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S. aureus infection almost seven-times higher for patients with buttonhole cannulation for dialysis

January 14, 2020
Published research suggests access-related Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia rates were nearly seven-times higher for patients on hemodialysis who…
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Vital exhaustion may increase AF risk

January 14, 2020
Patients who reported vital exhaustion on a questionnaire had an increased risk for incident atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in…

Infections cause 13% of cancers, measles outbreak in Congo kills thousands — top stories in infectious disease

January 14, 2020
A report that found infections were responsible for 13% of all new worldwide cancer diagnoses in 2018 was the top story in infectious disease last…

Iveric plans design of new Zimura trial

January 14, 2020
Iveric bio announced the design of a second pivotal trial for Zimura, a complement C5 inhibitor in development for the treatment of geographic…
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Similar survival rates seen for intensive home hemodialysis, deceased donor transplant

January 14, 2020
According to the results of a recently published study, patients with ESKD who are placed on intensive home hemodialysis — more than 20 hours a…
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Ibsrela improves abdominal symptoms in IBS-C

January 14, 2020
Ibsrela helped reduce abdominal symptoms, like bloating, cramping and fullness, in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome…
Meeting News

Speaker: Stemless humeral prostheses require correct head size, positioning

January 14, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Stemless humeral prostheses offer biomechanical and clinical benefits, however proper positioning and size are critical…
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Stroke occurs in 1 of every 2,222 pregnancy-related hospitalizations

January 14, 2020
The rate of acute strokes in pregnancy-related hospitalizations did not decrease from 2007 to 2015, according to a study published in the Journal of
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PCOS increases likelihood of eating, sleeping disorders

January 14, 2020
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have an eating or sleeping disorder and report decreased sexual satisfaction than those…
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Sept. 11 first responders face increased incidence of leukemia, other cancers

January 14, 2020
First responders who worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks demonstrated increased overall risk for cancer, with…

Addition of pembrolizumab to chemotherapy fails to extend OS in small cell lung cancer

January 14, 2020
The addition of pembrolizumab to first-line chemotherapy extended PFS but failed to significantly extend OS among patients with extensive-stage small…
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Hospital-based palliative care may reduce ICU use

January 14, 2020
The implementation of hospital-based palliative care services was associated with a modest decrease in ICU use during terminal hospitalizations in…
Meeting News

Surgeons seek coverage of viscosupplementation by insurance companies

January 14, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Millions of patients with meniscal and other soft tissue injuries of the knee who might be candidates for viscosupplementation…
Meeting News

Clear information makes MRI superior to in-office arthroscopy for knee diagnosis

January 14, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Regardless of whether it is used inside or outside the office, the key to the best imaging modality to use for an articular…
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Ixekizumab, brodalumab show strongest clinical benefit in psoriasis

January 14, 2020
Both ixekizumab and brodalumab were associated with better clinical benefit than other biologic therapies over 12 weeks or 16 weeks of treatment for…

STAAR’s EVO, Visian ICLs receive CE mark as supplemental lens

January 14, 2020
European authorities have granted a CE mark approval to STAAR Surgical’s ICL as a supplemental or “piggyback” lens in post-cataract…

12 important updates for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 14, 2020
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is observed every January. An estimated 13,800 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United…
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Nosocomial bloodstream infections in kids drive negative outcomes, raise costs

January 14, 2020
Health care-acquired bloodstream infections in pediatric patients have a “significant impact” on mortality, length of stay and health…

WHO lists 10 ‘urgent’ global health challenges for the new decade

January 14, 2020
WHO published a list of 10 global health challenges for the next decade that it said “reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to…
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Hospital culture, cost pressures influence divergent anti-TNF prescribing decisions in RA

January 14, 2020
Factors that impact TNF inhibitor prescribing decisions for patients with rheumatoid arthritis can range from cost pressures, to the pharmaceutical…