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Trial'Desperately Needed' to Sequence Immunotherapy and Chemo in Lung Cancer Trial'Desperately Needed' to Sequence Immunotherapy and Chemo in Lung Cancer
Thoracic oncologists Drs Jack West and Hossein Borghaei discuss critical questions in the treatment of low-expressing or PD-L1-negative non-small cell lung cancer patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

May 18, 2018 This Week in Cardiology May 18, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Device-related thrombosis with Watchman left atrial appendage closure, debulking atrial fibrillation after ablation, rivaroxaban for stroke prevention, alteplase, and Lp(a) are discussed this week.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Why Do We Dream? Why Do We Dream?
Dr Robert Berezin on how this biological process creates a living theater where our true character takes center stage.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

NAFLD Is a Growing Problem NAFLD Is a Growing Problem
Recent guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the evaluation and management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is profiled.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Potential Major Problem With a Common Pacing Lead Potential Major Problem With a Common Pacing Lead
A poster presentation at HRS on lead failure with a popular St Jude Medical lead echoed a case familiar to John Mandrola, MD. He wasn't the only concerned EP calling for further investigation.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Asco 2018 asco 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASCO 2018.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Can Obesity Ever Be Healthy? Can Obesity Ever Be Healthy?
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that'metabolically healthy obesity'may be a temporary condition.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

AF Ablation vs Drugs: Insights From CABANA Investigators AF Ablation vs Drugs: Insights From CABANA Investigators
John Mandrola interviews the investigators of the breakout trial from the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions which compared catheter ablation versus drugs in patients with atrial fibrillation.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Remote Tracking Reduces Symptoms in Head and Neck Cancer Remote Tracking Reduces Symptoms in Head and Neck Cancer
Remote monitoring of symptoms using mobile technology appeared to reduce the severity of symptoms in patients with head and neck cancer treated with radiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Early Blood Transfusions in Sepsis Early Blood Transfusions in Sepsis
Early red blood cell transfusions for patients with sepsis may not improve survival and may also increase costs, a new study reports.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

A Sliding Scale to Predict Complications in Spinal Surgery A Sliding Scale to Predict Complications in Spinal Surgery
The authors describe a newly developed sliding scale that may be useful for perioperative complication risk prediction in spinal deformity surgery.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Emotionally Charged Responses of Hospitalized Cancer Patients
Hospitalized patients with cancer may manifest a number of complex emotional and psychological responses. How should generalists prepare for these challenging patient encounters?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Group A Streptococcus Infections in Children Group A Streptococcus Infections in Children
New insights into the virulence factors of group A streptococcus may help advance the development of effective vaccines.Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations
How do abuse-deterrent opioid formulations work--and are they effective? This review details the mechanisms and pharmacology of 10 abuse-deterrent formulations currently approved in the US.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Interacting With Patients on the Autism Spectrum Interacting With Patients on the Autism Spectrum
What can nurses do to more effectively communicate with patients with autism spectrum disorder and their families?American Nurse Today (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical Features of Headache in Elderly Migraine Patients Clinical Features of Headache in Elderly Migraine Patients
Do the symptoms and characteristics of migraine differ in the elderly compared with younger persons?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer Use of cfDNA to Predict Treatment Failure in Rectal Cancer
Can circulating cell-free DNA facilitate individualized therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer?Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question
A 72-year-old woman presents with fatigue and progressive dyspnea despite optimal medical treatment for heart failure. What is responsible?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

New Directions in the Treatment of Glioblastoma New Directions in the Treatment of Glioblastoma
Glioblastoma has a dismal prognosis, despite multimodality treatment, but new insights into GBM genomics and pathogenesis offer hope for the development of next-generation therapies.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of an Educational Video on Children's Pain Scores Impact of an Educational Video on Children's Pain Scores
A video presenting a simple mnemonic was found to significantly reduce toddler pain after vaccination and increase parental use of rocking and physical comforting. Did it fare as well with infants?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

POINT: Success at Last for Dual Antiplatelet After Stroke, TIA POINT: Success at Last for Dual Antiplatelet After Stroke, TIA
A combination of clopidogrel plus aspirin reduced major ischemic events vs aspirin alone in patients with minor ischemic stroke or high-risk TIA in this long-awaited trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Saving Black Mothers' Lives Saving Black Mothers' Lives
Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Expert Interview Source Type: news

Acsm 2018 acsm 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACSM 2018.Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Teaching Med Students to Illustrate for Patient Communication Teaching Med Students to Illustrate for Patient Communication
A passion for art can aid in patient communication. Encouraging medical students to develop their illustration skills may help them better explain things to their future patients.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

KEYNOTE-189: Chemo + Immunotherapy Now Viable for PD-L1 Low NSCLC KEYNOTE-189: Chemo + Immunotherapy Now Viable for PD-L1 Low NSCLC
While KEYNOTE-189 answered many questions about immuno-oncology for NSCLC, Drs West and Borghaei look forward to results of KEYNOTE-042 for even more answers.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Turf Wars: Can MDs, NPs, and PAs Learn to Get Along? Turf Wars: Can MDs, NPs, and PAs Learn to Get Along?
Reader response to a recent article about the pros and cons of working with NPs and PAs was voluminous, contentious, and--occasionally--insightful.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy and Risk for Cancer in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers Hormone Therapy and Risk for Cancer in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers
Dr Andrew Kaunitz discusses the impact of hormone therapy on risk for breast cancer in BRCA carriers undergoing risk-reduction surgery.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

' Historic Reversal': No Immediate Tx for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer'Historic Reversal': No Immediate Tx for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Use of conservative management for men with low-risk prostate cancer has dramatically increased over the past decade, at least among VA participants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Doctor-Couple Communication During ART Visits Doctor-Couple Communication During ART Visits
This study used video-recorded sessions to explore communication characteristics between physician and couples during ART visits. How do demographic and clinical variables impact communication?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rescue Stenting for Failed Mechanical Thrombectomy Rescue Stenting for Failed Mechanical Thrombectomy
Recanalization failure effects nearly 30% of patients receiving mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke. Is rescue stenting an effective strategy for these patients?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The Cost of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy The Cost of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
In this article, the economic value of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer is explored.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

T Helper 17.1 Cells Associate With MS Disease Activity T Helper 17.1 Cells Associate With MS Disease Activity
The findings of this study suggest a strong rationale for more specific and earlier use of T cell-targeted therapy in multiple sclerosis.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer
Not only can a geriatric assessment evaluate medical, psychosocial, and functional problems in older patients with cancer, it can also predict toxicity and guide interventions.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Adherence to CDC Recommendations for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Adherence to CDC Recommendations for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea
Are clinicians following CDC-recommended guidelines for treating uncomplicated gonorrhea? It may depend on the setting.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

A New Era of Proactive Melanoma Therapy: Hit Hard, Hit Early A New Era of Proactive Melanoma Therapy: Hit Hard, Hit Early
This editorial discusses the ramifications of three recent, pivotal melanoma trials of targeted and immunotherapies.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor Adult Care and Outcome of CHD After Pediatric Treatment Poor Adult Care and Outcome of CHD After Pediatric Treatment
Recent studies suggest that non-specialized care in adulthood may undermine the positive results of congenital heart disease care during childhood.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diagnosing Severe Asthma:'Not as Easy as It Sounds'Diagnosing Severe Asthma:'Not as Easy as It Sounds '
Dr Aaron Holley boils down the complexities of severe asthma diagnosis and management.CHEST and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Moderate to Severe Asthma Center of Excellence | Medscape Moderate to Severe Asthma Center of Excellence | Medscape
Moderate to Severe Asthma Center of Excellence includes the latest research, journal articles, Medscape TV, cases, quizzes, and peer discussion of moderate to severe asthma, in collaboration with the American College of Chest Physicians.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Esoc 2018 esoc 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESOC 2018Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Is Burnout a Form of Depression? Is Burnout a Form of Depression?
Knowing the difference between these two terms will allow us to better treat the effects of mounting stress in our profession.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Yes or No to Chemo-IO Combo in High PD-L1 NSCLC Patients? Yes or No to Chemo-IO Combo in High PD-L1 NSCLC Patients?
Thoracic oncologists Drs Jack West and Hossein Borghaei talk about when to add chemotherapy to immunotherapy in high PD-L1-expressing non-small cell lung cancer patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Intravenous tPA for Stroke: Putting the Controversy to Rest Intravenous tPA for Stroke: Putting the Controversy to Rest
Dr Mark Alberts addresses recent controversial statements by some cardiology colleagues and other medical specialists regarding the safety and efficacy of IV tPA in treating acute ischemic stroke.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

AAP Guideline: Screen All Teens for Depression and Suicide Risk AAP Guideline: Screen All Teens for Depression and Suicide Risk
Dr Colleen Kraft discusses the unique position of pediatricians in addressing adolescent depression and suicide risk.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Should Doctors Help People Die Just Because They're Elderly? Should Doctors Help People Die Just Because They're Elderly?
A Canadian couple in their 90s recently passed away together under Canada's law that permits physician-assisted dying. An ethics expert explains why this was wrong.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

The Next Wave of Addiction The Next Wave of Addiction
Dr Charles Vega cautions clinicians to be ready for an epidemic of recreational psychostimulant use.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Disappointing Results of Boston Keratoprosthesis in Kids Disappointing Results of Boston Keratoprosthesis in Kids
Dr Christopher Rapuano discusses challenges and recent disappointing results associated with Boston keratoprosthesis in children.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

A Third Dose of the MMR Vaccine During Mumps Outbreaks A Third Dose of the MMR Vaccine During Mumps Outbreaks
Could the administration of a third dose of the MMR vaccine add an additional layer of protection during mumps outbreaks?Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Care Disparities Between Men and Women With T2DM Health Care Disparities Between Men and Women With T2DM
How does gender impact the use of health care services by persons with type 2 diabetes?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

History of Mosquitoborne Diseases and Implications History of Mosquitoborne Diseases and Implications
What could a historical analysis of the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases tell us about the potential for the introduction of other disease-causing pathogens?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Application of Precision Medicine to Anaphylaxis Treatment Application of Precision Medicine to Anaphylaxis Treatment
How might the principles of precision medicine apply to the prevention and treatment of anaphylaxis?Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news