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Physicians Still Weak on HPV Vaccine Delivery, Despite Benefits
Monday, September 16, 2019
Adopting a more presumptive approach with parents may increase low vaccination uptake and completion, especially in younger adolescents. Medscape Medical News
Ofatumumab Impresses in MS; Competition for Ocrelizumab Soon?
Monday, September 16, 2019
A new B cell-depleting therapy, given as a monthly subcutaneous injection, has shown impressive results in two phase 3 studies in relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis. Medscape Medical News
Fewer Patients Require 'Surgical Bailout' After TAVR
Monday, September 16, 2019
TAVR carries a risk for complications that may necessitate conversion to open heart surgery, which carries high risk for mortality, but rates of 'surgical bailout' have decreased over time. Medscape Medical News
Indigenous Approach to Healing Key for Hepatitis C Patients
Monday, September 16, 2019
The treatment of indigenous people requires that healthcare providers consider a holistic approach to wellness, and an addiction clinic in Montreal has proven that the approach works. Medscape Medical News
VT Reduced With Single Radiation Treatment
Monday, September 16, 2019
A noninvasive mapping and intervention approach for patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia opens a new frontier for those with no other treatment options and for whom SBRT represents the only final solution. Medscape Medical News
Optimized AED Placement May Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
Monday, September 16, 2019
A computer simulation shows that automated external defibrillator (AED) deployment can be optimized to increase accessibility and possibly survival after cardiac arrest. Medscape Medical News
Marijuana Use Linked to Improved Acute-HF Hospital Survival
Monday, September 16, 2019
Chronic cannabis use seemed to protect against in-hospital death and shorten length of stay in the observational study with propensity matching — but not in all types of heart failure. Medscape Medical News
More Evidence Ties Social Media to Mental Health Problems
Monday, September 16, 2019
New study found that the more time teens spend on social media, the higher their risk for depression and other internalizing problems. Medscape Medical News
Historic High as Obesity Exceeds 35% in Nine US States
Monday, September 16, 2019
"These latest data shout that our national obesity crisis is getting worse," says the CEO of a nonprofit organization that publishes an annual report on the state of obesity in America. Medscape Medical News
FDA Panel Backs First-in-Class Medication for Peanut Allergy
Monday, September 16, 2019
An FDA advisory panel recommended peanut allergen powder (Palforzia, Aimmune Therapeutics) for children aged 4 years through 17 years who are allergic to peanuts. Medscape Medical News
Proposed Military Cuts Ignite Worries for Medical Education
Friday, September 13, 2019
AAMC's chief academic leader, a former Army officer, says that, if medical education in the military had to be outsourced to the civilian side, there wouldn't be enough training spots. Medscape Medical News
Confirmed: OS Better With Immunotherapy in Small Cell Lung Cancer
Friday, September 13, 2019
A second study supports the benefit of adding an immune checkpoint inhibitor to standard chemotherapy for extensive stage, small cell lung cancer — with little additional toxicity. Medscape Medical News
Breast Cancer Drugs May Severely Inflame Lungs, FDA Warns
Friday, September 13, 2019
CDK 4/6 inhibitors may cause rare but severe inflammation of the lungs. Clinicians asked to watch for new or worsening respiratory symptoms. News Alerts
Newer MS Therapies Superior to Injectables in Children
Friday, September 13, 2019
A first of its kind observational study compares effectiveness of initial treatment choices for children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis — and finds an advantage for newer agents. Medscape Medical News
Intensive BP Goals Pose No Risk for Orthostatic Hypotension
Friday, September 13, 2019
For patients with prior stroke, a lower systolic blood pressure goal actually reduced the occurrence of orthostatic hypotension compared to standard goals, a new analysis shows. Medscape Medical News
Reduce Measles Exposure in Outpatient Facilities: Here's How
Friday, September 13, 2019
CDC researchers identified strategies used to decrease exposure to measles in outpatient facilities that lack negative-pressure rooms. Medscape Medical News
ESC Offers Updated Guidance on Acute Pulmonary Embolism
Friday, September 13, 2019
The guidelines recommend direct oral anticoagulants as first-line treatment for most patients after PE and take on specific problems and vulnerable patient groups. Medscape Medical News
ED Docs Can Identify Patients Likely to Die Within 1 Month
Friday, September 13, 2019
Emergency department physicians can identify individuals who might benefit from palliative care when asked one question. Medscape Medical News
Are Patients the Next Cyberattack Targets?
Friday, September 13, 2019
When will cyber criminals make the jump to medical device hacking? Medscape Medical News
FDA, EU Investigating Probable Carcinogen in Heartburn Meds
Friday, September 13, 2019
Drug regulators in the US and Europe find the probable carcinogen NDMA in heartburn medicines containing ranitidine, reminiscent of the 'sartan' contamination saga. News Alerts