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Male Clinicians Miss Microaggressions Their Female Peers Notice
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
When viewing videos showing microagressions, men recognized them less frequently than women, researchers found. Medscape Medical News
RECOVERY: Early Surgery Best in Severe Asymptomatic AS?
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
In asymptomatic patients with very severe aortic stenosis, early aortic valve replacement surgery was associated with lower mortality than a more conservative course. Medscape Medical News
Sleeve Gastrectomy Beneficial at Lower BMI; Call to Lower Threshold
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
"We can start the conversation of changing some of the current guidelines for bariatric surgery to...focus...more on metabolic disease rather than BMI alone as the only cutoff," says study author. Medscape Medical News
Delayed Cord Clamping OK for Moms After Cesarean
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
One day after a planned cesarean delivery, maternal hemoglobin levels were similar among women whose term singleton infants had delayed vs immediate umbilical cord clamping, a study found. Medscape Medical News
EVAPORATE: Early Mechanistic Clues to Vascepa's CV Benefits
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Interim data suggest slowed plaque progression, in part, may be behind the benefits observed with icosapent ethyl in patients with elevated triglycerides. Medscape Medical News
Despite Supreme Court Win, Texas Abortion Clinics Still Shuttered
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Three years after winning a big legal battle, abortion providers still find themselves losing the war when it comes to keeping clinics open across the huge, populous state. Kaiser Health News
Primary Care Appointment Numbers Dropping, Despite ACA
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The number of primary care visits is down despite greater access to care via the Affordable Care Act. Experts are conflicted over whether the trend is good or bad for the health system. Medscape Medical News
After Backlash, Teva Will Resume Production of Vincristine
Monday, November 18, 2019
Only a few months after announcing that it will cease production of this essential medicine for childhood cancers, Teva has announced it will jump back into the market. Medscape Medical News
Bedside Ultrasound Shows Promise in Diagnosing Increased ICP
Monday, November 18, 2019
Bedside optic nerve ultrasound shows promise in diagnosing increased intracranial pressure in children and adults, a systematic review and meta-analysis has found. Medscape Medical News
ORION-9: 50% LDL Reduction With Inclisiran in FH Patients
Monday, November 18, 2019
A third phase 3 trial with the novel lipid-lowering drug, given just once every 6 months, has shown impressive LDL lowering for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Medscape Medical News
Clinicians Hesitant to Offer New Oral Immunotherapies
Monday, November 18, 2019
Concerns over staffing needs and the risk for anaphylaxis with new oral immunotherapies have physicians questioning the next steps. Medscape Medical News
Arthritis Risk Underestimated in Children With Down Syndrome
Monday, November 18, 2019
Arthritis can be missed in young people with Down syndrome, who might not effectively communicate their pain, so experts recommend annual screening. Medscape Medical News
FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia in Children
Monday, November 18, 2019
MiSight (CooperVision Inc) soft, disposable contact lenses are meant to be worn daily (but not overnight) to correct nearsightedness and slow the progression of myopia in children 8 to 12 years old. FDA Approvals
The 'Silver Lining' of the Opioid Crisis: More Pain Research
Monday, November 18, 2019
Better pain management is needed to reduce prescribed opioids, said the scientific lead of the CDC arthritis program, who believes pain is a public health issue. Medscape Medical News
Positive Top-line Results for Novel Agent in Acute Psychosis
Monday, November 18, 2019
KarXT combines xanomeline and trospium and is designed to treat psychosis and related symptoms through preferential stimulation of muscarinic receptors in the central nervous system. Medscape Medical News
FDA Clears New Easier-to-Clean Duodenoscope
Monday, November 18, 2019
The Pentax Medical Video ED34-i10T2 is the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component that will reduce the number of parts that need to be cleaned and reprocessed between uses. FDA Approvals
Vericiguat Hits Primary Clinical-Efficacy Endpoint in HFrEF
Monday, November 18, 2019
Vericiguat was associated with reduced risk for HF hospitalization or CV death in patients with worsening HF with reduced ejection fraction compared to placebo, topline results of the VICTORIA trial show. Medscape Medical News
Fluoride at High Levels 'Presumed' a Neurodevelopmental Hazard
Monday, November 18, 2019
The National Toxicology Program found a link between high fluoride exposure in children and cognitive impairment, according to a draft report and systematic review. Medscape Medical News
Rebranding Palliative Care as Supportive Care May Boost Use
Monday, November 18, 2019
Researchers at MD Anderson found that medical oncologists and midlevel providers preferred the name 'supportive care' over palliative care. "It's not just about the end of life," said one oncologist. Medscape Medical News
GALILEO, GALILEO 4D: Mixed Results in Post-TAVR Anticoagulation
Monday, November 18, 2019
Although a rivaroxaban-based strategy was associated with better valve outcomes in GALILEO 4D, it was linked to worse clinical outcomes in the main GALILEO trial. Medscape Medical News
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