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Bariatric surgery complications more common with higher preoperative HbA1c

November 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Adults who undergo bariatric surgery may be more likely to be readmitted to the hospital, have more trips to the ICU and have a…
Meeting News

World AMR Congress: Focusing on progress in a ‘still broken’ marketplace

November 13, 2019
Infectious Disease News attended the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress in Washington, D.C., and asked Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy
Meeting News

Test combining fundus, OCT imaging improves AMD diagnosis

November 13, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — A screening strategy combining fundus and OCT imaging improved the accuracy of age-related macular degeneration classification…
Meeting News

Few patients starting biologics, DMARDs screened for HBV, HCV

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Less than a quarter of patients in a national rheumatology registry were screened for hepatitis B or C prior to initiating biologics…

Trial of KD025 for chronic GVHD meets primary endpoint at interim analysis

November 12, 2019
A pivotal trial designed to assess KD025 for patients with pretreated chronic graft-versus-host disease met its primary endpoint of overall response…
Blog

BLOG: Gene therapy promising for treatment of neovascular AMD

November 12, 2019
This year’s American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in San Francisco had significant data releases from pharmaceutical companies focused on…

South Beach Symposium: A shift toward patient-centered dermatology care

November 12, 2019
Dermatology is gearing up for the upcoming 18th Annual South Beach Symposium in Miami Beach, Florida, from Feb. 6 to 9, 2020. The annual conference…
Breaking News

In a first, WHO prequalifies Merck’s Ebola vaccine

November 12, 2019
One day after winning conditional approval in Europe, Merck’s Ebola vaccine received prequalification status from WHO, giving it the…
In the Journals

Addition of panitumumab to FOLFOXIRI improves response rates in colorectal cancer subtype

November 12, 2019
Adding panitumumab to FOLFOXIRI chemotherapy improved rates of overall response and secondary resection of metastases among patients with RAS
In the Journals

Fat mass reduced, quality of life unchanged with testosterone therapy following cancer

November 12, 2019
Trunk fat mass and whole-body fat mass decreased with testosterone therapy among men with borderline low testosterone levels following treatment for…
Meeting News

Geriatric IBD mortality trend highlights need for ‘more standardized guidelines’

November 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The odds of inpatient mortality were nearly four times higher among geriatric adults than adults aged younger than 75 years who…

Oral insulin demonstrates safety, efficacy in phase 2b trial

November 12, 2019
Adults with type 2 diabetes assigned an oral formulation of human insulin achieved a clinically meaningful reduction in HbA1c compared with those…
Feature

Studies underscore extent of health threats from childhood food insecurity

November 12, 2019
Findings from two studies published recently in Pediatrics emphasized the negative impact that food insecurity has on child health and the role that…

Six updates for World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2019
Today marks World Pneumonia Day, a day during which the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, including the American Thoracic Society, raises…
In the Journals

EHR-based coaching helps patients maintain weight loss

November 12, 2019
Patients with obesity who received personalized electronic health record-based coaching in addition to using EHR tools to track their physical…
In the Journals

EMR hard stop reduces repeat C. difficile testing

November 12, 2019
A hard stop clinical decision support tool embedded in the electronic medical record significantly reduced repeat Clostridioides difficile toxin…
In the Journals

Teledermatology requires fewer visits to detect skin cancer

November 12, 2019
In skin cancer diagnosis, teledermatology has a sensitivity greater than 90% and a specificity greater than 80% compared with direct referral from…
In the Journals

PTSD associated with binge eating symptoms in men and women

November 12, 2019
Both subthreshold and threshold PTSD are associated with bingeeating symptoms in men and women, according to a study published in the Journal of

FDA OKs Talicia, US sues Gilead over HIV PrEP patent — top stories in infectious disease

November 12, 2019
The FDA’s approval of Talicia for Helicobacter pylori infection, which is associated with up to a six-fold increased risk for gastric cancer…
Meeting News

Early one-stage revision is indicated for infected cementless THA

November 12, 2019
DALLAS — Simple lavage and irrigation and debridement are inappropriate for managing a patient whose cementless total hip arthroplasty is…