In the Journals

Beta-blockers safe in early pregnancy

October 15, 2018
Use of beta-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy was not associated with a significant risk for major congenital malformations, according to…
In the Journals

Machine learning effective for detecting flares in RA, axial SpA

October 15, 2018
Researchers successfully used machine learning to detect flares among patients with rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis, and to…
In the Journals

Bifidobacteria may protect infants from antimicrobial-resistant infections

October 15, 2018
Previous studies have demonstrated the benefits of breastfeeding on the infant gut. However, research published in mSphere suggests that infants with…

Top cardiology stories: FDA approves rivaroxaban, drinking alcohol may prompt adverse cardiac remodeling

October 15, 2018
Among the top stories in cardiology this week was the FDA approval of rivaroxaban to prevent CV events in patients with coronary artery disease or…
In the Journals

Specific RNA splicing events tied to Alzheimer's disease progression

October 15, 2018
Results from a large-scale analysis published in Nature Genetics support dysregulation of messenger RNA splicing in the aging brain as a feature of…
Meeting News

Anti-TNF dose augmentation occurs without evidence of active IBD

October 15, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease on anti-TNF therapy often have their dose augmented without any evidence of active…
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Multicomponent interventions increase colorectal cancer screening rates

October 15, 2018
A combination of interventions, particularly those that include fecal blood test outreach and patient navigation, were linked to improvements in…
Meeting News

Early endoscopy linked to fewer complications for patients with IBD

October 15, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Early endoscopic assessment following the initiation of biologic therapy was associated with a lower risk for hospitalization…
Meeting News

Bone turnover markers fail to predict hip fracture in postmenopausal women

October 15, 2018
Among postmenopausal women, two key bone turnover markers do not independently predict hip fracture risk after controlling for several factors…
Feature

Q&A: HPV vaccine coverage lacking among rural teens

October 15, 2018
More teenagers aged between 13 and 17 years received the HPV vaccine in 2017 than 2016, with 65.5% administered at least one dose and 48.6%…
In the Journals

Strong link between depression rates, opioid-related deaths

October 15, 2018
Examination of CDC data on opioid-related deaths from 2011 to 2015 revealed that a 1% point increase in state-level depression diagnoses was tied to…
In the Journals

Physical therapies underused following total knee replacement

October 15, 2018
Evidence-based physical therapy interventions for patients who undergo total knee replacement surgery are underused, and the dosage may not be…
In the Journals

Initiating treatment with most PPIs linked to hyponatremia

October 15, 2018
Researchers found an association between the first 3 months of most proton pump inhibitor treatments and hospitalization due to hyponatremia…
Meeting News

Light therapy may improve sleep, depressive symptoms in perimenopausal women

October 13, 2018
Among perimenopausal women with depressive symptoms, light therapy combined with other sleep interventions improved mood and sleep scores in as few…
FDA News

FDA committee approves AcelRx’s opioid formulation

October 12, 2018
By a 10-3 vote on Friday, the FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee said the benefits of AcelRx’s Dsuvia tablet…
Meeting News

Maternal RSV nanoparticle vaccine transfers antibodies through placenta

October 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — A respiratory syncytial virus F nanoparticle vaccine was immunogenic in pregnant women and elicited antibodies that were…
In the Journals Plus

Vaccination reduces flu-related hospitalization risk in pregnant women by 40%

October 12, 2018
Vaccination reduced the risk that pregnant women would experience influenza-related hospitalization by 40% during six recent influenza seasons…
In the Journals

Prevalence of common mental disorders high among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

October 12, 2018
Past deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan was linked to higher rates of common mental disorders and probable PTSD among ex-military service personnel in…
FDA News

FDA panel declines to recommend next generation IV opioid

October 12, 2018
The FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee voted 8-7 against recommending approval of IV oliceridine for the…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Information, compromise ‘king’ in payer negotiations

October 12, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG, from…