In the Journals

Biologic therapy not cost-effective for RA after methotrexate fails

May 29, 2017
Initiating biologic therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis when methotrexate monotherapy fails increases costs substantially and provides…

Vitiligo, methotrexate studies top weekly dermatology reads

May 29, 2017
Research finding that melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation offered long-term repigmentation for vitiligo and other leukodermas was among the top…

Researchers to target receptors for possible exercise pill

May 28, 2017
Researchers at St. Louis University, in St. Louis, Missouri, have received grants to develop a pill that mimics the metabolic effects of exercise…
In the Journals Plus

Decline in cervical lesions driven by HPV vaccination

May 28, 2017
Age and cohort patterns seen in recent data showed that declines in high-grade cervical lesions among young women are likely driven by HPV…

Loyola Medicine appoints vice chair in radiation oncology department

May 28, 2017
Raymond B. Wynn, MD, FACR, has been appointed vice chair of network operations in the department of radiation oncology at Loyola Medicine. Wynn…

Modernizing Medicine announces $231 million equity investment from Warburg Pincus

May 28, 2017
Modernizing Medicine Inc. recently announced Warburg Pincus has made a $231 million investment in the company to provide liquidity to existing…
Meeting News

Top five stories from ASCRS 2017

May 28, 2017
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting took place May 5 to 9 in Los Angeles. Healio.com/OSN was there to cover…
In the Journals

Early mortality risk persists after ventricular tachycardia ablation

May 28, 2017
A percentage of patients with scar-related ventricular tachycardia who underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation experienced early mortality, which…

Epigenetic modifications may increase obesity risk

May 27, 2017
Researchers have identified a possible association between epigenetic modifications, which control the activity of genes, and increased obesity risk…
In the Journals Plus

Obesity, diabetes associated with increased risk for severe malaria infection

May 27, 2017
Comorbidity, particularly diabetes, and obesity were significant risk factors for severe infection among nonimmune travelers and immigrants from…

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute appoints gastrointestinal cancer center director

May 27, 2017
Brian Wolpin , MD, MPH, has been appointed director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Wolpin is…

Integra LifeSciences announces agreement with aap to distribute distal radius system

May 27, 2017
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation announced it has signed an agreement with aap Implantate AG to distribute the LOQTEQ Distal Radius System…

Enrollment begins for feasibility study of heart pump in patients with STEMI needing PCI

May 27, 2017
The first patients have been enrolled in an FDA-approved feasibility study to evaluate a heart pump for reduction of infarct size in patients with…
Publication Exclusive

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Improvements in instruments, sterilization and anesthesia set stage for office-based vitreoretinal surgeries

May 27, 2017
Remarkable advances in vitreoretinal surgery have occurred in the past 20 years. Diversified and miniaturized instruments have been produced…
Blog

BLOG: Whither AzaSite, part whatever — I give up

May 26, 2017
Has there ever a better medicine that had a rougher go than AzaSite? Seriously. AzaSite is the floppy eyelid syndrome of ophthalmic medications. Here…
In the Journals Plus

Low 25-(OH)D levels tied to poor glycemic control, more insulin use

May 26, 2017
In adults with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, lower vs. higher levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D were associated with poorer glycemic…
In the Journals

Both HA and PRP linked with significantly improved pain relief in patients with knee OA

May 26, 2017
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who received either platelet-rich plasma or hyaluronic acid injections experienced a significant improvement in…
In the Journals

Racial residential segregation associated with systolic BP changes

May 26, 2017
A reduction in exposure to racial residential segregation was linked to lower systolic BP, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. …
FDA News

FDA expands approval of Zykadia for ALK–positive metastatic NSCLC

May 26, 2017
The FDA expanded the approval of ceritinib to include the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer…
In the Journals

Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

May 26, 2017
Although mortality rates were lower for children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus compared with adults, children experienced more…
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