• Preliminary data from KITE, KESTREL trials show positive outcomes of brolucizumab in DME By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    PRELIMINARY DATA FROM KITE, KESTREL TRIALS SHOW POSITIVE OUTCOMES OF BROLUCIZUMAB IN DME

    First data from the KITE and KESTREL trials showed encouraging efficacy and safety outcomes of brolucizumab in the treatment of diabetic...

    Injection, Injections, Diabetes
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center appoints site director for radiology By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER APPOINTS SITE DIRECTOR FOR RADIOLOGY

    Jordan Anaokar, MD, has been appointed site director for radiology at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Anaokar will coordinate with medical...

    Cancer
  • Moderate alcohol intake lowers stress-related brain activity, may reduce CVD risk By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    MODERATE ALCOHOL INTAKE LOWERS STRESS-RELATED BRAIN ACTIVITY, MAY REDUCE CVD RISK

    Among adults who underwent brain imaging, moderate alcohol intake reduced stress-related brain signals, which may in part explain the...

    Stress, Brain, Hospital, Alcohol
  • Psychological distress confers elevated risk for subsequent CV events in younger adults By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS CONFERS ELEVATED RISK FOR SUBSEQUENT CV EVENTS IN YOUNGER ADULTS

    Among young and middle-aged survivors of MI, psychological distress was associated with elevated risk for major adverse CV events at...

    Stress
  • Genfit announces the release of NASHnext By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    GENFIT ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF NASHNEXT

    Genfit, in association with Labcorp, announced the launch of a noninvasive nonalcoholic steatohepatitis test for at-risk patients,...

    AIDS
  • Cataract surgery may worsen DME while improving visual acuity By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    CATARACT SURGERY MAY WORSEN DME WHILE IMPROVING VISUAL ACUITY

    Patients with actively treated diabetic macular edema who undergo cataract surgery may experience worsening DME that does not immediately...

    Diabetes, Cataract, Eye, Hospital
  • E-cigarette use associated with risk for wheezing, shortness of breath in young users By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    E-CIGARETTE USE ASSOCIATED WITH RISK FOR WHEEZING, SHORTNESS OF BREATH IN YOUNG USERS

    E-cigarette use was associated with increased risk for wheezing and shortness of breath in adolescents and young adults, according...

    Tobacco, Adolescence
  • Olanzapine/samidorphan treatment reduces weight gain for several schizophrenia subgroups By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    OLANZAPINE/SAMIDORPHAN TREATMENT REDUCES WEIGHT GAIN FOR SEVERAL SCHIZOPHRENIA SUBGROUPS

    Olanzapine/samidorphan combination treatment reduced weight gain across several subgroups of individuals at increased risk for weight...

  • Set expectations early to ensure high patient satisfaction in refractive cataract surgery By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    SET EXPECTATIONS EARLY TO ENSURE HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION IN REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY

    WAILEA, Hawaii - Keeping the promise of “no glasses after cataract surgery,” begins and ends with preoperative preparation and setting...

    Eye, Cataract
  • Perfluorocarbon liquid provides ‘excellent' visualization for RD repair By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    PERFLUOROCARBON LIQUID PROVIDES ‘EXCELLENT' VISUALIZATION FOR RD REPAIR

    WAILEA, Hawaii - Perfluorocarbon liquid represents “a big advance” in the surgical approach to subretinal fluid removal when performing...

  • Cell therapy effective, safe for BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis after HSCT By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    CELL THERAPY EFFECTIVE, SAFE FOR BK VIRUS-ASSOCIATED HEMORRHAGIC CYSTITIS AFTER HSCT

    BK virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes from healthy donors appeared safe and effective for patients with BK virus-associated hemorrhagic...

  • ADT not associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality in prostate cancer By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    ADT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK FOR CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY IN PROSTATE CANCER

    The addition of androgen deprivation therapy to radiation therapy did not appear associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular...

    Prostate, Cancer
  • Teens, young adults who report e-cigarette use have increased odds of asthma By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS WHO REPORT E-CIGARETTE USE HAVE INCREASED ODDS OF ASTHMA

    Teens and young adults who report current e-cigarette use have increased risk for developing asthma and experiencing asthma exacerbations,...

    Senior, Hospital, Child, Asthma
  • ED maintains HIV screening by combining it with COVID-19 tests By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    ED MAINTAINS HIV SCREENING BY COMBINING IT WITH COVID-19 TESTS

    The pandemic has disrupted HIV care, including routine testing. By making phlebotomy part of the COVID-19 testing process, an ED at...

  • CMS: Beneficiaries forewent millions of mental health care visits due to COVID-19 pandemic By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    CMS: BENEFICIARIES FOREWENT MILLIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE VISITS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    CMS today published data showing that beneficiaries forewent millions of primary, preventive and mental health care visits between...

  • County characteristics impact premature stroke mortality By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    COUNTY CHARACTERISTICS IMPACT PREMATURE STROKE MORTALITY

    County-level stroke mortality occurring outside a stroke unit correlated primarily with demographics and health care and environmental...

    Stroke, Hospital
  • AAN statement calls telehealth 'essential and effective method' for delivering health care By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    AAN STATEMENT CALLS TELEHEALTH 'ESSENTIAL AND EFFECTIVE METHOD' FOR DELIVERING HEALTH CARE

    The American Academy of Neurology released an update to their 2014 position statement on telehealth in which they reiterate their call...

    Neurology
  • New report offers ‘most compelling' evidence yet of COVID-19 vaccines' effectiveness By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    NEW REPORT OFFERS ‘MOST COMPELLING' EVIDENCE YET OF COVID-19 VACCINES' EFFECTIVENESS

    Messenger RNA vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were 94% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 among health care workers...

    Vaccination
  • Q&A: Novel biomarker test identifies 14-day risk for preeclampsia By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    Q&A: NOVEL BIOMARKER TEST IDENTIFIES 14-DAY RISK FOR PREECLAMPSIA

    Researchers said a blood test that assesses multiple biomarkers can rule out a pregnant person's risk for developing preeclampsia in...

    Pregnant, Gynecology
  • Data support avoiding pregnancy for 1 year after bariatric surgery By Healio   -   May 15, 2021

    DATA SUPPORT AVOIDING PREGNANCY FOR 1 YEAR AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

    Women who become pregnant in the year after bariatric surgery are more likely to experience higher rates of preterm birth and low birth...

    Pregnant, Pregnancy, Obesity