findings cannot definitely exclude an increased mortality risk.
After reviewing 20 years of evidence, this Special Communications reports that climate change can be associated with adverse health outcomes and concludes that health care professionals have an important role in communicating with patients and policy makers about the adverse effects associated with fossil fuel consumption.
This Viewpoint discusses how the Institute of Medicine stands behind the estimate that 100 million Americans have chronic pain and the committee’s recommendation that better data are needed to create the cultural transformation required to reduce the effects of pain in America.
This Viewpoint discusses clinical preventive services in children and adolescents and provides important insights into screening practices in the United States
This Viewpoint discusses the role that boards of health have had throughout history in relation to the soda portion rule in New York City.
This Viewpoint discusses the meaning of patient-centeredness in research and reasons for conducting patient-centered outcomes research.
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