The Coronavirus Pandemic ’s Outsized Effect on Women’s Mental Health Around the World
COVID-19 is a devilishly versatile disease, attacking all manner of body systems and doing all manner of damage—to the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidneys. Though it doesn’t attack the mind directly, the pandemic the virus has caused has been devastating to mental health, and in many cases, the most vulnerable group is women. In a new study conducted by CARE, a non-profit international aid organization, investigators have found that while almost nobody is spared from the anxiety, worry and overall emotional fatigue of the coronavirus pandemic, women are almost three times as likely as men to report sufferi...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Firm that serves Advanced Pain Management files for receivership, lays off 240
The company that provides services to the Advanced Pain Management chain in Wisconsin filed for receivership and will lay off 240 employees. The Greenfield-based business said in a press release that APM Wisconsin MSO LLC and “certain related entities” filed a voluntary Wisconsin Chapter 128 petition for receivership in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The company said the receivership will allow a wind-down of operations and liquid ation of its remaining assets. APM Wisconsin MSO provides administrative… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

A model for an institutional response to the opioid crisis - Hanna MN, Chambers C, Punyala A, Iqbal A, Singh B, Cagla Oruc MS, Priyamvadha Prakash MS, Yash Prajapati MS, Yidong Wang MS, Zeyu Amery Ai MS, Ronen Shechter MD, Traci J. Speed MD, Colleen G. Koch MD, Kayode Williams MD.
The use of opioid analgesics for pain management has increased dramatically over the past decade, with corresponding increases in negative sequelae including overdose and death. Physicians, policymakers, and researchers are focused on finding ways to decre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

FDA Approves Qdolo (tramadol hydrochloride) Oral Solution for the Management of Severe Pain
ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena Bioscience, LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Qdolo™ (tramadol hydrochloride) Oral Solution 5mg/1mL C-IV, an... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Biopharma Leaders Unite To Stand With Science
NEW YORK, September 8, 2020 — The CEOs of AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE: AZN), BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX), GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), and Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY), today announced a historic pledge, outlining a united commitment to uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines. All nine CEOs signed the following pledge: We, the un...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

American Burn Association guidelines on the management of acute pain in the adult burn patient: a review of the literature, a compilation of expert opinion and next steps (Comment) - Romanowski KS, Carson J, Pape K, Bernal E, Sharar S, Wiechman S, Carter D, Liu YM, Nitzschke S, Bhalla P, Litt J, Przkora R, Friedman B, Popiak S, Jeng J, Ryan CM, Joe V.
The purpose of this guideline is to update the previous guideline by Drs Faucher and Furukawa.1 To accomplish this, we review the principles of acute pain management in adult burn patients and present a reasonable approach to the management of the complex ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

American Burn Association guidelines on the management of acute pain in the adult burn patient: a review of the literature, a compilation of expert opinion, and next steps - Romanowski KS, Carson J, Pape K, Bernal E, Sharar S, Wiechman S, Carter D, Liu YM, Nitzschke S, Bhalla P, Litt J, Przkora R, Friedman B, Popiak S, Jeng J, Ryan CM, Joe V.
The ABA pain guidelines were developed 14 years ago and have not been revised despite evolution in the practice of burn care. A sub-committee of the American Burn Association's Committee on the Organization and Delivery of Burn Care was created to revise t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MASCC/ISOO Update Guidelines for Management of Mucositis
Topics include basic oral care, photobiomodulation therapy, cryotherapy, natural interventions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Featured Review: Psychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in adults
Many people experience pain that lasts more than three months that is neither cancer ‐related nor a headache. The search for a diagnosis and pain relief is often long and can be discouraging.  In this interview, lead author of the recently updated Cochrane ReviewPsychological therapies for the management of chronic pain (excluding headache) in adults  Amanda C de C Williams discusses the findings of this review.Can you tell us about this Cochrane Review and what is new about this update?This review is the third in Cochrane, and the fourth overall, attempting to answer the question of efficacy of psychological i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

B. Braun Receives FDA Clearance for SpaceStation MRI: Allows Space(R) Infusion Pumps to Continuously Deliver Medications Within the MRI Suite
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 27, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration f... Devices, Radiology, FDA B. Braun, SpaceStation MRI, Space infusion pump (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hoag Memorial Hospital and BehaVR launch VR program for expecting mothers
NurtureVR was designed to be used at home as future moms enter their third trimesters to receive prenatal education, pain and stress management, and postpartum support. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pain 'catastrophizing' may lead to little exercise, more time sedentary
(Penn State) Chronic pain affects the majority of older adults in the US, and getting enough exercise plays a key role in pain management. New research suggests that how people think about their pain can have a significant effect on whether they get enough physical activity - or if they spend more time sedentary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Local Economies Have Been Decimated by the Coronavirus —But This Is Just a Preview of What Climate Change Could Do
This summer has been a cruel one in the American Sunbelt. In our hospitals, pain, fear and death abound because of COVID-19. Outside, a mass of restive, unemployed workers face down deadly heat waves, swiftly rising sea levels and the peak of hurricane season. But even if the viral hardship feels wanton, it doesn’t have to be without purpose. In South Florida, Phoenix and the Rio Grande Valley – all of which have battled surging COVID cases – citizens are being offered a vision of their climate-changed future through the pathogen’s devastation. Which means we have a chance to adapt now and avoid the...
Source: TIME: Science - August 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mario Alejandro Ariza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Additionally, fluoridation of the community water supply has significantly decreased dental caries and is a very effective public health measure. Fluoride binds within the dental matrix to strength it. Dental abscesses are usually caused by poor oral hygiene but others are at...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pain assessment following burn injury in Australia and New Zealand: variation in practice and its association on in-hospital outcomes - Tracy LM, Cleland H, Cameron PA, Gabbe BJ.
This study aimed to describe the prevalence and potential variation in practice of validated and documented pain assessment f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Envenomation by Trachinus draco and pain management - Gulen M, Sari S.
We report a case of a 42-y-old female patient who sustained a sting to the neck from a Trachinus draco fish. She subsequently developed complications including arytenoid membrane edema secondary to either the local anesthetic agent administered to the woun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Electronic consultations between primary providers and radiologists improve patient care
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the eConsult electronic consultation system allowed primary care providers to easily consult with radiologists, was perceived as high value by primary care providers, resulted in altered patient management, and avoided unnecessary imaging tests. " We identified follow-up imaging of cystic lesions and imaging workup of pain in patients as opportunities for continuing medical education for primary care providers, " the AJR authors wrote. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Main Acyanotic Congenital Heart Diseases?
Discussion Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are malformations of the heart and great vessels. It occurs in about 5-8/1000 live births. Cyanotic congenital heart disease is often noted perinatally because of cyanosis, respiratory distress and/or poor feeding or other distress type problems. A review can be found here. Acyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD) can present at birth but often is seen in older children or adults unless the lesions are severe, especially obstructive lesions. Severe lesions may also cause cyanosis and distress type problems in patients also. Shunting lesions cause problems by diverting blood flo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mitigating the Opioid Crisis for Wound Care Providers Mitigating the Opioid Crisis for Wound Care Providers
What can clinicians do to promote responsible opioid pain management during wound treatment?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

We Need to Take Care of the Growing Number of Long-Term COVID-19 Patients
On July 7, 2020, the Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez tested positive for the new coronavirus. He was scheduled to start Opening Day for the Sox, but the virus had other plans—damaging Rodriguez’s heart and causing a condition called myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). Now the previously fit 27-year old ace left-hander must sit out the 2020 season to recover. Rodriguez is not alone in having heart damage from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In a new study done in Germany, researchers studied the hearts of 100 patients who had recently recovered from COVID-19. The findings were al...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Sharon Taylor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

FDA Approves Olinvyk (oliceridine) Injection for the Management of Severe Acute Pain
CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trevena, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRVN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines for patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 10, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves IV Opioid Oliceridine for Short-term Use FDA Approves IV Opioid Oliceridine for Short-term Use
Oliceridine (Olinvyk) is indicated for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in adults who require an IV opioid and for whom alternative treatments are inadequate.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

New IV Opioid Olinvyk (Oliceridine) Approved for Use in Controlled Settings
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- The opioid Olinvyk (oliceridine) was granted approval for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in controlled settings, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. Olinvyk is indicated for short-term... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treatments for chronic pain - NICE draft guidance
A number of commonly used drug treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and shouldn ’t be prescribed, NICE has said in its draft clinical guideline on the assessment and management of chronic pain in over 16s. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for iOS-Compatible App Allowing People Living With Chronic Pain and Movement Disorders to Personalize Therapy Via Their Mobile Device
Apple‡ smartphone-compatible digital health tool fits within the company's broader NeuroSphere™ Digital Care connected care management platform, which is designed to optimize care for chronic pain and movement disorders NeuroSphere Digital Care offers f... Devices, Neurology, FDA Abbott, Patient Controller, mobile app, chronic pain (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for iOS-Compatible App Allowing People Living With Chronic Pain and Movement Disorders to Personalize Therapy Via Their Mobile Device
- Apple ‡ smartphone-compatible digital health tool fits within the company's broader NeuroSphere™ Digital Care connected care management platform, which is designed to optimize care for chronic pain and movement disorders (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - July 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Management of Acute and Chronic Pain: Opportunity for Stakeholder Engagement
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking stakeholder perspectives on and experiences with pain and pain management, including, but not limited to, the benefits and harms of opioid use. Feedback from a wide variety of groups, including patients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare providers, is encouraged. Those interested in being interviewed should contactInjuryCenterEngage@cdc.gov. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 22, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Physician Partners of America is now offering COVID-19 tests to...
PPOA is not only set up to test patients at all its pain management clinics and ambulatory surgery centers; the company’s CLIA/COLA-certified labs can turn around results in as few as 48 hours. This...(PRWeb July 22, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/physician_partners_of_america_is_now_offering_covid_19_tests_to_patients_throughout_florida_texas_and_california/prweb17270085.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Prescription Opioid Pain Reliever Use During Pregnancy - 34 U.S. Jurisdictions, 2019
This report describes the importance of health care providers speaking with patients about the benefits and risks of opioid use for chronic pain management and screening pregnant women for potential misuse of opioids. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Pain management Pregnancy Prescription Drug Abuse Synthetic Opioids Source Type: news

What Is Botulinum Toxin in Pain Management
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decreasing opioid use in pediatric lower extremity trauma: a quality improvement project - Weiner J, Zeno R, Thrane SE, Browning KK.
INTRODUCTION: Perioperative anxiety increases postoperative pain and the risk of complications in hospitalized children. Nonpharmacologic pain resources provided by Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) are a viable adjunct for pain management. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking comment on a proposed information collection project to develop, implement, disseminate, and evaluate clinical decision support tools for the management of chronic pain. The goal of the program is to reduce opioid doses for patients at risk of harm from opioids. Comments are due within 60 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hospital group chief: NHS needs to limit referrals to deal with ‘wicked’ covid problems
NHS trusts face a “wicked problem” in restoring services in the coming months, and more patients will have to be treated with pain management and other alternatives to hospital-based care, says the leader of four hospitals in the north of England. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Causes Early Pregnancy Vaginal Bleeding?
Discussion Pregnancy complications in early pregnancy range from mild to severe. They can include nausea and emesis which often is treated symptomatically, but can cause hyperemesis gravidarum and need hospitalization for intravenous fluids. Mild cramping and slight spotting are not uncommon. Some type of pregnancy bleeding is common with 20-40% of women experiencing it. Women who have early vaginal bleeding have a higher risk of later pregnancy complications. Pregnancy in adolescents is about 10% of all pregnancies. Adolescent pregnancy can be associated with various problems including higher rates of threatened aborti...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Diagnosis to therapy: The future of image-guided patient management
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) SNMMI's Virtual Annual Meeting will convene more than 6,000 attendees from around the globe to share novel research on new and better ways to diagnose and treat cancers, inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain, stroke, brain disease, and more.The focus is on precision medicine--improving patients' lives by developing new ways to diagnose earlier and more accurately, delivering the most effective therapy for a specific patient's disease, and monitoring and adjusting treatment to ensure optimum results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Patients' perception about opioids and addiction in South Korea - Kim CL, Hong SJ, Lim YH, Jeong JH, Moon HS, Choi HR, Park SK, Kim JE, You H, Kim JH.
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain affects approximately 22% of the world's population. Opioids can be useful in chronic pain management. However, some patients have negative perception of opioids. The purpose of this research was to evaluate patients' perception ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Managing Pain Expectations Key to Enhanced Recovery Managing Pain Expectations Key to Enhanced Recovery
Planning for reduced use of opioids in pain management involves identifying appropriate patients and managing their expectations, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

The evidence base for pain management of people with dementia in the community is weak and needs to be improved
There is an ageing population with a related increase in dementia many of whom are likely to experience pain.1 Many more people with dementia are likely to be cared for in the community than in a formal care setting. We know that people with dementia cared for in hospital and nursing home settings experience pain and are treated differently than those who do not have dementia.2 Most research related to people with dementia in pain occurs in these settings and thus provides the evidence base for care. This review seeks to understand what the situation is for those living in the community. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heron Therapeutics Receives Complete Response Letter for HTX-011 for the Management of Postoperative Pain
SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRTX), a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments to address some of the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Do you hear this sound? The unusual warning sign of early arthritis
ARTHRITIS affects millions of people worldwide and if detected early, treatment and better management is possible. Leading health experts advise listening out for a certain sound. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in 10 Cardiac Surgery Patients Develop Persistent Opioid Use One in 10 Cardiac Surgery Patients Develop Persistent Opioid Use
Ten percent of patients undergoing cardiac surgery continue using opioids at least 3 months after surgery, suggesting the need for a different pain management approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Encompass leader named among Modern Healthcare's Most Influential Clinical executives
The Chief Medical Officer of Encompass Health, Elissa Charbonneau has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2020 ’s Most Influential Clinical Executives list.  According to Modern Healthcare, Charbonneau is being recognized for orchestrating  a program to increase alternative pain management interventions. This resulted in a 5% drop in patients going home with an opioid prescription and a decrease from 50 to 30 opioid pills for those getting a prescription. She also oversaw a predictive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Subcutaneous Daratumumab Combination Resulted in Deep and Rapid Hematologic Responses and Improved Clinical Outcomes in the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, NJ, June 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the first randomized Phase 3 study investigating subcutaneous daratumumab[i] in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare and potentially fatal disease.[1],[2] The data demonstrated subcutaneous daratumumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (D-CyBorD) resulted in a higher hematologic complete response rate (CR), (53 percent vs. 18 percent [P
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Advanced Pain Management reopening clinics amid business-structure challenges
Advanced Pain Management, which in April filed a notice with the state that it might close permanently, has reopened several locations but its president said in a state filing the company cannot continue operating as it is currently structured. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 9, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

COVID 19 – Conspiracy or Apocalypse? – Part II
By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 8 2020 (IPS) As the COVID-19 virus spread rapidly around the globe, so did various theories about what caused the pandemic. According to the standard scientific theory, the virus originated in bats; crossed over to humans, probably via another intermediate host; and then spread rapidly across the globe. While the mainstream scientific theory sufficed for some, a large number of people saw the pandemic as the work of cold-hearted military or industrial strategists. An equally large number of people saw it as some kind of divine or natural retribution for an increasingly...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine Khan Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastruc...
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

App promises to improve pain management in dementia patients
(University of Alberta) University of Alberta computing scientists are developing an app to aid health-care staff to assess and manage pain in patients suffering from dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news