• By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    PSORIATIC MICROENVIRONMENT MAY HELP PREDICT TREATMENT RESPONSE

    A psoriatic microenvironment score could help predict how some psoriatic lesions will respond to certain treatments, allowing practitioners...

    Skin
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    PATIENTS MAY SUSTAIN DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES DUE TO BALANCE, GAIT ISSUES

    Women with operatively treated distal radius fractures showed declined gait ability vs. controls, which investigators theorize may...

    Hands, Dental
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE MAY CONFER ADVERSE CV EVENTS

    Treatment with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine may increase the rates of several CV adverse events, including QT prolongation, cardiomyopathy,...

    Drugs
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    HT REDUCES INFLAMMATION BIOMARKERS FOR WOMEN IN EARLY MENOPAUSE

    A 1 mg dose of estradiol reduced biomarkers of inflammation tied to atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women - particularly those in...

    Menopause
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    FEW PCPS TAKE COMPLETE SEXUAL HISTORIES, PERFORM HIV TESTS

    A complete sexual history was taken at less than 2% of initial visits to a primary care physician in 2015 in the United States, and...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    TOP IN HEM/ONC: T-CELL THERAPY, MULTIPLE MYELOMA TREATMENT

    The FDA has cleared an investigational new drug application for T-cell therapy to treat high-risk patients with COVID-19. It was the...

    Myeloma, Drugs
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    ADULTS IN LGBTQ COMMUNITY MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK FOR MIGRAINE

    Adults who are gay, lesbian or bisexual, or identify as “mostly heterosexual” were more likely to experience migraine than heterosexual...

    Neurology, Adolescence
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    WHO WILL GET A COVID-19 VACCINE FIRST?

    According to the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, there are more than 200 COVID-19 vaccines under development. In...

    Vaccination, Regard
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    ON SOCIAL MEDIA, PATIENTS WITH RA GENERALLY POSITIVE ABOUT DMARDS

    A review of social media posts by patients with rheumatoid arthritis revealed generally positive opinions about DMARDs, particularly...

    Regard, Hospital, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    ADD A SOCIAL WORKER TO YOUR PRACTICE TO HELP MANAGE PATIENTS' PAIN, SPEAKER SAYS

    Primary care physicians and rheumatologists who feel overwhelmed with responsibilities should consider adding a clinical social worker...

    Cures
  • By Healio   -   Oct 1, 2020

    EXPERT HIGHLIGHTS CURRENT POTENTIALS, LIMITATIONS OF GENE THERAPY FOR CORNEAL DISEASE

    Gene therapy for corneal disease holds promise but still has limitations, according to one speaker at the virtual EuCornea congress. “In...

  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    HPV VACCINATION SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCES RISK FOR INVASIVE CERVICAL CANCER

    Quadrivalent HPV vaccination substantially reduced the risk for invasive cervical cancer among Swedish girls and women aged 10 to 30...

    Vaccination, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    GIRL PRESENTS WITH TRADITIONAL SUMMERTIME PROBLEM

    A previously healthy 3-year-old female presents with a rash consisting of numerous vesicles and open lesions. The onset was a few days...

    Eczema
  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    SPEAKER ADVISES ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICES ABOUT MANAGING ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

    Front desk preparation, benefits verification, chart review and payment prior to the appointment are crucial steps in managing accounts...

  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    BENCHMARKS, METRICS MAY BE BENEFICIAL IN MEASURING PHYSICIAN PRODUCTIVITY

    Patient expedition, use of real-time data and benchmark comparisons are among the ways orthopedic practices can monitor performance...

    Hands
  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    PERSONALITY TYPE-TAILORED HEALTH EDUCATION COURSES MAY REDUCE COLLEGE STUDENTS' STRESS

    Health education courses may change college students' beliefs about stress if they address the nuances of certain personality traits,...

    Stress
  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    TRACK STUDY TO ASSESS PRECISION MEDICINE IN RARE CANCERS

    Precision medicine in cancer treatment has gained momentum due to advances in genomics and the mechanisms of targeted therapies. However,...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    U.S. COUNTIES WITH PERSISTENT POVERTY HAVE HIGHER CANCER MORTALITY RATES

    Residents of U.S. counties that experience persistent poverty appear to be at a disproportionally higher risk for cancer mortality...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    PATIENT-FAVORED DISCONTINUATION IMPROVED WITH ENTYVIO, STELARA IN IBD

    Patient preference favoring treatment discontinuation was improved during treatment with Entyvio or Stelara compared with anti-TNF...

  • By Healio   -   Sep 30, 2020

    NOVEL ESOPHAGEAL CAPSULE NOT READY FOR POPULATION SCREENING FOR BARRETT'S ESOPHAGUS

    A novel esophageal capsule was not seen as ready for population screening for Barrett's Esophagus, according to results form a pilot...