• COVID Vaccine Response Varies With MS Treatment Type By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    COVID VACCINE RESPONSE VARIES WITH MS TREATMENT TYPE

    New evidence continues to emerge about how multiple sclerosis disease-modifying treatments may affect COVID-19 vaccine response. In...

    Vaccination
  • Interferon Flops for Severe COVID By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    INTERFERON FLOPS FOR SEVERE COVID

    Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia recovered no faster when treated with interferon beta-1a and remdesivir as when treated...

    Hospital
  • Gene Expression Test Improves IPF Diagnosis By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    GENE EXPRESSION TEST IMPROVES IPF DIAGNOSIS

    A diagnostic product assessing the pulmonary "transcriptome" in a series of cases drawn from real life helped pulmonologists arrive...

  • Liposomal Irinotecan Combo Boosts Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    LIPOSOMAL IRINOTECAN COMBO BOOSTS SURVIVAL IN BILIARY TRACT CANCER

    Adding liposomal irinotecan to fluorouracil and leucovorin significantly improved progression-free survival in patients with advanced...

    Cancer
  • FDA to Make Isotretinoin Prescribing Gender Neutral By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    FDA TO MAKE ISOTRETINOIN PRESCRIBING GENDER NEUTRAL

    In a nod toward transgender inclusiveness, the FDA revised the iPLEDGE risk-modification program for isotretinoin by rewording the...

  • Invasive Surgery for Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy More Common in Women of Color By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    INVASIVE SURGERY FOR TUBAL ECTOPIC PREGNANCY MORE COMMON IN WOMEN OF COLOR

    Over the past decade, Black and Hispanic patients were consistently more likely to receive invasive surgical procedures to manage a...

    Pregnancy
  • Let's Focus More on What We Eat, Not How Much By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    LET'S FOCUS MORE ON WHAT WE EAT, NOT HOW MUCH

    The First Law of Thermodynamics, formulated in the 1800s, says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. For the human body,...

  • PA Suspended After Interfering With Care of COVID Patients By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    PA SUSPENDED AFTER INTERFERING WITH CARE OF COVID PATIENTS

    The Washington Medical Commission suspended the license for Scott Miller, a physician assistant who ran Miller Family Pediatrics in...

  • Right-Sided CRC Metastases Call for 'More Aggressive' Approach By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    RIGHT-SIDED CRC METASTASES CALL FOR 'MORE AGGRESSIVE' APPROACH

    Colorectal cancer metastases from right-sided primary tumors and CRC liver metastases had higher rates of local failure following stereotactic...

    Tumors, Cancer
  • Goldman Sachs, Charlesbank Acquire Widespread Primary Care Network By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    GOLDMAN SACHS, CHARLESBANK ACQUIRE WIDESPREAD PRIMARY CARE NETWORK

    As private equity investment in healthcare continues to soar, Goldman Sachs and Charlesbank have scooped up a sprawling primary care...

  • Do Some Arthritis, IBD Drugs Put Patients at Greater COVID Risk? By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    DO SOME ARTHRITIS, IBD DRUGS PUT PATIENTS AT GREATER COVID RISK?

    For people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases who contracted COVID-19, those on tumor necrosis factor inhibitors fared better...

    Tumors, Drugs, Registry, Arthritis
  • The Price Tag of FDA's 'Onco-Exceptionalism' By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    THE PRICE TAG OF FDA'S 'ONCO-EXCEPTIONALISM'

    More people than ever were on new cancer drugs backed by relatively weak evidence, and the money spent on these pricey drugs exceeded...

    Cancer, Drugs
  • Heparin of No Benefit to IVF Patients With Recurrent Implantation Failure By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    HEPARIN OF NO BENEFIT TO IVF PATIENTS WITH RECURRENT IMPLANTATION FAILURE

    Low-molecular-weight heparin did not improve live birth or pregnancy outcomes for fertility patients who had recurrent implantation...

    Pregnancy
  • New Lefamulin Data Paint Rosy Picture By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    NEW LEFAMULIN DATA PAINT ROSY PICTURE

    New analyses of pivotal trial data for the first-in-class antibiotic lefamulin reinforce its efficacy and safety relative to fluoroquinolones,...

  • How Can We Personalize the Latest Treatment Recommendations? By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    HOW CAN WE PERSONALIZE THE LATEST TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS?

    So, I leave the country for a few days, and suddenly we're no longer using baby aspirin. Wait, what? Sunburned on One Side I'm just...

    Baby
  • First Interchangeable Humira Biosimilar Approved By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    FIRST INTERCHANGEABLE HUMIRA BIOSIMILAR APPROVED

    The FDA approved Cyltezo as the first interchangeable biosimilar to adalimumab , with indications ranging from rheumatoid arthritis...

    Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis
  • The Brain and Heart Want Different Blood Pressure Goals By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    THE BRAIN AND HEART WANT DIFFERENT BLOOD PRESSURE GOALS

    The optimal systolic and diastolic blood pressure target for each person may depend on his or her individual risk profile, an observational...

    Brain
  • Dupilumab Improves Lung Function for Kids With Asthma By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    DUPILUMAB IMPROVES LUNG FUNCTION FOR KIDS WITH ASTHMA

    Children with uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe asthma had better long-term lung function when they were treated with dupilumab , a...

    Asthma
  • Upfront Triplet Improves OS in Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    UPFRONT TRIPLET IMPROVES OS IN METASTATIC CASTRATION-SENSITIVE PROSTATE CANCER

    The addition of abiraterone acetate to standard therapy with docetaxel plus androgen deprivation therapy significantly improved overall...

    Cancer, Prostate
  • More Race Data Needed on COVID Vaccination and Testing, Researchers Say By MedPageToday   -   Oct 19, 2021

    MORE RACE DATA NEEDED ON COVID VACCINATION AND TESTING, RESEARCHERS SAY

    The U.S. is likely not getting the whole truth about the spread of COVID - but why? Because the data lack equity, Ziad Obermeyer, MD,...

    Vaccination