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FDA approves asenapine transdermal patch for schizophrenia

October 16, 2019
The FDA has approved the first asenapine transdermal system for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia, according to a press release from the…
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BLOG: Should the optometric curriculum include public health?

October 16, 2019
The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Dr. Stanley Goldfarb on Sept. 12, “Take two aspirin and call me by my pronouns.” …
In the Journals

HCV cure improves survival in post-DAA liver cancer development

October 16, 2019
Patients who developed hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma after achieving sustained virologic response with interferon-free direct-acting…
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BLOG: Where is the resistance to health care reform? – Reprise

October 16, 2019
On Feb. 5, 2016, I posted, “Where is
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How common is pneumococcal urinary antigen testing?

October 16, 2019
Despite guidelines recommending its use, pneumococcal urinary antigen testing, or UAT, is not performed often in the United States, even though it…

Prolonged-release antibiotic prevents abdominal surgical site infections

October 16, 2019
A novel therapy designed to provide prolonged and constant release of antibiotic helped prevent surgical site infections in patients who underwent…
In the Journals

Severe psoriasis increases risk for cancer-related mortality

October 16, 2019
An increase in overall cancer mortality risk was found in patients with severe psoriasis, and associations were identified within site-specific…
Features

Experts urge lower BMI cutoff for bariatric surgery

October 16, 2019
Bariatric surgery is an aggressive therapeutic strategy for weight loss that can also yield many other health benefits, but this option has been…
Meeting News

Open globe injuries can lead to anxiety and depression

October 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Open globe injuries are associated with an increased risk for anxiety and depression, according to a poster at the American…

New CAP guidelines stress de-escalation

October 16, 2019
Recently updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community-associated pneumonia, or CAP, stressed the importance of…
In the Journals

Sodium bicarbonate treatment for metabolic acidosis may lower risk of CKD progression, mortality

October 16, 2019
Treating metabolic acidosis with sodium bicarbonate was associated with preserved kidney function and lower all-cause mortality rates for patients…
In the Journals

Preferred single-vendor program may yield cost savings on TJA implants

October 16, 2019
Published results showed significant cost savings and decreased cost variability within the first year of implementing a preferred single-vendor…

Ruxolitinib significantly improves response rate in steroid-refractory acute GVHD

October 16, 2019
A phase 3 trial designed to evaluate ruxolitinib for steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease met its primary endpoint, the agent’s…

Phase 3 trial of pegilodecakin for metastatic pancreatic cancer fails to meet primary endpoint

October 16, 2019
A randomized phase 3 trial that evaluated the addition of pegilodecakin to FOLFOX for treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer failed to meet its…
In the Journals

Bulimia nervosa associated with increased risk for cardiovascular diseases among women

October 16, 2019
Findings of a 12-year study from Canada suggest a link between bulimia nervosa and the risk for any cardiovascular disease, as well as death, among…
In the Journals

Poor quality of life persists after pituitary tumor surgery

October 16, 2019
Individuals with adult-onset craniopharyngioma reported postoperative quality of life measures that were comparable with those of other primary and…
Meeting News

Despite new guidelines, CVD prevention barriers remain for some patients

October 16, 2019
CHICAGO — Updated guidelines provide clear CVD prevention strategies for most patients, but barriers to optimal treatment in some patients…
In the Journals

External neurostimulation reduces pain scores in children with IBS

October 16, 2019
A non-invasive device that delivers neurostimulation to the external ear reduced pain scores and improved overall well-being in children with…
In the Journals

Angiotensin receptor blockers may increase risk for suicide

October 16, 2019
Patients treated with angiotensin receptor blockers had an increased risk for suicide compared with those treated with ACE inhibitors, according to a…
Meeting News

PanOptica cites biological response for anti-VEGF eye drop

October 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — In topline results of a phase 1/2 trial of PAN-90806 presented at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit at the American Academy…