• By Healio   -   Jan 28, 2020

    BP DURING ENDOVASCULAR THERAPY MAY AFFECT NEUROLOGIC OUTCOMES

    Among patients undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke, mean arterial BP of less than 70 mm Hg for more than 10 minutes...

    Stroke, Neurology
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    GENETIC TESTING MAY IMPROVE PATIENT SCREENING FOR REFRACTIVE SURGERY

    KOLOA, Hawaii - Genetic testing can identify loci and genes for inherited eye diseases and can help improve screening processes to...

    Eye
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    HIGH CHILDHOOD HBA1C INCREASES PREMATURE DEATH RISK IN TYPE 1 DIABETES

    Young adults with type 1 diabetes were nearly three times more likely to die before age 30 years if they had poor metabolic control...

    Registry, Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    MOBILE APPS MAY FACILITATE WEIGHT LOSS AMONG ADULTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

    Adults with type 2 diabetes may lose weight more effectively by including a weight-loss mobile app as part of their strategy, according...

    Face, Diet, Obesity, Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    FINANCIAL ACCESS TO PHYSICIANS DECREASED IN LAST 20 YEARS

    Although the prevalence of Americans with health insurance coverage grew from 1998 to 2017, the prevalence of people who reported being...

  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    TOFACITINIB LINKED TO 2-FOLD GREATER RISK FOR HERPES ZOSTER IN RA

    Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, tofacitinib is associated with a 2-fold greater risk for herpes zoster infection compared...

    Herpes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    CANNABINOIDS INEFFECTIVE FOR CANCER PAIN

    Cannabinoids did not appear to reduce cancer-associated pain among adults with cancer, according to results of a systemic review and...

    Senior, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    CDC: CORONAVIRUS STILL POSES ‘LOW' RISK TO GENERAL US POPULATION

    The novel coronavirus at the center of an ongoing outbreak in China continues to pose a “low” risk to the general United States population,...

    Hands
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    GUIDED SELF-HELP INTERVENTION REDUCES PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AMONG REFUGEES

    A guided self-help intervention meaningfully reduced psychological distress among a group of refugees and may thus provide individuals...

  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    MANY STIMULANT PRESCRIBERS ARE INFLUENCED BY PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETING

    Rising rates of stimulant prescribing may be partly influenced by pharmaceutical industry marketing to physicians, according to study...

  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    FDA APPROVES DIFICID FOR C. DIFFICILE TREATMENT IN CHILDREN

    The FDA has approved Dificid tablets and oral suspension for the treatment of Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea in pediatric...

  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    LONG-TERM MORTALITY AFTER CLI DIAGNOSIS HIGH, URGENT ACTION NEEDED

    The 4-year mortality rate after a diagnosis of critical limb ischemia is more than 50%, comparable to the deadliest cancers, which...

    Plan, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    TOP-LINE THALES RESULTS: TICAGRELOR PLUS ASPIRIN EFFECTIVE FOR SECONDARY STROKE PREVENTION

    AstraZeneca announced that in the phase 3 THALES study, in patients with minor acute ischemic stroke or high-risk transient ischemic...

    Stroke
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    STEWARDSHIP IN THE PEDIATRICIAN'S OFFICE: IT'S ABOUT TIME TO GET ANTIBIOTIC SMART WITH ACUTE RESPIRATORY VIRAL INFECTIONS

    In this bimonthly column, pediatric infectious disease specialists Asif Noor, MD, FAAP, and Ulka Kothari, MD, share valuable insight...

    Cold
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    ART DECREASES ESTRADIOL, BUT DOES NOT IMPACT HORMONE THERAPY EFFICACY, IN TRANSGENDER WOMEN

    Estradiol pharmacokinetic parameters were significantly decreased in the presence of ART among transgender women who are HIV-positive,...

    AIDS
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    POSITIVE ECG, NEGATIVE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY MAY IDENTIFY PATIENTS WITH ELEVATED CARDIAC RISK

    Patients with positive ECG results and normal stress echocardiography had a slightly increased risk for adverse cardiac events, according...

    Stress
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    HBA1C TESTING IN BARBERSHOPS COULD HELP IDENTIFY UNDIAGNOSED DIABETES IN BLACK MEN

    Community-based HbA1c testing in barbershops may help identify black men with undiagnosed diabetes, according to a research letter...

    Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    PATIENTS WITH KNEE OA MAY UNDERGO PREMATURE, DELAYED TKA

    Results published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed a substantial number of patients with knee osteoarthritis underwent...

    Osteoarthritis, Knees
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    U.S. OPTOMETRISTS REPORT BARRIERS IN LOW VISION CARE

    Optometrists in the U.S. report barriers for referring patients with mild visual loss to low vision rehabilitation, according to survey...

    Eye
  • By Healio   -   Jan 27, 2020

    ZIMURA SHOWS PROMISE IN TREATMENT OF GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY IN AMD

    TREVISO, Italy - Complement C5 is a viable target for inhibition to potentially prevent or slow retinal pigment epithelial cell death...

    AMD