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Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017

Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with placebo, but clinical trials are warranted to identify the best approach to cannabinoid therapy in these patients, according to data presented at SLEEP 2017, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

“At the present time there are no approved drug treatments for sleep apnea, and there remains an important unmet need for fully effective and acceptable treatments of the disorder,” David W. Carley, PhD, director of the Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a related press release.

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SomnaPatch possible tool to detect sleep apnea

June 22, 2017
SomnaPatch, a new skin-adhesive diagnostic patch, provided significant clinical value for the detection of sleep apnea across all severity levels, compared with standard…
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Awareness of patient harm increases physician support of fines for antibiotic overprescribing

June 20, 2017
Physician support of financial penalties for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing varied by whether patient, societal or institutional harms were presented as the…
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Guidelines: Stereotactic body radiation therapy an option for high-risk non–small cell lung cancer

June 12, 2017
Patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer, particularly those whose tumors are inoperable and who have limited treatment options, should undergo…
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Dronabinol may help treat sleep apnea

June 23, 2017
Patients with sleep apnea displayed lower apnea–hypopnea indexes and improved subjective sleepiness when treated with dronabinol compared with…

Meeting News

SomnaPatch possible tool to detect sleep apnea

June 22, 2017
SomnaPatch, a new skin-adhesive diagnostic patch, provided significant clinical value for the detection of sleep apnea across all severity levels…

In the Journals

Awareness of patient harm increases physician support of fines for antibiotic overprescribing

June 20, 2017
Physician support of financial penalties for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing varied by whether patient, societal or institutional harms were…

In the Journals Plus

Guidelines: Stereotactic body radiation therapy an option for high-risk non–small cell lung cancer

June 12, 2017
Patients with early-stage non–small cell lung cancer, particularly those whose tumors are inoperable and who have limited treatment options…

In the Journals

Orkambi yields positive results in younger patients with cystic fibrosis

June 12, 2017
Orkambi improved lung function in patients 6 to 11 years old with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to phase 3 trial results…

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Lefamulin effective in vitro against CABP, other respiratory infections

June 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Lefamulin, an investigational drug now in phase 3 trials, is effective in vitro against bacterial pneumonia and other respiratory…

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FDA approves newest blood test to detect latent TB

June 8, 2017
QIAGEN N.V. received FDA approval for the use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus, the newest generation of the market-leading blood test for detecting…

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Asthma protects against sepsis, sepsis-related mortality

June 8, 2017
Patients with asthma have a lower risk of acquiring and/or dying from sepsis, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society…

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Single-dose radiotherapy should be standard for metastatic spinal canal compression

June 2, 2017
CHICAGO — Patients with metastatic spinal canal compression who received a single radiation dose achieved ambulatory status and OS comparable…

Novel test detects lung cancer in smokers’ nasal passages

June 2, 2017
Researchers have identified a 30-gene biomarker in the nasal passages of current and former smokers that could help distinguish between benign and…

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