Meeting News

Nomogram tool improves prediction of melanoma recurrence

November 6, 2019
The DecisionDx-Melanoma prognostic test improves risk assessment and allows physicians to optimize treatment decisions, follow-up frequency and the…
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Experts warn PFAS endocrine-disrupting chemicals may drive obesity, osteoporosis

November 6, 2019
WASHINGTON — A class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals known as PFAS may work as an “environmental trigger” to drive multiple…

Continuity of care vital for patients with serious mental illness

November 6, 2019
Patients with a serious mental illness who have a care plan are nearly 40% less likely to be admitted to a hospital for their condition, according to…

Statins tied to greater risk for new-onset diabetes — top stories in endocrinology

November 6, 2019
Two different studies regarding statins — one that indicated their use raised the risk for new-onset diabetes and a second that concluded…
In the JournalsPerspective

Medications that worsen HF often initiated, continued after hospitalization

November 6, 2019
Medications known to potentially worsen HF were often started or continued after a hospitalization for HF, according to a study published in JACC
In the Journals

‘Downgrading’ acute-on-chronic liver failure improves post-LT survival

November 6, 2019
Improving acute-on-chronic liver failure grade from time of liver transplant listing to time of transplant enhanced posttransplant survival…
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VIDEO: Combining IC-8 with bifocal refractive multifocal lenses

November 6, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Gerd Auffarth, MD, PhD, FEBO, discusses his poster presentation on the…
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Specific patient, surgical characteristics increased radial head arthroplasty implant removal

November 6, 2019
NEW YORK — Rates of implant removal or revision following radial head arthroplasty may be influenced by younger patient age, chronic…
In the Journals

E-cigarette use high among US children, teens

November 6, 2019
New data published in JAMA from a nationally representative sample show that self-reported electronic cigarette use was high among high school and…
Meeting News

Economic development, education will lead to increase in myopia

November 6, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The prevalence of myopia is estimated at 33% in the U.S., 40% in Europe and 80% in Asia, but an increase is expected to occur…
Meeting News

Personalized therapy improves anaplastic thyroid cancer outcomes

November 6, 2019
CHICAGO — The era of untreatable anaplastic thyroid cancer is progressively being replaced by highly specific molecularbased personalized…
Meeting News

Mesalamine most commonly prescribed Crohn’s disease treatment among older patients

November 6, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Older patients with Crohn’s disease were less likely to receive biologic agents and more than twice as likely to receive…
In the Journals

Dupixent improves eczema severity in adolescents

November 6, 2019
Findings from a phase 3 clinical trial support the use of weight-based Dupixent dosing in adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis…
Meeting News

Expert discusses anti-inflammatory agents for atopic, vernal conjunctivitis

November 6, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Pflugfelder, MD, professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chair in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine…
In the JournalsPerspective

Mailed HPV tests increase cervical cancer screening

November 6, 2019
Mailing HPV testing kits to women who were overdue for recommended Pap testing led to 50% more cervical cancer screenings but they did not increase…
Meeting News

National multispecialty centers needed to combat metabolic diseases

November 6, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Multispecialty metabolic centers, based on the cancer center model, should be established at the national level to address…
FDA News

FDA restructures, renames office that reviews cancer therapies

November 6, 2019
The FDA office that reviews applications for cancer therapies has been renamed and reorganized. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s…
In the Journals

New treatment approaches induce responses in unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

November 6, 2019
Chemotherapy combined with hepatic arterial infusion of floxuridine or with selective internal radiotherapy induced antitumor activity among patients…
In the Journals

App shows ‘excellent diagnostic accuracy’ for atrial fibrillation

November 6, 2019
The 1-lead electrocardiography, or 1L-ECG, smartphone application demonstrated “excellent diagnostic accuracy” for detecting atrial…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves Fluzone for older adults

November 6, 2019
The FDA approved a supplemental Biologic License Application for the Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine for the prevention of influenza in adults…