• By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    TARGETING MOTOR ACTIVITY MAY EASE DEPRESSED MOOD IN BIPOLAR DISORDER

    Interventions that focus on motor activity and energy may have greater efficacy than current approaches that target depressed mood...

    Sleep, Depression
  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    TOP GASTROENTEROLOGY STORIES: 40 NEW GENETIC LINKS TO COLORECTAL CANCER DISCOVERED, PPI CO-THERAPY REDUCES UPPER GI BLEEDING

    The top story in gastroenterology this past week was the discovery of 40 new genetic variants that point to an increased risk for colorectal...

    Hospital, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    BACTERIA IN NOSE MAY GIVE INSIGHT TO DURATION OF INFANTS' COLD SYMPTOMS

    How long an infant experiences symptoms of their first respiratory infection may be influenced by the bacteria present in the nasal...

    Nose, Hospital, Cold
  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    EMPHASIZE PATIENT ADHERENCE, DIETARY PATTERNS IN RECOMMENDING DIETS FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES

    CHICAGO - While diets that emphasize increasing or decreasing a single nutrient class, such as high-carbohydrate or low-fat diets,...

    Nutrition, Diet, Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    PHASE 3 DATA SUPPORT ETANERCEPT MONOTHERAPY FOR PSA

    CHICAGO - Phase 3 data from the SEAM-PsA study presented at the ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting showed that etanercept alone or in combination...

    Arthritis
  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    DENOSUMAB SUPERIOR TO BISPHOSPHONATE THERAPY FOR BUILDING BMD

    The human monoclonal antibody denosumab more effectively increases bone mass in patients with low bone mineral density or osteoporosis...

    Osteoporosis, Minerals, Allergies
  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    POINT-OF-CARE TEST DIFFERENTIATES EBOLA FROM SIMILAR DISEASES IN 30 MINUTES

    Researchers have developed a 30-minute, portable diagnostic test that distinguishes Ebola virus infections from other endemic diseases...

  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    VIREAD LABEL REVISION INCLUDES PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HBV

    The FDA announced revisions to the Viread label to include use in pediatric patients aged 2 years to less than 12 years with chronic...

    Hepatitis
  • By Healio   -   Dec 14, 2018

    NUVASIVE RECEIVES FDA 510 CLEARANCE FOR CORPECTOMY SYSTEM INTENDED FOR CERVICAL SPINE

    NuVasive Inc. announced it received FDA 510 clearance for the expanded use of the Monolith corpectomy system, which provides surgeons...

  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    Q&A: DIFFERENCES IN ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIBING BETWEEN ACUTE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    Antibiotic decision-making in hospitals is largely influenced by cultural and social determinants within specialties, signifying a...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    CMS DELAYS CHANGES FOR EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT CODES UNTIL 2021

    Responding to opposition from the physician community, CMS has agreed to delay Medicare coding changes for evaluation and management...

    Plan, Drop
  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    AFTER A 39% CUT IN 2018, PAYMENT FOR DIALYSIS ACCESS PROCEDURES WILL REMAIN STABLE NEXT YEAR

    Plans by CMS to bundle codes for vascular access procedures, set to take effect in January, have been shelved after opposition from...

    Plan, Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    CATCH UP WITH DR. WHITE'S ‘THE DRY EYE'

    Darrell E. White, MD, writes a monthly column in Ocular Surgery News discussing issues related to dry eye disease. Catch up with his...

    Eye
  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    DIALYSIS REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES POOR, LEAD TO HIGH HEALTH CARE COSTS WORLDWIDE

    Government reimbursement for hemodialysis and PD is inadequate to treat all patients with ESKD in low- and middle-income countries...

  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    GUT MICROBIAL DIVERSITY BEFORE STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION MAY IMPACT SURVIVAL

    SAN DIEGO - Higher gut microbial diversity was associated with improved survival in a multinational cohort of patients undergoing hematopoietic...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    RATE OF BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS AMONG US KIDS STABILIZES

    Bloodstream infection rates have remained relatively consistent in the United States over the past decade, with most acquired in the...

  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    ALLOGENEIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT INDUCES LONG-TERM RESPONSES IN FOLLICULAR LYMPHOMA

    Nonmyeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplant results in complete responses that last for up to a decade among patients with relapsed...

    Lymphoma
  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    COMBINATION TREATMENT WITH RITUXIMAB DEMONSTRATES ‘EXCELLENT' RESULTS AS INDUCTION THERAPY

    Induction therapy with rituximab and bendamustine followed by rituximab plus high-dose cytarabine and then an autologous stem cell...

    Lymphoma, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    DUAL-LAYERED CAROTID ARTERY STENTS SAFE

    According to a meta-analysis, use of dual-layered mesh-covered carotid artery stent systems was safe at 30 days. Researchers analyzed...

  • By Healio   -   Dec 13, 2018

    NEW ADVANCES IN DETECTING, MANAGING MENOPAUSE: WHAT PCPS NEED TO KNOW

    Menopause occurs at an average age of 51 years for most women in the United States, according to Mayo Clinic. However, about 5% of...

    Pregnancy, Plan, AIDS, Menopause