Colon Cancer Diagnosed Earlier Under Medicaid Expansion
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- For colon cancer patients, Medicaid expansion is associated with earlier diagnosis, enhanced access to treatment, and improved surgical care, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Up for Women With Psoriasis
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Pregnancies in women with psoriasis have an increased risk for adverse outcomes, including preeclampsia and stillbirth, according to a study published online Nov. 18 in the Journal of Dermatology. Yu-Heui Huang, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Racial Disparity Seen in COVID-19 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) occurs more often among Black and Hispanic children than White children, according to a research letter published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open. Ellen H. Lee,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First Blood Test for Alzheimer Disease Available in U.S.
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- The first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer disease is now available in the United States, but some experts have a number of concerns about it. The test from C2N Diagnostics of St. Louis is meant for people 60 years and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduced With Prolonged ADT in Prostate Cancer
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- For patients with localized high-risk prostate cancer (PC), prolonged androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and increased cardiovascular (CV) mortality, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monthly News Roundup - November 2020
Danyelza Gains Accelerated Approval to Treat Neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor of childhood that occurs in the nervous system outside of the brain. Some tumors are easily treatable, but the majority are aggressive in nature. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decline in SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response Seen Over 60 Days
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- More than one-quarter of health care personnel who were positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies were seronegative on repeat testing about 60 days later, according to research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prognosis Good With Negative Biopsy in Active Surveillance
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Men with negative biopsies during active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer are more likely to have good long-term outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in The Journal of Urology. Carissa E. Chu,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Outcomes Not Improved With Convalescent Plasma
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- For adults with severe COVID-19 pneumonia, no significant differences are seen in clinical status or mortality for those receiving convalescent plasma versus placebo, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in the New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast Cancer, CRC Incidence No Different With, Without MS
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- The incidence of and mortality rates for breast and colorectal cancers do not differ for individuals with and without multiple sclerosis (MS), while bladder cancer incidence and mortality rates are higher for MS patients,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CT Use Down for ED Evaluation of Abdominal Pain in Children
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- For patients presenting to the emergency department with abdominal pain, computed tomography (CT) use has decreased recently among children but has continued to increase among adults, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CVD Risk Higher in T2DM Even With Optimal Risk Factor Management
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with optimally managed risk factor control have increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk compared with controls without diabetes, according to a study published in the Nov. 17 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Moderna to Request Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Moderna said it would apply on Monday for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine and the first shots could be given as early as Dec. 21, The New York Times reported. Moderna's application is based on data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Risk for Bone Fractures Up for Patients With Psoriatic Diseases
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- For adults with psoriatic diseases, the likelihood of developing bone fractures is increased, although they have no increased risk for osteoporosis, according to a review published online Nov. 19 in the Journal of Clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ART Treatment Not Tied to Higher Risk for Ovarian Cancer
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Women treated with assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not have an increased risk for ovarian cancer compared with subfertile women not receiving ART, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canagliflozin Beneficial Even for Advanced Kidney Disease
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Treatment with the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor canagliflozin reduces the rate of kidney disease progression among participants with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGRF)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Nov. 23 to 25, 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RSNA: Anxiety May Hasten Progression to Alzheimer Disease
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) genotype, anxiety, and lower hippocampal (HV) and entorhinal cortex volumes (ERV) are associated with an elevated progression rate from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer disease (AD),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Could Begin in Mid-December
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could start being distributed in the United States " soon after " a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee meets on Dec. 10 to consider the company's application for emergency use... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty Over Role in U.S. Opioid Epidemic
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to three criminal charges linked to the Oxycontin maker's role in the nation's opioid epidemic. In a virtual hearing Tuesday with a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, Purdue admitted that it... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Job Changes Increasingly Common Among U.S. Radiologists
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- More than 40 percent of radiologists separated from at least one practice in recent years, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Stefan Santavicca, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 12-16
The annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology was held virtually this year from Nov. 12 to 16 and attracted participants from around the world, including allergy and immunology specialists as well as other health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Prepregnancy Obesity in U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- From 2016 to 2019, there was an increase in prepregnancy obesity in the United States, according to a November data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF Urges Behavioral Counseling to Reduce CVD Risk
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends offering behavioral counseling interventions that promote healthy diet and physical activity to adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fauci Calls for Americans to Pull Together, Says'Help Is on the Way '
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- During a Thanksgiving week marred by the coronavirus pandemic, Anthony Fauci, M.D., spoke with HD Live! about the need for uniformity in response to the pandemic. And he assured that " help is on the way " in the form of a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Ablation Better Than Meds for Initial A-Fib Treatment
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Cryoballoon ablation is superior to drug therapy as an initial treatment for the prevention of atrial arrhythmia recurrence in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Predictors of Satisfaction With RYGB Over Seven Years Identified
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Characteristics of satisfaction with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have been identified, and physical activity (PA) is associated with improved quality of life after RYGB, according to two studies published online Nov.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Delirium Common in Seniors Presenting to ED With COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- For older adults presenting to the emergency department with COVID-19, delirium is common and is associated with worse outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Maura Kennedy, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI Algorithm Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest X-Rays
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can detect COVID-19 on chest X-rays with similar performance to that of a consensus of thoracic radiologists, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in Radiology. Ramsey... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Decline in Asthma Exacerbation
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Previous and current use of any and combined hormonal contraceptives is associated with a reduction in the risk for severe asthma exacerbation, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in Thorax. Bright I. Nwaru,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Sotagliflozin Beneficial for T2DM With Heart Failure
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Sotagliflozin is beneficial for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients with recent worsening heart failure as well as in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to two studies published online Nov. 16 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Infants With Hep C-Positive Moms Not Screened for HCV
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Less than one-third of infants born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infection (HCV+) receive appropriate HCV follow-up testing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Contraceptive Use Low Among Women With Kidney Disease
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Contraceptive use is low among women of reproductive age undergoing dialysis for end-stage kidney disease, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in Kidney Medicine. Silvi Shah, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC Recommends Three COVID-19 Tests for Americans Traveling Abroad
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Americans planning to travel out of the country should get a total of three COVID-19 tests before and after their flights, according to updated guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First Drug Approved to Treat Rare Metabolic Disorder
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for the rare genetic disorder primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1), the agency announced Monday. Oxlumo (lumasiran) is approved to treat PH1, the most common... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Xofluza Approved for Postexposure Prevention of Flu
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- The approved indication for Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) has been expanded to include postexposure prevention of influenza for those who may have come in contact with someone who has the flu, the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Non-COVID-19-Related Deaths Up, Too
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Between March and May 2020, there was a significant increase in non-COVID-19-related deaths over previous years, according to a study published in the December issue of Public Health. Sheldon H. Jacobson, Ph.D., and Janet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BCG Vaccination Linked to Lower SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- History of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination is associated with decreased seroprevalence of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) immunoglobulin G (IgG) among health care workers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

RSNA: Neurologic Complications of COVID-19 Examined
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- More than one-fifth of patients with COVID-19 presenting with neurologic findings who underwent neuroimaging had critical findings, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the Radiological... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MED) is associated with a 30 percent risk reduction in type 2 diabetes in women, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Shafqat Ahmad, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates Generally Low in U.S. Children
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection rates are generally low among children, with variation in testing and positivity by race/ethnicity, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC Warns That COVID-19 Vaccine Might Spur Transient Sickness
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- At least three new COVID-19 vaccine candidates are already in the pipeline, with a roll-out expected early in the new year. But on Monday, experts attending a meeting of an advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Infection Not Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- COVID-19 infection during pregnancy does not appear to be associated with adverse maternal or neonatal outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Emily H. Adhikari, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rural, Urban Disparities Seen for New Liver Cancer Cases
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have slowed in urban areas but continue to increase in rural areas, particularly among Black and Hispanic residents, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ATS Issues Guideline on Home Oxygen Therapy for COPD, ILD
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- In an official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline, published in the Nov. 15 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, recommendations are presented for the use of home... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Worse During COVID-19
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) were worse during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States than in a similar time period in 2019, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Obese Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized for COVID-19
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 -- Obese patients are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and have worse outcomes, even if they are 50 years of age or younger, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in Circulation to coincide with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA Meeting Addresses Latest Research, COVID-19, Health Care Disparities
MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Fresh takes on the efficacy of fish oil and vitamin D, new treatments for heart failure patients, the cardiovascular effects of COVID-19, and structural racism as a driver of health disparity were just a few of the major... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vegans Have Increased Risk for Total, Main-Site Fractures
MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Vegans have increased risks for total fractures and some site-specific fractures compared with meat eaters, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in BMC Medicine. Tammy Y.N. Tong, Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Nov. 13-15
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) was held virtually this year from Nov. 13 to 15 and attracted more than 8,000 participants from around the world, including ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and other eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news