• By Medscape   -   Feb 17, 2018

    INFLUENZA DEATHS IN CHILDREN: PUTTING IT INTO CONTEXT

    The media reports of influenza-related deaths in children are frightening. How does this year compare with prior years? CHOP Expert...

    Pediatrics, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 17, 2018

    FDA OKS DURVALUMAB FOR REDUCING RISK FOR NSCLC PROGRESSION

    The immunotherapy becomes the first treatment approved to reduce the risk for progression in hard-to-treat stage III non-small cell...

    Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    PAIN HITS AFTER SURGERY WHEN A PATIENT FACES $17K URINE TEST

    Elizabeth Moreno got hit with a $17,850 bill from a Texas lab after leaving a urine sample at her doctor's office. Kaiser Health News

    Face, Pathology & Lab Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    HIGH-DOSE INSULIN WORKS FOR BETA-BLOCKER, CALCIUM-CHANNEL BLOCKER POISONING

    High-dose insulin is a feasible, effective treatment for beta-blocker and calcium-channel blocker poisoning, according to the 17-year...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    MICROPULSE LASER AN OPTION FOR CHRONIC CENTRAL SEROUS CHORIORETINOPATHY

    Functional and anatomical outcomes are similar after treatment with yellow micropulse laser or half-dose verteporfin photodynamic therapy...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    SHORT KIDS MAY HAVE A HIGHER STROKE RISK AS ADULTS

    Children who are just a few inches shorter than their peers are more likely to suffer a stroke in adulthood, a large Danish study suggests. Reuters...

    Stroke, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    BREAST MRIS MAY LEAD TO MORE BIOPSIES THAT CATCH FEWER CANCERS

    Women who get magnetic resonance imaging screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts, Tumors, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    LIMB AMPUTATION RATES FOR BLOCKED ARTERIES VARY BY RACE AND SETTING

    Reuters Health Information

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    U.S. GROUPS SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER TEEN PREGNANCY GRANT CUTS

    Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits on Thursday challenging a decision by U.S. President...

    Pregnancy, Plan, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    NEW C DIFFICILE GUIDELINES REFINE DIAGNOSIS, ADD FMT

    New guidelines for managing Clostridium difficile infection refine diagnosis, switch antibiotics for adults, include children, and...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    CONFUSED ABOUT THE PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE SCHEDULE? YOU'RE NOT ALONE

    Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that many clinicians are unclear on pneumococcal vaccination schedules for adults. Medscape...

    Vaccination, Internal Medicine, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    READY TO START YOUR OWN PRACTICE?

    Needing a practice change but don't know where to start? Dr Julie Gunther has been there and offers her advice. American Academy of...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN IN HEART FAILURE SANS AF: RECOMMENDED OR NOT?

    It's an old question still, without much solid evidence either way. How much does a new cohort study from Denmark add to the debate?...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    VEDOLIZUMAB EMERGES AS OPTION IN IBD AFTER ANTI-TNF FAILURE

    The management of anti-TNF-resistant patients is an important clinical challenge, but new data suggest that vedolizumab helps mucosal...

    Gastroenterology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    MYSTERIOUS SYMPTOMS IN US DIPLOMATS DEEMED NEUROLOGIC INJURY

    Cuba diplomats have concussion-like symptoms consistent with brain injury in the absence of blunt head trauma after encountering intense...

    Neurology, Brain, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    FDA OKAYS GLOOKO INSULIN DOSING SYSTEM FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES

    New app allows clinicians to personalize insulin dose titration for patients and reminds them to follow instructions. Medscape Medical...

    Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    SAFETY SIMILAR WITH RADIAL VS ULNAR APPROACH IN CARDIAC CATH

    Major adverse cardiovascular event rates were not significantly different from those obtained with radial artery access, but transulnar...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    PATIENTS WANT MORE INFORMATION BEFORE IMAGING TESTS

    Half of survey respondents said they had to find information on their own. Authors say communication may focus too much on results...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    FDA PANEL GIVES EXPAREL THUMBS DOWN AS REGIONAL NERVE BLOCK

    An FDA advisory committee voted 6 to 4 against recommending bupivacaine liposomal injectable suspension as a nerve block for regional,...

    Injection, Injections, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2018

    'REALLY DURABLE BENEFIT' EMERGING WITH BLADDER CANCER IMMUNOTX

    Overall survival curves in cancer treatment trials typically go down with time. It's a big deal when survival stabilizes and a flat...

    Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News