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Hospital Reporting Unrelated to Better Patient Outcomes
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
There is a broad consensus that measuring quality is important, but new emergency medicine data call some of these processes into question because they might not be improving patient care. Medscape Medical News
Schizophrenia in Youth Not a Neurodegenerative Illness
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Young patients with schizophrenia experience cognitive impairment prior to the onset of psychotic symptoms, but their neurodevelopmental trajectory is comparable to that of healthy control persons. Medscape Medical News
Selumetinib: No Benefit Boosting RAI for High Risk Thyroid Cancer
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Though previous research showed the MEK1/2 inhibitor could improve RAI effect, the phase 3 trial failed to reach its primary endpoint. Medscape Medical News
Media Sensationalizes Small Penis Study, Upsetting Patients
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A poster presentation at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine meeting has attracted an inordinate amount of public attention that has offended researchers and embarrassed patients. Medscape Medical News
Dose-Dependent Link Between Sleep and Unsafe Teen Behavior
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Researchers find a dose-dependent relationship between getting less than 8 hours of sleep and risky behaviors, such as alcohol and drug consumption, as well as suicide attempts. Medscape Medical News
FDA Approves Talazoparib in BRCA+ Breast Cancer
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Compared with standard chemotherapy, the PARP inhibitor extended progression-free survival for patients with advanced BCRA-positive breast cancer. FDA Approvals
Psychogenic Death: Why Do Healthy People Give Up on Life?
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A new report examines psychogenic death and hypothesizes that it follows a trajectory of progressive demotivation that may end in the death of physically healthy individuals. Medscape Medical News
Number of Cases of Polio-Like Virus Spike in US Kids, CDC Says
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Despite extensive investigation, no cause for the cases of acute flaccid myelitis has been identified. Medscape Medical News
Novel Initiative Taps Power of Black Churches to Control HTN
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The key here is linking high-risk patients with hypertension to health messages from 'a very trusted source,' a study author says. Medscape Medical News
Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Monitoring patients with severe epilepsy in residential care facilities during the night was associated with a much lower rate of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a new study found. Medscape Medical News
Gastric Band, Metformin Equally Prevent Diabetes in Short-Term
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In moderately obese adults with prediabetes or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, both gastric banding and metformin improved insulin sensitivity within a year. But longer-term, gastric banding should triumph. Medscape Medical News
Sleep Duration May Influence Stroke Risk Based on Race, Gender
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Short and long sleep duration may have different consequences for people, depending on race and an individual's sex, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Bariatric Surgery Cuts CAD in Very Obese, but Do Effects Wane?
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Bariatric surgery reduces macrovascular disease in obese patients with diabetes. Although, weight regain remains a challenge in all patients, if expectations are realistic, it's a good treatment option. Medscape Medical News
High Suicide Risk in Elderly Who Self-Harm
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Older adults who intentionally harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide, yet are often not referred for mental health services. Medscape Medical News
Children in ED Get Unnecessary Imaging for Bronchiolitis
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Despite recommendations against radiography for suspected bronchiolitis, patients continued to receive unnecessary imaging, a study found. Medscape Medical News
New Guidelines Highlight Hypofractionation for Prostate Ca
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
New guidelines on radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer unreservedly recommend moderate hypofractionation and, to a lesser extent, ultrahypofractionation. Medscape Medical News
Visual Triage in the ED Better at Predicting Mortality
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Emergency department (ED) triage based on patient appearance may be more sensitive than formalized triage protocols at predicting likelihood of death, a study found. Medscape Medical News
CMS Wants Drug Prices Listed in TV Ads
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Pharmaceutical companies said any such proposal would likely violate free speech protections. Medscape Medical News
Psychotropic Polypharmacy Common in Alzheimer's Despite Risks
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
A new study shows that, despite safety concerns, half of AD patients are being treated with psychotropic meds for behavioral symptoms, with 1 in 5 taking two or more. Medscape Medical News
Calls to Retract 31 Papers by Disgraced Cardiac Stem Cell Doc
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Citing a need for rigorous research practices, Harvard University and Brigham & Women's Hospital are calling for the retraction of 31 papers by a former researcher and professor. Medscape Medical News