In the JournalsPerspective

Recombinant zoster vaccine offers better value, protection against shingles

February 18, 2019
Vaccination with the recombinant zoster vaccine demonstrated higher cost-effectiveness and prevention of herpes zoster, compared with live zoster…
Meeting News

Despite differences, JAK inhibitor safety similar across options

February 18, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Despite various options, there is a similar safety profile across JAK inhibitors, according to an expert at the Annual…
In the Journals Plus

Origami-inspired malaria field test performs similar to PCR

February 18, 2019
A low-cost, DNA-based paper field test inspired by the art of origami was able to rapidly diagnose malaria species in Ugandan school children and…
In the Journals

Training program helps improve optical polyp diagnosis

February 18, 2019
A comprehensive training program helped improve real-time optical diagnosis of colorectal polyps and reduce individual variability in less…
Meeting News

JAK inhibitor therapy shows renewed promise for dermatomyositis

February 18, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Although the role of type I interferon has been well-established for systemic lupus erythematosus, a type I interferon…
In the JournalsPerspective

Hormone therapy increases risk for stroke, VTE in transgender women

February 18, 2019
Transgender women who received hormone therapy had an increased incidence of venous thromboembolic events and stroke compared with men and women not…

Top stories in cardiology: Alirocumab price reduced, artificially sweetened beverages may increase stroke risk

February 18, 2019
Among the top cardiology stories last week were an announcement by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi that they reduced the price of alirocumab by…
FDA News

FDA approves Egaten for fascioliasis in US patients

February 18, 2019
The FDA recently approved Egaten for the treatment of patients aged 6 years or older with fascioliasis in the United States, according to a press…
In the Journals

Tamoxifen shows promise for mania episodes in bipolar disorder

February 18, 2019
Tamoxifen — a drug commonly used for breast cancer — shows potential as a treatment for episodes of mania in patients with bipolar…
In the Journals

Combining SSRIs, anticoagulants, increases risk for gastrointestinal, intracranial bleeding

February 18, 2019
Patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are at higher risk for gastrointestinal and intracranial bleeding, particularly if they are…
In the Journals

Access to more primary care physicians associated with lower mortality

February 18, 2019
There was lower population-level mortality in counties of the United States where the number of primary care physicians increased, according to a…
In the JournalsPerspective

Group B Streptococcus rises among nonpregnant adults

February 18, 2019
The incidence of invasive group B Streptococcus rose among nonpregnant adults between 2008 and 2016, particularly among those with obesity and…
In the Journals

Anti-TNF, Entyvio equally effective in older patients with IBD

February 18, 2019
Anti-TNF alpha antagonists and Entyvio both appeared equally safe and effective among a population of older patients with inflammatory bowel disease…
At Issue

Which STDs most require a vaccine?

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2019
Cases of STDs have reached record high numbers in the past few years, and the epidemic has shown no signs of slowing down. Infectious Diseases in…
At Issue

Which STDs are in greatest need of a vaccine?

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2019
Cases of STDs have reached record high numbers in the past few years, and the epidemic has shown no signs of slowing down. Infectious Diseases in…
Spot the Rash

12-year-old healthy female athlete presents with mole on heel

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2019
Colleen H. Cotton, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
A 12-year-old healthy female athlete presented to the dermatology clinic for a mole check. The patient was most concerned about a new black spot on…
In the JournalsPerspective

Flaws found in compendia for dermatology conditions

February 18, 2019
The two compendia that Medicare Part D recognizes to make coverage determinations for off-label prescribing were “incomplete, outdated…
In the Journals

Opioids after hospitalization reduce planned health care utilization in ACS, HF

February 18, 2019
Patients with ACS and acute decompensated HF who were discharged with an opioid medication were less likely to utilize planned health care, according…
Feature

Stanford’s WellMD Center blazes a trail to promote joy in medicine, combat burnout

February 18, 2019
Physician burnout has become a topic of interest in the medical community in recent years, with the level of urgency increasing on what seems like a…
In the Journals

Palivizumab not effective treatment for RSV bronchiolitis

February 18, 2019
IV palivizumab, a monoclonal antibody to respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, did not appear to help or harm infants with RSV-positive bronchiolitis…