• By Healio   -   Feb 23, 2019

    INDUSTRY LEADERS RECOGNIZE STRONG INFLUENCE OF OPTOMETRIC PRACTICES

    NEW ORLEANS - Participants on an industry panel here at the Ophthalmic Innovation Summit held during SECO agreed that optometry's involvement...

    Senior
  • By Healio   -   Feb 23, 2019

    ABBVIE ANNOUNCES ONTARIO TO BEGIN REIMBURSEMENT FOR MAVIRET HCV THERAPY

    AbbVie announced an agreement with the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance in which Ontario will be first province to reimburse the...

    Hepatitis
  • By Healio   -   Feb 23, 2019

    FDA GRANTS ORPHAN DRUG DESIGNATION FOR CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA THERAPY

    Mundipharma EDO and Imbrium Therapeutics announced that the FDA granted orphan drug designation to etoposide toniribate for the treatment...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Feb 23, 2019

    VIDEO: AMNIOTIC MEMBRANES CHANGING TREATMENT FOR OSD

    NEW ORLEANS - "Amniotic membranes have changed the way we provide treatment for ocular surface disorders like advanced ocular surface...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 23, 2019

    KNOW THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF EYELASH LIFT, EXTENSIONS

    NEW ORLEANS - Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, sees one new patient a day with a cosmetic eyelash problem; in her talk here at SECO she said...

    Lifting
  • By Healio   -   Feb 23, 2019

    PRIVATE EQUITY IS THE RIGHT THING FOR OPTOMETRY - MAYBE

    NEW ORLEANS - The last few years have demonstrated that optometry is attractive to private equity. Experts here at SECO delved into...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    DES FOR CAD RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL

    Biotronik announced that a drug-eluting stent system for the treatment of patients with CAD has been approved by the FDA and is commercially...

    Drugs
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    VIDEO: BIOMETRY GAINS PRECISION WITH AI AND INTRAOPERATIVE OCT

    ATHENS, Greece - In all fields of medicine, artificial intelligence is greatly transforming the diagnosis and treatment of diseases,...

    Power, Cataract
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    VIDEO: PRESENTER DISCUSSES UPDATES MADE TO THE AMERICAN BOARD OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY CERTIFICATION PROCESS

    WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - William J. Maloney, MD, spoke about updates to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certification process.

  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    METFORMIN MAY REDUCE RISK FOR MISCARRIAGE, PRETERM BIRTH IN PREGNANCY WITH PCOS

    Pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome assigned to metformin therapy for the duration of pregnancy were less likely to experience...

    Diabetes, Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Pregnant
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    INTRODUCTION OF PCV13 LED TO REDUCED RISK OF OTITIS MEDIA

    The risk for otitis media and the insertion of pressure equalization tubes among young children decreased following the introduction...

    Vaccination
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF CXL, PARTIAL TOPO-GUIDED PRK SHOW EFFICACY, STABILITY, SAFETY

    ATHENS, Greece - Ten-year outcomes of keratoconus management with the Athens protocol, consisting of combined partial topography-guided...

    Cataract
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    HIV INFECTION LINKED TO SHORTER SURVIVAL IN HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA

    HIV seropositivity appeared associated with shorter OS among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma despite sufficient antiretroviral...

    Face
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    NO ADVANTAGES IN WOMAC PHYSICAL FUNCTION SEEN WITH LATE-STAGE EXERCISE PROGRAMS AFTER TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT VS USUAL CARE

    Patients who participated in late-stage exercise programs after total knee replacement saw no benefits in WOMAC physical function compared...

    Knees, Arm
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    INCREASED DURATION OF HIP FRACTURE SURGERY MAY INCREASE RISK FOR POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM

    Results published in JAMA Network Open showed an increased risk for postoperative delirium was associated with an increased duration...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    ADHD SYMPTOMS PREDICT IMPAIRED ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

    Among children with autism spectrum disorder, study findings revealed that ADHD symptoms were linked to poorer adaptive behavior across...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    FTC APPROVES FRESENIUS-NXSTAGE MERGER, BUT SOME ARE CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACT ON COMPETITION

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 on Feb. 19 to approve the $2 billion merger between Fresenius Medical Care AG & KGaA and...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    BEHAVIORAL THERAPY 'MISSING INGREDIENT' FOR DIGITAL HEALTH SUCCESS IN DIABETES

    Digital health tools designed to improve disease management for patients with diabetes often have little effect on long-term health...

    Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    TOP STORIES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY: STUDY FINDS MOST EFFECTIVE BOWEL PREPARATIONS, USER-FRIENDLY TOOL HELPS IDENTIFY COLECTOMY RISK

    Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a comparative study that determined the most effective and best-tolerated...

  • By Healio   -   Feb 22, 2019

    STUDY FINDS LOW STATIN USE AMONG PATIENTS WITH CKD DESPITE HIGH RISK FOR CVD

    Results of a study on patients with CKD showed fewer than 22% were prescribed statins to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The...

    Hospital