In the Journals

Bariatric surgery does not improve overall mental health in adolescents with obesity

January 23, 2020
Adolescents who underwent bariatric surgery and experienced subsequent substantial weight loss did not see overall mental health improvements at 5…
In the Journals

Talimogene laherparepvec-pembrolizumab combination appears safe, effective in advanced sarcoma

January 23, 2020
Talimogene laherparepvec in combination with pembrolizumab demonstrated antitumor activity among patients with advanced sarcoma across a range of…
In the Journals

Thyroid cancer confers similar mortality risk to cancer-free status after radiation therapy

January 23, 2020
Among adults who were treated with radiation during childhood, those who went on to develop thyroid cancer are at no greater mortality risk than…
Perspective

WHO: Coronavirus outbreak not yet a global public health emergency

January 23, 2020
An emergency committee convened by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, met for the second time today to review the…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: CCJR meeting marks 36 years of advancement in joint replacement surgery

January 23, 2020
ORLANDO — At the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting, A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil (Oxon), discussed the impact the meeting has…
Meeting News

Medical therapy beneficial in PAD, but underprescribed

January 23, 2020
There is now plentiful evidence that medical therapy benefits patients with peripheral artery disease, which is reflected in guidelines but not…
In the JournalsPerspective

Smoking prior to stroke may increase risk for functional dependence

January 23, 2020
Within 3 months after acute ischemic stroke, current smokers are at greater risk for unfavorable functional outcomes than patients who quit smoking…
In the Journals

Teprotumumab improves proptosis, quality of life for adults with thyroid eye disease

January 23, 2020
Adults with thyroid eye disease assigned the human monoclonal antibody teprotumumab were significantly more likely to experience a meaningful…
Feature

Early influenza B activity causes some severe illness in Louisiana children

January 23, 2020
The 2019-2020 influenza season in Louisiana arrived earlier than usual, with the majority of infections caused by influenza B — a strain that…
In the Journals

Berberine safe, effective in reducing risk for recurrent colorectal adenoma

January 23, 2020
Berberine, a supplement originally extracted from the Chinese herb Coptis chinensis, helped to reduce risk for recurrent colorectal adenoma…
Meeting News

Encorafenib regimens confer quality-of-life benefit in BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer

January 23, 2020
A combination of encorafenib and cetuximab, with or without binimetinib, demonstrated significant improvement in patient-reported quality-of-life…
In the Journals

Smartphone videos help diagnose epileptic seizures

January 23, 2020
Smartphone videos taken by witnesses could help physicians diagnose epileptic seizures, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology
What's Your Diagnosis?

16-month-old female is admitted to PICU with concerns for sepsis

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2020
James H. Brien, DO
A 16-month-old female is admitted to the PICU with fever and concerns for sepsis. A few weeks earlier, she had the onset of a generalized…
Pharmacology Consult

New biologic drugs for asthma: What PCPs need to know

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2020
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
In recent years, we have made significant strides in our understanding of the pathogenesis of asthma. As a result, specific new pharmacotherapies and…
At Issue

Are enteroviruses the predominant cause of AFM in the US?

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2020
There has been much speculation about what has been causing the recent outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in the United States since its
Cover Story

Health officials on ‘high alert’ for AFM in 2020

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2020
In 2014, there was an unexpected surge in the number of children in the United States who experienced sudden unexplained limb weakness and paralysis…

Diagnose dry eye to ensure successful contact lens wear

January 23, 2020
by Stacy Zubkousky, OD, FSLS Incorporating dry eye diagnostic testing is vital for a successful contact lens practice. Evaluating the type and…

CT scans may increase cancer risk, antioxidant supplements linked to breast cancer recurrence — top stories in hematology/oncology

January 23, 2020
Researchers found that adults exposed to radiation from CT scans had an increased risk for thyroid cancer and leukemia. It was one of the top stories…
In the Journals

Rising obesity, diabetes affects CVD burden in Europe

January 23, 2020
The prevalence of obesity and diabetes across 56 European Society of Cardiology member countries has increased two- to threefold in 30 years…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to OBI-999 for gastric cancer

January 23, 2020
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to the antibody-drug conjugate OBI-999 for the treatment of gastric cancer, according to the agent’s…