Outcomes Worse With No Surgery for Cholecystitis in Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Contrary to current guidelines, most pregnant women admitted to U.S. hospitals for acute cholecystitis are managed nonoperatively, according to a study published online July 14 in the Annals of Surgery. Arturo J.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC Updates Info on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- As of July 29, there have been a total of 570 U.S. cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), according to research published in the Aug. 7 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Drug Combo Prolongs Survival in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Overall survival is longer and the incidence of remission is higher among previously untreated, older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who receive azacitidine plus venetoclax versus azacitidine alone, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Physicians Do Not See They Are Part of Antibiotic Rx Problem
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Primary care physicians generally do not recognize antibiotic resistance and inappropriate prescribing as issues in their practice, according to a study published in the July issue of Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Rachel... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Women Have More Depression With Peripheral Artery Disease
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Women with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a higher burden of depressive symptoms compared with men, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the Journal of the American Hospital Association. Qurat-ul-ain... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Pupil Area May Help Indicate Prognosis in Heart Failure
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Pupil area is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and readmission due to heart failure, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the European Journal of Heart Failure. Kohei Nozaki, from Kitasato... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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In-Person Clinic Visits at VA Down by Half Early in Pandemic
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a 56 percent decline in in-person visits across Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient facilities, which is only partly offset by more than a twofold increase in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Maternal Weight Tied to Early-Onset Neonatal Bacterial Sepsis
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Risk for early-onset neonatal bacterial sepsis (EOS) increases with maternal overweight and obesity, particularly in term infants, according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Eduardo Villamor,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Neonatal Adiposity Linked to Higher Childhood BMI Levels
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Higher neonatal adiposity is significantly associated with higher overall body mass index (BMI) levels at ages 2 to 6 years, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Pediatrics. Brianna F. Moore, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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GI Surgical Outcomes Worse With Preop Use of Opioids, Sedatives
THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 -- Preoperative opioid and sedative use are risk factors for morbidity and mortality following colorectal resections, according to a study published in the July issue of Diseases of the Colon& Rectum. Tong Gan, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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U.S. Government to Buy 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine From Moderna
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- The Trump administration has agreed to pay $1.5 billion for 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna once it is approved, CNN reported Wednesday. Moderna is one of several companies developing a COVID-19... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Many Community Outbreaks of COVID-19 Traced to Restaurants, Bars
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- New data show that many of the community outbreaks of COVID-19 that have cropped up in the United States this summer have originated in restaurants and bars. In Louisiana, roughly a quarter of the state's 2,360 cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sharp Drop in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Mortality Seen in Recent Years
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Mortality from non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the United States fell sharply from 2013 to 2016, while survival improved substantially, according to a study published in the Aug. 13 issue of the New England Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Brain Changes Identified in Nonconcussed Contact Athletes
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- There are longitudinal changes in the microstructure and function of the brain in otherwise healthy, asymptomatic athletes participating in contact sports, according to a study published online July 28 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Burnout Less Likely for Doctors in Minority Race/Ethnic Groups
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Compared with non-Hispanic White physicians, physicians in minority racial/ethnic groups are less likely to report burnout, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Network Open. Luis C. Garcia, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Guidelines Detail How to Manage Aneurysms of Visceral Arteries
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- In evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery and published in a supplement to the July issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for the care and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Bifocal Contact Lenses May Slow Children's Myopia Progression
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Among children with myopia, treatment with high add power multifocal contact lenses reduces the rate of myopia progression over three years compared with medium add power multifocal and single-vision contact lenses,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Self-Reported Biotin Use Increased From 1999 to 2016
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- From 1999 to 2016, the prevalence of self-reported biotin supplement use increased, especially among women and older adults, according to a research letter published in the Aug. 11 issue of the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Surgical Delays Not Life-Threatening in Early Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Surgical delays do not seem to be life-threatening for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or with early-stage estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Pediatric Hospitalizations for COVID-19 Increasing
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- While rates of hospitalization for children with COVID-19 remain low, they have been increasing, according to research published in the Aug. 7 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ASH Issues Guidelines on Newly Diagnosed AML in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- In evidence-based guidelines issued by the American Society of Hematology and published in the Aug. 11 issue of Blood Advances, recommendations are presented for the management of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Bacterial Infections Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in T1DM
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Bacterial infections are associated with an increased risk for incident coronary heart disease (CHD) in individuals with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the Journal of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Preventable Hospitalizations Up Among Those With Dementia
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- The number of potentially preventable hospitalizations among older adults with dementia is increasing, according to a study published online July 23 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Timothy S. Anderson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Factors ID'd in Withdrawal of Life Support in Severe TBI Patients
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- In addition to clinical factors, socioeconomic factors may play a role in the decision regarding withdrawal of life-supporting treatment (WLST) in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Environmental Factors Tied to Childhood Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 -- Childhood obesity is associated with multiple environmental factors, including exposure to smoking and air pollution, according to a study recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Martine Vrijheid, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Head Says Any Approved COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Safe
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Stephen Hahn, M.D., the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Monday that the agency will not compromise safety when approving a COVID-19 vaccine, CNN reported. That assurance was given during a video... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Gilead Seeks FDA Approval for Remdesivir
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Gilead Sciences has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval for its COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir. The antiviral drug will take the brand name Veklury, the company said. " Today's filing is an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- In an Ideas and Opinions article published online Aug. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, guidance is provided for physicians to optimize telemedicine, which can be challenging for older patients. Carrie L. Nieman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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E-Cigarette Use Linked to Increased Odds of COVID-19
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and dual use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes are associated with increased likelihood of COVID-19 diagnosis, according to a study published online Aug. 11 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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SARS-CoV-2 Rates Up for Minority, Disadvantaged Children
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- The rates of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection are increased among minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Persistent Opioid Use Seen in ~10 Percent of Patients After Cardiac Surgery
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Persistent opioid use is a common concern after cardiac surgery, according to a study published online June 17 in JAMA Cardiology. Chase R. Brown, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prenatal Cannabis Exposure May Harm Child Neurodevelopment
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring by age 10 years, according to a study published Aug. 10 in Nature Medicine. Daniel J. Corsi, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Russia Approves COVID-19 Vaccine Before Trials Completed
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Before completing clinical trials to ensure the vaccine is safe and effective, the Russian government has gone ahead and approved a vaccine against the new coronavirus, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Russian... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Malnutrition Common in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) often have malnutrition, which is associated with increased risk for mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs), according to a study published in the Aug. 18 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Reproductive Factors Tied to Coronary Artery Disease
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Certain reproductive factors may up the risk for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in Menopause. Jingyi Wen, M.D., Ph.D., from Tongji Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Shared Decision Making Improves Youth Continuous Glucose Monitor Use
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Youth with diabetes who are involved with the decision to start continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) are more likely to continue using the technology, according to a study published online July 23 in Diabetes Care. Victoria... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Respiratory-Related ED Visits Up in Days Before Thunderstorms
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- Emergency department visits for acute respiratory illness among Medicare beneficiaries significantly increase in the days before major thunderstorms, according to a research letter published online Aug. 10 in JAMA Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Alcohol Use Is Less Prevalent in Second, Third Trimesters
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 -- The prevalence of self-reported drinking is lower among pregnant women in their second or third trimester compared to those in their first trimester, according to research published in the Aug. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Expanding Medicaid to all states could reduce the number of uninsured by 28 percent based on pre-COVID-19 data, according to a report released by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Michael Simpson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Legionella Bacteria Forces CDC Office Closures
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed employees that office space it rents in the Atlanta area would be closed after Legionella, the bacteria that causes legionnaires disease, was found in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Onions
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use onions recalled by Thomson International Inc. as they may be contaminated with Salmonella, which has sickened more than 900 people in the United States... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Report: 97,000 U.S. Children Infected With COVID-19 in Late July
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- With millions of American children soon returning to school, a new study shows that at least 97,000 children were infected with COVID-19 during the last two weeks of July. According to the new report from the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Alcohol Abuse Ups Mortality Risk Among Arrhythmia Patients
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Alcohol abuse independently increases the risk for mortality in patients with arrhythmia by more than 70 percent, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Many U.S. Children Eligible for Type 2 Diabetes Screening
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Many children are eligible for type 2 diabetes screening, but few test positive for prediabetes or diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in Pediatrics. Amelia S. Wallace, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Four in 10 Children's Behavioral Care Facilities Offer Autism Services
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Fewer than half of U.S. mental health treatment facilities providing care for children offer services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a report published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Jonathan Cantor,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Serine 91 Genotype of gyrA Gonorrhea Successfully Treated With Ciprofloxacin
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- For patients with gonorrhea, detection of the wild-type serine 91 genotype of the gyrA gene of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is predictive of a successful treatment outcome with ciprofloxacin, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hospitalization Rates for AMI Dropped During Early COVID-19
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- During the early COVID-19 period, there was a decrease in hospitalization rates for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a brief report published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Cardiology. Ty J. Gluckman, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mental Stress-Induced Brain Activation Linked to Angina
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Mental stress-induced inferior frontal lobe activation is associated with angina among patients with coronary artery disease, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Kasra... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Most Eye Practices Seeing Urgent Cases During COVID-19
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Most practices are complying with the American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines for scheduling patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Matthew R. Starr,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Standardized Treatment Improves Outcomes in Germ Cell Tumors
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Clinical outcomes are similar for patients receiving standardized treatment for germ cell tumors (GCTs) at a public safety net hospital or an academic tertiary care center, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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