In the Journals

AAP policy statement stresses pediatricians’ role in mental health care

October 21, 2019
An updated policy statement and a technical report issued by the AAP highlighted the need for increased involvement among pediatricians in their…
Meeting News

Long-term disease activity minimal with Cimzia in psoriatic arthritis trial

October 21, 2019
Patients with psoriatic arthritis showed long-term efficacy and safety with Cimzia by achieving Disease Activity Index for Psoriatic Arthritis…
In the Journals

Weight-loss medications continue to be prescribed at ‘low rates’

October 21, 2019
Among eligible adults with overweight or obesity, only 1.3% were prescribed weight-loss medications, according to findings published in Obesity. …

Medical management company signs its first OD group

October 21, 2019
Medical Optometry America announced an agreement by which Associates in Eyecare, made up of 10 offices based in northern Virginia and Washington…

Tucatinib regimen extends PFS in breast cancer subset

October 21, 2019
The addition of tucatinib to trastuzumab and capecitabine significantly extended PFS among patients with locally advanced unresectable or metastatic…
In the Journals

Radioactive iodine treatment not linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes at 6 months

October 21, 2019
Radioactive iodine treatment following a thyroidectomy was not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes when conception occurred 6 months or longer…
In the Journals

Lung cancer risk 40% greater in unfiltered cigarette smokers

October 21, 2019
Smoking any type of cigarette is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer incidence and death, but unfiltered cigarettes pose the greatest…

Associates in eye care become first to use medical optometry America brand

October 21, 2019
Medical Optometry America announced an agreement in which Associates in Eyecare will become the nation’s first group of independent optometric…
Meeting News

Health care costs increase as COPD exacerbations spike during colder months

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — An uptick in hospitalizations and deaths related to COPD exacerbations during the coldest months of the year — January…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: FMT safety in pediatric C. diff infection

October 21, 2019
CHICAGO — In this exclusive video perspective from the NASPGHAN Annual Meeting, Richard Kellermayer, MD, PhD, medical director of the…
Blog

BLOG: An undiagnosed concussion is an untreated concussion

October 21, 2019
by Jeffrey J. Milroy, MPH, DrPH Although there are four million sport-related concussions reported annually, these likely represent only…
Meeting News

Filler migration can cause latent orbital complications

October 21, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Orbital complications after dermal filler injection may be due to inadvertent direct injection or may occur latently after…

Atezolizumab-bevacizumab combination extends survival in unresectable HCC

October 21, 2019
The combination of atezolizumab and bevacizumab prolonged survival compared with standard-of-care sorafenib for patients with unresectable…
In the Journals

American Indian adults at elevated risk for AF

October 21, 2019
People of American Indian ancestry have significantly greater risk for atrial fibrillation compared with white, black, Hispanic and Asian…
FDA News

FDA expands dapagliflozin indication to reduce heart failure hospitalization

October 21, 2019
The diabetes drug dapagliflozin has been approved by the FDA to reduce the risk for heart failure hospitalization among adults with type 2 diabetes…
Meeting News

Vaping-related lung injury outbreak spotlighted at CHEST

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — As the number of cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use, or vaping, continues to grow, pulmonologists and…
In the Journals

Opioid prescription rate 20% after cardiac device implantation

October 21, 2019
One-fifth of patients were prescribed opioids after cardiac implantable electronic device procedures, most of whom were opioid naive, according to a…
In the Journals

Racial disparities observed in treatment of multiple myeloma

October 21, 2019
Black and Hispanic patients with multiple myeloma appeared more likely to initiate treatment with a novel therapy significantly later than their…
Point/Counter

When is it appropriate to bring in a consulting firm to set the management course for your practice?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2019
Everything you need to know about business you learned in medical school. Think of your practice-business as the “patient.” All…

Several companies developing kallikrein inhibitors to treat DME

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2019
Multiple companies are developing kallikrein inhibitor therapies for various routes of delivery to provide an alternative treatment for patients with…