• By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    E-CIGARETTES MAY WEAKEN IMMUNE SYSTEM'S RESPONSE TO FLU

    Research presented at the American Thoracic Society's International Meeting suggests that although e-cigarettes and cigarettes can...

    Flu
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    FDA PARTIALLY LIFTS CLINICAL HOLD FOR ADVERUM'S WET AMD GENE THERAPY

    The FDA has partially lifted the clinical hold on Adverum Biotechnologies' wet age-related macular degeneration gene therapy treatment...

    Plan, Eye, AMD, Lifting
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    EARLY INITIATION OF SELEXIPAG RESULTS IN MORE PRONOUNCED TREATMENT EFFECT: GRIPHON

    DALLAS - In a post hoc exploratory analysis of the GRIPHON study, treatment with selexipag, compared with placebo, improved clinical...

    Hypertension
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    EOSINOPHIL-GUIDED THERAPY NONINFERIOR TO STANDARD TREATMENT FOR COPD EXACERBATIONS

    DALLAS - Patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring hospitalization who received eosinophil-guided...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    ENTYVIO ‘SUPERIOR' TO HUMIRA IN CERTAIN ULCERATIVE COLITIS CASES

    SAN DIEGO - Clinical and endoscopic outcomes of Entyvio treatment were “superior” to those of Humira in cases of moderately to severely...

    Digestion
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    FITBITS MAY PREDICT RELAPSE IN PATIENTS WITH IBD

    SAN DIEGO - Fitbits proactively monitored some components of inflammatory bowel disease that could lead to the condition's relapse,...

    Sleep, Digestion
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    IGG4 ROLE OVERPLAYED IN THE INFLAMMATORY 'SYMPHONY' OF IGG4-RELATED DISEASE

    CLEVELAND - The IgG4 molecule has been overstated in the understanding of IgG4-related disease, and it may be more helpful to view...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    MEASLES RESURGENCE IN US COMPOUNDED BY NONMEDICAL VACCINE EXEMPTIONS

    Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, imported...

    Vaccination, Drop
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    MECHANISMS OF CARBAPENEM RESISTANCE: CP OR NOT CP? IS THAT THE QUESTION?

    Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, pose an important threat to public health and a treatment challenge to clinicians....

  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    MONKEYPOX, A CLOSE RELATIVE OF SMALLPOX, IS STILL WITH US

    Although smallpox has been eradicated, monkeypox has not. Monkeypox, which can easily be confused clinically with smallpox, should...

  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    RECOMMENDED TREATMENT OPTIONS SCARCE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN WITH HIV

    During a panel this year at CROI, Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and medical director of the Ward 86 HIV clinic at the...

    Pregnant, Drugs
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    WITH CASSANDRA CALABRESE, DO

    My path toward the field of infectious diseases was a bit winding. My love for immunology began at a young age. I was inspired to become...

  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    AGE ASSOCIATED WITH OVERALL COMPLICATION RATE, LENGTH OF STAY AFTER THYROID SURGERY

    Older adults who underwent thyroid surgery experienced more overall postsurgical complications and a longer mean length of stay when...

  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    US VETERANS WITH OBESITY UNDERUTILIZE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT MEDICATIONS

    Just 1.1% of U.S. veterans with obesity utilize weight management medications, with orlistat the most popular option, according to...

    Obesity
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES DECREASED FALL-RISK, INJURIES IN PATIENTS WITH CKD

    BOSTON - Engaging in regular self-management of diabetes may decrease the risk for both falls and fall-related injuries in patients...

    Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    APP-BASED BACK PAIN TREATMENT LINKED WITH BETTER OUTCOMES VS PHYSIOTHERAPY PLUS ONLINE EDUCATION

    A multidisciplinary back pain app yielded better outcomes than a combination of physiotherapy and online education for patients with...

  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    INVESTIGATIONAL BLOOD-BASED ASSAY COULD LEAD TO EARLIER OVARIAN CANCER DETECTION

    An investigational blood-based assay identified new potential biomarkers for ovarian cancer and, with a multiprotein classifier, may...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    OCULAR THERAPEUTIX GLAUCOMA INSERT FAILS TO MEET PHASE 3 ENDPOINT

    OTX-TP, a glaucoma treatment candidate from Ocular Therapeutix, failed to meet its phase 3 primary endpoint of statistically significant...

    Hypertension, Glaucoma
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    PLACARDS DO NOT IMPROVE HAND HYGIENE ADHERENCE

    Hand hygiene placards posted in a Denver hospital - including one that featured an image of two eyes looking directly at the viewer...

    Hospital, Eye, Hands
  • By Healio   -   May 21, 2019

    ADD-ON CODE ALLOWS BILLING FOR ZEPTO-GUIDED VISUAL AXIS CENTRATION

    A new Category III CPT add-on code, +0514T, went into effect Jan. 1 and will allow surgeons to bill for Zepto-guided visual axis centration...

    Cataract