Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

More primary care practices have been making medical records, including clinical notes, available to patients via secure electronic portals.

Talzenna Approved for Germline BRCA-Mutated, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

Talzenna Approved for Germline BRCA-Mutated, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

Talzenna, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, was evaluated in EMBRACA, an open-label trial that randomized patients with gBRCAm HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (N=431) to receive talazoparib 1mg or physician's choice of chemotherapy (capecitabine, eribulin, gemcitabine, or vinorelbine).

Liletta Now Approved for Pregnancy Prevention for Up to 5 Years

Liletta Now Approved for Pregnancy Prevention for Up to 5 Years

The expanded approval was supposed by safety and efficacy data from the Phase 3 ACCESS IUS trial (N=1751) in women receiving Liletta. In the trial, Liletta demonstrated >99% efficacy in preventing pregnancy for up to 5 years in a broad patient population.

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

Job Market for Nephrologists Continuing to Improve

The job market for new nephrologists is continuing to improve, and most fellows would recommend nephrology to medical students or residents.

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

Of TTS survivors, 11.9% readmitted within 30 days, with associated mortality of 3.5%.

Web-Based Lifestyle Program Beneficial for Liver Disease Patients

Web-Based Lifestyle Program Beneficial for Liver Disease Patients

Similar weight, liver enzyme improvements seen with group- and web-based programs for NAFLD patients.

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with weight loss have a reduced risk for breast cancer.

The Misuse of Antibiotics in Acute Pancreatitis Appears Widespread

The Misuse of Antibiotics in Acute Pancreatitis Appears Widespread

The inappropriate use of antibiotics as prophylaxis and treatment in acute pancreatitis is common, highlighting the efforts required for antibiotic stewardship.

Exercise After Overnight Fasting Stabilizes Glucose Levels in Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise After Overnight Fasting Stabilizes Glucose Levels in Type 1 Diabetes

The effect of high-intensity interval training with a bout of moderate-intensity continuous training on glucose levels was examined in T1D.

Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Decline in episodic memory scores seen with older age slower after vs before cataract surgery.

ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery

ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery

Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids.

Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season

Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season

Larger cities with higher base transmission potentials have more diffuse influenza epidemics.

FDA Approves New DNA-Based Test to Verify Blood Compatibility

FDA Approves New DNA-Based Test to Verify Blood Compatibility

Assay can be used to determine blood donor and patient non-ABO red blood cell types.

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Investigators examine the effect of a low-fat, plant-based diet on insulin resistance and body composition.

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

β-Blockers in Early Pregnancy Not Linked to Significant Risk for Overall, Cardiac Malformations

The use of β-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy may not greatly increase the risk for major congenital malformations in offspring.

Seven-Item Pain Intensity Measure Reliable in Individuals With Dementia

Seven-Item Pain Intensity Measure Reliable in Individuals With Dementia

A 7-item pain intensity measure for persons with dementia has shown initial validity and reliability.

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

Pneumococcal H Influenzae Protein D Conjugate Vaccine Effective in Children

The burden of childhood and infant pneumonia can be effectively reduced through the use of the pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine.

Microscopic Colitis Risk Not Linked to Dietary Gluten in Women Without Celiac Disease

Microscopic Colitis Risk Not Linked to Dietary Gluten in Women Without Celiac Disease

The consumption of dietary gluten was not associated with microscopic colitis risk in patients without celiac disease.

Modest Alcohol Consumption May Reduce Mortality in NAFLD

Modest Alcohol Consumption May Reduce Mortality in NAFLD

But drinking 1.5 drinks/day linked to increased mortality after adjustment for multiple confounders.

Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial in Subclinical Hypothyroidism

No benefit regarding quality of life or thyroid-related symptoms found for thyroid hormone therapy.

Exercise May Delay Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Those at Risk

Exercise May Delay Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Those at Risk

Findings among individuals with a genetic mutation known to cause Alzheimer's.

Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois

Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois

Five possible cases reported in Washington state; 14 confirmed cases reported in Colorado.

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

One in 77 US children reportedly had heart conditions in 2016, with special needs in 60%.

Higher Levels of Anti-CA15.3 and Anti-CA125 Linked to Increased Risk for Mucinous Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Higher Levels of Anti-CA15.3 and Anti-CA125 Linked to Increased Risk for Mucinous Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Researchers used the EPIC Cohort to identify whether anti-CA125 and anti-CA15.3 antibodies alone or in combination with antigens may determine epithelial ovarian cancer risk.

Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity

Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity

Higher risk for problems seen among black women, women with other health conditions.

Better Efforts Needed for Cancer Patients With Pessimistic Illness Perceptions

Better Efforts Needed for Cancer Patients With Pessimistic Illness Perceptions

Among cancer survivors, illness perception may affect patient health-related quality of life and mortality.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduced With Regular, Low-Dose Aspirin

Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduced With Regular, Low-Dose Aspirin

Although ovarian cancer risk may be reduced with regular use of low-dose aspirin, the use of nonaspirin analgesics may increase the risk of ovarian cancer among long-term, high-quantity users.

AAPA and NCCPA Partner to Campaign for Physician Assistant Recognition

AAPA and NCCPA Partner to Campaign for Physician Assistant Recognition

AAPA and NCCPA partner in a national advertising campaign to raise awareness of the PA profession.

Change in Dietary Patterns Over 5 Years in Early Multiple Sclerosis

Change in Dietary Patterns Over 5 Years in Early Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers analyze the dietary habits of 260 patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis from baseline to 5 years after initial onset of symptoms.

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

For this analysis, the authors used follow-up data from all 7020 patients included in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial to estimate the effect of empagliflozin on all-cause mortality vs placebo over the duration of a patient's lifetime.

Rituximab Linked to HBV Reactivation in Patients With Prior Functional Cure

Rituximab Linked to HBV Reactivation in Patients With Prior Functional Cure

The study authors searched MEDLINE from inception through July 2018 to obtain relevant cohort studies and randomized trials assessing HBVr incidence secondary to pharmaceutical agents.

Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD

Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD

Common carotid artery wall thickness measured using magnetic resonance imaging is more consistently associated with incident cardiovascular disease outcomes than intima-media thickness measured by ultrasound.

Merge Between Aetna and CVS Health Approved

Merge Between Aetna and CVS Health Approved

A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved, according to the US.Justice Department.

Diet Less Important Than Genes for High Serum Urate Levels

Diet Less Important Than Genes for High Serum Urate Levels

Diet explains little of the variation in serum urate levels in the general population, while genetic factors make a greater contribution.

More Than One-Third of Adults Eat Fast Food Daily

More Than One-Third of Adults Eat Fast Food Daily

Overall, 36.6% of US adults consumed fast food on a given day during 2013 to 2016.

Ustekinumab Induces Clinical Remission After One Dose in Ulcerative Colitis Study

Ustekinumab Induces Clinical Remission After One Dose in Ulcerative Colitis Study

Study authors at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Scientific Meeting 2018 presented late-breaking data from the induction phase of the Phase 3 UNIFI study.

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

The quality of patient monitoring may improve if the clinical practice guidelines are improved, as many healthcare professionals use the guidelines in their monitoring of patients taking lithium.

Hospitals Using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program Offer Better Quality Care in Ischemic Stroke

Hospitals Using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Program Offer Better Quality Care in Ischemic Stroke

The Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program includes measures such as neurologist assessment, rehabilitation evaluation, and education on stroke risk factors.

Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

Rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery similar for immediate pushing or waiting for 60 minutes.

Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence.

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County

An outbreak of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County has so far resulted in 57 cases, including 20 in Pasadena and 9 in downtown Los Angeles.

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes

Recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes have been updated, according to a consensus report by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Novel Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Now Available

Novel Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Now Available

The test works by measuring levels of anti-cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB) and anti-vinculin, 2 biomarkers of post-infectious IBS-D and IBS-M.

Fycompa Approved for Younger Epilepsy Patients With Partial-Onset Seizures

Fycompa Approved for Younger Epilepsy Patients With Partial-Onset Seizures

Safety data for Fycompa was consistent with the safety profile in adult populations without the need for weight-based dosing.

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

The new guidelines place a substantial emphasis on the importance of introducing high-quality rehabilitation early in these patients.

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

The approval of the expanded age range was based on data from a clinical trial which evaluated the efficacy of Gardasil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) in 3253 women 27-45 years of age with a median duration of follow-up of 3.5 years post-dose 3.

FDA Approves Marketing of First User-Fitted Hearing Aid

FDA Approves Marketing of First User-Fitted Hearing Aid

Bose Hearing Aid is user-fitted device for people 18 and older with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures

Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures

For children, infants with febrile seizure, recurrence down with acetaminophen vs no antipyretic.

Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

Updated Hypertension Guideline Directs Treatment to Those With High CVD Risk

Implementing ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive meds to adults at high CVD risk.

Need for Adequate Screening for Infants With HCV Infected Mothers During Pregnancy

Need for Adequate Screening for Infants With HCV Infected Mothers During Pregnancy

One of the goals of the US Department of Health and Human Services National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan is to eliminate mother-to-infant transmission of HCV infection.

FDA Amends Food Additive Regulations to No Longer Allow Use of 7 Substances

FDA Amends Food Additive Regulations to No Longer Allow Use of 7 Substances

The petition was submitted by a number of non-profit organizations including the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Breast Cancer Fund.

Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States.

Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED

Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED

Children with congenital heart disease presenting to ED at increased risk for morbidity, mortality.

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine

14 million need to receive two doses of vaccine to reach goal of 80% vaccination by 2026.

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia

Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia

Benefits include better functional health, sleep-related quality of life, psychological well-being.

Sofosbuvir-Based Regimens Safe, Effective for Chronic Hepatitis C in the Community

Sofosbuvir-Based Regimens Safe, Effective for Chronic Hepatitis C in the Community

Investigators examined treatment response of sofosbuvir-based DAA in patients with chronic hepatitis C with compensated liver cirrhosis in a community care setting.

NDA Submitted for Valtoco Nasal Spray to Treat Acute Repetitive Seizures

NDA Submitted for Valtoco Nasal Spray to Treat Acute Repetitive Seizures

The Company states that the NDA is supported by robust clinical trial data, including patients studies where more than 1600 seizures were treated with Valtoco nasal spray.

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria.

One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation

One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation

Twenty-four percent of adults aged 65 years who undergo intubation in ED are discharged home.

Folic Acid Supplementation May Protect Against Language Delay in AED-Exposed Children

Folic Acid Supplementation May Protect Against Language Delay in AED-Exposed Children

The odds of language delay were lower at 18 months and 36 months in children exposed to AEDs in utero whose mothers took folic acid.

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to APOE ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to APOE ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

The risk for late-onset epilepsy was lower in patients with higher physical activity levels and moderate alcohol intake.

Outcomes After Seizure Recurrence Upon AED Withdrawal Following Temporal Lobectomy

Outcomes After Seizure Recurrence Upon AED Withdrawal Following Temporal Lobectomy

Recurrence of seizures was reported in 28.2% of patients who attempted withdrawal.

Weight Loss May Predict Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care

Weight Loss May Predict Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care

Weight loss may indicate a cancer diagnosis in patients presenting in primary care, specifically when weight loss correlates to another cancer-related clinical feature.

Better Glycemic Control With Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery

Better Glycemic Control With Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery

Day-and-night hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery improves glucose control compared with sensor-augmented pump therapy.

Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir Is Safe, Efficacious for HCV/HIV-1 Coinfection

Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir Is Safe, Efficacious for HCV/HIV-1 Coinfection

Analysis of 2 phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the safety/efficacy of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir in people with HCV coinfected with HIV-1 found an overall sustained virologic response of 98% at week 12 of treatment in those with or without cirrhosis.

Family History Linked to Early-Onset A-Fib in Minorities

Family History Linked to Early-Onset A-Fib in Minorities

Probands of African or Hispanic/Latino descent with early-onset atrial fibrillation are more likely than European Americans to have a first-degree relative with AF.

47 Percent of Emergency Doctors Have Been Assaulted at Work

47 Percent of Emergency Doctors Have Been Assaulted at Work

More than three-quarters of physicians believe that violence in the ED has harmed patient care.

Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk for AMD

Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Risk for AMD

Adults with high vs low MeDi score have lower risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration.

Genomic Screening Can ID Undetected BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk

Genomic Screening Can ID Undetected BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk

82 percent of variant carriers identified in exome sequencing had not undergone prior testing.

3/4 of Adult Day Services Centers Keep Advance Directives on Hand

3/4 of Adult Day Services Centers Keep Advance Directives on Hand

Documentation of advance directives more common in Northeast, among small adult day services centers.

Diabetes Common in Patients With Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

Diabetes Common in Patients With Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

Approximately 28% of stroke patients have diabetes, and the presence of diabetes can increase the risk for poor stroke outcome.

Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care Practices

Active Choice Intervention Effective in Increasing Influenza Vaccination Rates at Primary Care Practices

Influenza vaccination rates decline as the clinic day progresses.

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

Screening of adult patients with significant depressive symptoms is often inadequate in the primary care setting, especially among those with hazardous alcohol consumption.

Relationships Between Prescribing for UTI, E coli Bacteremia, Resistance

Relationships Between Prescribing for UTI, E coli Bacteremia, Resistance

New data suggest an association between general practitioners' prescribing habits for urinary tract infections and UTI-related E coli bacteremia incidence.

Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex

Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex

Short sleep duration linked to reduced risk for black men; risk up for white men with long sleep duration.

Fluoroquinolones May Aid in Reducing Mortality in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Fluoroquinolones May Aid in Reducing Mortality in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

For patients with CAP, antibiotic regimens including a fluoroquinolone may reduce mortality risk by 1-2% compared to beta-lactams and cephalosporins alone.

Probiotic Use May Not Protect Against Clostridium Difficile Infection

Probiotic Use May Not Protect Against Clostridium Difficile Infection

In patients taking multiple antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, or histamine receptor antagonists, the concurrent use of probiotics was associated with an increased incidence of Clostridium difficile infection

A Single Combination Tablet Suppresses HIV Load Through 48 Weeks

A Single Combination Tablet Suppresses HIV Load Through 48 Weeks

A combination single tablet once-a-day regimen of doravirine/lamivudine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate demonstrated non-inferiority and no significant adverse events when compared with continuation of established antiretroviral therapy in adults infected with HIV-1.

Ketogenic Diet May Benefit Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Patients

Ketogenic Diet May Benefit Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Patients

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who adhere to a ketogenic diet may benefit from a selective loss of fat mass and a reduction in fasting serum insulin, while still retaining lean mass.

Delabeling Patients as Beta-Lactam Allergic Requires Record Updates

Delabeling Patients as Beta-Lactam Allergic Requires Record Updates

Changes in allergy records were suggested by the allergy service consult for 62% of the patients.

Additional Symjepi Dosage Strength Approved for Anaphylaxis Treatment

Additional Symjepi Dosage Strength Approved for Anaphylaxis Treatment

Both doses will be supplied in single-dose, prefilled syringes for manual injection.

Increasing Water Intake May Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

Increasing Water Intake May Reduce Cystitis Recurrence

For women at high risk for cystitis recurrence who drink low volumes of fluid daily, increasing water intake prevents recurrence.

Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in Hypertension

Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in Hypertension

For both men and women, Southern dietary pattern is largest mediating factor for difference in hypertension.

Soft Drinks Account for 20% of Youth Beverage Consumption

Soft Drinks Account for 20% of Youth Beverage Consumption

Despite dietary recommendations, soft drinks make up about one-fifth of total beverage consumption by US youth.

Improved Documentation May Help Distinguish Beta-Lactam Allergy vs Intolerance

Improved Documentation May Help Distinguish Beta-Lactam Allergy vs Intolerance

A documented β -lactam allergy was found in more than one-third of patients receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics, however, only 10% of patients were found to be truly allergic.

High Susceptibility Antibiotics Reduce Readmission Rates for Urinary Tract Infections

High Susceptibility Antibiotics Reduce Readmission Rates for Urinary Tract Infections

The use of a moderate to low susceptibility antibiotic to treat a urinary tract infection [UTI] may result in a 1.74-fold increase in the odds of an emergency department readmission within 30 days for another UTI.

Breastfeeding Inversely Linked to Infant BMI Z Score

Breastfeeding Inversely Linked to Infant BMI Z Score

Breastfeeding is inversely associated with body mass index z scores measured at 12 months, and the association is attenuated with formula supplementation by 6 months.

Monovalent Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Safe and Effective for Neonates With Mothers Unvaccinated for Tdap

Monovalent Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Safe and Effective for Neonates With Mothers Unvaccinated for Tdap

The monovalent acellular pertussis vaccine may be beneficial to neonates whose mothers did not receive Tdap vaccine during pregnancy.

Disorders in Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Hot Flashes During Menopause

Disorders in Pregnancy May Increase Risk for Hot Flashes During Menopause

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may increase the risk for hot flashes during menopause.

Sexual Harassment, Assault Affect Physical and Mental Health in Women

Sexual Harassment, Assault Affect Physical and Mental Health in Women

Women who were exposed to sexual harassment and/or assault were found to experience higher blood pressure, poorer sleep, and mood changed that can affect mental health.

Celecoxib Offers Pain Relief Comparable to Ketorolac After Robotic Hysterectomy

Celecoxib Offers Pain Relief Comparable to Ketorolac After Robotic Hysterectomy

Patients undergoing robotic hysterectomy were found to report comparable pain scores when receiving celecoxib perioperatively or ketorolac postoperatively.

Caring for Carriers: Do Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results Have a Place in Primary Care?

Caring for Carriers: Do Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test Results Have a Place in Primary Care?

A case and commentary published in the AMA Journal of Ethics discusses the ethics of primary care physician response to direct-to-consumer genetic testing results of concerned patients.

Second Opinion at NCI Center Valuable for Breast CA Patients

Second Opinion at NCI Center Valuable for Breast CA Patients

Almost 43% of those presenting to NCI center for second opinion have change in diagnosis.

Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis

Alternative Medicines May Aid in the Treatment of Psoriasis

Most studies evaluated fish oil, acupuncture, indigo naturalis, curcumin, meditation.

Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects

Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects

Use of ondansetron for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy does not appear to be associated with birth defects.

First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Found

First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Found

The first human case of a strain of hepatitis E previously found only in rats was diagnosed in a Hong Kong man who received a liver transplant in May 2017.

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.

Switching IV to Oral Antibiotics Noninferior for Some Endocarditis Events

Switching IV to Oral Antibiotics Noninferior for Some Endocarditis Events

For certain patients with endocarditis on the left side of the heart under stable condition, switching from intravenous (IV) antibiotics to orally administered antibiotics is noninferior to staying on IV treatment.

Uncertain Future for Health Laws After Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Center Ruling

Uncertain Future for Health Laws After Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Center Ruling

The recent Supreme Court decision on crisis pregnancy centers is expected to complicate the future of some health laws.

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