In the Journals

Methadone effective in treating neonatal abstinence syndrome

June 22, 2018
“As the number of pregnant women exposed to opioids and other psychotropic medications has increased, so has the incidence of neonatal…
Meeting News

For teens with type 1 diabetes, apps offer connectivity, but with limits

June 22, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Apps for smartphones and tablets offer a personalized way for teens with type 1 diabetes to manage their disease, but it is…
FDA News

Petition calls for FDA to remove febuxostat from market due to CV mortality risk

June 22, 2018
Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, has petitioned the FDA to remove the gout medication febuxostat due to what it calls…
In the Journals

Parent-child psychotherapy effective for early childhood depression

June 22, 2018
Interactive therapy that involves parents and children helped youth as young as 3 years of age reduce rates of depression and lower their severity of…
Meeting News

Antidepressant use may exacerbate sleep breathing disruptions

June 22, 2018
The use of antidepressants, specifically serotonergic agents, may worsen sleep-related breathing disturbances in individuals with depression…

Phase 3 trials to test efficacy, safety of bile acid sequestrant for GERD

June 22, 2018
Two phase 3 trials are set to test the efficacy and safety of IW-3718 — a novel formulation of the bile acid sequestrant colesevelam —…
In the Journals

Benzodiazepine users five times more likely to overdose on opioids

June 22, 2018
The use of benzodiazepines was linked to a fivefold increase in the risk for opioid-related overdose during the first 90 days of such treatment…
In the Journals

Trump supporters linked to chronic opioid use

June 22, 2018
There were parallels between voting for Donald J. Trump in the 2016 presidential election and chronic opioid use, according to findings recently…
Meeting NewsVideo

Pentax Medical shares new GI, biliary technology presented at DDW

June 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — In this exclusive video perspective from Digestive Disease Week 2018, Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease spoke with David

Top stories in gastroenterology: highlights from Digestive Disease Week, including exclusive videos on obesity treatment, checkpoint inhibitor cancer therapy

June 22, 2018
All the top stories in gastroenterology this week come from the recently completed Digestive Disease Week meeting. According to one study, focal…
Meeting News

Targeted interventions increase OSA screening rates in stroke patients

June 22, 2018
Interventions including education programs, stroke discharge note templates and email reminders improved the screening rates for obstructive sleep…

Dialectical behavior therapy benefits suicidal teens

June 22, 2018
Dialectical behavior therapy showed advantage over individual and group supportive therapy in the reduction of suicide attempts and self-harm among…
In the Journals

E-cigarette flavorings may damage blood vessel function

June 22, 2018
Chemical flavor additives used in e-cigarettes and related tobacco products may harm vascular endothelial cells that regulate blood vessels…
Feature

Diabetes: Few discussions, many cases, among men

June 22, 2018
June is Men’s Health Month, an annual commemoration intended “to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage…

Five stories to promote awareness of congenital cytomegalovirus

June 22, 2018
Congenital cytomegalovirus — or CMV — affects approximately one in 200 infants. The CDC reports that one in five of these children will…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Subcutaneous, IV Actemra similarly safe, effective for systemic JIA

June 22, 2018
AMSTERDAM — Subcutaneous tocilizumab demonstrated comparable safety and efficacy to IV tocilizumab in patients with systemic juvenile…

Police killings of unarmed black Americans damages population mental health

June 21, 2018
Police killings of unarmed black Americans have a negative impact on the mental health of black Americans in the general population, findings…
FDA News

FDA approves hybrid closed-loop system for use in younger pediatric patients

June 21, 2018
The FDA has extended approval of the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop system to younger individuals aged 7 to 13 years with type 1 diabetes.
FDA News

Long-term, fully implantable CGM garners FDA approval

June 21, 2018
The first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable sensor and compatible mobile app is now FDA approved for use in adults with…
In the Journals

Medicaid expansion under ACA aided low-income patients with CKD to get on transplant waitlist

June 21, 2018
Research in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology shows that with the help of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act…