In the Journals

Changing exenatide dosing pattern still yields HbA1c, beta-cell benefits

October 17, 2019
Among a cohort of Japanese adults with type 2 diabetes, HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose fell and beta-cell function rose after a change from…
In the Journals

Interventions push NICU vaccination coverage beyond 90%

October 17, 2019
A set of interventions aimed at increasing provider knowledge of routine newborn immunizations and addressing parental vaccine hesitancy improved…
In the Journals

Brain injury from concussion can last a year after returning to play

October 16, 2019
Athletes may not be fully recovered from a concussion 1 year after being cleared to return to play, according to a study published in Neurology
Meeting News

Several factors need to be considered when treating uveitic cataract in children

October 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — For children with uveitic cataract, the timing of surgery and the decision of whether or not to implant an IOL are paramount…
In the JournalsPerspective

Statin therapy in children with FH reduces CV risk

October 16, 2019
Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia who initiated statin therapy during childhood had a slower progression of carotid intima-media thickness…

Few patients truly have PPI-refractory heartburn caused by GERD, researchers learn

October 16, 2019
Researchers recently conducted a randomized trial of treatments for patients with heartburn who were not responsive to proton pump inhibitors, or…
Meeting News

Deciphering telltale symptoms of vasculitis, Erdheim-Chester disease

October 16, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Rheumatologists should exercise caution when diagnosing patients with suspected vasculitis as several lesser-known diseases can…
FDA News

FDA approves asenapine transdermal patch for schizophrenia

October 16, 2019
The FDA has approved the first asenapine transdermal system for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia, according to a press release from the…
Blog

BLOG: Should the optometric curriculum include public health?

October 16, 2019
The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Dr. Stanley Goldfarb on Sept. 12, “Take two aspirin and call me by my pronouns.” …
In the Journals

HCV cure improves survival in post-DAA liver cancer development

October 16, 2019
Patients who developed hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma after achieving sustained virologic response with interferon-free direct-acting…
Blog

BLOG: Where is the resistance to health care reform? – Reprise

October 16, 2019
On Feb. 5, 2016, I posted, “Where is
Feature

How common is pneumococcal urinary antigen testing?

October 16, 2019
Despite guidelines recommending its use, pneumococcal urinary antigen testing, or UAT, is not performed often in the United States, even though it…

Prolonged-release antibiotic prevents abdominal surgical site infections

October 16, 2019
A novel therapy designed to provide prolonged and constant release of antibiotic helped prevent surgical site infections in patients who underwent…
In the Journals

Severe psoriasis increases risk for cancer-related mortality

October 16, 2019
An increase in overall cancer mortality risk was found in patients with severe psoriasis, and associations were identified within site-specific…
Features

Experts urge lower BMI cutoff for bariatric surgery

October 16, 2019
Bariatric surgery is an aggressive therapeutic strategy for weight loss that can also yield many other health benefits, but this option has been…
Meeting News

Open globe injuries can lead to anxiety and depression

October 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Open globe injuries are associated with an increased risk for anxiety and depression, according to a poster at the American…

New CAP guidelines stress de-escalation

October 16, 2019
Recently updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, stressed the importance of…
In the Journals

Sodium bicarbonate treatment for metabolic acidosis may lower risk of CKD progression, mortality

October 16, 2019
Treating metabolic acidosis with sodium bicarbonate was associated with preserved kidney function and lower all-cause mortality rates for patients…
In the Journals

Preferred single-vendor program may yield cost savings on TJA implants

October 16, 2019
Published results showed significant cost savings and decreased cost variability within the first year of implementing a preferred single-vendor…

Ruxolitinib significantly improves response rate in steroid-refractory acute GVHD

October 16, 2019
A phase 3 trial designed to evaluate ruxolitinib for steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease met its primary endpoint, the agent’s…