Most Quality Metrics for Kidney Care in the US Fall Short Most Quality Metrics for Kidney Care in the US Fall Short
A new study from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Quality Committee shows nearly half of metrics to monitor care for kidney disease fail to meet criteria for being labeled as high quality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

US Heroin Use: Good News, Bad News? US Heroin Use: Good News, Bad News?
After a steady increase in heroin use over almost 2 decades, use of the drug has plateaued, but does this positive trend indicate a shift to fentanyl use?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Drug Combo No Better in MRSA Blood Infections, Ups Risk Drug Combo No Better in MRSA Blood Infections, Ups Risk
Adding a beta-lactam to standard therapy for MRSA bacteremia does not improve outcomes and appears to up the risk for kidney injury, data from a randomized controlled trial showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are Drug Expiration Dates a Myth? Are Drug Expiration Dates a Myth?
All drugs are required by law to have an expiration date. Replacing them is expensive . Is it unnecessary?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic Liver Disease'an Epidemic of the 21st Century'Nonalcoholic Liver Disease'an Epidemic of the 21st Century '
Can trigger a cascade of reactions, leading to liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver failure, explains an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approvals: Is Pharma Buying Testimonies? FDA Approvals: Is Pharma Buying Testimonies?
Could pay for travel, accommodations, and time influence the testimonies of people speaking at FDA committee meetings?Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Red Meat, Poultry Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of CVD Events Red Meat, Poultry Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of CVD Events
Meta-analysis: Processed meat, unprocessed red meat, and poultry were all tied to a small increased risk of CVD events; processed meat and unprocessed red meat increased all-cause mortality risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Many Antibiotics Prescribed Without Clinic Visit Many Antibiotics Prescribed Without Clinic Visit
Many outpatient antibiotic prescriptions for Medicaid recipients are not associated with a doctor visit, highlighting the need to understand the clinical context of these prescriptions, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Quarantine Ordered for Passengers of Recent Flight From Wuhan Quarantine Ordered for Passengers of Recent Flight From Wuhan
In the first such action taken by the CDC in more than half a century, 195 passengers arriving at a California air base were quarantined. The isolation is slated to last 14 days.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Recommendations to Improve US Mental Health Policy Released New Recommendations to Improve US Mental Health Policy Released
A new report provides a policy framework and'actionable'solutions to improve the mental health and well-being of Americans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

First Evidence Dietary Flavonols Linked to Lower Alzheimer Risk First Evidence Dietary Flavonols Linked to Lower Alzheimer Risk
In the first research of its kind, dietary flavonols have been linked to a significantly lower risk for Alzheimer's. However, some experts are calling for healthy skepticism when interpreting the findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Work in Healthcare? ZDoggMD Wants Your Voice to Be Heard Work in Healthcare? ZDoggMD Wants Your Voice to Be Heard
Eric Topol talks with Zubin Damania about physician activism; why the hierarchy of healthcare doesn't work; and how his alter ego, ZDoggMD, may change all that.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Strengthens Bowel Complication Warning for Clozapine FDA Strengthens Bowel Complication Warning for Clozapine
The agency said that constipation, a common side effect of the popular schizophrenia medication, could progress to serious bowel complications, including complete bowel blockage, if not treated.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Mass Quarantine May Spark Irrational Fear, Anxiety Coronavirus: Mass Quarantine May Spark Irrational Fear, Anxiety
Infectious disease outbreaks and the subsequent response by authorities have power to spark levels of fear and anxiety that are wildly out of proportion to actual risk, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Diabetes Educators Unveil New Name:'We Help Patients Troubleshoot'Diabetes Educators Unveil New Name:'We Help Patients Troubleshoot '
To reflect their broader scope of practice, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has been officially renamed the Association of Diabetes Care& Education Specialists (ADCES).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

MS Drug Prices Continue to Skyrocket MS Drug Prices Continue to Skyrocket
Despite increased competition and the introduction of a generic agent, MS drug prices have nearly doubled, and spending on these agents has nearly tripled in the past 7 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia Linked to Lower Morality Risk? Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia Linked to Lower Morality Risk?
It's widely assumed antipsychotics increase the risk of CVD and early death in patients with schizophrenia. However, new findings suggest the opposite may be true and that these agents may in fact be protective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Two Fish-Oil Candidates Fail Late-Stage Tests Two Fish-Oil Candidates Fail Late-Stage Tests
AstraZeneca stops trial of omega-3 carboxylic acids (Epanova) for mixed dyslipidemia; Acasti Pharma trial of omega-3 phospholipid (CaPre) fails to meet end point in severe hypertriglyceridemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Linked to Brain Atrophy Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Linked to Brain Atrophy
There is a'robust'link between living in a disadvantaged neighborhood and developing brain atrophy over time, a finding that carries potential implications for cognitive function as individuals age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Goop Targets Gaps in Patient Care Goop Targets Gaps in Patient Care
The size of the complementary and alternative medicine market is an'indictment against the conventional medical industry,'says F. Perry Wilson. What can be done to reverse this growing trend?Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Pan-resistant C auris Identified in New York Pan-resistant C auris Identified in New York
A candida isolate resistant to three major antifungal classes has been identified in New York, according to a report from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Buprenorphine Safer for OUD, Chronic Pain in the Elderly? Buprenorphine Safer for OUD, Chronic Pain in the Elderly?
For older individuals with opioid use disorder resulting from treatment of chronic pain, buprenorphine may be a safer pain management alternative, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Acute Migraine Drug Hits Co-primary Endpoints in Phase 3 Trial Acute Migraine Drug Hits Co-primary Endpoints in Phase 3 Trial
The novel drug AXS-07 met the primary endpoints of freedom from acute migraine pain and most bothersome symptom, as well as key secondary outcomes, in top-line results of the MOMENTUM trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Most Folks on'Gluten-Free' Diets Ingest Unintended Amounts Most Folks on'Gluten-Free' Diets Ingest Unintended Amounts
Researchers found evidence of gluten in the food, stool, and urine samples of followers of gluten-free diets, suggesting the need for nondietary measures to treat celiac disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Burst Esophagus, Clinical Superstition, Vaccination Record The Week That Wasn't: Burst Esophagus, Clinical Superstition, Vaccination Record
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 27, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Lived Experience of Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer The Lived Experience of Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer
A synthesis of qualitative studies explores the lived experience of persistent pain after breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Music May Calm the Epileptic Brain Music May Calm the Epileptic Brain
Exposure to specifically engineered auditory tones in music may offer a noninvasive option to reduce seizures in patients with refractory epilepsy, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hospital of the Future: 0% Autopsy Rate Hospital of the Future: 0% Autopsy Rate
Dr George Lundberg discusses the importance of autopsies as a requirement for hospital participation in Medicare.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Having Influenza May Keep the Common Cold Away Having Influenza May Keep the Common Cold Away
Thanks to adaptive immunity, exposure to a seasonal influenza virus may decrease the risk of coming down with a cold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Board Games a Major Win for the Brain? Board Games a Major Win for the Brain?
Playing board games such as chess, cards, bingo, or crossword puzzles appears to keep the mind sharper in old age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Shot of Ketamine May Herald'Last Call' for Problem Drinking Shot of Ketamine May Herald'Last Call' for Problem Drinking
A single infusion of ketamine coupled with a brief cognitive behavioral therapy intervention may lead to long-term improvement in problem drinking, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Phenobarbital May Top'First-Line' Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal Phenobarbital May Top'First-Line' Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal
The barbiturate/anticonvulsant phenobarbital may be a better alternative to hypnotics, specifically lorazepam, the current first-line approach, for alcohol withdrawal syndrome, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Headache Most Often Misdiagnosed The Headache Most Often Misdiagnosed
Does this woman have sinusitis, migraine, medication overuse, or something else?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Newly Approved Epilepsy Drug Significantly Cuts Seizure Frequency Newly Approved Epilepsy Drug Significantly Cuts Seizure Frequency
Adjunctive cenobamate may help reduce seizure frequency for patients with focal epilepsy, regardless of the number of antiseizure medicines patients take or the severity or duration of their illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AHA Scientific Statement on Managing Elderly in Cardiac ICU AHA Scientific Statement on Managing Elderly in Cardiac ICU
The statement highlighted the many comorbidities that geriatric patients in the cardiac intensive care unit may have, including frailty and cognitive impairment, and suggested management strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Spark of Hope' for Tau Inhibitor in Alzheimer's Disease'Spark of Hope' for Tau Inhibitor in Alzheimer's Disease
Low-dose hydromethylthionine may help prevent both cognitive decline and brain atrophy in early Alzheimer's disease, new exploratory research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Melatonin: Magic Potion or Unregulated Danger? Melatonin: Magic Potion or Unregulated Danger?
Melatonin supplementation is growing in popularity, with the list of claimed benefits expanding beyond just getting a good night's rest. But is there any harm to taking this unregulated hormone?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Discontinuing Buprenorphine Too Soon'Life-Threatening'Discontinuing Buprenorphine Too Soon'Life-Threatening '
Premature discontinuation of buprenorphine puts patients at increased risk for overdose, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Quick Eye Test May Flag Unrecognized Brain Injury Quick Eye Test May Flag Unrecognized Brain Injury
A quick, noninvasive, handheld device that detects changes in pupil size may offer rapid assessment of potential brain injury in young athletes who have sustained a high-impact hit to the head.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

First US Center for Psychedelic Research a'Game Changer'First US Center for Psychedelic Research a'Game Changer '
The Center for Psychedelic& Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine could be a"game changer" in the understanding of the therapeutic value of psychedelics in psychiatric disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Illiteracy Tied to a Threefold Increased Risk of Dementia Illiteracy Tied to a Threefold Increased Risk of Dementia
Individuals who cannot read or write have a significantly increased risk of dementia compared with their literate peers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How to Curb Food Insecurity in Patients? How to Curb Food Insecurity in Patients?
Connecting people and healthy food takes various contributors, including a food voucher program and meal delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Okays Cenobamate (Xcopri) for Focal Epilepsy FDA Okays Cenobamate (Xcopri) for Focal Epilepsy
The FDA has approved cenobamate for seizures in adults with focal epilepsy based on results from two trials of more than 600 patients, as well as a 1300-person safety study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Is Technology Replacing the Patient History? Is Technology Replacing the Patient History?
If new technologies such as'omics,'wearables, and next-generation imaging offer more information than the patient can, will they render the history and physical obsolete?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bimodal Ondansetron Pill Eases Vomiting in Gastroenteritis Bimodal Ondansetron Pill Eases Vomiting in Gastroenteritis
A single long-acting tablet prevented vomiting for significantly longer than traditional medication in most recipients, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk
Traditionally, it has been widely assumed that patients with mental illness start smoking to self-medicate. However, a novel study suggests the reverse — that smoking may actually raise the risk of mental illness.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Preventable Deaths More Common in Rural America Preventable Deaths More Common in Rural America
There remains a"persistent and striking" gap between rural and urban Americans in the five leading causes of death in the US; health officials call for redoubled prevention efforts in rural areas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Vascular Risk in 30s Linked to Brain Pathology at 70 Vascular Risk in 30s Linked to Brain Pathology at 70
The results suggest that vascular risk monitoring should begin earlier than it currently occurs in order to prevent future dementia risk, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Multiple Adverse Events in Kids Linked to Top Causes of Death Multiple Adverse Events in Kids Linked to Top Causes of Death
The public health burden of adverse childhood experiences can be substantially alleviated by evidence-based strategies discussed in a new CDC resource.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Anti-Cancer Yogurt, Facebook Healthcare, Schizophrenia The Week That Wasn't: Anti-Cancer Yogurt, Facebook Healthcare, Schizophrenia
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 1, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news