In the Journals

Palivizumab does not improve long-term outcomes in kids with cystic fibrosis

July 19, 2019
Palivizumab — a monoclonal antibody that prevents respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in high-risk infants — did not improve long-term…
Meeting News

Migraine attack risk increases with each premonitory symptom

July 19, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The risk for migraine attack may increase with the presence of each premonitory symptom, including excessive yawning, mood…
Meeting News

Many patients find migraine medications ineffective, some turn to opioids

July 19, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Results from a large study of patients with chronic migraine found that a significant number of patients discontinued…
FDA News

New digital inhaler receives FDA approval for patients with asthma

July 19, 2019
The FDA has approved a combination therapy digital inhaler for treatment of asthma in patients aged 12 years and older, according to a manufacturer…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Eating fish may decrease colorectal cancer risk, positive results of prep-free colon cancer screening device

July 19, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a study that suggested eating fish as part of a regular diet may decrease the risk for…
In the Journals

High-dose spironolactone shows benefit in patients with acute HF resistant to loop diuretics

July 19, 2019
In a small pilot study, high-dose spironolactone was safe and effective in patients with acute decompensated HF who were resistant to loop…
In the Journals

1 in 4 early-middle-aged adults has osteopenia

July 19, 2019
More than 25% of early-middle-aged adults had osteopenia in their neck, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American
In the Journals

Diagnostic clarity needed to distinguish physician burnout, depression

July 19, 2019
Although emphasis has been put on combatting physician burnout, physician depression remains largely ignored, according to a viewpoint published in…
In the Journals

Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…
In the Journals

Tocilizumab suitable alternative to TNF inhibitors in DMARD-naïve patients with RA

July 18, 2019
Tocilizumab, in monotherapy or in combination with conventional synthetic DMARDs, is an adequate alternative to combination therapy with a TNF…

Average PCP salary exceeds $266,500, increasing at faster rate than specialists

July 18, 2019
The average salary for a primary care physician in the United States now exceeds $266,500 per year and has increased at a faster rate over the last 5…
Meeting News

Once-weekly exenatide reduces MACE risk in patients with type 2 diabetes, CVD

July 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with type 2 diabetes and confirmed CVD at baseline, treatment with once-weekly exenatide reduced the risk for…
In the Journals

Performance of visceral leishmaniasis tests vary widely

July 18, 2019
Research published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggested that commercially available serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil…

Using speech-based technologies to detect mental illness

July 18, 2019
The potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches to identify mental illness continues to be exciting area of research…
Meeting News

Digital therapeutic device safe, effective in acute migraine

July 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A digital therapeutics device was found to be safe and effective in the treatment of acute migraine, according to a study…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Investigational narcolepsy drug safe, effective, with low abuse potential in several small trials

July 18, 2019
Data suggest that pitolisant, a histamine 3-receptor antagonist/inverse agonist under development for narcolepsy treatment, showed limited abuse…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
In the Journals

Study: Patients with abnormal kidney function are not getting timely follow-up

July 18, 2019
A team of investigators studying electronic medical data on more than 200,000 adults found 58% of patients with a newly abnormal eGFR were not…

Preliminary data indicate slight drop in US drug overdose deaths

July 18, 2019
Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined by about 5% between December 2017 and December 2018, according to preliminary CDC data. In 2018…

Top stories in hematology/oncology: FDA grants fast track designation for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treatment, virtual platform offers support for patients with cancer

July 18, 2019
Among the top stories in hematology/oncology last week were the FDA granting fast track designation to CLR 131 for the treatment of diffuse large…