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Emflaza approved by FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Emflaza approved by FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The corticosteroid was approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years and older.

FDA approves Siliq for treatment of plaque psoriasis

FDA approves Siliq for treatment of plaque psoriasis

The injected medication has been approved for use by patients who have failed to respond to other systemic therapies.

Noninvasive treatment for low back pain: a new clinical guideline from ACP

Noninvasive treatment for low back pain: a new clinical guideline from ACP

The ACP has released 3 recommendations for the treatment of patients with acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.

Uric acid concentration and fructose intake linked to NASH in children

Uric acid concentration and fructose intake linked to NASH in children

Serum uric acid concentrations and fructose consumption are associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be harmful for offspring

Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be harmful for offspring

Girls whose mothers consumed high amounts of licorice during pregnancy have more advanced pubertal maturation at age 12 years.

Prolapse surgery outcomes not improved with transvaginal mesh or biological graft

Prolapse surgery outcomes not improved with transvaginal mesh or biological graft

Using transvaginal mesh and biological graft in prolapse surgery did not improve outcomes of effectiveness, quality of life, or adverse events.

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

The schedule includes new or revised recommendations for several vaccines for children and adolescents.

Radiation exposure and cancer risk from CT screening: a risk-benefit analysis

Radiation exposure and cancer risk from CT screening: a risk-benefit analysis

After 10 years of low-dose CT screening in patients, 1.5 lung cancers and 2.4 major cancers per 10,000 people screened were induced by radiation.

Post-cesarean infections detected in 8.8% of women

Post-cesarean infections detected in 8.8% of women

Pre-incision azithromycin prophylaxis was associated with reduced odds of infection.

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

Women with a good recovery after stroke and a moderate level of optimism had a 0.40‐fold reduction in the odds of developing new-onset poststroke depression.

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