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Diabetes and Kidney Complications Garnering Attention at ISN
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
First results indicating that an SGLT2 inhibitor could improve outcomes for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease will be presented at the upcoming nephrology world congress. Medscape Medical News
Stem Cell Transplant Patients Face Lifelong Cancer Risk
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant should be counseled that they have an ever-increasing risk for further malignancies, although their survival may not be affected, say experts. Medscape Medical News
HSCT Remains Standard in Childhood ALL, Despite CAR T-Cells
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Clinicians should continue to rely on matched donor stem cell transplants to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, while more data on novel CAR T-cell therapies is gathered, says German expert. Medscape Medical News
Steady Drop in Medication Mix-ups With New Approach
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Simple steps can significantly reduce prescribing errors, which are a constant source of frustration for hospitals, an extension of the MARQUIS study shows. Medscape Medical News
Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Longer-Term Data
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The most comprehensive study yet of this technique found no cases of breast cancer at 53 months, suggesting it is safe. Medscape Medical News
Meet the Whistleblower Who Just Cost Duke $112.5 Million
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Joseph Thomas turned frustration about faulty research into more than $30 million -- and is hopeful for the future of scientific integrity. Medscape Medical News
Testosterone Prevents Progression to Diabetes in Hypogonadal Men
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hypogonadal men with prediabetes could halt their progression to type 2 diabetes and return to normoglycemia with testosterone therapy, in results described as 'dramatic' and likely to have 'impact.' Medscape Medical News
No Link Between Smoking and Increased Dementia Risk?
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Smoking causes serious diseases and increases mortality. This study suggests, however, that it may not increase the risk of dementia because many smokers will die before dementia sets in. Medscape Medical News
Two Surgeries at Once: Endometrial Cancer & Stress Incontinence
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Women who require surgery for endometrial cancer enjoy a better quality of life if concomitant stress urinary incontinence is surgically repaired at the same time. Medscape Medical News
Chronic Medication Use, Polypharmacy Common Among Children
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
One in five children with Medicaid insurance used at least one chronic medication each year and almost 1 in 10 took multiple chronic medications, a large retrospective study found. Medscape Medical News
Heartmate 3 LVAD Impresses in Final MOMENTUM 3 Data
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Patients with advanced heart failure now have an option other than heart transplantation: a more forgiving heart pump that has now been studied out to 2 years in a large population. Medscape Medical News
Camera on Google Glass May Boost Social Skills in Kids With ASD
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Wearable digital technology may help children recognize facial expressions and identify emotions, study authors say. Medscape Medical News
New Guidelines Address Osteoporosis Treatment Postmenopause
Monday, March 25, 2019
The Endocrine Society's new guidelines advise bisphosphonates and denosumab as first line for lower-risk women and anabolic treatments as first line for those at very high fracture risk. Medscape Medical News
Cannabis-Linked ED Visits: Smoking vs Eating Matters
Monday, March 25, 2019
Cannabis-related visits to the emergency department spiked in Colorado after marijuana was legalized there, with visits as a result of inhalable use being more frequent than from edible use. Medscape Medical News
Catheter for AF Maps, Ablates, and Sees Inside the Heart
Monday, March 25, 2019
A balloon catheter in development to treat atrial fibrillation incorporates ablation, mapping, and visualization inside the heart. An early study shows excellent rates of ablation and procedure time. Medscape Medical News
Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk — One Step or Two?
Monday, March 25, 2019
Results from TUBA and WISP show high-risk women have few remaining cancer worries or decision regrets after undergoing prophylactic surgery to reduce ovarian cancer risk. Medscape Medical News
Testicular Graft Success Raises Hope for Boys With Cancer
Monday, March 25, 2019
Juvenile testicular tissue grafting technique could make it possible for some male survivors of childhood cancer to father their own biological children. Medscape Medical News
Big Alcohol Knocks Back Medical Clout on Drinking
Monday, March 25, 2019
Policies that curb alcohol consumption will help people most in need of intervention, one expert explains, as the drinks-industry lobby dukes it out with medical specialists and regulatory officials. Medscape Medical News
MI Less Frequent, Less Deadly Over 20 Years
Monday, March 25, 2019
Over the past 20 years, fewer older adults suffered myocardial infarction and outcomes improved in the United States, likely thanks to national prevention efforts and improved care, researchers say. Medscape Medical News
Ticagrelor Reversal Agent on the Horizon
Monday, March 25, 2019
A reversal agent for the P2Y12 inhibitor may soon be available after results of a new study showed immediate and sustained reversal of the antiplatelet effects of the drug. Medscape Medical News