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Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Preliminary study results are promising, and the study represents a new wave of research into psychedelic drugs and various psychiatric conditions. Medscape Medical News
Restarting Antiplatelet After ICH Cuts Recurrence Risk in Half
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Restarting antiplatelet therapy after intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial, but new evidence suggests aspirin or clopidogrel can significantly reduce recurrent ICH without increased bleeding. Medscape Medical News
AI Beats Radiologists for Accuracy in Lung Cancer Screening
Thursday, May 23, 2019
A deep-learning algorithm detected fewer false positives and negatives when screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans. Medscape Medical News
Prevalence of Perinatal Depression Significantly Underestimated?
Thursday, May 23, 2019
A free mobile app that screens for perinatal depression suggests the prevalence of the disorder is significantly underestimated. Medscape Medical News
Guidance Updated for Sports Physicals
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Updated guidance for the preparticipation physical evaluation (sports physical) includes evaluating the mental health of students and provides new information on female and transgender athletes. Medscape Medical News
Steroids Not Effective for Mild, Low-Eosinophil Asthma
Thursday, May 23, 2019
For patients with mild, persistent asthma and low levels of eosinophils, responses to two steroids were no better than response to placebo, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Cancer Deaths Down, Heart Disease Deaths Up Among Middle-Aged
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Cancer death rates for middle-aged adults fell from 1999 to 2017; heart disease death rates dropped by 22% from 1999 to 2011 before rising 4% from 2011 to 2017, according to a new report from the CDC. Medscape Medical News
California Poised to Extend Medicaid to Undocumented Immigrants
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The governor proposes enrolling young adults only. Other bills would cover all undocumented immigrants who qualify for Medi-Cal. Medscape Medical News
Holding PCPs Accountable for Readmissions May Be Misguided
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Readmission rates varied very little between individual primary care physicians so rewards for changing practice may not make sense, a study found. Medscape Medical News
FDA Approves Calcipotriene for Plaque Psoriasis in Adolescents
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration approved calcipotriene foam (Sorilux) for the treatment of plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in adolescents aged 12 years or older. FDA Approvals
PCR Stands Firm Behind Paclitaxel-Coated Devices in PAD
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Although other societies and the FDA have advised physicians to consider alternative treatment options because of a potential late mortality signal, PCR says not so fast. Medscape Medical News
Meta-analysis Confirms Late Thrombolysis Benefits in Stroke
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Further results have confirmed the benefit of thrombolysis up to 9 hours after onset of ischemic stroke in patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by mismatch on CT perfusion imaging. Medscape Medical News
Even Doctors Can't Navigate Our 'Broken Health Care System'
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook are a powerful new avenue for people to seek redress for health care grievances. One doctor, angry at the care being shown for his father, did just that. Kaiser Health News
High 30-Day Residual MR Augurs Worse Outcomes in COAPT
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Patients with residual mitral regurgitation greater than 2+ had significantly higher rates of heart failure hospitalization and all-cause mortality, regardless of treatment type. Medscape Medical News
OTC Hearing Aids: Useful Lower-Cost Option for Some Patients
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
According to a recent study, over-the-counter hearing devices may be effective, lower-cost alternatives to hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. Medscape Medical News
Improper Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescriptions Criticized
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Popularity of the stomach- and intestine-protecting drugs has skyrocketed, but related adverse events, like osteoporotic fractures, C difficile infection, and pneumonia, are problematic. Medscape Medical News
Cancer Now Accounts for 1 in 3 Deaths; Prevention Is Key
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Canada, and abdominal adiposity is set to become the second leading preventable cause of cancer by 2042. Medscape Medical News
Tricuspid Regurgitation Clipping Takes Promising First Step
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The investigational TriClip device looks to build on successes in the mitral valve space in the often overlooked and challenging tricuspid valve. Medscape Medical News
Childhood Asthma May Begin Before Birth
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The microbiome of newborns, which can be affected by mode of delivery and alters again with feeding after birth, could predict wheezing later in life, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Gastric Bypass Ups Fracture Risk, Need for Long-term Management
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Although gastric bypass surgery is linked to 'myriad health benefits' for those with obesity, an increased fracture risk 'is an important factor to discuss with patients,' says the lead author of new study. Medscape Medical News