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FDA Approves Belantamab in R/R Multiple Myeloma
Thursday, August 6, 2020
The first-in-class drug belantamab mafodotin (Blenrep) has been approved in the United States for use in relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. FDA Approvals
COVID-19 Update: Conspiracy Theories, Cutaneous Clues
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Medscape Medical News
More Than Half of Doctors Now Part of Healthcare Systems
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Study finds big jump in hospital employment from 2016 to 2018; what will happen as a result of the pandemic remains to be seen. Medscape Medical News
High BMI in Early Adulthood Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Being overweight or obese when an individual is in their 20s to 40s is associated with an increased risk for dementia development later on, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Virus Testing in the US Is Dropping, Even as Deaths Mount
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
An AP analysis found that the number of tests per day decreased 3.6% over the past 2 weeks to a total nationwide of 750,000. Long wait times to get tested and learn of results are blamed for the drop. Associated Press
Cognitive Impairment in 9/11 Responders Tied to Brain Atrophy
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
First responders to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, who have cognitive impairment show reduced cortical thickness across multiple brain regions commonly affected by Alzheimer's disease. Medscape Medical News
FDA Approves Impella for LV Unloading Emergency Use in COVID-19
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The emergency-use authorization covers Abiomed left-sided heart pumps for left ventricular unloading to support ECMO in patients with COVID-19 and pulmonary edema or myocarditis. FDA Approvals
New ACC Guidance on CVD Risk Reduction in Diabetes
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The new expert consensus decision pathway incorporates emerging study data on novel diabetes therapies to reduce CVD risk among patients with diabetes. Medscape Medical News
Cutaneous Clues Linked to COVID-19 Coagulation Risk
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Researchers added to the growing list of skin conditions observed in people with COVID-19, this time associated with greater risk for coagulopathies. Medscape Medical News
PCOS Associated With a Two-fold Risk of Developing Psoriasis
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
PCOS is characterized by androgen elevation that can lead to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, which have also been associated with an increased risk of psoriasis. Medscape Medical News
Better Continence Rate Gives Robotic Prostatectomy the Edge
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Rates of urinary continence were higher after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy than after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in a large-scale, randomized comparison of the two approaches. Medscape Medical News
Are You Considering Quitting Clinical Medicine?
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Taking on an administrative or executive role can sound appealing to many clinicians, particularly because of COVID-19's effects on healthcare. Medscape Reader Polls
WHO: There's No 'Silver Bullet' for COVID-19
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
'For now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control,' said the WHO's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. WebMD Health News
Could Labs That Test Livestock Run Tests on Humans?
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
One focus was on the role veterinary labs, including those with special certification, could play in helping to build capacity. Kaiser Health News
Unexpected Rosuvastatin-Canagliflozin Adverse Effect Reported
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Canadian clinicians report the rare case of a 76-year-old woman who had a sharp spike in plasma levels of rosuvastatin within days of starting the SGLT2 inhibitor. Medscape Medical News
Most Younger MI Patients Wouldn't Get Statins Under Guidelines
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
'The classic approach we've taken to identifying young adults for prevention is inadequate in younger adults,' said the author of a new study. Medscape Medical News
Reduce Likelihood of Infection After Hysterectomy
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
'Implementation of bundled interventions and an institutional focus on reducing infection can successfully reduce the burden of posthysterectomy infectious morbidity.' Medscape Medical News
Educating Providers on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Be aware of possible risk factors, including a mother or sibling with a history of FGM/C, or patients with a country of origin, birth country, or travel history to a country where FGM/C is practiced. Medscape Medical News
Hepatitis Screening Now for All Patients With Cancer on Therapy
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
All patients with cancer who are candidates for systemic therapy should be screened for hepatitis B, says the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19 Update: Monoclonal Antibodies, Pooled Hospital Testing
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Medscape Medical News