Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

Is New Surveillance Monitoring Required for Enterococcal Oxazolidinone Resistance?

A study was conducted to evaluate the oxazolidinone resistance mechanisms of enterococci bacteria.

Progress Report in Cancer Control: How Are We Doing?

Progress Report in Cancer Control: How Are We Doing?

An analysis of population data on cancer incidence, survival, and mortality revealed that early interventions and improvements to treatments contributed to a 26% decline in cancer deaths from 1991 to 2015.

No Difference in CEA vs CA125/CEA Ratio for Identifying Ovarian Masses

No Difference in CEA vs CA125/CEA Ratio for Identifying Ovarian Masses

No significant difference was identified in combination CA125/CEA ratio vs CEA alone in distinguishing ovarian neoplasms from ovarian metastases.

Avastin Plus ChemoTx Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer After Resection

Avastin Plus ChemoTx Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer After Resection

Study patients who received Avastin plus chemotherapy followed by Avastin alone, had a greater median PFS vs patients who received chemotherapy alone (18.2 months vs 12 months; hazard ratio [HR] 0.62, 95% CI, 0.52-0.75; P<.0001).

Overuse of Neuroimaging in the Emergency Department Reported for Pediatric Headache

Overuse of Neuroimaging in the Emergency Department Reported for Pediatric Headache

Investigators examined rates, predictors, and outcomes of neuroimaging in pediatric and adolescent patients who presented to the ED with a headache.

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

Thirty people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

High Rates of Salmonella Contamination Identified in Kratom

High Rates of Salmonella Contamination Identified in Kratom

As of end of May 2018, 199 cases of salmonellosis identified that were linked to kratom consumption.

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care

Gap in earnings between self-employed and employed health care professionals also decreased.

Any Opioid Use Tied to Involvement in Criminal Justice System

Any Opioid Use Tied to Involvement in Criminal Justice System

History of involvement with criminal justice system increased with intensity of drug use.

Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain

Pain Societies Issue Guidelines on Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain

Consensus guidelines regarding the use of ketamine for the management of acute pain have been approved.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Elevated in Siblings of Patients With RA

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Elevated in Siblings of Patients With RA

Siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome, which suggests there is a shared susceptibility between the 2 conditions.

Pelvic Exam in ER Doesn't Help Predict STI for Young Females

Pelvic Exam in ER Doesn't Help Predict STI for Young Females

Pelvic exam doesn't add to history for diagnosis of STIs in young females with suspected cervicitis, PID.

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis

No differences seen with other fat volume measures between recurring, first-time stones.

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Reduced interest seen in minority and less educated populations.

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Inverse association identified between NME rate and MMR vaccine coverage of kindergarteners.

Otitis Media-Related Ambulatory Visits Declined After Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Otitis Media-Related Ambulatory Visits Declined After Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

The administration of PCV7 and PCV13 reduced the number of ambulatory visits for otitis media in pediatric patients.

Menopause Transition Often Prompts Changes in Migraine Pattern, Characteristics

Menopause Transition Often Prompts Changes in Migraine Pattern, Characteristics

This retrospective study sought to assess migraine patterns in 69 menopausal women between ages 40 and 60 who were treated at Partners Healthcare Hospitals for concurrent migraine headache.

fMRI Evidence for Social Motivation Hypothesis of Autism

fMRI Evidence for Social Motivation Hypothesis of Autism

These data show that ASD may arise from an early neurobiological difference in response to rewarding social stimuli, which could result in reduced social motivation.

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness May Be Associated With Cognitive Function

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness May Be Associated With Cognitive Function

Thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer has been linked to worsening cognitive function and may be valuable in identifying individuals who may be at risk for cognitive decline.

Blister Packs for Several Meds Recalled Due to Risk of Harm to Children

Blister Packs for Several Meds Recalled Due to Risk of Harm to Children

The recall affects approximately 470,000 units that include drugs packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card. The blister packs were developed for use in hospitals, however some were sent to retail pharmacies and were likely dispensed for in-home use.

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors

Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors

While all blood types are needed, type O negative and positive are especially crucial.

Wildfire Smoke Causes Health Risks

Wildfire Smoke Causes Health Risks

Agency offers steps to minimize exposure, particularly for those with chronic conditions.

US Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone

US Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone

Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., has urged more Americans to carry naloxone, an FDA-approved medication that can be delivered via nasal mist or injection and can temporarily suspend the effects of opioid overdose.

FDA Takes Steps to Reconcile Needs of Patients With Chronic Pain, Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

FDA Takes Steps to Reconcile Needs of Patients With Chronic Pain, Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

A panel discussion event held at the US Food and Drug Administration gathered patients with chronic pain and FDA officials, to reconcile concerns around prescriptions of opioid medications with the needs of these patient populations.

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

Mirvetuximab Gets Fast Track Status for Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

Mirvetuximab Gets Fast Track Status for Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

Mirvetuximuab soravtansine uses a humanized FRα-binding antibody to target antibody-drug conjugates specifically to FRα-expressing cancer cells and a potent anti-tumor agent, DM4, to kill the targeted cancer cells.

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Lone star tick is most common in the South, but may be spreading to new areas

FDA: Zephyr Endobronchial Valve Approved for Severe Emphysema

FDA: Zephyr Endobronchial Valve Approved for Severe Emphysema

Valve has been approved after review of data from trial involving 190 patients with emphysema

Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening

Standardized definition, guidance on estimation may facilitate understanding of overdiagnosis.

Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion May Reduce Basal Hyperglycemia in T2D

Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion May Reduce Basal Hyperglycemia in T2D

Patients with type 2 diabetes who were initially treated with multiple daily injections were assessed before and after switching to continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.

New App Lets Consumers Order STD Tests and Get Treatment via Telemedicine

New App Lets Consumers Order STD Tests and Get Treatment via Telemedicine

Results - including the date you were checked and a list of what you were checked for - can be shared by users through text, e-mail or on dating profiles.

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions

Eight-six percent of PCPs feel unable to adequately address needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions

Universal Purchase Programs in the United States May Not Effectively Increase Vaccination Rates

Universal Purchase Programs in the United States May Not Effectively Increase Vaccination Rates

Using state- and individual-level data from the 1995-2014 National Immunization Survey, the effect of a state's Universal Purchase adoption on vaccination rates was estimated.

For Postpartum Hemorrhage, Carbetocin Similar to Oxytocin

For Postpartum Hemorrhage, Carbetocin Similar to Oxytocin

Heat-stable carbetocin non-inferior for preventing blood loss of 500 ml, use of other uterotonic agents

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

Commission makes 6 recommendations to meet 2030 goals for non-communicable diseases

1996 to 2013 Saw Large Increase in Diabetes Spending

1996 to 2013 Saw Large Increase in Diabetes Spending

Increased spending per encounter has been the biggest driver of overall rise in spending.

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

New AAP Policy on Patient Dismissal for Vaccine Refusal May "Erode Solidarity" Among Pediatricians

Others have argued that dismissal is ethically problematic because it can deprive children of comprehensive pediatric care and undermine public health.

Poor Adherence Contributes to Inadequate Update of Multidose Hepatitis Vaccine Schedules

Poor Adherence Contributes to Inadequate Update of Multidose Hepatitis Vaccine Schedules

Adherence and completion to multidose vaccine schedules for hepatitis A, B, and A-B are low, thereby rendering vaccination ineffective.

Viruses Identified As Most Common Cause of Meningitis in UK Adults

Viruses Identified As Most Common Cause of Meningitis in UK Adults

Estimated annual incidence of viral meningitis is 2.73 per 100,000 UK adults.

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula

FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula

Two devices designed to create arteriovenous fistula in patients with CKD in need of hemodialysis

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

Vitamin D and Gestational Hypertension, Preeclampsia Risk: Is There a Connection?

Researchers from the University of Bristol found no association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders.

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3 Diagnosis

HPV Cervical CA Screening Cuts Odds of Later CIN3+ Diagnosis

Use of primary HPV testing results in significantly lower odds of CIN3 compared with cytology testing

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption

Policy supports evidence-based strategies such as excise taxes, adding warning labels

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

According to the CDC, outbreak that started in the spring and is now over

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

#DontFryDay: 12 Million Twitter Impressions Spread Message of Sun Safety

Social media is an ideal platform to reach teenagers and young adults to encourage sun safety.

Diabetes Risk Associated With Cirrhosis, Not Chronic HCV Infection, in HIV Positive Patients

Diabetes Risk Associated With Cirrhosis, Not Chronic HCV Infection, in HIV Positive Patients

Cirrhosis is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus among patients living with HIV.

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity

In New Zealand, large proportion did not receive event debrief, referral to social support or specialist

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training

Association says medical students, residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback.

Ethics of Genealogy Data Use for Solving Crimes Discussed

Ethics of Genealogy Data Use for Solving Crimes Discussed

Ethical discussion relates to issues of informed consent, privacy, and justice

Chronic Pain Leads to Higher Opioid Doses and Lower QoL in Sickle Cell Patients

Chronic Pain Leads to Higher Opioid Doses and Lower QoL in Sickle Cell Patients

In adults with sickle cell disease, higher daily opioid use may be associated with poorer health-related quality of life.

Weight Loss Linked to Reversal of Atrial Fibrillation Progression

Weight Loss Linked to Reversal of Atrial Fibrillation Progression

Increased weight loss with risk factor management associated with greater atrial fibrillation freedom.

Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients

Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients

Use of an intensive management program for high-risk patients is associated with greater receipt of outpatient care with no increase in total costs.

Empagliflozin Reduces Risk for Nephropathy Regardless of Blood Pressure, LDL Cholesterol, HbA1c

Empagliflozin Reduces Risk for Nephropathy Regardless of Blood Pressure, LDL Cholesterol, HbA1c

Investigators examined renal outcomes when controlling cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure, LDL-C, and HbA1c.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment was examined.

Risk for Below Knee Amputations With Canagliflozin vs Other Antihyperglycemic Agents

Risk for Below Knee Amputations With Canagliflozin vs Other Antihyperglycemic Agents

Investigators analyzed real world data to examine the risk for below-knee amputations in patients with type 2 diabetes taking canagliflozin vs other medications.

Beta-Blockers Show Varied Effects on Hypoglycemic Mortality Risk in Diabetes

Beta-Blockers Show Varied Effects on Hypoglycemic Mortality Risk in Diabetes

Investigators examined the relationship between the use of β-blockers and incidence of hypoglycemia and risk for mortality in hospitalized patients with diabetes.

Pen vs Patch Bolus Insulin Delivery for T2D Using CGM

Pen vs Patch Bolus Insulin Delivery for T2D Using CGM

Investigators compared 2 methods of delivering bolus insulin, pen vs patch, using metrics from continuous glucose monitoring.

Metabolic Health Predicative of Cognitive Development in Children

Metabolic Health Predicative of Cognitive Development in Children

Researchers assessed whether current metabolic parameters are inversely associated with cognitive functioning.

Liraglutide May Prevent Dementia in Elderly With Type 2 Diabetes

Liraglutide May Prevent Dementia in Elderly With Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined the efficacy of liraglutide for the prevention of dementia in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes.

Age, Baseline HbA1c May Predict Glycemic Control in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

Age, Baseline HbA1c May Predict Glycemic Control in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined the effectiveness of oral agents vs insulin as an initial treatment option for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Elevated Triglycerides, Diabetes May Be Predictors of Major Cardiovascular Events

Elevated Triglycerides, Diabetes May Be Predictors of Major Cardiovascular Events

Investigators examined cardiovascular outcomes in patients with elevated triglyceridemia and diabetes treated with statins.

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency

AMA calls for greater manufacturer transparency in order to prepare for disasters, mitigate shortages.

Prenatal Pediatric Visit Recommended for Expectant Families

Prenatal Pediatric Visit Recommended for Expectant Families

Visit provides unique opportunity to address relationship between family and pediatric practice.

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.

Preoperative Testing, Management: Addressing a Potential Hospitalist NP Gap

Preoperative Testing, Management: Addressing a Potential Hospitalist NP Gap

Hospitalist NPs are key to successfully implementing Society of Hospital Medicine guidelines for preoperative testing and management.

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

An evaluation assessed the nonhealthcare-related influences that have led to misconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Nursing Faculty Ill Prepared to Educate Students on Transgender Patient Care

Nursing Faculty Ill Prepared to Educate Students on Transgender Patient Care

Nurse educators may not be fully prepared to teach students about transgender patient care.

Project ECHO: Educational Support to Improve Hepatitis Care

Project ECHO: Educational Support to Improve Hepatitis Care

Project ECHO at Los Angeles Christian Health Center contributes to improved care of HCV in underserved populations.

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Investigators report results from the MONALEESA-7 trial, which assessed ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.

Lofexidine a Non-Narcotic Option for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Lofexidine a Non-Narcotic Option for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Lofexidine may help patients with opioid withdrawal symptoms or difficulty with opioid discontinuation.

Safety and Performance of Omnipod HCL for Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Safety and Performance of Omnipod HCL for Children With Type 1 Diabetes

In children with type 1 diabetes, the Omnipod hybrid closed-loop personal model system was safe and performed well.

Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Pneumonia Incidence, Outcomes After Stroke

Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Pneumonia Incidence, Outcomes After Stroke

Investigators examined the incidence and outcomes of pneumonia in patients with acute ischemic stroke and type 2 diabetes.

ITCA 650 Shows Efficacy in Reducing Weight, HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes

ITCA 650 Shows Efficacy in Reducing Weight, HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes

The ITCA 650, a small titanium osmotic mini-pump, provides a subcutaneous infusion of exenatide over 3 or 6 months.

MEDI0382 Safe, Effective for Normalizing Glucose, Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes

MEDI0382 Safe, Effective for Normalizing Glucose, Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes

MEDI0382 reduced body weight and normalized fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease More Common in Type 2 Diabetes Than in Type 1 Diabetes

Chronic Kidney Disease More Common in Type 2 Diabetes Than in Type 1 Diabetes

Investigators examined the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in adults with type 1 diabetes compared with type 2 diabetes.

Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device Safe, Effective for Adolescents

Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device Safe, Effective for Adolescents

The safety assessment included incidence of insertion or procedure-related removal and device-related serious adverse events through 180 after insertion.

Quantification of Prevalence, Outcomes of Incidental Imaging Abnormalities

Quantification of Prevalence, Outcomes of Incidental Imaging Abnormalities

Incidental abnormalities are most frequently observed in computed tomography colonoscopy, computed tomography of the chest, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

A study assessing the impact of upscheduling of hydrocodone combined medications on APRN practices in Oklahoma revealed significant barriers to effective pain management.

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility

Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging with implementation of AJCC 8

USPSTF Favors Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fracture

USPSTF Favors Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fracture

Screening with bone measurement recommended for women aged 65, younger women at risk

Buprenorphine Diversion Driven by Withdrawal Prevention, Abstinence Maintenance

Buprenorphine Diversion Driven by Withdrawal Prevention, Abstinence Maintenance

Researchers deployed a survey to individuals who had received treatment for opioid use disorder to assess their use of buprenorphine.

NKTR-181 for Chronic Lower Back Pain: SUMMIT-07 Results

NKTR-181 for Chronic Lower Back Pain: SUMMIT-07 Results

The phase 3 SUMMIT-07 trial assessed the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a new mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic in adults with moderate to severe chronic lower back pain.

Screening for Tardive Dyskinesia Associated with Antipsychotic Treatment

Screening for Tardive Dyskinesia Associated with Antipsychotic Treatment

Patients receiving treatment with antipsychotic agents would benefit from screening for tardive dyskinesia as these repetitive movements can negatively affect quality of life.

Oxycodone Substitute Shows Lower Abuse Potential

Oxycodone Substitute Shows Lower Abuse Potential

Investigators assessed the potential for abuse associated with NKTR-181, a new mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic.

Transition to Naltrexone in Opioid Use Disorder Benefits from Psychosocial Assessment

Transition to Naltrexone in Opioid Use Disorder Benefits from Psychosocial Assessment

A combination of naltrexone induction and psychoeducational counseling was found to facilitate transition from active opioid use and buprenorphine maintenance in individuals with opioid use disorder.

Demographic Insights Into Hepatitis Vaccination Practices

Demographic Insights Into Hepatitis Vaccination Practices

From 2007 to 2015, the majority of initial hepatitis A, B, and A/B vaccinations were administered by primary care providers.

CDC Surveillance Information for the 2017-2018 Influenza Season in the United States

CDC Surveillance Information for the 2017-2018 Influenza Season in the United States

The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.

COPD End-of-Life Management Strategies: Use Could Be Expanded

COPD End-of-Life Management Strategies: Use Could Be Expanded

The use of formal palliative care services among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increased by 1% per year, going from 5.3% in 2004 to 14.3% in 2014.

Regular Repeated Assessments Align Self-Reports, Case Manager Reports in Schizophrenia

Regular Repeated Assessments Align Self-Reports, Case Manager Reports in Schizophrenia

Repeated assessments improved the patients' ability to assess their own situation and the case workers' understanding of the patients' situations.

Clotting Time in Transfemoral PCI Linked to Bleeding Risk

Clotting Time in Transfemoral PCI Linked to Bleeding Risk

More major bleeding seen at maximal activated clotting time greater than 290 seconds.

Efavirenz Does Not Increase Depression, Suicidal Ideation in HIV-Infected

Efavirenz Does Not Increase Depression, Suicidal Ideation in HIV-Infected

No increased risk of depression or suicidal ideation among persons living with HIV in Uganda.

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

An observational study was conducted in order to determine the accuracy and quality of readings provided by home blood pressure monitoring systems.

Tiotropium Once-Daily Plus ICS Maintenance May Improve Airflow Obstruction in Adult Asthma

Tiotropium Once-Daily Plus ICS Maintenance May Improve Airflow Obstruction in Adult Asthma

Researchers from the University of Rochester identified improvement in pulmonary function in symptomatic adult patients with asthma treated with once-daily tiotropium.

Budesonide ER for Ulcerative Colitis Safe Regardless of Gender, Age

Budesonide ER for Ulcerative Colitis Safe Regardless of Gender, Age

The budesonide extended-release formulation was found to be safe and well tolerated for the remission of ulcerative colitis, regardless of age or gender.

National HIV Testing Day Is on June 27

National HIV Testing Day Is on June 27

Annual occasion is a good time for health care providers to encourage testing

Rifaximin May Improve Abdominal Pain Symptoms in IBS-D

Rifaximin May Improve Abdominal Pain Symptoms in IBS-D

A 2-week course of treatment with rifaximin for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome was found to improve abdominal pain symptoms.

More NPs Ordering Multitarget Stool DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

More NPs Ordering Multitarget Stool DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The percentage of NPs who order the mt-sDNA test for colorectal cancer screening has increased significantly since the test became available in 2014.

Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Awareness Lacking in Postmenopausal Women

Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Awareness Lacking in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women have little awareness of osteoporotic fracture risk and poor understanding that a fragility fracture may be indicative of osteoporosis and that it increases future fracture risk.

Psoriasis Treatment With Biologics Often Requires Multiple Courses, Treatment Changes

Psoriasis Treatment With Biologics Often Requires Multiple Courses, Treatment Changes

The final analysis set comprised biologic-naïve individuals — individuals who had filled an initial prescription for etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, or ustekinumab after 2 years without using any biologic agent during the study period.

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