Did Tamiflu reviewers have a bad case of the financial conflict bug?

We report and comment on medical innovations and advances – from bench to bedside – touching on scientific, business and policy issues. Our ranks include science writers, physicians, lab researchers, market analysts and others inside and outside the hospital. By Tom Ulrich This winter, if your doctor suggests that you take Tamiflu, you might want to ask for a conflict of interest statement: a new study suggests that doctors who received payments from the makers of flu-fighting neuraminidase inhibitors – drugs like Tamiflu® and Relenza® – were more likely to view the drugs' prowess in a favorable light. Boston Children's HospitalNews Well, Vector Blog, Big Data, Blogread more
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Authors: Pasyar N, Rambod M, Jowkar M Abstract Introduction: Providing social support for patients under hemodialysis treatment can reduce their psychological, social, and physical problems. The present study aimed at determining the effect of peer support on hopefulness in patients under hemodialysis. Methods: This clinical trial with a pre/posttest design was conducted on 128 patients who had referred to the hemodialysis centers of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2019. The patients were randomly divided into an intervention and a control group. The patients in the intervention group were supported by...
Source: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis Source Type: research
Contributors : Andrea Cerutti ; Giuliana Magri ; Laura ComermaSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensImmunoglobulin A (IgA) is the most abundant antibody in the intestinal tract. Recent studies show that discrete subsets of gut human plasma cells (PCs) release IgA, which contributes to the maintenance of gut homeostasis. To better characterize the properties of these PC subsets, we performed global transcriptome analysis in na ïve B cells as well as immature CD19+IgA+CD138- PCs, mature CD19+IgA+CD138+ PCs and late CD19-IgA+CD138+ PCs after their purification from human colon samples.
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
Conclusions: Singing and music can be powerful and useful tools in the care of and in communication with persons with dementia. Regardless of whether singing or music is used, the most important factor is that a person-centred approach is adopted so as to make the music a facilitative tool. Caregiver singing and music are ways to connect with the person with dementia and an understanding of their use can contribute to dementia research. This in turn can increase awareness of the possible ways to strengthen the partnership between caregivers and persons with dementia. PMID: 32212959 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research
This study was conducted to determine the frequency of S. aureus nasal carriage in hemodialysis patients (HD) and health-care workers (HCW) at the main dialysis center of Bam city, located in southeast of Iran. In this cross-sectional study, a total of 52 nasal swabs were obtained from health-care workers and hemodialysis patients to detect methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) isolates. The resistance to different antibacterial agents was determined by disk diffusion method. Also, Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) - encoding gene as well as Staphylococcal protein A (spa) type were determined. The nasal carriage rate of S...
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
Results of VOYAGER-PAD show a combined regimen of rivaroxaban and aspirin was safe and reduced ischemic events in peripheral arterial disease patients after lower limb revascularization.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Authors: Silvagni E, Giollo A, Sakellariou G, Ughi N, D'Amico ME, Scirè CA, Huizinga TWJ Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management is driven by evidence, and new 2019 EULAR recommendations help in refining the relevant place of different disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in treatment schedules. At present, new drugs are in phase of development, mainly Janus Kinase inhibitors (JAKis), however, specific treatment strategies seem to count more than individual DMARDs in terms of treatment responses, given the substantial lack of head-to-head comparisons between specific biological (b) and targe...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
This article describes novel, one-piece compressible isolation devices that can be used to manage the body surface around an enteric fistula, stoma, or drain tube to seal and protect the patient from effluent. The described devices and methods are the result of an innovative partnership between an abdominal reconstructive surgeon and a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWON) to deliver improved patient outcomes. PMID: 32215905 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Authors: Gold PA, Garbarino L, Sodhi N, Barrack R, Springer BD, Mont MA Abstract The demographics of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients are changing. Individuals are more active, younger, and more obese. These changing demographics and a higher demand for longevity creates a new challenge for reliable and long-term implant fixation. Historically, cemented fixation has remained the gold standard, as cementless design and techniques from the 1980s and 1990s did not obtain long-term positive outcomes due to a failure of ingrowth onto the implants. Advances in the modern-day cementless TKA designs appear to have ov...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Authors: Chello C, Lusini M, Nenna A, Nappi F, Spadaccio C, Satriano UM, Cardetta F, Mastroianni C, Chello M Abstract Median sternotomy is the most common access for cardiac surgery. Deep surgical wound infection (DSWI) and mediastinitis after median sternotomy remain significant clinical problems after cardiac surgery in terms of mortality, morbidity and healthcare-associated costs. Despite recent advances in medical management and consensus papers, their incidence ranges from 1% to 5%, and the associated mortality ranges from 20% to 50%. Recent studies in this field are providing excellent outcomes with promising...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
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