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Measles Vaccination Rates Dropped During Pandemic to 81 Percent in 2021

Number of estimated measles deaths decreased 83 percent during 2000 to 2021; estimated 56 million deaths prevented by vaccination


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

White House Urges COVID-19 Booster Shots Again, Citing Effectiveness

Booster vaccine adds between 30 and 56 percent more protection against getting COVID-19


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Early Application of Emollients Prevents Development of Eczema

Of the types of emollient, emulsion was suggested as the better option for preventing infant atopic dermatitis development


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Higher Carotid Plaque Burden Seen With Persistent Asthma

Persistent asthma linked to carotid plaque, total plaque score, even after adjustment for baseline interleukin-6, CRP


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Five-Year Relative Survival 59.6 Percent in Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Five-year overall survival 47.3 percent in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Acupuncture Helps Alleviate Back/Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Researchers find acupuncture has no observable severe adverse influences on newborns


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Bariatric Surgery Cuts CVD Risk in Patients With Obesity, NAFLD

Findings seen versus nonsurgical care among individuals with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Adherence to Quality Indicators Low in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Compliance with diagnostic and therapeutic indicators was 83 and 78 percent, while compliance with monitoring indicators was lower


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

ACR: Genicular Nerve Block Offers Short-Term Pain Relief for Knee OA

Improvements seen in pain scores for patients receiving genicular nerve block at two, four, eight, and 12 weeks


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Decrease Noted in Lung Cancer Cases Over Past Five Years

However, screening of high-risk individuals for lung cancer is still low at 5.8 percent nationally


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Adults Lack Knowledge About Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network survey revealed knowledge gaps exist across ages, genders


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

7.7 Million Deaths Associated With 33 Bacterial Pathogens in 2019

Deaths associated with these pathogens comprised 13.6 percent of all global deaths, 56.2 percent of all sepsis-related deaths


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Significant Treatment Attrition Rate Seen in Multiple Myeloma

In patients receiving autologous stem cell transplant, 57.6 percent advanced to second-line treatment, 32.6 percent to third-line


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Measuring Vertebral Arteries Can Clarify Pathology of Transient Vascular Vertigo

Different results of MV ratio and cVEMP seen between TVV cases with and without central nervous system symptoms


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

American Society of Nephrology, Nov. 3 to 6

Kidney Week 2022


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Oncogenic Variants Identified in ~10 Percent With Appendix Cancer

Mutations identified in MUTYH, in the MLH1 gene, and in other cancer predisposition genes


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Education Interacts With Genetic Variants to Increase Myopia Risk

Genotype by education interaction identified for five genetic variants, with increased effect for university-level education


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

PRIORIX, M-M-R II Vaccines Interchangeable for MMR

Either PRIORIX or M-M-R II may be administered in any situation in which MMR vaccine is indicated


Monday, November 21, 2022

Most Pivotal Trials of New Drugs Recruit From Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Percentage of participants recruited from low-, middle-income countries was 8, 36, and 17 percent for cancer, cardiovascular, neurology trials


Monday, November 21, 2022

Vitamin D Supplements Do Not Reduce Asthma Exacerbations Overall

Supplements reduce risk among children with low serum 25(OH)D and have beneficial effects in children with atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis


Monday, November 21, 2022

ACR: Opioids Raise Risk for VTE in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

However, opioids and NSAIDs carry similar cardiovascular, mortality risks for RA patients


Monday, November 21, 2022

CDC: Flu Has Started Early and With a Punch

United States has already seen 38,000 hospitalizations for flu; hospitals also treating high numbers of patients with RSV and COVID-19


Monday, November 21, 2022

Treatment-Related Adverse Events of Antibody Drug Conjugates Identified

Overall incidence of treatment-related adverse events was 91.2 percent and included lymphopenia, nausea, neutropenia


Monday, November 21, 2022

Treatment Without ADT Delays Initiation of Systemic Therapy in Prostate Cancer

Metastasis-directed therapy can delay initiation of systemic therapy in patients with solitary oligorecurrent metastatic lesion


Monday, November 21, 2022

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy Aids Essential Tremor Over Five Years

Overall improvement in quality-of-life measures sustained, without any progressive or delayed complications


Monday, November 21, 2022

Disparities Seen in Treatment of Middle Ear Infections in U.S. Children

Socially disadvantaged children less likely to receive treatment for recurrent or suppurative otitis media


Monday, November 21, 2022

New Pfizer Booster Shot Shows Protection Against Emerging Omicron Variants

In early data, new Pfizer COVID-19 boosters marshal antibodies against newer omicron variants


Friday, November 18, 2022

FDA: Patients Should Be Cautious When Using Online Pharmacies to Buy Meds

Red flags include pharmacies that do not require a doctor's prescription or have a licensed pharmacist to answer questions


Friday, November 18, 2022

Despite Pleas From Pediatric Groups, Biden Balks at Declaring RSV a Health Emergency

Emergency declaration would have allowed a more flexible response by pediatric practices and for FEMA assistance


Friday, November 18, 2022

Subretinal Drusenoid Deposits Linked to High-Risk Vascular Disease in AMD

Presence of HRVD can be identified in model including SDD, high-density lipoprotein with accuracy of 78.5 percent


Friday, November 18, 2022

Cancer Screening and Detection Remain Below Prepandemic Levels

Lower screening rates for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers suggest 'pattern of forgone care,' according to researchers


Friday, November 18, 2022

Sleep Dysregulation Ups Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Short sleep duration and daytime napping associated with Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis


Friday, November 18, 2022

COVID-19 Not Tied to Worse Inflammatory Bowel Disease Outcomes

Findings based on primary composite outcome of IBD-related hospitalization or surgery with 394 days of median follow-up


Friday, November 18, 2022

Manifestations of Vertigo Described in Pregnancy

Pregnancy can exacerbate certain conditions, including Meniere disease and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo


Friday, November 18, 2022

Percentage of U.S. Home Births Continued to Increase in 2021

12 percent increase seen from 2020 to 2021, with increases ranging from 10 to 21 percent for three largest race, Hispanic-origin groups


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Cancer Mortality Up With Residential Racial, Economic Segregation

Segregation was associated with increased mortality for 12 of 13 cancer sites examined


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Even Moderate Exercise Linked to Reduced Mortality After Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors who were active or moderately active had significantly reduced risk for death


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Rate of Adverse Physical Effects High With Ayahuasca Use

69.9 percent of sample reported acute physical health effects; 2.3 percent reported need for subsequent medical attention


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Artificial Intelligence-Aided Colonoscopy Does Not Increase Cancer Detection

AIAC group had lower adenoma and polyp detection rates; lower median number of adenomas, polyps detected per colonoscopy


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Shorter Regimen of Radiotherapy Safe for Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Findings with preoperative radiotherapy administered to dose of 42.75 Gy in 15 fractions for three weeks


Thursday, November 17, 2022

FDA Oversight of Clinical Trials Described as 'Grossly Inadequate'

Article describes inadequate oversight relating to development of COVID-19 vaccines and predating the pandemic


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Multidimensional Factors Shaped Physician Stress During Pandemic

Physicians' perceptions of occupational stress at individual level were shaped by stressors within and across four levels


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Headaches Tied to Higher Risk for Dry Eye Disease

Findings consistent across headache types -- migraine, tension, and cluster


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

FDA Moves Toward Making Overdose Antidote an Over-the-Counter Drug

If the overdose antidote drug naloxone becomes easier to obtain, it could save lives and help combat the U.S. opioid crisis


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

For Older Adults, Loneliness Ups Mortality After Nonelective Surgery

No increase seen in odds of death at 30 days in association with loneliness for older adults undergoing elective surgery


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

High Prevalence of Youth Estimated at Greater Risk for Hearing Loss

Number of young persons who may be at risk due to unsafe listening practices ranges from 0.67 to 1.35 billion


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

FDA Approves Drug Combo for Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Approval is for tremelimumab in combination with durvalumab and platinum-based chemotherapy


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Outcomes Similar for Total Ankle Replacement, Ankle Fusion in OA

No clinically or statistically significant difference seen in mean change in Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire walking/standing domain scores


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Pediatric Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Underutilized in the U.S.

Cohort of pediatric patients undergoing bariatric procedures was mainly female, White, and privately insured


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Recent Increase Seen in Pediatric Benzonatate Exposure

77 percent of the cases of pediatric exposure reported to U.S. poison control centers were for unintentional exposure


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Symptom Burden Increases in Year Before Dialysis Initiation

Among older adults, symptom number and burden stabilized and decreased in the year after dialysis


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Postdischarge Text Message Intervention Cuts Readmissions

Benefits include 41 percent lower odds of 30-day use of acute care resources


Monday, November 14, 2022

Moderna Booster Shot Prompts Strong Immune Response Against Omicron Subvariants

Moderna reports its updated booster shot is indeed triggering a strong immune response to the omicron variants BA.5 and BA.4


Monday, November 14, 2022

ACAAI: Epinephrine Auto-Injector Use Low Among Adults With Food Allergy

Furthermore, one-third of adults with food allergy think epinephrine auto-injectors can cause life-threatening effects


Monday, November 14, 2022

Parkinsonism, Parkinson Disease Risk Up With Bilateral Oophorectomy Before 43

Risk increased in premenopausal women undergoing oophorectomy for benign indication before age 43 years


Monday, November 14, 2022

Acupuncture Reduces Aromatase Inhibitor-Related Joint Pain

Findings observed in women with early-stage breast cancer who were taking an aromatase inhibitor and had a score of 3 or higher on BPI-WP item


Monday, November 14, 2022

Bepirovirsen Studied for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

Dosage regimens for bepirovirsen explored in phase 2b, randomized, investigator-unblinded trial


Monday, November 14, 2022

Eradicating H. pylori Cuts Aspirin-Related Peptic Ulcer Bleeding in the Short Term

Protection against aspirin-associated peptic ulcer bleeding in older adults lost after the first 2.5 years


Monday, November 14, 2022

America's Emergency Physicians Warn of Surge in Patients Due to 'Tripledemic'

A coalition of health and medical groups has called on the White House to hold a summit on ongoing problems facing U.S. emergency departments


Monday, November 14, 2022

California Voters Ban Flavored Tobacco, and a Cigarette Maker Is Suing

R.J. Reynolds has sued California over its freshly approved ban on flavored tobacco products


Monday, November 14, 2022

California Files Suit Over 'Forever Chemicals' in Water

California has sued several companies over their role in dumping 'forever chemicals' into the state's water systems, in an effort to get them to pay cleanup costs


Monday, November 14, 2022

USPSTF: Evidence Inadequate for Recommending OSA Screening

Evidence is insufficient for assessing balance of benefits and harms of OSA screening in general population


Sunday, November 13, 2022

16 Illnesses, One Death Reported From Listeria in Deli Meat, Cheese

Many of the 16 who got sick are of Eastern European background or speak Russian and ate food from deli counters


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Antiepileptic Med Use Increasing in Nursing Home Residents With Dementia

The two most common, valproic acid and gabapentin, being used in clinically distinct ways


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Urban-Dwelling Indigenous Young People Face Higher Burden of Skin Conditions

Incidence rates of atopic dermatitis and bacterial skin infections higher among urban-living Indigenous children and young people in high-income countries


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Health Care Access May Affect Receipt of Therapy in Ovarian Cancer

Among ovarian cancer patients, non-Hispanic Blacks remained less likely than non-Hispanic Whites to initiate systemic therapy even after adjustment for health care access scores


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Personalized Screening for Kidney Disease Evaluated in T1DM

Compared with annual screening for urinary albumin, personalized screening can reduce time spent with undetected albuminuria, testing frequency


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Risk for Advanced Fibrosis Examined for Relatives of NAFLD Patients

Age 50 years or older, male sex, diabetes mellitus, first-degree relative with NAFLD with advanced fibrosis predict advanced fibrosis


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Nab-Paclitaxel, Pembrolizumab Combo Active in Advanced Urothelial Cancer

Overall response rate 50 percent among 36 patients with platinum-refractory or cisplatin-ineligible advanced urothelial cancer


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Remote Program Beneficial for Management of HTN, Cholesterol

Significant reductions seen in blood pressure and LDL-C at six and 12 months for patients enrolled in remote program


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Voters in Four States Move to Safeguard Abortion Rights

Voters in three states approved measures to protect abortion rights; Kentucky voters rejected amendment saying there was no right to abortion


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Options Explored for MM That Relapses After BCMA CAR T Therapy

Salvage treatments and outcomes examined for patients with multiple myeloma that relapses after B-cell maturation antigen-directed CAR T therapy


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

ASN: Empagliflozin Cuts Risk for Progression in CKD

Risk for progression of kidney disease or death from cardiovascular causes reduced with empagliflozin versus placebo


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Standard Testosterone Threshold Not Accurate for Younger Men

Age-specific testosterone cutoffs show each one-year increase in age tied to a 4.3-ng/dL decrease in testosterone level


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

ASN: Discontinuation of RAS Inhibitors Does Not Increase eGFR in CKD

No difference seen with discontinuation, continuation of RAS inhibitors among patients with advanced, progressive chronic kidney disease


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Overall Cancer Mortality 18 Percent Higher in AI/AN Versus Whites

Breast and prostate mortality rates 8 and 31 percent higher, despite lower incidence rates


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Willingness to Use Videohealth Increased During Pandemic

Increase especially pronounced for Black adults and adults with lower educational attainment


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

AHA: Strategies Compared for Treating Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia

Outcomes better for surgical revascularization versus endovascular therapy for those with single segment of great saphenous vein that could be used for surgery


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Delivery Methods Compared for Osteoarthritis Intervention

Pain reduction seen for in-person or digital delivery of education and exercise instruction for hip, knee osteoarthritis


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Hip Brace May Slow Hip Displacement in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Improvements also seen in caregiver-reported quality of life for children with nonambulatory cerebral palsy


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

American Society for Radiation Oncology, Oct. 23-26

The 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Lipid-Lowering, Antidiabetic Drugs Tied to Prevalence of AMD

Use of lipid-lowering drugs, antidiabetic drugs associated with lower prevalence of any age-related macular degeneration


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

ENT-01 Safe, Improves Constipation in Patients With Parkinson Disease

Improvement seen in weekly complete spontaneous bowel movement rate and in secondary end points


Monday, November 7, 2022

Second, Third COVID-19 Vaccine May Up Relapse in Glomerular Disease

Absolute increase in 30-day relapse risk associated with the second or third vaccine dose is small


Monday, November 7, 2022

Pediatric Migraine Tied to Anxiety, Depression Symptoms

Authors say routine screening for these symptoms may be beneficial in clinical practice


Monday, November 7, 2022

CKD Incidence Differs by Race in People With Diabetes

Incidence lower in White patients versus Black, Hispanic, and indigenous populations


Monday, November 7, 2022

Subset of Stage I Melanoma Patients ID'd With Very Low Mortality

Younger age at diagnosis, Clark level II linked to low risk for death among patients with stage I lesions, negative clinical nodes


Monday, November 7, 2022

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for New, Worsening Bladder Symptoms

Symptomatic infection tied to three times greater risk for developing new or worsening overactive bladder symptoms


Monday, November 7, 2022

Caregiver Depression Linked to Child Asthma Outcomes

Reduction in caregiver depressive symptoms may have positive impact on child asthma outcomes, partially mediated by child depressive symptom severity


Monday, November 7, 2022

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 22 to 25

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022


Monday, November 7, 2022

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevalence Remains High

1.49 million people aged 40 years and older are living with late-stage AMD in the United States


Friday, November 4, 2022

Infant Head-Shaping Pillows Are Useless and Dangerous to Baby, FDA Warns

Health care providers should discourage the use of infant head-shaping pillows and educate patients about the risks


Friday, November 4, 2022

Pfizer Study Reveals Big Rise in Immunity From COVID-19 Booster

FDA says findings affirm its decision to approve the booster without human testing based on experience with a similarly tweaked vaccine


Friday, November 4, 2022

Dapagliflozin May Be Cost-Effective for Treating CKD

Dapagliflozin for the treatment of chronic kidney disease cost-effective at willingness-to-pay thresholds of $27,510 and $35,503 per QALY in U.K. and Germany, Spain


Friday, November 4, 2022

Lipid Ratios Linked to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Risk

TG/HDL-C and TC/HDL-C ratios associated with BPH; TG/HDL-C may be risk factor for BPH with normal TG, HDL-C


Friday, November 4, 2022

Age-Adjusted Rate of Alcohol-Induced Deaths Up From 2019 to 2020

Rates of alcohol-induced deaths in 2020 increased with age, peaking for those aged 55 to 64 years


Friday, November 4, 2022

Electroacupuncture Cuts Risk for Prolonged Postoperative Ileus

Findings seen among patients recovering from laparoscopic resection of colorectal cancer


Friday, November 4, 2022

Poor Sleep Quality Tied to Higher Risk for Glaucoma

Risk higher with snoring, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and short/long sleep duration, individually or jointly


Friday, November 4, 2022

CDC Updates Recommendations for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Benefits and risk of all treatment options should be considered in the context of patient circumstances


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Prevalence of Arthritis Higher Among Caregivers

Proportion of caregivers reporting disabilities was higher for those with versus without arthritis


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Routine Vaccination Coverage Decreased in 2021 Worldwide

Coverage levels for three doses of DTP-containing vaccine, measles-containing vaccine down to lowest levels since 2008


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Excessive Alcohol Responsible for One in Eight Adult Deaths Before Age 64

Rate even higher among younger adults aged 20 to 49 years, with an estimated one in five deaths


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Frailty-Related Fracture Risk Higher for Seniors With Cancer History

Cancer survivors who received chemotherapy more likely to have fracture; link stronger within five years of diagnosis


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Brentuximab Vedotin + Chemo Ups Event-Free Survival in Peds Hodgkin Lymphoma

Event-free survival rate higher in pediatric patients, but no difference seen in the percentage of patients receiving involved-site radiation therapy


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Prevalence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Increasing Globally

Absolute DALY burden increased from 2000 to 2019, with most rapid increase in middle, low-middle, low SDI quintiles


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Guideline Developed for Diagnosis, Management of Aortic Disease

Shared decision-making involving patient and multidisciplinary aortic team encouraged to determine optimal therapies


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Pain at Age 44 Linked to Subsequent Pain, Poor General Health

Chronic pain at age 44 years linked to poor mental health outcomes, pessimism about future, joblessness at age 55 years


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Older Adults With Poor-Prognosis Cancers Commonly Have Preexisting Conditions

These preexisting conditions impact functional impairment, mobility, falls


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Telehealth Tied to Higher Buprenorphine Retention

Substantial number of Veterans Health Administration patients received buprenorphine from phone-only telehealth


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Top Medical Groups, Hospitals Urge Better Access to Lung Cancer Screening

More than 50 cancer groups have issued an urgent call for more lung cancer screening among high-risk people


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

CVS, Walgreens Announce $10 Billion Opioid Settlements

Most of the money will go toward programs that expand treatment for addiction, provide overdose antidotes, support prevention efforts


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Surveillance Feasible for Women Deferring Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy

Ovarian cancer surveillance has modeled sensitivity and specificity of 87.5 and 99.9 percent and is cost-saving


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Antiseptics Work Equally Well in Preventing Infection After Surgery for Open Fractures

10 percent povidone-iodine and aqueous 4 percent chlorhexidine gluconate demonstrated similar efficacy in preventing infection after surgical fixation of open fractures


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

American College of Gastroenterology, Oct. 21-26

The American College of Gastroenterology 86th Annual Scientific Meeting


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Gender Differences Exist for Surgical Practice, Billing, Coding

Total number of cases and total number of major cases performed differ by sex of surgeon


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Psoriasis Not Tied to Myocardial Infarction in Patients With ESRD

Confounding variables, particularly comorbidities, impact association


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Pandemic Babies May Face Communication Impairment

But overall neurodevelopment not changed by the COVID-19 pandemic


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

GI Bleeding Lower With Apixaban Versus Other DOACs in A-Fib

No substantial differences seen for other outcomes or for other direct oral anticoagulant comparisons


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Benefit of Ticagrelor-Aspirin in Stroke Patients Tied to Renal Function

Stroke patients with normal, but not those with impaired, renal function have greater benefit with ticagrelor-aspirin than clopidogrel-aspirin


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

American College of Surgeons, Oct. 16-20

The 107th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

ASA: Preoperative Cannabis Use Tied to Higher Pain After Surgery

However, no significant differences seen in opioid use postoperatively between cannabis users and nonusers


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

ASA: Green Light Therapy for Pain-Related Anxiety Studied in Fibromyalgia

Small study suggests green light therapy might reduce anxiety in patients with fibromyalgia who are taking opioids for chronic pain


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

ASA: Same-Day Hip, Knee Replacement Feasible for Selected Patients

Modifications to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathway due to the pandemic will become permanent, authors say


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Occupational Exposures Linked to Decline in Lung Capacity

Authors say exposure control and regular respiratory health surveillance needed for workers


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

ASA: Less Noise May Aid Children's Behavior Following General Anesthesia

Postoperative benefits seen for mood, eating, and engagement


Monday, October 31, 2022

FDA Warns of Amoxicillin Shortage

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists said it started hearing about shortages about three weeks ago


Monday, October 31, 2022

Florida Medical Board May Bar Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Minors

In April, Florida's governor and surgeon general issued nonbinding guidance to prevent gender-affirming medical care for under 18s


Monday, October 31, 2022

Trajectories of CKD Symptoms May Predict Later Health Outcomes

Participants with worse symptoms score and in worsening trajectory group had worse quality of life, higher risk for kidney replacement therapy


Monday, October 31, 2022

Sequencing of ADT, RT Examined in Localized Prostate Cancer

Pooled analysis of 12 randomized trials suggests use of concurrent/adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy in combination with prostate-only radiotherapy may improve outcomes


Monday, October 31, 2022

Cancer Death Rates Continuing to Decline for Adults, Children

Incidence remained stable among men and increased among women during 2014 to 2018


Monday, October 31, 2022

Patients Favor Single-Port Robotic System for Uro-Oncology Surgery

Patients in the single-port versus multiport system group reported better cosmetic appearance, higher satisfaction with cosmetic appearance of surgical scar


Monday, October 31, 2022

ASTRO: Medical Physicist-Patient Consult May Ease Stress of RT

Benefits may include decreased anxiety, increased technical and overall satisfaction


Monday, October 31, 2022

ASTRO: Sexual Function After Brachytherapy Less Often Assessed in Women

Sexual function less likely to be assessed in women versus men undergoing brachytherapy for genitourinary cancers


Monday, October 31, 2022

Skin-to-Skin Contact Right After Cesarean Has Benefits for Mom, Baby

Benefits include greater uterine contractions, higher maternal plasma hemoglobin levels, less maternal pain and newborn crying


Friday, October 28, 2022

Many Women Lack Information on Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Survey shows women may not be fully knowledgeable of reconstruction options, as well as financial, emotional impact


Friday, October 28, 2022

1999 to 2018 Saw Increase in Barriers to Timely Medical Care

Increases seen for all race and ethnic groups, with slight increase in disparities between groups


Friday, October 28, 2022

Neoadjuvant Combo Immunotherapy Studied in Resectable Melanoma

In phase 2 study, relatlimab and nivolumab combination immunotherapy resulted in pathologic complete response rate of 57 percent


Friday, October 28, 2022

ASTRO: Ultra-High-Dose Radiotherapy Feasible for Extremity Bone Mets

Pain relief reported at eight of 12 sites targeted with FLASH; complete response reported at six of 12 sites


Friday, October 28, 2022

Joint Statement Issued for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

MBS recommended for individuals with BMI ≥35 kg/m2, irrespective of presence, absence, or severity of comorbidities


Friday, October 28, 2022

Use of Menthol Cigarettes Up in U.S. Adults From 2008 to 2020

Among cigarette smokers, menthol use most common among Black and Hispanic adults, younger adults


Friday, October 28, 2022

Higher Work Hours Linked to Depressive Symptoms for Interns

Estimated change from baseline in the PHQ-9 score increased with increasing work hours


Thursday, October 27, 2022

Manifestations of Hospitalization With Severe Monkeypox Described

47 of 57 patients had HIV infection; 95 percent were men and 68 percent were non-Hispanic Black


Thursday, October 27, 2022

Disparities ID'd in Dispensing of Oral Antivirals for COVID-19

Substantial disparities seen in dispensing rates in high social-vulnerability zip codes versus medium-, low-vulnerability zip codes


Thursday, October 27, 2022

Many Parents Have Unused Prescription Meds at Home

Authors say proper disposal of unused medications is important to protect children and the environment


Thursday, October 27, 2022

New Bill Would Ensure Free Exams for Sexual Assault Victims

KFF report says two-thirds of women with private insurance are billed for at least one standard service in the exam


Thursday, October 27, 2022


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