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TNT-POAF: Botulinum toxin may reduce postoperative AF

November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Epicardial fat pad injections of botulinum toxin may be a safe way to reduce postoperative atrial fibrillation without…

Experts discuss changing scope of insomnia treatment

November 14, 2017
Improving sleep hygiene has long been recommended as a treatment for insomnia, but there is increasing evidence that it is insufficient as standalone…
In the Journals

Recommendations address ‘public health concern’ of hepatitis C in pregnancy

November 10, 2017
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine recently issued its first-ever recommendations for pregnant women with hepatitis C — a segment of…
Meeting News

VEGF inhibitors may augment immunotherapy efficacy for first-line renal cell carcinoma

November 4, 2017
MIAMI — Vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors may augment the efficacy observed with immuno-oncology agents for first-line treatment of…
Cover Story

Consider patient perception of pain when planning cataract procedures

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2017
Cataract surgery is thought to be painless for most patients, but for the few who report discomfort during surgery, ophthalmologists can take…
Meeting News

Community engagement, partnerships can reduce cancer disparities, improve population health

October 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A five-step roadmap helped Duke Cancer Institute establish a health equity program designed to reduce cancer disparities and…

Study questions effectiveness of EVS to monitor hospital room cleanliness

October 18, 2017
Recently published findings validate the CDC’s recommendation that independent observers provide the most objective approach to monitoring the…

Hematologists, oncologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 16, 2017
The National Academy of Medicine today announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…
At Issue

Indications for Hemodynamic Support in the Cath Lab

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2017
As physicians increasingly treat patients with more complex CAD, the use of hemodynamic support in the cath lab may become commonplace. However, the…
TCT Preview

Ask the Experts: What Are You Looking Forward to Most at TCT 2017?

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2017
Members of the Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Board reveal which presentations pique their interest. Disclosures: Angiolillo…

Iclaprim noninferior to vancomycin for acute bacterial skin infections

October 6, 2017
The investigational drug candidate iclaprim was well-tolerated in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and achieved…
In the JournalsPerspective

Promoting high-quality staff interactions fails to improve fall prevention

October 3, 2017
An intervention that addresses gaps in communication and coordination among nursing home staff did not enhance the uptake or impact of a falls…
In the JournalsPerspective

Interaction between newer anticoagulants, certain drugs increases major bleeding in AF

Cardiology Today, November 2017
In patients with atrial fibrillation taking non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, some concurrently prescribed drugs increased the risk for major…
Meeting News

Medicaid expansion cuts uninsured rate by half among patients with cancer

September 27, 2017
States that enacted Medicaid expansion as part of the…
In the Journals

PARTNER 1: TAVR, surgical AVR durable at 5 years

September 27, 2017
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement appears to be a durable treatment for severe aortic stenosis, according to the results of a 5-year…
In the Journals

BMI not associated with clinical outcomes after hip arthroscopy

September 26, 2017
Despite some initial clinical differences, multivariate analysis results published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine showed no associations…
In the Journals

CPR use, survival rates low after cardiac arrest in black neighborhoods

September 22, 2017
Adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were less likely to receive bystander treatment and had lower survival if the event occurred in a…
Cover Story

Multifaceted dry eye disease defined in long-awaited TFOS DEWS II report

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2017
Aptly published in the Dry Eye Awareness Month of July was the long-awaited Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Dry Eye Workshop II report. Ten…

Should oncologists recommend hormone therapy plus abiraterone for patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer?

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2017
POINT This question is highly clinically relevant, given that the STAMPEDE trial included men with M1 hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, M0N1…

MRSA over 3 decades: A pathogen with ‘devastating complications’

Infectious Disease News, August 2017
MRSA isolates were once primarily found only in hospitals and other health care settings in the United States. However, over the course of 20 years…