In the Journals

Risk for death with diabetes ‘exceptionally high’ in Asian countries

April 22, 2019
Adults in southeast Asian countries living with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die of any cause over 13 years when compared with Asian adults…
In the Journals

Low-risk serrated polyposis syndrome comes with lower colonoscopy burden

April 22, 2019
Personalized surveillance can help reduce the colonoscopy burden among patients with lower risk serrated polyposis syndrome, according to research…
In the Journals

‘Medicine is not a business,’ nonprofit dialysis provider writes

April 22, 2019
While the ESRD Seamless Care Organizations, Dialysis Patients Act and Renal Physicians Association Model all address integrated care, according to…
In the Journals

ADA: Medical nutrition therapy ‘fundamental’ in diabetes management

April 22, 2019
All adults with diabetes or prediabetes should be referred to individualized, diabetes-focused medical nutrition therapy at diagnosis and as needed…
FDA News

FDA approves generic Narcan nasal spray

April 22, 2019
The FDA recently approved the first generic nasal spray of the opioid overdose antidote Narcan for use in a community setting without medical…
Meeting News

‘Significant’ proportion of health care workers, patients shed flu virus before symptoms appear

April 20, 2019
Researchers tracking influenza transmission at a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland found that a “significant” proportion of patients…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Givosiran may ‘transform’ lives of patients with acute hepatic porphyria

April 20, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the 2019 International Liver Congress, Akin Akinc, PhD, of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, discusses results of…
Meeting News

Links between culture, health to be explored at CMHC West

April 20, 2019
The Cardiometabolic Health Congress is in the final stages of planning for the upcoming CMHC West: Advancing Cardiometabolic Health From East to

Top stories in gastroenterology: Bismuth helps eradicate Helicobacter pylori, costs decrease after gastroesophageal reflux disease procedure

April 19, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were data that showed adding bismuth salts to a triple therapy of proton pump inhibitors…
In the Journals

Clinical trial within dialysis care effective but it was inconclusive whether longer sessions benefit patients

April 18, 2019
Although researchers were unable to determine whether patients might benefit from longer hemodialysis sessions, incorporating a clinical trial into…
In the Journals

Computer-assisted model accurately predicts sepsis

April 18, 2019
A model that included routinely collected patient information accurately predicted sepsis among hospitalized patients aged 16 years and older in…
In the Journals

Inpatient bowel prep can improve with a few modifiable factors

April 18, 2019
Making a few adjustments can help reduce inadequate bowel preparation in an inpatient setting while potentially reducing morbidity and costs…
Origin Stories

What’s in a name? How Wegener’s granulomatosis became GPA

April 18, 2019
Simple logic would dictate that naming a disease after a physician with confirmed Nazi associations would be met with resistance in the medical…
Meeting News

Generalists, specialists must work together to ‘narrow gaps’ in HCV care cascade

April 18, 2019
VIENNA — In the face of the remaining gaps in the hepatitis C care cascade, timely screening, monitoring and linkage to care by general…

Hospital Readmission Reduction Program led to shift in excess readmission penalties

April 18, 2019
Published results showed a significant shift in penalties for excess readmissions when hospitals were stratified under Medicare’s Hospital…
In the Journals

Low LDL, triglycerides increase stroke risk in women

April 18, 2019
Women with LDL levels below 70 mg/dL and low triglyceride levels had increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published in…
In the Journals

Age tied to infection risk in IBD

April 18, 2019
Elderly patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk for infection because of their age and other factors, according to study…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: 5 commonly overused medications, tests

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — There are several medications and tests that are commonly overused in primary care and hospital settings that may be causing…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Identifying depression, anxiety in primary care

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Depression and anxiety are common disorders seen in primary care practices, with up to 20% of patients presenting with symptoms…

Top stories in hematology/oncology: accelerating development of glioblastoma treatments, disparities in cancer risk factors

April 18, 2019
Among the top stories in hematology/oncology last week were a Q&A on the ability of phase 0 trials to accelerate the drug approval process for…