5 clinical research findings to know this week

Here are five articles on medical research study findings from the week of Nov. 16.

1. Using a multifaceted intervention, hospitals can decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections in cardiovascular surgery patients, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Read more.

2. Adverse events associated with dietary supplements are responsible for an estimated 23,000 emergency department visits each year, according to research from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Read more.

3. Although joint replacements for older adults have become increasingly popular in recent years, unplanned readmissions for such procedures have drastically fallen. Read more.

4. Researchers identified how salmonella infections that have spread to the blood and organs during sepsis can cause life-threatening thrombosis, or blood clotting, in a recent study. Read more.

5. A study by RTI Health Solutions revealed roughly one third (34 percent) of children in the U.S. do not receive all doses of vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices by age 2. Read more.

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