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HIV Drug Raltegravir Approved for Neonates
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Raltegravir is the only integrase inhibitor approved in the US for treatment of HIV in newborns from birth to 4 weeks of age weighing at least 2 kg. FDA Approvals
'Concussion' Doctor Omalu Quits as Coroner; Claims Interference
Monday, December 11, 2017
The chief coroner said that the sheriff had asked him to change an officer-involved death from a homicide to an accident. Medscape Medical News
First in 30 Years: Improved Front Line in Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Monday, December 11, 2017
Brentuximab vedotin has already made an impact on the management of relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now the drug is poised for frontline use. Medscape Medical News
2017 Psychiatry News Quiz: Test Your Smarts
Monday, December 11, 2017
The safety of antidepressants, corruption in a 'top rated' psychiatric hospital, and the opioid crisis were among the most read news stories by psychiatrists this year. Test your news knowledge. Medscape Medical News
First Humalog Copycat (Admelog) Approved by FDA
Monday, December 11, 2017
Sanofi-Aventis' Admelog approved for both diabetes types, and for use via injection or insulin pump. FDA Approvals
Immuno/Chemo/Bev Combo 'Promising' in Advanced Lung Cancer
Monday, December 11, 2017
Immuno/Chemo/Bev Combo 'Promising' in Advanced Lung Cancer Medscape Medical News
Lower Level of NT-proBNP in Blacks Is 'Real'
Monday, December 11, 2017
"Collectively, the data from REGARDS and other studies provide persuasive evidence that racial/ethnic differences in circulating natriuretic peptides are real," says an expert. Increases in this biomarker in both races were tied to morta...
Quiz: Top Medical News from 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
2017 has been a year of ups and downs for medicine, with new drug approvals and treatment guidelines, turmoil in Washington, and the continuing opioid epidemic. Test your knowledge about the most-read news stories of the year. Medscape Medical N...
Alzheimer's Set to Skyrocket
Monday, December 11, 2017
By 2060, an estimated 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment, a dramatic increase over the 6.08 million currently affected, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
SGLT2 Inhibitors as First-line Therapy for Diabetes With CVD?
Monday, December 11, 2017
An expert argues case for SGLT2 inhibitors as first-line therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes and CVD, but is he fighting a losing battle? As even he concedes cost is currently a major barrier. Medscape Medical News
Again, a PARP Inhibitor Has Potential in BRCA+ Breast Cancer
Monday, December 11, 2017
A second PARP inhibitor shows promise in germline mutation metastatic breast cancer and is generally well tolerated compared with standard chemotherapy. Medscape Medical News
CAR T Cells in Advanced R/R Lymphoma: Keeping Patients Alive
Monday, December 11, 2017
New longer-term data on CAR T cells in patients with refractory and relapsed (R/R) lymphoma show that responses are durable, with about half of patients alive after a year or more. Medscape Medical News
New Drug a 'Ground-Breaking' Advance in Huntington's Disease
Monday, December 11, 2017
An experimental antisense drug led to significant dose-dependent reductions in mutant Huntingtin protein in patients with Huntington's disease, a finding being characterized as 'ground-breaking' and 'historic. Medscape Medical News
Poor Screening Adherence May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes
Monday, December 11, 2017
Women who forgo mammography screening may comply less to breast cancer treatment and may have worse outcomes, suggest two European studies, which also found that rates of screening may be falling. Medscape Medical News
Evidence Mounts for Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery
Monday, December 11, 2017
A new study finds myocardial injury is present in one out of seven noncardiac surgeries and is associated with an increased mortality risk independent of symptoms. Medscape Medical News
More Younger Women Opting for Bilateral Mastectomy
Monday, December 11, 2017
Rates of bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer are increasing regardless of the success of chemotherapy, particularly in younger and white women and in those with private/managed health insurance. Medscape Medical News
Blood Transfusions in Leukemia a Deterrent to Hospice Care
Monday, December 11, 2017
Among patients with leukemia, transfusion dependence at end of life can be a deterrent to timely access to hospice care. Medscape Medical News
Modest Weight Loss Cuts Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
Monday, December 11, 2017
Women who lose just 5% of their body weight after the menopause may experience a significant reduction in their risk of developing breast cancer vs women with stable weight, say US researchers. Medscape Medical News
Riata ICD Lead Failures Increased at Steady Rate Over 10 Years
Monday, December 11, 2017
Failure rates for the leads, subject of a class 1 recall in 2011, approached but remained under 10% a decade after implantation at centers across Canada. Medscape Medical News
Metformin May Up Survival in Older Men With Moderate CKD
Monday, December 11, 2017
Veterans with type 2 diabetes and moderate chronic kidney disease fared well on metformin in an observational study; more research is needed to see whether this is also the case in other patient populations. Medscape Medical News
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