• By MedPageToday   -   Feb 24, 2020

    VA-LIKE NEGOTIATIONS ON INSULIN PRICES COULD SAVE MEDICARE BILLIONS

    Study Authors: William B. Feldman, Benjamin N. Rome, et al.; Robert Steinbrook Target Audience and Goal Statement: Endocrinologists,...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 24, 2020

    PELVIC EXAMS WITHOUT CONSENT; PHYSICIAN FAITH AND PATIENT SUFFERING

    ]]> - Why did a sedated patient receive a pelvic exam she didn't want or agree to? Emma Goldberg explores the troubling practice of...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 24, 2020

    ENGINEERED NK CELLS FOR CANCER; SURPRISE BILLS: IT'S TTHEALTHWATCH!

    ]]> - TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine,...

    Cancer
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 24, 2020

    HOME BP PLUS NURSE MONITORING SLASHES BP POST-STROKE

    ]]> - LOS ANGELES - Combining home blood pressure telemonitoring and nurse case management had a big impact on blood pressure in secondary...

    Stroke
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 24, 2020

    LYTIC STILL NEEDED FOR ENDOVASCULAR STROKE TX

    ]]> - LOS ANGELES - Skipping thrombolytics before endovascular thrombectomy couldn't be definitively ruled safe in the SKIP randomized...

    Stroke
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 24, 2020

    HOW WELL IS THE FLU SHOT WORKING?

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    Flu
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 24, 2020

    PREEMPTIVE ANTI-IL-6 MAY CUT SEVERE CRS WITH CAR-T TX

    ]]> - ORLANDO - The frequency of severe cytokine release syndrome with CAR T-cell therapy declined by almost 50% when patients received...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    UPDATE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS GUIDELINES; METFORMIN FOR CHILDHOOD OBESITY?

    ]]> - The Endocrine Society updated its osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines to cover use of romosozumab , which the FDA approved...

    Osteoporosis, Obesity
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    MOBILE STROKE UNIT AVAILABILITY IMPROVES STROKE CLINICAL OUTCOMES

    ]]> - LOS ANGELES - Mobile stroke units not only sped stroke treatment but improved outcomes for ischemic stroke, a trial from early-adopter...

    Stroke
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    CDC REPORTS NEW TRAVEL-LINKED COVID-19 CASE, TRAVEL ADVISORIES

    ]]> - One new case of COVID-19 coronavirus illness was confirmed in California, as CDC announced a new policy on case reporting. And...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    FDA OK'S NEW CHOLESTEROL DRUG

    ]]> - WASHINGTON - It's a green light for bempedoic acid : FDA approved the once-daily oral pill for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol...

    Drugs, Cholesterol
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    LESS FREQUENT PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING: GOOD IDEA?

    ]]> - Lengthening the interval between prostate cancer screening for men with low prostatic-specific antigen levels was, unsurprisingly,...

    Prostate, Cancer
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    PNEUMOTHORAX: HOW DOES CONSERVATIVE TX COMPARE WITH INTERVENTION

    Study Authors: Simon G.A. Brown, Emma L. Ball, et al.; V. Courtney Broaddus Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pulmonologists, radiologists,...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    MYELOABLATIVE THERAPY PREVAILS IN AML TRANSPLANT STUDY

    ]]> - ORLANDO - Myeloablative conditioning led to a long-term survival benefit versus reduced-intensity conditioning for patients with...

    Leukemia
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    'A SICK PERSON IS A SICK PERSON': WHAT WE HEARD THIS WEEK

    ]]> - "A sick person is a sick person and we should be able to take care of them where they live." - Robert Caudill, MD, professor...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    MANY PARENTS SHUN CDC'S VAX SCHEDULE FOR KIDS

    ]]> - More than one-third of parents did not follow the recommended vaccination schedule for their young children in 2014, opting for...

    Vaccination
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 23, 2020

    IMEDICALAPPS: CARDIOSMART HEART EXPLORER

    ]]> - Heart disease remains the primary cause of death in the United States, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths. However, adult cardiac disease...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 22, 2020

    SURVIVAL BENEFIT WITH HIGH-DOSE CHEMO FOR SELECT BREAST CANCER PATIENTS?

    Study Authors: Tessa G. Steenbruggen, Lars C. Steggink, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Oncologists, hematologists, obstetrician-gynecologists,...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 22, 2020

    STUDY: BIG BREAKFAST BETTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS

    ]]> - The body uses more than twice as much energy to digest breakfast than dinner, a finding that emphasizes the importance of breakfast...

    Digestion
  • By MedPageToday   -   Feb 22, 2020

    MORE DEATHS WITH 'LESS GENTLE' TRANSPLANT REGIMEN

    ]]> - ORLANDO - The "less gentle" of two reduced-intensity conditioning regimens for stem-cell transplantation led to worse survival...

    Lymphoma