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Flu shot reminders do not increase uptake among general practice residents

Flu shot reminders do not increase uptake among general practice residents

A nudge intended to remind general practice residents to receive an influenza vaccine, though deemed “acceptable,” did not increase uptake, according to researchers.

February 24, 2021
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Researchers identify attributes that may differentiate MIS-C from COVID-19

Researchers identify attributes that may differentiate MIS-C from COVID-19

A study involving more than 1,000 patients identified cardiac involvement, age and race as attributes that could differentiate multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children from severe COVID-19, researchers reported in JAMA.

February 24, 2021
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Q&A: Incentivizing physicians to work after business hours reduces ED visits

Q&A: Incentivizing physicians to work after business hours reduces ED visits

A financial incentive that the Ontario government provides to eligible Canadian family physicians who work outside regular business hours was associated with a reduction in nonurgent ED visits, according to researchers.

February 24, 2021
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FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to tipifarnib for HNSCC

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to tipifarnib for HNSCC

The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to tipifarnib for treatment of certain patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to the agent’s manufacturer.

February 24, 2021
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Self-help, peer counseling intervention helps patients with rare chronic diseases cope

A self-help and peer counseling intervention helped patients with rare chronic diseases cope better than usual care alone, according to results of a randomized clinical trial published in JAMA Psychiatry.

February 24, 2021
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ACR, medical societies reach consensus on hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

ACR, medical societies reach consensus on hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

With proper dosing — 5 mg/kg or less per day — the risk for retinal toxicity associated with hydroxychloroquine use is less than 2% for up to 10 years, according to a joint statement from four medical societies.

February 24, 2021
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VIDEO: Meet the Women in Oncology board – Pamela Kunz, MD

VIDEO: Meet the Women in Oncology board – Pamela Kunz, MD

Pamela Kunz, MD, said she became interested in joining the Women in Oncology Peer Perspective Board because the initiative can provide a platform for women to share experiences and advance research.

February 24, 2021
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VIDEO: Technological advances continuously improve refractive outcomes of cataract surgery

VIDEO: Technological advances continuously improve refractive outcomes of cataract surgery

In this video perspective from the virtual ESCRS winter meeting, Nino Hirnschall, MD, PhD, discusses key topics of a symposium he moderated on optimizing refractive outcomes of cataract surgery.

February 24, 2021
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Shorter, stronger radiation course effective for high-risk prostate cancer

Shorter, stronger radiation course effective for high-risk prostate cancer

Stereotactic body radiotherapy appeared safe and effective for men with high-risk prostate cancer, according to an analysis of data from a consortium of seven institutional phase 2 studies and registries.

February 24, 2021
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ACIP shortens recommendation for rabies PrEP to two-dose schedule

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted Wednesday to shorten the recommendation for rabies PrEP to a two-dose vaccine schedule, aligning with international guidance.

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Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder: Applying Newer Diagnostic Criteria, and Examining Expanding Options for Treatment

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Flu in the Rheum! Managing Influenza Infection

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Ace the Case: A 43-Year-Old Woman With Shortness of Breath

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Ace the Case: A 21-Year-Old Woman With Vaginal Discharge

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Ace the Case: A 65-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath

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Ace the Case: A 64-Year-Old Woman With Acute-Onset Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, and Fever

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Ace the Case: A 38-Year-Old Woman With Weight Loss, Fatigue, and Lightheadedness

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Ace the Case: A 62-Year-Old Woman With Shortness of Breath After the Death of her Husband

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Treatment of Port Wine Birthmarks in Sturge-Weber Syndrome Using Topical Timolol

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume 58 Online Only, February 24, 2021

Three patients with facial port wine birthmarks were randomly assigned to receive treatment with topical timolol or the placebo. Three masked observers…

Scleral Fixation of Carlevale Intraocular Lens in Children: A Novel Tool in Correcting Aphakia With No Capsular Support

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

To report the clinical outcomes of the use of a novel, specially designed, scleral-fixated intraocular lens (IOL) for the correction of aphakia in the…

Impact of Delayed Time to Treatment on Visual Outcomes in Neovascular AMD: Data From the HARBOR Study

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

To determine the potential impact on visual outcomes of delayed treatment initiation in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD).

Torpedo Maculopathy: A Systematic Review of Case Reports

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

Torpedo maculopathy (TM) is a rare macular lesion involving the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). This paper describes a retrospective case report of TM.…

Comparison of Visual and Anatomic Outcomes Following RRD Surgery Using 23-Gauge Versus 25-Gauge Vitrectomy: PRO Study Report No. 12

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

Most surgeons now utilize small-gauge (23- or 25-gauge) pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with or without scleral buckling for repair of rhegmatogenous retinal…

Patterns and Predictors of Successful Treatment Discontinuation in Retinal Vein Occlusions With Macular Edema in the Real World

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

To identify factors associated with successful treatment discontinuation in eyes with retinal vein occlusions (RVOs) and macular edema (ME) in real-world…

The Depressing Part of Retina: A Review of Scleral Depression and Scleral Indentation

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

Cilioretinal Artery Occlusion in Posterior Scleritis Secondary to Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

The authors describe the case of a 25-year-old male who presented with a cilioretinal artery occlusion secondary to posterior scleritis. The patient had a…

MFRP-Related Nanophthalmos-Retinitis Pigmentosa-Foveoschisis-Optic Disc Drusen Syndrome

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

[Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2021;52:110.]…

Thirteen Years' Progression of Macular Atrophy in a Patient With Jeune Syndrome

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, February 2021, Volume 52 Issue 2

Jeune syndrome is a rare skeletal dysplasia with an associated retinal dystrophy. The authors describe a case of progressive bilateral macular atrophy…