• Obesity may not affect unplanned health care utilization, safety of therapy in IBD By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    OBESITY MAY NOT AFFECT UNPLANNED HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION, SAFETY OF THERAPY IN IBD

    SAN DIEGO - Obesity was not linked to hospitalization, surgery or serious infection among a subset of biologic-treated patients with...

    Stroke, Obesity, Digestion, Hospital
  • Genomic surveillance uncovers clusters of MRSA causing bloodstream infections By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    GENOMIC SURVEILLANCE UNCOVERS CLUSTERS OF MRSA CAUSING BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS

    Genomic surveillance identified clusters of MRSA among strains cultured from bloodstream infections in two Philadelphia hospitals,...

    Hospital
  • MacGillivray named executive director, chairman of cardiac surgery at MedStar Washington By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    MACGILLIVRAY NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN OF CARDIAC SURGERY AT MEDSTAR WASHINGTON

    MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute announced Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, has been named physician executive director and chairman...

    Hospital
  • BoneSupport receives FDA market authorization for antibiotic-eluting bone graft By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    BONESUPPORT RECEIVES FDA MARKET AUTHORIZATION FOR ANTIBIOTIC-ELUTING BONE GRAFT

    BoneSupport has announced FDA market authorization of the Cerament G bone graft for patients with osteomyelitis, according to a press...

  • Health technology may help people with cancer quit smoking By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    HEALTH TECHNOLOGY MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH CANCER QUIT SMOKING

    The inclusion of a smoking cessation tool into electronic health records increased self-reported patient quit rates by more than 5...

    Cancer
  • GH levels higher for postmenopausal women vs. men with controlled acromegaly By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    GH LEVELS HIGHER FOR POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN VS. MEN WITH CONTROLLED ACROMEGALY

    Among adults with controlled acromegaly, postmenopausal women had higher growth hormone levels than men despite similar insulin-like...

    Hospital, Senior
  • Diabetes screening alongside COVID-19 testing feasible in low-income Latinx community By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    DIABETES SCREENING ALONGSIDE COVID-19 TESTING FEASIBLE IN LOW-INCOME LATINX COMMUNITY

    Integrating rapid HbA1c testing within a COVID-19 testing program helped identify previously undiagnosed adults with prediabetes and...

    Diabetes
  • Ocular reconstruction always worth trying in severely traumatized eyes By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    OCULAR RECONSTRUCTION ALWAYS WORTH TRYING IN SEVERELY TRAUMATIZED EYES

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - In eyes with severe injury, even when there is no light perception vision, there is no justification for primary...

    Eye
  • Chlormethine gel may be more effective than ointment for mycosis fungoides By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    CHLORMETHINE GEL MAY BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OINTMENT FOR MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES

    A post-hoc analysis of a key data set for chlormethine in mycosis fungoides showed that the gel formulation of the drug may be safer...

    Regard, Lymphoma, Drugs, Cancer
  • Researchers identify factors linked between opioid prescription, skin cancer treatment By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY FACTORS LINKED BETWEEN OPIOID PRESCRIPTION, SKIN CANCER TREATMENT

    Data show that certain characteristics can determine the likelihood of opioid prescriptions following Mohs micrographic surgery, but...

    Cancer, Skin
  • Inequities observed in telemedicine use for cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    INEQUITIES OBSERVED IN TELEMEDICINE USE FOR CANCER CARE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    As telemedicine use increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, Black patients with cancer had lower usage levels than white patients,...

    Cancer
  • Hispanic children with high-risk neuroblastoma have worse survival outcomes By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    HISPANIC CHILDREN WITH HIGH-RISK NEUROBLASTOMA HAVE WORSE SURVIVAL OUTCOMES

    Hispanic children with high-risk neuroblastoma had worse survival outcomes than other children with the disease despite receiving treatment...

  • ED visits for seizures, epilepsy decreased during pandemic, especially in young children By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    ED VISITS FOR SEIZURES, EPILEPSY DECREASED DURING PANDEMIC, ESPECIALLY IN YOUNG CHILDREN

    Seizure- and epilepsy-related emergency department visits decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with pre-pandemic levels,...

    Drop
  • No substantial changes in C. difficile trends early in pandemic By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    NO SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES IN C. DIFFICILE TRENDS EARLY IN PANDEMIC

    Despite the changes and disruptions to care caused by COVID-19, researchers found that there were no significant changes in the incidence...

  • VIDEO: Healthy vision tips with Alison D. Early, MD, part 5 By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    VIDEO: HEALTHY VISION TIPS WITH ALISON D. EARLY, MD, PART 5

    In the final part of a five-part series, Alison D. Early, MD, discusses the importance of preventive care.

  • OCTA defines specific characteristics of epiretinal membranes in retinal vein occlusion By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    OCTA DEFINES SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS OF EPIRETINAL MEMBRANES IN RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Epiretinal membranes, or ERMs, in retinal vein occlusion do not share the same OCT angiography characteristics...

  • FDA grants fast track status to ervogastat plus clesacostat for NASH By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    FDA GRANTS FAST TRACK STATUS TO ERVOGASTAT PLUS CLESACOSTAT FOR NASH

    The FDA has granted fast track designation to Pfizer for ervogastat in combination with clesacostat for treatment of patients with...

  • VIDEO: Manage sleep care in patients with depression, anxiety By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    VIDEO: MANAGE SLEEP CARE IN PATIENTS WITH DEPRESSION, ANXIETY

    NEW ORLEANS - The American Psychiatric Association added a clinical update track on sleep this year, according to Eric R. Williams,...

    Depression, Sleep
  • VIDEO: Consider special mental health needs of female veterans By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    VIDEO: CONSIDER SPECIAL MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF FEMALE VETERANS

    NEW ORLEANS - Healio/Psychiatry peer perspective board member Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH, discussed the mental health of female...

    Hospital
  • FDA grants priority review for Friedreich's ataxia treatment By Healio   -   May 28, 2022

    FDA GRANTS PRIORITY REVIEW FOR FRIEDREICH'S ATAXIA TREATMENT

    The FDA has granted priority review to Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s new drug application for omaveloxolone to treat patients with Friedreich's...

    Drugs