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Overactive Bladder Common in Postacute COVID-19 Syndrome

COVID-19 may lead to new or worsening urinary symptoms in men and women


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Temporal Improvement Seen in Standard of Care for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Outcomes improved from Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial-2 to ACTT-3, although potential explanatory factors were similar


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Quality Improvement Collaborative Improving Cancer Screening Postpandemic

National Return-to-Screening collaborative linked to improvements in cancer screening compared with prepandemic, pandemic periods


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Convection-Enhanced Delivery of Topotecan Active in Glioblastoma

Catheter pump system capable of CED of topotecan well tolerated and active in recurrent glioblastoma


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

RSNA: Corticosteroid Injections Appear to Worsen Knee Osteoarthritis

Corticosteroids linked to progression of knee OA based on whole-organ magnetic resonance imaging scores, KL grade


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Six Additional Weeks of Rivaroxaban Reduces Recurrent VTE

Risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism reduced for patients with isolated distal DVT receiving six additional weeks of rivaroxaban


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

RSNA: Lasting Benefit Seen for Hydrodissection in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Improvement in mean Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire persisted at weeks 12 and 24; lasting reduction seen in median nerve cross-sectional area


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

More Than One-Quarter of U.S. Adults Have Heard of MyPlate

During 2017 to March 2020, only 8.3 percent of U.S. adults had tried to follow the recommendations of MyPlate


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Demographic Disparities Seen in Firearm Fatality Rates

Maximum rates of firearm homicides higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic versus White men


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Coping Strategies Linked to Distress, QOL in Caregivers of Stem Cell Recipients

Caregivers with approach-oriented coping strategy have less anxiety and depression symptoms, better quality of life


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Medical Masks Similar to N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19

No significant difference seen with medical masks versus N95 respirators for health care personnel providing care to COVID-19 patients


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Risk of Uterine Diseases, Cancers Up With Tamoxifen Treatment

After adjustment for confounding variables, risk of endometrial cancer was increased almost fourfold with tamoxifen treatment


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Mean Length of Preclinical Detectable Phase of Glaucoma >10 Years

Mean length was 10.7 years by the prevalence/incidence method and 10.1 years by the Markov chain Monte Carlo model method


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Combination Treatment Beneficial in Albuminuric CKD

7.4 year gain in event-free survival for 50-year-old patients with combo therapy with ACEi/ARB and SGLT2 inhibitors


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Melanoma Diagnosis Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

More than twofold increased risk of prostate cancer seen for men with first melanoma diagnosed 10 to 15 years before study recruitment


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Antidepressants Have Small Benefit for Pain, Function in OA

However, total adverse events occur more often in patients receiving antidepressants versus placebo


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Left Digit Bias Seen in Acceptance of Organs for Donation

5.4 percent decrease seen in probability of any organ placement at age 70 versus 69 years


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

High Sugar Consumption Affects Aging in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Risk for aging-related health conditions increased with consumption of more total sugar, added sugar, and sugar-sweetened beverages


Monday, November 28, 2022

New COVID-19 Variant XBB Gaining Ground Among Americans

New omicron subvariant is taking hold in the United States, health officials say, though it does not look more severe than its predecessors


Monday, November 28, 2022

Monkeypox Renamed Mpox Amid Racism Concerns

Virus has been called monkeypox since 1958, when it was first observed in Denmark in research monkeys


Monday, November 28, 2022

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Adults With Hemophilia B

Benefits include decreased need for routine factor IX replacement prophylaxis and reduction in annualized bleeding rate


Monday, November 28, 2022

QOL Up With Pembrolizumab Versus Ipilimumab, HDI in Resected Melanoma

Quality of life favored the pembrolizumab arm versus standard-of-care arm receiving ipilimumab, high-dose interferon α 2b


Monday, November 28, 2022

Asthma Exacerbations Up After Relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions

Relaxation of restrictions coincided with increasing incidence of COVID-19, non-COVID-19 ARI, severe asthma exacerbations


Monday, November 28, 2022

Cervical Cancer Incidence Up Among Women Ages 30 to 34 Years

Findings similar across most races and cancer stages from 2012 to 2019


Monday, November 28, 2022

E-Cigarettes, Vaping Tied to Higher Cavity Risk

Authors say dental-medical history should include e-cigarette, vaping use


Monday, November 28, 2022

Robotic Resection Cuts Perioperative Morbidity With Liver Cancer

Overall survival and cumulative incidence of death related to tumor recurrence similar to open resection


Monday, November 28, 2022

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


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