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FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy for HER2-Low Breast Cancer

HER2-low is a new classification for a subset of HER2-negative breast cancer


Monday, August 8, 2022

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

One in four Americans have put off medical care or prescription purchases due to higher prices


Monday, August 8, 2022

Review: Global Pooled Prevalence of Tinnitus 14.4 Percent

No significant difference seen in prevalence estimates by sex, but prevalence increased with age to 23.6 percent among those 65 years and older


Monday, August 8, 2022

Resistance Training May Improve Bone Health for Vegans

Alterations seen in trabecular and cortical structure for vegans versus omnivores, but not for vegans reporting resistance training


Monday, August 8, 2022

Cancer Risk Higher for Men Versus Women at Most Shared Anatomic Sites

The proportion of excess cancer risk in men that was explained by risk factors was modest, ranging from 50 to 11 percent


Monday, August 8, 2022

Burden of Disease Attributed to PFAS Exposure High in the U.S.

Estimated cost of PFAS-attributable disease at least $5.52 billion annually


Monday, August 8, 2022

Most Parents Not Eager to Vaccinate Young Children Against COVID-19

Concerns about vaccine safety and effectiveness pose barriers to immunization


Friday, August 5, 2022

Smoking Cessation Activity Down in U.S. Adults During Pandemic

2019 to 2020 saw decrease in annual past-year quit attempt prevalence and lower-than-expected sales of lozenges, patches, gum


Friday, August 5, 2022

Some COVID-19 Patients Have Persistent Smell, Taste Dysfunction

Women less likely than men to recover their sense of smell, as are those with greater initial severity of dysfunction


Friday, August 5, 2022

Surgery Feasible Soon After COVID-19 for Vaccinated Patients

No increased risk for perioperative complications seen for fully vaccinated patients, surgery without general anesthesia


Friday, August 5, 2022

Guideline Updated for Managing Hyperbilirubinemia in Newborns

All families should receive written and verbal education about neonatal jaundice before discharge


Friday, August 5, 2022

HPV Vaccination May Cut Risk for CIN2+ Recurrence

Effect estimate stronger for CIN2+ for disease related to HPV subtypes HPV 16 or HPV 18


Friday, August 5, 2022

Age, Smoking Are Most Important Risk Factors for Any Cancer

Absolute risk for developing any cancer within five years 2 percent or greater for nearly all those aged 50 years or older


Friday, August 5, 2022

Persistence of Somatic Symptoms After COVID-19 Quantified

Persistent somatic symptoms could be attributed to COVID-19 in an estimated 12.7 percent of patients at 90 to 150 days after COVID-19


Friday, August 5, 2022

Post-COVID-19 Symptoms, Conditions ID'd in U.S. Children

Adjusted hazard ratios highest for acute PE, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, VTE, renal failure, type 1 diabetes


Thursday, August 4, 2022

U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

Declaration will increase public awareness and education around monkeypox, increase testing and tracking of cases


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Pediatric Obesity Subtypes ID'd in Latent Class Analysis

Eight classes of obesity identified, which comprise distinct comorbidities, including respiratory and sleep disorders, asthma


Thursday, August 4, 2022

CDC Set to Ease COVID-19 Guidance, Including for Schools

Re-emphasis will be put on building ventilation to stop the spread of many respiratory illnesses


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Australia's Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America's Be the Same?

Children ages 5 to 9 years had the highest flu rates, while those aged 4 years and younger and teenagers were also hit hard


Thursday, August 4, 2022

CDC: Fetal Mortality in United States in 2020 Unchanged From 2019

Fetal mortality rate 5.74 fetal deaths at 20 weeks of gestation or more per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths in 2020


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Effect of Jarlsberg Cheese on Bone Anabolic Markers Examined

Effects compared for daily intake of Jarlsberg cheese versus Camembert cheese indicate increased bone anabolism


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Barriers to Advance Care Planning ID'd for Sexual/Gender Minorities

Survey of sexual and gender-minority people identifies discrimination in the health care system as barrier to advance care planning


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Rapid Olfactory Decline May Predict Later Cognitive Impairment in Seniors

Rapid olfactory decline also associated with smaller gray matter volumes on MRI in olfactory- and memory-associated brain regions


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Many Insured Cancer Patients Pay No OOP Costs for Genetic Counseling

Out-of-pocket costs higher for commercially insured patients with prostate cancer versus breast cancer


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Sinonasal Symptoms Less Common in Regular Cannabis Users

Sinonasal symptoms more likely among current tobacco smokers


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Hep C Reinfection Low Among People Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy

Rate of hepatitis C virus reinfection higher among people with recent injecting drug use


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Cognitive Ability Influenced by Factors Throughout Lifetime

Link between childhood cognitive ability and cognitive state in later life modified by cognitive reserve index based on lifetime activities


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Few Women Undergo MRI After Silicone Breast Implant

Adherence to FDA recommendation was 5.9 percent and did not differ for those undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Just 8 Percent of Americans Lack Health Insurance, a Record Low

Before last year's decline, the rate of uninsured Americans was in double digits for decades


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Biden to Sign Executive Order Protecting Women Traveling for Abortion

Signing of the order will launch the first meeting of a federal task force on access to reproductive care


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Early Warning System Can Identify Sepsis Patients

Patients whose alert was confirmed by provider within three hours had reduced in-hospital mortality rate


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Recommendations Issued for Medical Response to Mass Shootings

Eight recommendations have been endorsed by emergency medical services clinicians, emergency medicine doctors, surgeons


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Neoadjuvant mFOLFIRINOX Studied for Borderline Resectable PDAC

For patients with borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, favorable overall survival seen with eight cycles of mFOLFIRINOX


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Liver Injury

Odds of liver injury in childhood increased with prenatal exposure to organochlorine pesticides, PBDEs, perfluoroalkyl substances, and metals


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Many Online Pharmacies Sell Imatinib Without Prescription

23 percent of pharmacies selling imatinib online did not include drug-related warnings on their websites


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Dizziness, Vertigo Linked to Increased Risk for Migraine

Risk for migraine and other types of headache higher in the dizziness group than the vertigo group


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named

News comes as California and Illinois declare public health emergencies


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

AMA: Nine in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private

AMA survey unearthed concerns about data privacy protections and confusion about who can access personal health information


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Sleep Tied to Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease

Highest risk for MAFLD was seen for those with disturbance in nighttime sleep and prolonged daytime napping


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Caregivers of Multiple Myeloma Patients Face Mental Health Issues

Among caregivers of multiple myeloma patients, 44.1 percent and 24.4 percent report anxiety and PTSD symptoms, respectively


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Common After Neurotoxic Chemo for Cancer

Occurrence rates of hearing loss, tinnitus similar for cancer survivors who received platinum alone, taxane alone, both platinum and taxane


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

AI Can Help ID Incidental PE on Conventional Chest CT Exams

Out of 3,003 chest CT exams, AI detected four iPEs missed by clinical reports, and clinical reports detected seven iPEs missed by AI


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Risk Stratification Examined for High-Grade Ta Bladder Tumors

For patients treated with adequate BCG, risk for BCG unresponsiveness, progression similar for all high-grade Ta tumors


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Morbidity Risk Increased for Children Exposed to Maternal PCOS

Risk increased for any childhood hospitalization, infectious disease hospitalization, allergy-related hospitalization


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Myths, Ignorance Persist Around Lung Cancer: Poll

Only 29 percent of Americans know that lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer


Monday, August 1, 2022

Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled Due to Benzene

Company says it has not received any reports of adverse events


Monday, August 1, 2022

USDA Gets Tough on Salmonella in Breaded Chicken Products

A very low level of Salmonella contamination in the products would lead to regulatory action


Monday, August 1, 2022

Clinical Manifestations of Monkeypox Described in Case Series

All participants presented with mucocutaneous lesions, most commonly on genitals or perianal area


Monday, August 1, 2022

FDA Drafts Guidance on Patient Labeling Information for LASIK Devices

Guidance offers content and formatting suggestions for patient information for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis devices


Monday, August 1, 2022

Daily Insulin Dose Tied to Cancer Risk in Patients With T1DM

Daily insulin dose linked to cancer risk in multivariable model, with increasing cancer incidence in low-, medium-, high-dose insulin groups


Monday, August 1, 2022

Prasterone Studied for Treatment of Urinary Urge Incontinence

Observational study suggests symptoms of urinary urge incontinence reduced in postmenopausal women using prasterone


Monday, August 1, 2022

Disparities Seen in LVAD Use for Heart Failure in Seniors

Authors say disparities in LVAD use by race, sex likely driven by clinician decision-making


Monday, August 1, 2022

Limited English Proficiency Tied to Worse Access to Health Care

Adults with limited English proficiency more likely to lack usual source of care, be overdue for receipt of preventive services


Monday, August 1, 2022

Consumption of Fruits, Veggies Low in CKD Patients

Low fruit and vegetable intake common among U.S. adults, but more likely among adults with chronic kidney disease


Monday, August 1, 2022

Laparoscopic Surgery Noninferior for Gastric Cancer at Five Years

At five years, OS, RFS similar for laparoscopic surgery and open distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer


Monday, August 1, 2022

Disparities Examined in Perceptions of Breast Reconstruction Outcomes

Nearly 40 percent of women have perceptions of breast reconstruction that are better or worse than those of third-party observers


Friday, July 29, 2022

Reformulated Booster Shots Ready by September, White House Says

Biden administration is working on contracts for the reformulated booster doses


Friday, July 29, 2022

San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

Declaring emergency will expand testing and vaccines and apply pressure to the federal government to take the outbreak more seriously


Friday, July 29, 2022

HRQoL on the Decline Preceding Initiation of Dialysis for Seniors

In the year following start of dialysis, stabilization with mean changes of +2 and –2 seen in mental and physical component summaries


Friday, July 29, 2022

ADT Use for Prostate Cancer Linked to Increased Risk for CVD Death

Risk increased for CVD death and for death from ischemic heart disease and stroke, especially among those aged 70 to 79 years


Friday, July 29, 2022

Hormone Therapy Not Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence, Mortality

No increased risk seen for women using either vaginal estrogen therapy or menopausal hormone therapy after diagnosis


Friday, July 29, 2022

Genetic Alterations ID'd in Many Pediatric Solid Tumors

86 percent of extracranial solid tumors in pediatric patients had genomic alterations with potential for impact on care


Friday, July 29, 2022

Theophylline Nasal Irrigation Studied in COVID-19-Related Smell Loss

In phase 2 trial, subjective assessments suggest improvement in COVID-19-related olfactory dysfunction, but study results were inconclusive


Friday, July 29, 2022

COVID-19 Booster May Spur Seroconversion in Blood Cancer Patients

Among nonresponders to initial COVID-19 vaccination, seroconversion occurred in 56 percent following booster dose


Friday, July 29, 2022

One in 15 Male, One in 50 Female High School Students Carry Guns

Likelihood of carrying gun increased for those with violence-related experience, suicide ideation or attempts, substance use


Thursday, July 28, 2022

United States to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

Vaccine meant to be given in two doses, but officials say they plan to stop offering second-vaccine appointments to stretch doses


Thursday, July 28, 2022

COVID-19 Crisis Has Stalled Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Among the concerns are that HIV testing has slowed or stopped in places dealing with COVID-19 surges


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Vitamin D Supplement Does Not Reduce Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Among adults not selected for vitamin D deficiency, low bone mass, or osteoporosis, no effect seen on total, nonvertebral, or hip fracture risk


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Rate of In-Hospital Adverse Events Declined From 2010 to 2019

Adverse event rates decreased for patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and major surgical procedures


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Periodic Fasting Tied to Less Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

However, no association seen between periodic fasting and COVID-19 diagnosis


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tacrolimus Variability Explored in Peds Kidney Transplant Recipients

Patients with high tacrolimus intrapatient variability had increased risk for de novo donor-specific antibody formation


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Telehealth Beneficial for Replacing, Supplementing Maternal Care

Similar and sometimes better outcomes seen with replacing or supplementing in-person maternal care with telehealth


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Many Parents Do Not Recognize Impact of Screen Time on Eye Health

Findings show parents may have inaccurate perceptions of activities that affect their child's eye health and vision and how to minimize risks


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Parental Leave Does Not Impact Residents' Subsequent Board Scores

However, extended leave of absence for academic/remediation or unspecified personal reasons is tied to lower odds of passing


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans' Health Care Nationwide

Kelley v. Becerra seeks to overturn the ACA requirement that health plans cover preventive health services at no cost


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcomes Worse for Women

Lower five-year survival and increased one- and five-year reintervention seen for women


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

COVID-19 Outbreaks Pose Staffing Challenges to Nursing Homes

Drop in nursing staffing levels remained statistically significant at 16 weeks after start of outbreak due to increase in absences and departures


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Preset Opioid Rx May Not Impact Pain Control After Tonsillectomy

Default number of doses in opioid prescriptions lowered for teens and young adults undergoing tonsillectomy


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

3D Virtual Reality Models Aid Planning for Prostate Cancer Surgery

But difference in positive margin rates between usual planning and 3D virtual reality model planning groups not statistically significant


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Head Injury Tied to Olfactory Dysfunction in Older Adults

Stronger association seen among individuals with multiple prior head injuries or more severe head injuries


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tobacco Treatment Aids Quitting for Dual Users of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes

Growing number of cigarette smokers are vaping to help them quit


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Spondyloarthritis

Both prevalence and incidence of spondyloarthritis higher in patients with inflammatory bowel disease compared with general population


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Familial Risk Estimated for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Magnitude of the associations differs with subtype of IBD and across age at diagnosis


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Odds of Hospitalization Lower With Remote Monitoring in COVID-19

Shorter length of stay and less intensive care use reported with activation of remote patient monitoring program


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Less Than Half of Parents Plan to Get COVID-19 Vaccine for Youngest Children

About 43 percent of U.S. parents of children aged 6 months to 4 years said they would not get their children a COVID-19 shot


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

Biden's decision could come this week, paired with an announcement that about 800,000 additional vaccines will be distributed


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Updated Meta-Analysis Links NAFLD to Increased Risk for Heart Failure

Long-term risk for new-onset heart failure increased independent of age, sex, ethnicity, adiposity measures, diabetes, hypertension


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Postop, Nonoperative A-Fib Carry Similar Risks for Stroke or TIA

Patients with postoperative and nonoperative atrial fibrillation also have similar risks for cardiovascular-related death, all-cause death


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Blacks With Glaucoma at Higher Risk for Visual Field Loss

Blacks with POAG have higher risk for early visual field loss archetypes, even higher risk for advanced visual field loss archetypes


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

AI and Dermatologists Similarly Judge Melanoma Thickness

Readers most accurately discriminated between thin (≤1.0 mm) and thick melanomas (>1.0 mm)


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Cases of Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma of Breast Up in U.S. Women

Authors suggest increase may be associated with increasing prevalence of textured implants during the same period


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Significant County-Level Variability Seen With Gastrointestinal Cancers

Smoking and rural residence are most strongly associated with gastrointestinal cancer-related mortality


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Elimination Diets Aid Eczema Severity Only Modestly

Authors warn of some potential downsides to inform decision-making


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Influenza A(H3N2) Predominant Strain During 2021 to 2022 Season

Two peaks observed during 2021 to 2022 season, the first in mid-December 2021, the second in mid-March to May 2022


Monday, July 25, 2022

Mislabeling Common With OTC Topical Cannabis Products

On average, products contained 10 to 20 percent more cannabidiol than advertised overall


Monday, July 25, 2022

Minority Dialysis Patients Report Unmet Supportive Care Needs

Findings seen among Asian American or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and Black patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis


Monday, July 25, 2022

WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

Recent analysis of samples from infected patients shows monkeypox genome has collected nearly 50 genetic mutations since 2018


Monday, July 25, 2022

Manifestations of Monkeypox Described in Case Series

95 percent of 528 cases presented with rash; 73 and 41 percent had anogenital and mucosal lesions, respectively


Monday, July 25, 2022

Guidance Issued for MR Imaging of Endolymphatic Hydrops

Recommendations cover patient selection, imaging techniques, and evaluation methods


Monday, July 25, 2022

Social Determinants of Health Tied to Morbidity for Pediatric Asthma

Decreased educational attainment linked to at-risk rates for emergency department encounters and hospitalization


Monday, July 25, 2022

CVD Mortality Leading Cause of Death for Stage I, II Hodgkin Lymphoma

Among patients with cHL, mortality risk related to cancer has declined, but CVD mortality risk has decreased slowly or remained stable


Monday, July 25, 2022

Urinary Incontinence Poses Burden to Long-Term Care

Survey of nursing directors shows impact on residents, staff, including turnover


Monday, July 25, 2022

Maternal Milk for Very Preterm Infants Tied to Long-Term Neurodevelopment

Greater maternal milk intake by neonate during hospitalization linked to better academic achievement, higher performance IQ at 7 years of age


Monday, July 25, 2022

Child Care Stress Affects Health, Work of U.S. HCWs During Pandemic

High child care stress tied to anxiety, depression, burnout, as well as retention issues


Friday, July 22, 2022

Hearing Screening Ups Awareness of Hearing Loss, Hearing Aid Use

Findings show the importance of routine audiometric testing in older adults, authors say


Friday, July 22, 2022

CDC: Salmonella Linked to Pet Turtles Has Hospitalized Five

Agency has linked an outbreak that has infected at least 15 people in 11 states to turtles that are less than 4 inches long


Friday, July 22, 2022

Global Study Shows Contraception Needs Often Unmet for Young Women

43.2 million women aged 15 to 24 years had unmet need for contraception in 2019


Friday, July 22, 2022

OCS-Sparing Effect of Dupilumab for Severe Asthma Maintained

Oral corticosteroid dosage reduction sustained in open-label extension study of dupilumab


Friday, July 22, 2022

Population-Based Study Looks at Comorbidities in Meniere Disease

In Asian matched cohort study, incidence of autoimmune diseases, cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease similar between groups


Friday, July 22, 2022

Anesthesiologist Staffing Ratios Linked to Patient Outcomes

Morbidity, mortality of patients undergoing major noncardiac inpatient surgery increased with overlapping coverage by anesthesiologists


Friday, July 22, 2022

Meniere Disease Tied to Higher Risk for Migraine

Bidirectional association seen for the two conditions


Friday, July 22, 2022

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Examined

Cost-sharing still substantial for some using nonbranded auto-injectors, such as those enrolled in high-deductible health plans


Friday, July 22, 2022

Pembrolizumab Ups Survival in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Overall survival longer with addition of pembrolizumab to chemo in tumors expressing PD-L1 with combined positive score of 10 or more


Friday, July 22, 2022

Opioid Rx Dosage Higher for Adults With Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida

Higher prescription of oral morphine equivalents seen for adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida across pain categories


Friday, July 22, 2022

Tobacco Content Exposure on Social Media Tied to Actual Use

Findings show associations for lifetime tobacco use, past 30-day use, and susceptibility to use tobacco among never users


Friday, July 22, 2022

Early-Career Practice Patterns of Sports Medicine Trainees Studied

Early in their career, sports medicine surgeons report a substantial number of trauma/general, adult reconstruction, and other types of cases


Thursday, July 21, 2022

FDA to Take a Hard Look at Its Food, Tobacco Programs

Agency has been under heightened scrutiny since the nationwide infant formula shortage and debate over e-cigarette products


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Knowing Maternal BRCA Carrier Status Does Not Harm Child QOL

Adolescent and young adult children of BRCA+ mothers more concerned about cancer, had stronger beliefs about genetic risk


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Simultaneous Flu Vaccine, COVID-19 Booster Safe

Systemic reactions generally mild, slightly more likely among those receiving both vaccines compared with COVID-19 mRNA booster alone


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Air Pollution May Increase Risk for Childhood Leukemia

Strongest association seen for benzene exposure and acute myeloid leukemia


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Two Case Series Describe Acute Pediatric Hepatitis of Unknown Cause

Unclear whether human adenovirus is the causative agent for acute hepatitis in these children


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Negative CT May Prompt Discharge of Patients With Abdominal Seat Belt Sign

Presence of free fluid may serve as the most effective binary classifier for presence of hollow viscus injury


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Drug Overdose Rates

Overdose rate in 2020 nearly seven times higher for Black versus White men aged 65 years and older


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

CDC Backs COVID-19 Vaccine From Novavax

Vaccine uses nanoparticles made of proteins from the surface of the coronavirus to stimulate an immune response


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Psychological Resilience Linked to Improved Walking After Hip Fracture

Older adults in most versus least resilient group had increases in mean gait speed and walking distance after 16 weeks


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Increased Blood Viscosity Linked to Mortality in COVID-19

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with increased estimated blood viscosity may have greater risk for in-hospital mortality


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Surveillance of High-Risk Group May Downstage Pancreatic Cancer

For patients with screen-detected PDAC, median survival was 9.8 years versus 1.5 for those with PDAC detected outside of surveillance


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A-Fib Linked to Worse Hospital Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma

In stratified analysis, odds of all-cause mortality, hospital stay of more than five days higher for MM patients not using anticoagulation


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

NAMS Updates Position Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Using best available evidence, treatment should be individualized to maximize benefits and minimize risks


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Urgent Health Care Use Up for Adults With Concomitant Eczema, Asthma

Those with concomitant atopic dermatitis, asthma had increased risk for hospitalizations and fewer visits in outpatient clinics


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Fauci to Retire by End of Biden's Term

Fauci has been a government scientist for 50 years serving under seven presidents


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

More Thyroid Cancers ID'd in Patients With No Symptoms

Forty-six percent of patients who underwent thyroid-directed surgery had cancer; of these, 51 percent were asymptomatic


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Reputation Most Important Factor in Choosing Breast Reconstruction Surgeon

Women hypothetically selecting a breast reconstruction surgeon placed highest value on surgeons' reputations


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Mortality Increased for Dialysis Patients With Hurricane Exposure

Hurricane exposure linked to higher mortality after adjustment for demographic and socioeconomic covariates


Monday, July 18, 2022

U.S. Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Another Three Months

Separate emergency declaration allows for the emergency use authorization of testing, treatments, and vaccines


Monday, July 18, 2022

More Hospitalizations, Illnesses Reported From Daily Harvest Crumbles

Company said last week that it is doing comprehensive testing to rule out potential causes


Monday, July 18, 2022

Fewer HIV Tests, Cases ID'd in Children at Start of Pandemic

From October 2019 to September 2020, 21 percent decrease seen in outpatient department testing, increases observed in other testing strategies


Monday, July 18, 2022

Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Safe for Immunocompromised

Local and systemic reactions reported less frequently after fourth dose versus dose 3 of primary vaccination series


Monday, July 18, 2022

Guidance Issued for Managing Visual Disorders After Pediatric Concussion

Policy statement encourages identification of children who need learning accommodations, referral to specialists as necessary


Monday, July 18, 2022

Pathways to Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration Examined

Distinct serum and genetic risks, associated systemic diseases seen with soft drusen, subretinal drusenoid deposits


Monday, July 18, 2022

Occult Hypoxemia More Likely Among Black Inpatients

Among SpO2 values of ≥92 percent, unadjusted probabilities of occult hypoxemia were 15.6 percent for Whites, 19.6 percent for Blacks


Monday, July 18, 2022

Language-Concordant Care May Improve In-Hospital Outcomes

Associations observed among frail home care recipients admitted to hospital in Ontario, Canada


Monday, July 18, 2022

Low Apgar Scores Tied to Infant Mortality Across Races

However, low Apgar scores worse at discriminating infants at risk for mortality for Black infants versus White infants


Monday, July 18, 2022

Menstrual Bleeding Changes Reported After COVID-19 Vaccination

42 percent of those with regular menstrual cycles bled more heavily than usual after COVID-19 vaccination


Friday, July 15, 2022

25 Million Children Missed Routine Vaccinations Worldwide in 2021

No region of the world was spared, with the most dramatic declines seen in East Asia and the Pacific region


Friday, July 15, 2022

CDC Warns of Dangerous Virus Infecting Babies in Multiple States

Parechovirus has caused at least one infant death and has cropped up in multiple states since May


Friday, July 15, 2022

Diabetic Macular Edema Outcomes Compared for Aflibercept, Bevacizumab

Outcomes at two years comparable among patients with diabetic macular edema receiving aflibercept monotherapy, bevacizumab first


Friday, July 15, 2022

HPV-Related Throat Cancer Outcomes in Men Vary by Race, Ethnicity

Cancer-specific mortality for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic men than White men


Friday, July 15, 2022

Outpatient Antibiotic Management of Appendicitis Feasible for Selected Adults

Outpatients miss fewer workdays, have similar frequency of return health care visits, high satisfaction


Friday, July 15, 2022

Factory-Calibrated CGM Seems Accurate for Hemodialysis Patients

Performance of a factory-calibrated continuous glucose monitor evaluated in outpatients receiving intermittent hemodialysis


Friday, July 15, 2022

Relative Risk Curves for Alcohol Use Vary by Region, Age

59.1 percent of those consuming harmful amounts of alcohol in 2020 were aged 15 to 39 years; 76.9 percent were men


Friday, July 15, 2022

Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Prostate Cancer Mortality Among High-Risk Men

Lifestyle factors not tied to overall diagnosis of prostate cancer


Friday, July 15, 2022

Model Including Marital Status Prognostic for Early Gastric Cancer

Age at diagnosis, sex, histology, stage T, surgery, tumor size, and marital status were independently prognostic of overall survival


Friday, July 15, 2022

Radiation Exposure Greater for Interventional Echocardiographers

During structural heart procedures, exposure greater for interventional echocardiographers than for interventional cardiologists, sonographers


Friday, July 15, 2022

Elective Amputation Beneficial for Some With Brachial Plexus Injury

Reduction in average visual analog scale pain scores, increase in employment, satisfaction reported after amputation


Friday, July 15, 2022

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine is given in two shots, three weeks apart


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

Infections from monkeypox have now passed 1,000 cases in the United States


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Pharmacies Must Fill Rx for Drugs That May End Pregnancy, Biden Administration Says

HHS Department Office for Civil Rights sent guidance to more than 60,000 U.S. pharmacies


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination

One person has died in the outbreak involving 10 states, while 22 have been hospitalized


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Infection Prevention Professionals Explored

65 percent of respondents reported burnout; more negative mental health impacts seen for frontline and practicing IPs


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Survival Advantage Seen for A+ADV in Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma

Progression-free survival longer for brentuximab vedotin plus doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine versus ABVD


Thursday, July 14, 2022

NAFLD Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia in Seniors

Greater risk for dementia conferred by comorbid nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and heart disease or stroke


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Low Rate of Serious Adverse Events Linked to Shoulder Surgery

Low risk for serious adverse events linked to common shoulder arthroscopy procedures; one in 26 at risk for reoperation at one year


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Benefit of Viscosupplementation for Knee OA Questioned

Small reduction in pain, increased risk for serious adverse events seen with viscosupplementation versus placebo for knee osteoarthritis


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Postop A-Fib May Raise Risk for Heart Failure Hospitalization

Increased risk seen among adults without history of heart failure undergoing cardiac, noncardiac surgeries


Thursday, July 14, 2022

COVID-19 Incidence Not Increased With Corticosteroid Injections

Incidence of COVID-19 lower for adults receiving image-guided corticosteroid injections for pain management


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Worldwide Drop in Cancer Screening Seen Early in Pandemic

Significant drops in cancer screening observed for several types of cancer


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Diagnosis With Late-Stage Cancer More Likely Without Private Insurance

For all stageable cancers combined, uninsured with stage I disease have worse survival than privately insured with stage II disease


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Perioperative Stroke Examined in Children Receiving Heart Transplants

Poststroke mortality rates similar for Black and White children during first six months, but higher for Black children after six months


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Corticosteroid Injections Plus Exercise Ease Achilles Tendinopathy

Reduction in symptoms at six months greater for corticosteroid injections, versus placebo injections, in combination with exercise therapy


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

NIH Trial Underway for Universal Flu Vaccine

Phase 1 trial testing both intranasal and intramuscular administration


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Peanut Allergy in Infants Unchanged After New Guideline Introduced in Australia

New guideline recommending early peanut introduction not linked to change in prevalence of peanut allergy among infants in Australia


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Many Younger Adults Lack Sun Protection Knowledge

Survey shows lack of knowledge may lead to behaviors that contribute to sun damage, skin cancer


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

If Woman's Life Is in Danger, Doctors Must Offer Abortion: Biden Administration

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act applies to providers in all states, including those that now ban abortions


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Weed Killer Glyphosate Found in Most Americans' Urine

U.S. National Nutrition Examination Survey revealed the herbicide was found in 1,885 of 2,310 urine samples


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Biden Administration May Back Second Booster Shots for All Adults

Expanding eligibility requirements for a fourth dose of the vaccine would require regulatory approval


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Adding Salt to Foods May Raise Risk for Premature Mortality

Intake of fruits and vegetables significantly modified association between frequency of adding salt to foods and premature mortality


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Genomic Sequencing Enhances Findings of Hearing Loss in NICU

Diagnosis increased with expanded genomic sequencing combined with hearing screening


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Treatment for Hep C Up Among People Who Inject Drugs

Among PWID with chronic HCV infection, proportion with detectable HCV RNA decreased from 100 percent in 2006 to 48 percent in 2019


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

AI Applied to Imaging May Help Clinicians Diagnose Fractures

Systematic review and meta-analysis shows comparable diagnostic performance for artificial intelligence, clinicians in fracture detection


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Racial Disparities ID'd in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Black and Hispanic patients reach kidney failure earlier than Whites, are less likely to receive transplant preemptively


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

113-Gene Signature May Predict Long-Term HCC Risk in NAFLD

Prognostic liver signature validated in cohorts of patients with NAFLD, with and without history of hepatocellular carcinoma


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Model Can Predict Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Approximately one-fourth of patients experience chronic pain after surgery


Monday, July 11, 2022

Troubled Infant Formula Plant Resumes Production

Production of Elecare began after a July 1 reboot; additional formula will be produced soon


Monday, July 11, 2022

FDA Mulling Over-the-Counter Sale of Contraceptive Pill

Application from HRA Pharma to make birth control more accessible comes just weeks after overturning of Roe v. Wade


Monday, July 11, 2022

Low Risk Seen for Health Care-Linked Monkeypox Transmission

From 2000 to 2022, only one case of health care-associated transmission described, following high-risk exposure to contaminated bedding


Monday, July 11, 2022

Primary Cesarean Delivery Rate Increased From 2019 to 2021

Less than a 1 percent decrease seen in repeat cesarean delivery rate each year, from 87.6 percent in 2016 to 85.9 percent in 2021


Monday, July 11, 2022

Water Births May Offer Benefits for Healthy Moms, Newborns

Reductions seen in use of epidurals, injected opioids, and episiotomy; maternal pain; and postpartum hemorrhage with water immersion


Monday, July 11, 2022

Adverse Reactions to BNT162b2 Mild, Moderate for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Based on data from three U.S. safety monitoring systems, adverse events were mild-to-moderate, and myocarditis occurred rarely


Monday, July 11, 2022

Telemedicine Success Tied to Patient Outcomes in Thoracic Cancer

Sociodemographic disparities may make successful telemedicine visits less likely, leading to increased chances for poorer outcomes


Monday, July 11, 2022


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