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On March 19, the FDA approved Zulresso (brexanolone) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of postpartum depression. Zulresso will be available only through a restricted program that requires the drug be administered by a healthcare provider in a certified health care facility.

Read more at FDA.gov . . .

March 2019 Vol. 14 No. 3

What would you do in this situation?

Acute aspiration of tube feeding can result in a respiratory emergency
Know the signs and symptoms of tube feeding aspiration: increased blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate; decreased oxygen saturation; and new onset audible rhonchi and wheezes.

RACHEL JECKER*, age 28 . . .

Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults (aged 13 to 21 years) continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, according to a study in JAMA Surgery.

Read more via Michigan Medicine Health Lab . . .

Only half of ICU providers are familiar with the Critical Care Societies Collaborative Choosing Wisely recommendations, according to a report in Critical Care Medicine. Choosing Wisely is an initiative to avoid unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures.

Read more via Critical Care Medicine and learn more about Choosing Wisely . . .

On Feb. 14, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump with interoperable technology (interoperable t:Slim X2). This new type of insulin pump, referred to as an alternate controller enabled (ACE) infusion pump, or ACE insulin pump, is the first interoperable pump, meaning it can be . . .

A study in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reports that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality among California adults, regardless of characteristics such as gender, education, age, marital status and income level.

Read more via Loma Linda University Health . . .

According to a Feb. 11 statement by the FDA, about 4.9 million middle and high school students had used were current users (used in the past 30 days) of some type of tobacco product in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017. A surge in e-cigarette use . . .

For women in the third trimester of pregnancy, cholecystectomy should be delayed (whenever possible) until the postpartum period to avoid adverse maternal outcomes, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Read more via Journal of the American College of Surgeons . . .

Hearing impairment is associated with accelerated cognitive decline with age, though the impact of mild hearing loss may be lessened by higher education, according to a study in the Journals of Gerontology: Series A.

Read more via Oxford Academic, the Journals of Gerontology: Series A . . .

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