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E-cigarette use associated with risk for wheezing, shortness of breath in young users

E-cigarette use associated with risk for wheezing, shortness of breath in young users

E-cigarette use was associated with increased risk for wheezing and shortness of breath in adolescents and young adults, according to new data presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

May 14, 2021
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Set expectations early to ensure high patient satisfaction in refractive cataract surgery

Set expectations early to ensure high patient satisfaction in refractive cataract surgery

WAILEA, Hawaii — Keeping the promise of “no glasses after cataract surgery,” begins and ends with preoperative preparation and setting of expectations, according to a speaker at Hawaiian Eye 2021.

May 14, 2021
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Changes in albuminuria, eGFR linked with risk of advanced CKD

Increases in urinary albumin-creatinine ratio and decreases in estimated glomerular filtration rate heighten the risk for advanced chronic kidney disease, according to a study.

May 14, 2021
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Perfluorocarbon liquid provides ‘excellent’ visualization for RD repair

Perfluorocarbon liquid provides ‘excellent’ visualization for RD repair

WAILEA, Hawaii — Perfluorocarbon liquid represents “a big advance” in the surgical approach to subretinal fluid removal when performing vitrectomy for primary retinal detachment repair, Carl D. Regillo, MD, told colleagues at Retina 2021.

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Teens, young adults who report e-cigarette use have increased odds of asthma

Teens, young adults who report e-cigarette use have increased odds of asthma

Teens and young adults who report current e-cigarette use have increased risk for developing asthma and experiencing asthma exacerbations, according to data reported at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

May 14, 2021
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CMS: Beneficiaries forewent millions of mental health care visits due to COVID-19 pandemic

CMS today published data showing that beneficiaries forewent millions of primary, preventive and mental health care visits between March 2020 and October 2020 because of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

May 14, 2021
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ED maintains HIV screening by combining it with COVID-19 tests

ED maintains HIV screening by combining it with COVID-19 tests

The pandemic has disrupted HIV care, including routine testing. By making phlebotomy part of the COVID-19 testing process, an ED at the University of Chicago Medicine kept up its HIV screening volumes during the pandemic, data show.

May 14, 2021
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County characteristics impact premature stroke mortality

County-level stroke mortality occurring outside a stroke unit correlated primarily with demographics and health care and environmental factors, according to results from a retrospective, cross-sectional study published in JAMA Network Open.

May 14, 2021
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ADT not associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality in prostate cancer

ADT not associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality in prostate cancer

The addition of androgen deprivation therapy to radiation therapy did not appear associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular mortality among men with prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer.

May 14, 2021
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Olanzapine/samidorphan treatment reduces weight gain for several schizophrenia subgroups

Olanzapine/samidorphan treatment reduces weight gain for several schizophrenia subgroups

Olanzapine/samidorphan combination treatment reduced weight gain across several subgroups of individuals at increased risk for weight gain with olanzapine, according to results of a subgroup analysis.

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Advances in the Care of Patients with Heart Failure: Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates

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Exploring the Role of Oncolytic Viral Therapy for Advanced Melanoma

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Acromegaly: Novel Therapeutic Options to Alleviate Treatment Burden and Improve Patient Quality of Life

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Acromegaly: Novel Therapeutic Options to Alleviate Treatment Burden and Improve Patient Quality of Life
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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Optometrist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Endocrinologist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease
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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Ophthalmologist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease
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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: Identifying Candidates for Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Podcast Series

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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Podcast Series
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