MANAGING CYTOKINE STORM REQUIRES ‘IMPORTANT DIALOGUE' AMONG RHEUMATOLOGISTS, SPECIALISTS

Rheumatologists are familiar with the enhanced inflammatory response seen in the most severe patients with COVID-19 and could play...

FDA APPROVES IMPLANTABLE NEUROSTIMULATION SYSTEM FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

The FDA has approved Mainstay Medical's premarket approval application for ReActiv8, an implantable neurostimulation system for the...

 
 
 

VIDEO: IC-8 IOL MAY REDUCE VISUAL DISTURBANCES IN PRIOR REFRACTIVE SURGERY CASES

In this video perspective from the virtual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting, Jodhbir S. Mehta, MBBS, PhD,...

7 RECENT REPORTS ON THE ESOPHAGUS

Healio Gastroenterology presents the following reports on the most recent research on the esophagus and GERD. These reports include...

 
 
 

‘HEAVIER WORKLOAD' IN AUTOIMMUNE CARE AMID COVID-19 BEGS FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK

In the face of the unique threat that COVID-19 poses to patients with autoimmune diseases, communication across disciplines is essential...

RADIATION FROM FUKUSHIMA ACCIDENT DID NOT INCREASE CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE SURGERIES

There appears to be no increase in surgeries for congenital heart disease as a result of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident,...

 
 
 

TRANSCATHETER THERAPY IMPROVES TRICUSPID REGURGITATION AT 1 YEAR

At 1 year, 87% of patients who underwent transcatheter therapy for moderate to severe tricuspid regurgitation experienced a sustained...

ESOPHAGEAL CANCER: ENDOSCOPIC THERAPY BESTS ESOPHAGECTOMY

In late stage I esophageal cancer, endoscopic therapy correlated with better improvements in cancer-specific survival compared with...

 
 
 

INVESTIGATIONAL DRUG IMPROVES STOOL CONSISTENCY IN IBS-D

An investigational, bimodal release ondansetron tablet improved stool consistency in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel...

EXPERT: EFFECTIVE COVID-19 THERAPIES MAY BE HERE BY FALL

Effective therapies for COVID-19 may become available in the next 3 to 4 months, with a vaccine possible next year, according to Kevin...

 
 
 

DESPITE TREATMENT ADVANCES, ‘MUCH TO IMPROVE UPON' IN HIGH-RISK NEUROBLASTOMA

An estimated 800 new cases of neuroblastoma are diagnosed in the United States each year. Although rare, it is the third most common...

IS TANDEM TRANSPLANT APPROPRIATE FOR PATIENTS WITH HIGH-RISK NEUROBLASTOMA?

Neuroblastoma is marked by wide clinical and biological heterogeneity. Treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma in North America largely...

 
 
 

BRINGING DRUG COSTS DOWN A ‘PEG' OR TWO

At our center, metrics obtained through our participation in CMS's Oncology Care Model have allowed us to improve patient experience...

FOUR ACTIONABLE TARGETS FOR METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER THAT APPS SHOULD KNOW

Treatment options for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer are limited and, therefore, many clinicians and researchers are focused...

 
 
 

LURBINECTEDIN APPROVED FOR METASTATIC SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

The FDA granted accelerated approval to lurbinectedin for adults with metastatic small cell lung cancer that progressed on or after...

MANY NEGATIVE TRIALS PRESENTED WITH ‘NOT-NEGATIVE CONCLUSIONS' AT ONCOLOGY MEETINGS

Increased attention should be paid to the conclusions of formally negative trials discussed during oral presentations at oncology meetings,...

 
 
 

RESEARCHERS GAIN INSIGHT INTO FACTORS INFLUENCING IMMUNOTHERAPY RESPONSE IN KIDNEY CANCER

Tumor mutational burden is considered a hallmark indicator of a tumor's potential for response to immunotherapy. PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors...

ANTIDEPRESSANTS ELEVATE RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES

A cohort of French women currently taking any antidepressant medication were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes during 6 years...

 
 
 

FINERENONE DELAYS DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE PROGRESSION: FIDELIO-DKD

Topline findings from the FIDELIO-DKD study show the investigational drug finerenone delayed the progression of chronic kidney disease...

SISTA2SISTA PROGRAM IMPROVES HIV, OTHER HEALTH OUTCOMES AMONG YOUTHS IN ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwean adolescent girls and young women who graduated from a program supporting girls-only clubs were more likely to take an HIV...

 
 
 



COVID-19 Cases Soar In Florida, But Disney World Reopened Anyway

COVID-19 Cases Soar In Florida, But Disney World Reopened Anyway

Florida reported 11,433 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 435 hospitalizations the day prior to Disney World reopening For the first time in nearly four months, Walt Disney... Read more ...

Saturday Stories: Is It Airborne?, Exhausted Experts, Sweden, Cancer During...

Saturday Stories: Is It Airborne?, Exhausted Experts, Sweden, Cancer During COVID, And Schools

Apoorva Mandavilli, in The New York Times, with a discussion on whether or not SARS-CoV2 is airborne and what that actually means. Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, covers the toll... Read more ...

Corrected coronavirus case numbers in South Florida drive death rate down

Corrected coronavirus case numbers in South Florida drive death rate down

New statistics out of Florida show that coronavirus cases are actually higher than first believed, but there is a silver lining here: It means that the actual fatality rate of... Read more ...

PM Narendra Modi Directs For Real-Time Monitoring Of COVID-19 Situation

PM Narendra Modi Directs For Real-Time Monitoring Of COVID-19 Situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the direction during a COVID-19 review meeting he chaired to take stock of the coronavirus situation across the country and the preparedness... Read more ...

COVID-19 Deaths in UK Rise To 44,650

COVID-19 Deaths in UK Rise To 44,650

In Britain, total coronavirus-related death toll has risen to 44,650, said the British Department of Health and Social Care. Read more ...

On a keto diet? Satisfy that sweet tooth with these keto-approved sweeteners

On a keto diet? Satisfy that sweet tooth with these keto-approved sweeteners

The keto diet may seem daunting to anyone who loves carbs and sweets. After all, dieting means being careful about what you eat. However, there are many ways to make dishes... Read more ...

Hep C Tx Shows Promise in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Hep C Tx Shows Promise in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

A higher percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir , a two-drug hepatitis C virus combination therapy, experienced clinical... Read more ...

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19

Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19 because the concentration of both these drugs in the lungs of patients are not sufficient to fight the infection... Read more ...

Drug May Help to Extend Lifespan in Humans

Drug May Help to Extend Lifespan in Humans

Mifepristone, a drug used to treat cancer, Cushing syndrome, and also used to terminate pregnancies, may have the potential to increase human lifespan. It does so by reducing... Read more ...

Abnormally High Fasting Blood Sugar Could Double Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients

Abnormally High Fasting Blood Sugar Could Double Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 patients with abnormally high blood sugar are linked to double the risk of death and an increased risk of severe complications, according to a new study. Read more ...