• By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    IN ADRENAL EMERGENCIES, HIGH VARIABILITY IN MANAGEMENT PERSISTS

    Adults with adrenal insufficiency who experience adrenal emergencies have widely varying wait times for lifesaving glucocorticoid administration,...

    Hospital, Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ESTROGEN AFTER OOPHORECTOMY DOES NOT INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK

    The use of estrogen following preventive oophorectomy did not appear to increase the risk for breast cancer among women carrying a...

    Menopause, Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    KAREN DESALVO EMPHASIZES THAT ‘HEALTH IS MORE THAN HEALTH CARE' AT ACP

    Karen DeSalvo NEW ORLEANS - While delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the ACP Internal Medicine Annual Meeting,...

    Knees
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ACP LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE, PROMOTE HEALTH EQUITY

    NEW ORLEANS - American College of Physicians officials discussed their recently-released position paper that outlined how they plan...

    Plan, Food
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    VIDEO: CLINICIANS SHOULD WATCH FOR 'RED FLAGS' OF ABUSE IN TREATING THE ELDERLY

    NEW ORLEANS - Clinicians can play an important role in stopping elder abuse by looking for signs of trauma or neglect during examinations,...

    Hospital, Face
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    VIDEO AVOID MEASURES THAT MAY MASK ETIOLOGY OF CHRONIC COUGH

    NEW ORLEANS - For patients with a cough lasting longer than 8 weeks, clinicians should obtain an x-ray, stop ACE inhibitors if the...

  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PCP, ONCOLOGIST CRUCIAL IN TREATING BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

    Agustin C. Garcia NEW ORLEANS - In breast cancer follow-up, primary care physicians must consult with and maintain good communication...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    VIDEO: ACP HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS PHYSICIAN BURNOUT

    NEW ORLEANS - Programs to address physician burnout have taken a number of strategies, including developing chapter-level champions...

  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    AXIAL INVOLVEMENT DEVELOPS WITHIN 5 YEARS OF JUVENILE SPONDYLOARTHRITIS DIAGNOSIS

    Although children diagnosed with juvenile spondyloarthritis demonstrate a low rate of symptomatic activity at onset, there is a marked...

    Hospital, Arthritis
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ANALYSIS HIGHLIGHTS RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOID USE AMONG PATIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS

    Greater risks of adverse events such as altered mental status, falls and fractures were associated with opioid use among patients on...

    Drugs
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    VIDEO: COMPOUNDING CRITICAL TO PATIENT CARE IN OPHTHALMOLOGY

    WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Bret L. Fisher, MD, discusses the importance...

    Eye, Cataract
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    FDA GRANTS PRIORITY REVIEW TO OPDIVO FOR SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

    The FDA granted priority review designation to nivolumab for the treatment of patients with small cell lung cancer whose disease progressed...

    Tumors, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    AGA, CCF AWARD $1 MILLION TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION IN IBD CARE

    The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association announced that with the help of Pfizer, they have...

    Senior
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS DECREASE BY ALMOST 30%

    Prescription opioid volumes declined by 29% from their peak in 2011, according to a report on medicine use in the United States by...

  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    QUANTITATIVE FLOW RATIO EFFECTIVE, BUT LESS SO IN CORONARY MICROVASCULAR DYSFUNCTION

    The diagnostic performance of quantitative flow ratio is lessened in patients with coronary microvascular dysfunction, but using quantitative...

    Registry
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ALLERGAN WILL NOT BID FOR SHIRE

    Allergan announced it will not make an offer for Shire. The company will continue to evaluate its potential strategic actions, according...

    Regard
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    SIGNIFICANT RISK OF MULTIPLE ACL INJURIES IDENTIFIED AMONG YOUNG PATIENTS

    Results published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine showed a significant risk of multiple ACL injuries among younger patients,...

    Sport
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ARTHROSURFACE RECEIVES FDA 510 CLEARANCE FOR STEMLESS TOTAL SHOULDER SYSTEM

    Arthrosurface announced that it received FDA 510 clearance for the OVOMotion Shoulder Arthroplasty System, a stemless total shoulder...

    Disability, Arthritis
  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    LUMBAR TOTAL DISC REPLACEMENT DELAYED PROGRESSION OF RADIOGRAPHIC ADJACENT-LEVEL DEGENERATION

    At 5-year follow-up, investigators found the rates of radiographic adjacent-level degeneration and clinical adjacent-level degeneration...

  • By Healio   -   Apr 19, 2018

    RESILIENCE OFFSETS MENTAL, PHYSICAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

    Study results showed that psychological resilience in adulthood appeared to counteract the negative effects of childhood adversity...