Cedars-Sinai names lung cancer specialist head of medical oncology

January 25, 2020
Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS, has been named director of the division of medical oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Reckamp also will serve as associate…
In the Journals

Lung microbiome may predict ICU outcomes

January 24, 2020
New data suggest that important features of the lung microbiome may predict ventilator-free days among critically ill, mechanically ventilated…
In the Journals

Obstructive sleep apnea may be part of ‘pathway’ to type 2 diabetes regardless of severity, BMI

January 24, 2020
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those without OSA, according to findings published in…
In the JournalsPerspective

Marijuana vaping among US teens increases from 2018-2019

January 24, 2020
Marijuana vaping among adolescents in the United States increased from 2018 to 2019, including an absolute increase of more than 6.5% in 12th…
In the Journals

Readmission rates for HF, MI decreased after Medicare program implemented

January 24, 2020
After the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was announced in 2010 and implemented in 2012, there were decreases in readmissions and increases…
Feature

Trump’s claim to have ‘saved’ preexisting conditions clashes with record

January 24, 2020
Earlier this month, health care policy suddenly managed to steal some headlines away from impeachment and the ongoing horserace of the 2020…
In the Journals

CVS’ decision to stop cigarette sales likely led to more quit attempts

January 24, 2020
In 2014, CVS Health said it would stop selling tobacco products, suggesting that such sales contradicted the company’s goal of promoting…
Breaking News

Surgeon general releases first report on smoking cessation in 3 decades

January 23, 2020
The surgeon general today released a new report — the 34th report on tobacco and the first in 30 years to focus on smoking cessation —…
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Smoking prior to stroke may increase risk for functional dependence

January 23, 2020
Within 3 months after acute ischemic stroke, current smokers are at greater risk for unfavorable functional outcomes than patients who quit smoking…
Guest Editorial

Refresh your practice

January 23, 2020
In this guest editorial, Wayne B. Jonas, MD, the executive director of Samueli
In the Journals

Pitolisant reduces daytime sleepiness in OSA

January 22, 2020
Treatment with pitolisant, as compared with placebo, reduced excessive daytime sleepiness and improved several other outcomes among patients with…

Tislelizumab extends PFS in squamous non-small cell lung cancer

January 22, 2020
A randomized phase 3 trial designed to evaluate the addition of tislelizumab to first-line chemotherapy for patients with squamous non-small cell…
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Adding vitamin C, thiamine to hydrocortisone fails to improve sepsis outcomes

January 21, 2020
When compared with hydrocortisone alone, treatment with a combination of IV vitamin C, thiamine and hydrocortisone did not prolong time alive and…
In the Journals

Mortality with two stress ulcer prophylaxis treatments did not differ in critically ill patients

January 20, 2020
Among critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation, 90-day in-hospital mortality rates did not differ significantly between those who…
In the Journals

More than 2 million patients with CVD have reported marijuana use

January 20, 2020
Despite the modest strength of current evidence, cardiologists should screen and test their patients for marijuana use in select CV settings…

Pralsetinib effective, safe for RET fusion-positive NSCLC

January 20, 2020
The investigational therapy pralsetinib appeared effective and safe for patients with RET fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer, according to…
Feature

Five ways to maximize EHR use

January 20, 2020
Electronic health records promised to save time but instead, findings show that primary care physicians spend almost 6 hours a day on them. …

Physicians join John Theurer Cancer Center medical staff

January 18, 2020
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hacksensack University Cancer Center announced the appointment of five physicians to its medical staff.
In the Journals

Cases of vaping-associated lung injury continue to decline

January 17, 2020
Newly reported cases of electronic cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injuries, or EVALI, in the United States continued to steadily decline…
In the Journals

Disparity in critical care deaths persists in minority-serving hospitals

January 17, 2020
Hospitals that see fewer minority patients have experienced a downward trend in ICU deaths during the past decade, but the same has not been true for…
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