1,125,000 Men/Boys Expected to Have Hemophilia Worldwide
Prevalence of all severities of hemophilia A and hemophilia B estimated at 17.1 and 3.8 cases per 100,000 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive Therapy by Phone, Web May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Mean IBS Symptom Severity Score reduced for telephone - , web - CBT versus treatment as usual (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

1,125,000 Men/Boys Expected to Have Hemophilia Worldwide
TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- The expected number of patients with hemophilia worldwide is 1,125,000 male patients, with 418,000 severe cases, according to research published online Sept. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Alfonso Iorio, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Expansion of Peritoneal Dialysis Feasible
TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- Expansion of the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) is feasible, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Leonid V. Pravoverov, M.D., from The Permanente Medical Group in Oakland, California,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US Diabetes Treatment is Missing the Mark
US adults with diagnosed diabetes are no closer to treatment goals than they were in 2005, according to a new study. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Estrogen Therapy Benefits, Harms Tied to Age, Ovary Status Estrogen Therapy Benefits, Harms Tied to Age, Ovary Status
Patients who were older than 60 when they started estrogen therapy did not have lower mortality risk and had more side effects, regardless of whether they had their ovaries removed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes diagnosis and care no longer improving in the US
A study published inJAMA Internal Medicine has found diabetes control in the United States has not improved between 2005 and 2016, with one in four adults with diabetes not diagnosed, and nearly one in three with diabetes not receiving appropriate care.WebMD (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Google to Ban Ads for Stem Cell Therapies Google to Ban Ads for Stem Cell Therapies
The policy, which also applies to gene therapy, prohibits ads for treatments that might only be supported by early clinical studies as well as those without any evidence of benefits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Studies in Comorbidity
Studies on comorbidities seen with CKD reviewed here examine controlled vs uncontrolled gout, psychiatric diagnoses, and screening for intracranial aneurysm. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Diabetes and the Flu: A Dangerous Duo
Help keep patients with diabetes healthy this flu season with a few of these quick reminders on vaccination, medication, comorbidities, and more.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Tags: Diabetes Hepatitis C Influenza T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Death by Diet Soda?
A new study that links artificially sweetened beverages to premature death is prompting public angst. Some scientists say it has significant flaws. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Soft Drinks Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Research your-feed-science JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) your-feed-health Source Type: news

1999 to 2016 Saw Increase in Suicide Rates Across the U.S.
Higher rates, more rapid increase in suicide rates in rural counties versus large metropolitan counties (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation in Med School Matriculants
Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native students underrepresented versus U.S. population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

No, Medical Errors Are Not the Third Leading Cause of Death No, Medical Errors Are Not the Third Leading Cause of Death
Medical error death rates extrapolate from small samples, generalize local data to national contexts, ignore the limited life expectancy of many patients, and gloss over myriad uncertainties.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of LGBT Older Adults Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of LGBT Older Adults
This case example illustrates how anti-LGBT discrimination and stigma can lead to health disparities for LGBT older adults, and offers resources for promoting psychological health for these patients.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Flu in Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
When it comes to flu vaccination, nearly 50% of US adults don ’t know the benefits. Are your patients among them? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Hepatitis C Influenza Source Type: news

ADPKD Quiz: Questions on Disease Progression
The risk for end-stage renal disease in patients with ADPKD is high. What factors increase the risk and how is it best managed? Test yourself. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew Bowser Tags: Kidney Disease Source Type: news

Medical Masks, N95 Respirators Provide Similar Protection Medical Masks, N95 Respirators Provide Similar Protection
Ordinary medical masks protected outpatient healthcare personnel against lab-confirmed influenza as much as more expensive N95 respirators, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

36% of proton pump inhibitor prescriptions for older adults may be unneeded
FINDINGSOne in eight older adults was prescribed proton pump inhibitor drugs, which are used to treat gastric ulcers or to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding in those taking blood thinners. About 36 percent of those prescriptions were potentially unnecessary, a study found, primarily because people took them far longer than the often-recommended eight weeks.BACKGROUNDOlder Americans frequently receive  low-value care, which is care that has no net benefit to the individual and has the potential to harm them. Low-value care contributes significantly to higher health costs. Most people are unaware of the potential toxici...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Decline in Heart Failure Mortality Rates Offset by Comorbidities
Treatments focused only on cardiovascular outcomes insufficient for improving heart failure patient survival (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Drinking More Coffee Tied to Lower Risk for Gallstone Disease
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Individuals who drink more than six cups of coffee per day have a reduced risk for developing symptomatic gallstone disease (GSD), according to a study published online Sept. 5 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. A.T.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stop Prescribing Antipsychotics for Delirium Stop Prescribing Antipsychotics for Delirium
Evidence does not support long-standing routine use of antipsychotic medications for the prevention or treatment of delirium in hospitalized patients, two systematic reviews found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Endurance Training and Atrial Fibrillation: Sex Matters
A large Swedish cohort study suggests that when it come to risk of atrial fibrillation, there are differences in the way women and men respond to endurance training. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Spend Money on AI or Just Give Doctors More Time? Spend Money on AI or Just Give Doctors More Time?
Danielle Ofri joins Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese on this'Medicine and the Machine'podcast to discuss whether technology will improve care or whether resources are better spent elsewhere.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Ablation, Surgery Edge Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Ablation, Surgery Edge Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins
In a multicenter randomized trial, outcomes with laser ablation and surgery were better at 5 years post treatment than with foam sclerotherapy; laser treatment was most cost-effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Drinking Soft Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Early Death
Higher risk for death seen for drinking two or more sugar - or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Scans and More Scans -- Are We Doing the Right Thing? Scans and More Scans -- Are We Doing the Right Thing?
Rates of imaging utilization continue to increase in the United States and Canada, but the associated harms may be changing over time, says Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Antihypertensives and Survival Rates for Cancer Antihypertensives and Survival Rates for Cancer
This study examined associations of commonly used classes of antihypertensives with survival from breast, lung, and GI cancers.American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Axonics Takes on Medtronic in Sacral Neuromodulation for Bowel and Bladder Control
This article really demonstrated and did a very nice job in separating out the different types of anticholinergic medications and, specifically, the anticholinergic medications to treat overactive bladder, which is the primary pharmacological intervention that we have," Noblett said. The researchers analyzed the data by type of burden and level of burden (low, medium, high) and found that the risk of dementia, even in the low burden, went up by 19% and in the high burden was up by 60%.  "And those were just for patients with the overactive bladder anticholinergic,&q...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

7 New Looks into COPD
Can air pollution cause emphysema? Can yoga positively impact lung function? New research has answers to these questions plus 5 more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: COPD COPD Management Source Type: news

Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Soda Source Type: news

A Teen Boy ’s Diet of Fries and Sausage Led to Blindness, According to a New Case Study
A new case study highlights a serious, though rare, side effect of a poor diet: blindness. In the Annals of Internal Medicine, a group of researchers from the University of Bristol in the U.K. report the unusual case of a teenage boy whose diet was so poor, it led to serious optic nerve damage and vision loss. The boy first reported fatigue to his doctors when he was 14. He was deficient in vitamin B12 but had few other health issues, so he received only vitamin B12 injections and dietary counseling. The next year, he began to experience hearing and vision disturbances, but doctors were unable to find a clear cause. After...
Source: TIME: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Evidence Says Antipsychotics Do Not Prevent Delirium in Adults
Evidence also refutes routine use of haloperidol, second - generation antipsychotics for tx of delirium (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Microplastics Detected in Human Stool Samples
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- Microplastics have been detected in stool samples of healthy volunteers, according to research published online Sept. 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Philipp Schwabl, M.D., from the Medical University of Vienna, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poor diet can lead to blindness
An extreme case of " fussy " or " picky " eating caused a young patient ’ s blindness, according to a new case report published today [2 Sep 2019] in Annals of Internal Medicine. The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians consider nutritional optic neuropathy in any patients with unexplained vision symptoms and poor diet, regardless of BMI, to avoid permanent vision loss. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Publications, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Boy, 17, goes blind because of a vitamin deficiency caused by his diet of French fries and Pringles
Medics at Bristol Eye Hospital revealed the tale in the Annals of Internal Medicine's case reports. The young Briton lost his sight over three years due to the condition nutritional optic neuropathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cystic Fibrosis Guideline Update: 7 Questions
Cystic fibrosis treatment guidelines must evolve to keep pace with new treatments and disease knowledge. Try 7 questions on the latest iteration. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 2, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jeff Craven Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

E-cigarettes May Worsen COPD
E-cigarette vapor may worsen COPD. A new study demonstrates exposure-related death of human airway smooth muscle cells and other toxic effects. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: COPD COPD Management Source Type: news

Smoking Cessation and CVD Risk: 5 Years and All Clear?
Heavy smokers who quit remain at significantly increased CVD risk for up to 10 years or more, according to new research. Results suggest that current risk estimators may need revision. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 30, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Source Type: news

Adverse Effects of Drugs for Major Depression in Older Adults Adverse Effects of Drugs for Major Depression in Older Adults
How prevalent are adverse effects of different classes of antidepressant drugs in adults aged 65 or older being treated for major depression?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Fear a Future with Fentanyl
Deaths related to synthetic opioids increased from approximately 3000 in 2013 to more than 30 000 in 2018. A new book warns there is more to come. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 30, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: News Source Type: news

Migraine Risk is Brewing Among Heavy Caffeine Drinkers
A cup of coffee/day keeps migraine away? It can, but before recommending another cup to migraine patients, review findings just published. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Headache and Migraine News Source Type: news

Cancer Survivors Face Long - Term Cardiovascular Risk
Risk varies by cardiovascular outcome and site of 20 common cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

1984 to 2016 Saw Increase in Age of Death for HIV - Infected
Autopsy data trends include increase in prevalence of atherosclerosis, drop in opportunistic infections (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 29, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Improving Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Geriatric Medicine Improving Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Geriatric Medicine
This paper offers perspectives and practical strategies on enhancing, training, and supporting multidisciplinary teamwork in geriatric medicine.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Coffee Reconsidered: New Grounds for Drinking It
Caffeine moderation moderates cardiovascular risk, caffeine is  not what is keeping you up at night, and 4 more recent studies on caffeine intake.  (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 29, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Headache and Migraine News T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Low Nurse and Support Staffing Tied to Higher Inpatient Mortality
Effect on patient mortality risk may be intensified when both RN, nursing support staffing are low (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Is the'Bright Side of Life' the Key to Longevity? Is the'Bright Side of Life' the Key to Longevity?
Do people with higher levels of optimism live longer? F. Perry Wilson comments on a study that attempted to answer this very question.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Lose Weight With Marijuana? Lose Weight With Marijuana?
It may be counterintuitive, given marijuana's reputation for stoking the munchies, but new research suggests potential for cannabis in managing weight. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New CF Adherence Intervention Starts Strong
Pilot study success with a new cystic fibrosis treatment adherence tool may augur similar positive results from current RCT. Outcomes are due, soon. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jeff Craven Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news