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Urine test shows potential for detection, personalized treatment of bladder cancer

October 16, 2019
Investigators from Georgetown University Medical Center and Fudan University in China have developed a novel noninvasive and individualized technique…
In the Journals

Low lupus disease activity protects against flares, organ damage in SLE

October 16, 2019
Low disease activity in lupus offers significant protection against flares and accumulated damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus…
Meeting News

Oral JAK inhibitor improves alopecia areata severity

October 15, 2019
Patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata who were assigned to CTP-543, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor from Concert Pharmaceuticals, achieved…

Faricimab demonstrates durable Ang-2, VEGF suppression

October 15, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Faricimab demonstrated sustained inhibition of both angiopoietin-2 and VEGF-A in patients with neovascular age-related macular…
Meeting News

Hydroxychloroquine alone insufficient to manage dermatomyositis

October 15, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although patients with dermatomyositis are often advised to use adequate sun protection and prescribed similar therapies as…
In the JournalsPerspective

Same-day LARC for teens saves $2,000 per patient

October 15, 2019
Providing teenagers with same-day long-acting reversible contraception, or LARC, saved more than $2,000 per Medicaid patient in the United States vs…

Sun Pharma launches Cequa for dry eye

October 15, 2019
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced the U.S. launch of Cequa, a topical ophthalmic treatment indicated to increase tear production in patients…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

An advisor can help take the emotion out of investing

October 15, 2019
This is the first of a three-part series on how a physician will get investment advice during his or her lifetime.
In the Journals

Auditory cortex organization may predict propensity for hallucinations, schizophrenia

October 15, 2019
Findings published in npj Schizophrenia have shed light on the brain mechanisms associated with auditory hallucinations among patients with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Simultaneous combination therapy shows major potential in type 2 diabetes

October 15, 2019
CHICAGO — When treating patients with type 2 diabetes, physicians may have more success if they use simultaneous combination therapy…
In the Journals

Non-modifiable risk factors contribute to early-onset CRC

October 15, 2019
Several non-modifiable risk factors, such as race, sex and family history all contribute to the development of early-onset colorectal cancer…
In the Journals

Molecular analysis may aid in tailoring treatment for certain patients with colorectal cancer

October 15, 2019
Patients with RAS and BRAF wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer appeared to have significantly worse survival outcomes after first-line…
CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Periprosthetic fractures present an increasing burden, several challenges

Orthopaedics Today Europe, October 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
As more patients each year undergo total joint replacement, an increasing number of patients develop periprosthetic fractures, especially femoral and…

Cequa for dry eye launched in US

October 15, 2019
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has announced the U.S. launch of Cequa for treatment of dry eye. The topical cyclosporine ophthalmic solution 0.09% is…

US sets STD record, unvaccinated adults stoke NY outbreak – top stories in infectious disease

October 15, 2019
The CDC’s announcement that 2018 marked the United States’ fifth straight record-breaking year for cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and…

E-cigarette flavor may affect asthma pathophysiology

October 15, 2019
The effect of electronic cigarettes without nicotine on allergic airway disease may depend on flavor, which suggests that some flavored e-cigarettes…
In the Journals

Sex disparities ‘pervasive’ in cancer clinical trial participation

October 15, 2019
Sex-based disparities remain pervasive in cancer clinical trial participation, according to results of a retrospective meta-analysis published in…

Reflections on early detection of AMD

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Joseph Hallak, OD, PhD, FAAO
In the last a few decades there has been a flurry of newer tests trying to build on some physiological properties of vision. The goal is to predict…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Patient with diabetes has reduced vision

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Megan Chee, OD; Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
A 63-year-old Native American female was referred to the electrodiagnostics clinic for an OCT, ERG and visual-evoked potential, if needed, due to the…
Perspective

MGD may be culprit in contact lens intolerance

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Shilpa Rose, MD
It is often assumed that contact lens intolerance is an unavoidable consequence of aging, and that patients will drop out of contact lens wear as…