ACG meeting highlights make up top stories in gastroenterology

November 8, 2019
All of last week’s top stories in gastroenterology were from Healio’s live coverage of the American College of Gastroenterology Annual…
Meeting News

Registry tracks patients with CKD in Mexico with unknown etiology

November 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — First-year data were presented here at ASN Kidney Week from a new registry developed to research the etiology of patients in…
Meeting News

Baxter debuts new app for patients with CKD at ASN Kidney Week

November 7, 2019
Baxter International Inc. and Ayogo have released CKD&Me, an app for smartphones and tablets that tailors its educational content to the…
Meeting News

Hemoglobin may independently predict adverse kidney events after cardiac surgery, ICU admission

November 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Lower hemoglobin levels may be a strong and independent predictor of higher risk of major adverse kidney events within 7 days…

$17.2 million grant awarded to research Alzheimer’s connection with eye health

November 7, 2019
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a $17.2 million grant to University of Washington School of Medicine assistant professor of ophthalmology…
Meeting News

Tablo hemodialysis system seen as safe, effective for home use

November 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Data presented at ASN Kidney Week show Outset Medical’s Tablo hemodialysis system was safe and effective for both in-center…
In the Journals

Online training program helps patients with knee OA cope with pain

November 7, 2019
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who completed an online pain coping skills training program reported that the intervention was easy to follow and…
In the Journals

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy safe, effective for treating symptoms of late radiation cystitis

November 7, 2019
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy safely relieved symptoms of late radiation cystitis among patients who received radiotherapy for cancer in the pelvic…
Meeting News

HHS Secretary Azar receives ASN President’s Medal

November 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Today, HHS Secretary Alex Azar II was presented with the American Society of Nephrology’s President’s Medal, an award…
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VIDEO: What to consider when treating older patients with IBD

November 7, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this video, Christina Ha, MD, FACG, associate professor at Cedars-Sinai, discusses the management of inflammatory bowel…
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VIDEO: The pharmacist's role in antimicrobial stewardship

November 7, 2019
In this video from the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, Kerry LaPlante, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, a professor of pharmacy at the University of…

US government sues Gilead over patent for HIV PrEP

November 7, 2019
The United States government filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Gilead Sciences in federal district court, accusing the drug maker of…
In the Journals

Shared appointments for patients with vitiligo yield high satisfaction

November 7, 2019
Shared medical appointments for patients with vitiligo allowed improved access to dermatologic care without compromising patient satisfaction…
In the Journals

Gender-affirming surgeries reduce mental health treatment in transgender population

November 7, 2019
Transgender individuals who receive gender-affirming surgeries are less likely to require mental health treatment, according to the first total…
Meeting News

Swallowable gastric balloon offers safe, nonendoscopic option for adults with overweight, obesity

November 7, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Adults with overweight or obesity who received a swallowable gastric balloon that deflates on its own experienced a significant…
In the Journals

Prophylactic antibiotics decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia risk after cardiac arrest

November 7, 2019
A 2-day course of prophylactic antibiotic therapy lowered the incidence of early ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients treated with target…
In the Journals

Few women with chronic conditions use highly effective contraceptives despite pregnancy risks

November 7, 2019
Approximately a third of reproductive-age women have a chronic condition that could lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, but few used highly effective…
In the JournalsPerspective

ED admissions for adolescent sexual abuse double

November 7, 2019
The number of ED admissions related to confirmed adolescent sexual abuse more than doubled from 2010 through 2016 in the United States, according to…

Seladelpar for PBC moves to phase 3 following positive safety results

November 7, 2019
CymaBay Therapeutics achieved its targeted patient enrollment for the EHANCE trial, a phase 3 study of seladelpar for primary biliary cholangitis…
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VIDEO: Preoperative treatment controls dry eye in cataract patients

November 7, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, discusses his presentation showing improvement in dry…