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FDA approves new HPV test

FDA approves new HPV test

A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.

FDA approves over-the-counter Differin Gel 0.1% to treat acne

FDA approves over-the-counter Differin Gel 0.1% to treat acne

Differin Gell 0.1% (adapalene) is the first retinoid approved for over-the-counter treatment of acne by the FDA.

Inpatient mortality, length of stay decreasing for COPD patients, but financial burden increasing

Inpatient mortality, length of stay decreasing for COPD patients, but financial burden increasing

For patients hospitalized with COPD, mortality and length of stay have decreased while financial burden has increased.

COPD Assessment Test can identify new COPD, mild airflow obstruction

COPD Assessment Test can identify new COPD, mild airflow obstruction

The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) can be used to distinguish between newly diagnosed patients, those with more exacerbations, and by gender.

Diabetes drugs similar regarding cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk

Diabetes drugs similar regarding cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk

A meta-analysis of the 9 classes of glucose-lowering drugs supports the ADA's recommendation of metformin monotherapy as preferred initial treatment.

Young patients with COPD still active smokers

Young patients with COPD still active smokers

Patients who are socioeconomically disadvantaged are more likely to continue smoking after a COPD diagnosis.

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Older adults with depression are less likely to adhere to COPD maintenance medications regimens.

California penalties on medical errors do not reduce errors

California penalties on medical errors do not reduce errors

A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.

Managing aspergillosis: updated guidelines from IDSA

Managing aspergillosis: updated guidelines from IDSA

New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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