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Adding pembrolizumab to chemotherapy improves outcomes in metastatic NSCLC

The addition of pembrolizumab to chemotherapy provided long-term benefit to a subset of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to study results presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.

June 03, 2020
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Relugolix superior to leuprolide acetate for advanced prostate cancer

Relugolix superior to leuprolide acetate for advanced prostate cancer

Relugolix demonstrated superiority over leuprolide acetate in sustained testosterone suppression through 48 weeks among men with advanced prostate cancer, according to study results presented during the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.

June 03, 2020
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Most US patients want to return to doctor’s office

Most US patients want to return to doctor’s office

A recent poll showed that 75% of patients want to return to their doctor’s office after remaining home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 03, 2020
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Long-term hydroxychloroquine use for rheumatic disease unlikely to prevent COVID-19

Long-term hydroxychloroquine use for rheumatic disease unlikely to prevent COVID-19

The average patient who received hydroxychloroquine for a rheumatic disease was unlikely to achieve the total serum or plasma concentration necessary to inhibit the coronavirus in vitro, particularly at dosages of less than 400 mg per day, according to data published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

June 02, 2020
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VIDEO: Ophthalmologists discuss reopening, how to practice safely

VIDEO: Ophthalmologists discuss reopening, how to practice safely

In the second part of a three-part video discussion, Leela K. Raju, MD, and Sonya Dhar, MD, discuss safety issues for ophthalmologists reopening clinics and what they anticipate as they return to the clinic.

June 02, 2020
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EULAR advises 'cautious tapering' of DMARDs for patients with sustained PsA remission

EULAR advises 'cautious tapering' of DMARDs for patients with sustained PsA remission

Rheumatologists may consider “cautious tapering” of DMARDs in patients with psoriatic arthritis who achieve sustained remission, according to a 2019 update to EULAR recommendations published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

June 02, 2020
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Remdesivir improves moderate COVID-19

Remdesivir improves moderate COVID-19

Patients with moderate COVID-19 who received remdesivir for 5 days were 65% more likely to show clinical improvement compared with those who received usual care, according to results from a phase 3 clinical trial released by the manufacturer.

June 02, 2020
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Q&A: US withdrawal from WHO would put children at ‘grave’ risk

Q&A: US withdrawal from WHO would put children at ‘grave’ risk

U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced last week that the U.S. would withdraw from WHO, citing criticism of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship with China.

June 02, 2020
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New trial evaluates potential COVID-19 treatments in high-risk patients

New trial evaluates potential COVID-19 treatments in high-risk patients

Researchers from the University of Kentucky are conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of azithromycin, ivermectin and camostat mesylate alone or combined with hydroxychloroquine in high-risk patients with COVID-19.

June 02, 2020
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Safety of psilocybin lays groundwork for research in treatment-resistant depression

Safety of psilocybin lays groundwork for research in treatment-resistant depression

A psilocybin formulation was well tolerated among healthy patients, which supports research into its use for treatment-resistant depression, according to data presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Annual Meeting.

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services: June 2020

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Ace the Case: A 58-Year-Old Man With Progressive Exertional Dyspnea and a Nonproductive Cough

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Ace the Case: A 75-Year-Old Man With Skin Lesion

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Ace the Case: A 44-Year-Old Woman With Abdominal Bloating

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Twenty-Year Incidence of Macular Telangiectasia Type 2 and Associated Systemic Comorbidities in Olmsted County, Minnesota

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, May 2020, Volume 51 Issue 5

To identify the incidence and associated systemic and ocular risk factors of macular telangiectasia (MacTel) type 2 using a population-based study.
In this…

Genotypic and Phenotypic Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus Epidermidis Endophthalmitis

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, May 2020, Volume 51 Issue 5

To evaluate antibiotic resistance patterns in Staphylococcus epidermis endophthalmitis isolates, identify antibiotic resistance genes, and compare this to…

Cost Analysis of Teleophthalmology Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy Using Teleophthalmology Billing Codes

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, May 2020, Volume 51 Issue 5

To evaluate the financial sustainability of teleophthalmology screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) using telehealth billing codes.
The authors performed…

Prevalence of Retinal Diseases and Associated Risk Factors in an African Population From Mwanza, Tanzania

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, May 2020, Volume 51 Issue 5

To determine the prevalence of retinal disease among a population in Mwanza, Tanzania, and to identify relevant risk factors for retinal disorders in this…

Maculopathy Associated With Osmotic Blood– Brain Barrier Disruption and Chemotherapy in Patients With Primary CNS Lymphoma

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, May 2020, Volume 51 Issue 5

To describe the incidence, characteristics, and risk factors of a pigmentary maculopathy in patients with primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma…

Self-Management Toolkit for High-Risk Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and the Effect on Nurses' Confidence

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, June 2020, Volume 51 Issue 6

A quality improvement project at a small midwestern community hospital assessed current education for adult patients with type 2 diabetes and nurses'…

Preparing New Graduate RNs to Provide Primary Palliative Care

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, June 2020, Volume 51 Issue 6

More than 90 million Americans are struggling to live with serious illness and are in need of palliative and end-of-life care. Yet, many novice RNs have…

Improving Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Preceptor Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Willingness in a Hospital Medicine Practice: An Online Experience

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, June 2020, Volume 51 Issue 6

A hospital medicine practice experienced an increased demand for additional nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) preceptors.
An online…

Nurse Graduates' Perceived Educational Needs After the Death of a Patient: A Descriptive Qualitative Research Study

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, June 2020, Volume 51 Issue 6

Nurse graduates (NGs) are ill prepared when faced with patient death and dying, despite receiving educational preparation on end-of-life (EOL) care in…