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Patient complexity linked to low-value corticosteroid use in COPD

January 16, 2020
Among patients with COPD at low risk for exacerbations, prescription of inhaled corticosteroids was associated with patient complexity, study results…
In the Journals

BP elevations occur earlier in life for women vs. men

January 16, 2020
BP elevations occurred more rapidly in women compared with men and as early as the third decade of life, which may explain why CVD presents at…

Many transgender women with HIV not interviewed for partner services

January 16, 2020
Many transgender women with HIV are not interviewed for HIV partner services during health care encounters, according to data published in MMWR. In…
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High BMI linked to longer survival with immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer

January 16, 2020
High baseline BMI appeared to be independently associated with improved survival among patients with non-small cell lung cancer who received…
Perspective

CDC: More than 15% of US adults physically inactive

January 16, 2020
More than 15% of adults in every U.S. state and territory are physically inactive, according to new CDC data. “Too many adults are inactive…
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Hot flashes associated with altered brain function during memory tests

January 16, 2020
A higher number of physiologically measured hot flashes among a small cohort of postmenopausal women was associated with worse performance on verbal…
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‘Number to treat’ with UDCA may improve survival rates in PBC

January 16, 2020
While the absolute clinical efficacy of ursodeoxycholic acid for primary biliary cholangitis varied by baseline prognostic characteristics, study…
Meeting News

Glaukos leverages acquisitions to enter new ophthalmology spaces

January 16, 2020
With recent acquisitions, Glaukos now has multiple products in development that expand its reach outside of the glaucoma space and into more…
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Patients with CKD rate their physical QoL lower than general population

January 16, 2020
Published findings suggest patients with different stages of chronic kidney disease — ranging from moderate to advanced and on dialysis —…
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Family-focused therapy reduces mood episodes in youths at risk for bipolar disorder

January 16, 2020
Children and adolescents who are at high risk for bipolar disorder achieved longer times between mood episodes after receiving family-focused…
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Deep brain stimulation effective, safe for treatment-refractory OCD

January 16, 2020
Deep brain stimulation of the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule, or vALIC, in a regular clinical setting is effective and safe for…
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Culture, quarantine effectively identify contaminated duodenoscopes

January 16, 2020
First and even second time high-level disinfection may not be enough to eliminate bacterial contamination in duodenoscopes, but a culture and…
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Antioxidant supplements linked to increased risk for breast cancer recurrence, death

January 16, 2020
Use of antioxidant supplements during chemotherapy, as well as iron and vitamin B12, by patients with breast cancer may increase their risk for…
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Mobile closed-loop insulin system bests sensor-augmented pump in preventing hypoglycemia

January 16, 2020
Patients with type 1 diabetes may be able to avoid hypoglycemia more effectively without an increase in hyperglycemic episodes if they use a mobile…
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Remicade is top among biologic-naive patients with UC

January 16, 2020
Remicade ranked highest for induction of remission and endoscopic improvement among biologic-naive patients, according to a meta-analysis of…
Meeting News

Posterior approach may provide successful outcomes in primary, revision THA

January 16, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — When planned carefully and used consistently, the posterior approach in primary and revision hip arthroplasty may provide…
In the JournalsPerspective

Study finds prostaglandins change ocular surface

January 16, 2020
The ocular surface was found to change in patients treated with prostaglandin analogues, according to a literature review published in the Journal of

First US patient implanted with wireless retinal device

January 16, 2020
A surgeon at the UPMC Eye Center has implanted the first patient in the United States with a wireless retinal device to restore partial sight to…
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Region-specific gaps persist in acute HF management

January 16, 2020
Patients from several regions across the world present similarly with acute HF, but differences were observed regarding the type and timing of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Late-stage head and neck cancer incidence continues to rise in US

January 16, 2020
Rates of late-stage head and neck cancer increased in the United States between 2004 and 2015, propelled by rising incidence among white men…