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FDA Approves New Option for Postop Nausea and Vomiting
Friday, February 28, 2020
Amisulpride injection (Barhemsys, Acacia Pharma) is indicated for the prevention and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults. FDA Approvals
Should Physicians 'Prescribe' Housing for the Homeless?
Friday, February 28, 2020
California's governor says housing should be prescribed like insulin or antibiotics. But most agree that while stable housing can improve health, it's too complex to prescribe. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19 Preparedness: Clinicians Can Lead the Way
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Clinicians can help lead the way in COVID-19 preparedness by fighting pandemic denial in themselves and being frank with their patients, an expert in risk communication said. Medscape Medical News
Even Normotensives Benefit From Cutting Sodium: Meta-analysis
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Sodium reduction resulted in lower blood pressure among a very broad group of patients, including normotensive individuals, researchers say. Medscape Medical News
FOTO-TIA: Focus on the Eye May Discriminate TIA, Stroke vs Mimics
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A look at the retinal microvasculature could discern stroke or transient ischemic attack from a mimic condition. In the near future, AI could expedite triage of these patients. Medscape Medical News
Quarantines for Coronavirus: Not in My Backyard
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Some US cities being considered for quarantine sites are fighting back. WebMD Health News
Coronavirus' Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers
Thursday, February 27, 2020
COVID-19 appears to get more dangerous with age, says one epidemiology professor. People with heart problems, diabetes, or lung issues like COPD are also at a higher risk for severe disease and death. WebMD Health News
Medicare Beneficiaries Get Few Home Visits After ICU Stay
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Medicare beneficiaries are receiving a low number of rehabilitation visits in the early posthospitalization period after critical illness, an analysis of hospital and home health claims data suggests. Medscape Medical News
HBV: Rethink the Free Pass for Immune-Tolerant Patients
Thursday, February 27, 2020
There might well be a cure for hepatitis B in coming years, just like there is now for hepatitis C, an expert reports. Medscape Medical News
Groundbreaking Endovascular Options Combat Desert of Care
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A transformation is taking place in trauma care, reports Colonel Todd Rasmussen, MD, who has been at the forefront of treatment for military members injured overseas and is now helping others at home. Medscape Medical News
Key to Denervation Response for Hypertension
Thursday, February 27, 2020
The carotid body, a 'grain-size' organ on the carotid bifurcation, could be an attractive target for control of hypertension but its relative activity may be critical to successful ablation. Medscape Medical News
Procalcitonin Takes Aim at Sepsis With Mixed Success
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Procalcitonin plays a critical role in the diagnosis of sepsis, but will biomarkers combined with procalcitonin-guided antibiotic stewardship be the way forward? Medscape Medical News
Medical Mystery: Beer-Linked Kidney Failure and Paralysis
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A medical resident tells the story of solving a medical mystery at the center of a national health crisis. Medscape Medical News
Honolulu Marathon CEO Says He Was Abused by Michigan Doctor
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Dr James Barahal, a longtime physician, said now-deceased Dr Robert Anderson performed a 'completely inappropriate' act during a medical exam while Barahal was a student-athlete at Michigan in 1975. Associated Press
Putting Diabetes Tools 'in the Pocket' Improves A1c Control
Thursday, February 27, 2020
"Convenient access to portal self-management tools through a mobile device could significantly improve [type 2] diabetes management," researchers report. Medscape Medical News
FDA Promises Rigorous Review of New Renal Denervation Trials
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Results from the first of several pivotal trials of a renal denervation device will be presented in one month. An FDA medical officer, speaking at CRT 2020, explained which data will most attract the scrutiny of regulators. Medscape Medical News
CDC Panel Recommends Ebola Vaccine for Adults With Exposure Risk
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A CDC advisory committee recommended preexposure vaccination with the first-ever FDA-approved vaccine against Ebola virus, species Zaire ebolavirus, for three groups of high-risk adults. Medscape Medical News
Allergists Offer Advice to Parents of Kids With Food Allergies
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Parents of children with food allergies should acknowledge their kids' anxiety, as well as their own, a group of allergy experts advises. Reuters Health Information
Horse Riding Plus Brain-Building Exercises May Help Kids With Autism, ADHD
Thursday, February 27, 2020
A combination of horseback riding and brain-building activities may help improve motor skills in children with neurodevelopmental conditions like autism-spectrum disorders and ADHD, a small study suggests. Reuters Health Information
Gilead Starts Two Late-Stage Studies to Test Drug for Coronavirus
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Wednesday it has started two late-stage studies to test its drug in patients with coronavirus. Reuters Health Information