• Bad SAD Season Coming; OxyContin Maker Cops Plea By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    BAD SAD SEASON COMING; OXYCONTIN MAKER COPS PLEA

    A meta-analysis of 39 randomized clinical trials concluded pharmacotherapy plus manualized psychotherapy - cognitive behavioral therapy,...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    TREATMENT DELAYS AND WORSE OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS WITH IN-HOSPITAL STROKE

    Study Authors: Feras Akbik, Haolin Xu, et al.; Amy Y.X. Yu, Michael D. Hill Target Audience and Goal Statement: Neurologists, hospitalists,...

    Stroke, Hospital
  • IL-6 Blockade Disappoints in Early COVID-19 By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    IL-6 BLOCKADE DISAPPOINTS IN EARLY COVID-19

    Tocilizumab didn't show clear evidence of efficacy against COVID-19 relatively early in the disease course in a slew of data from randomized...

  • Fauci: 'Open Up America Again' Thwarted COVID Control By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    FAUCI: 'OPEN UP AMERICA AGAIN' THWARTED COVID CONTROL

    Haphazard and inconsistent shutdowns are why the U.S. was never able to return to a baseline of COVID-19 cases the way the European...

    Allergies
  • Aspirated Foreign Objects: Not Just Kids at Risk By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    ASPIRATED FOREIGN OBJECTS: NOT JUST KIDS AT RISK

    In the first nationwide analysis of foreign body aspiration in the U.S., researchers at the virtual 2020 CHEST conference, the annual...

    Hospital
  • Diagnostic Error Database Reveals Clues for Improvement By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    DIAGNOSTIC ERROR DATABASE REVEALS CLUES FOR IMPROVEMENT

    Starting a database of diagnostic errors can help clinicians learn from their mistakes and improve patient care, Divvy Upadhyay, MD,...

  • Cardiac Arrest Care: Don't Forget Emotional Recovery, AHA Says By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    CARDIAC ARREST CARE: DON'T FORGET EMOTIONAL RECOVERY, AHA SAYS

    Emotional recovery is a key part of cardiac arrest survival in updated resuscitation guidelines from the American Heart Association...

    Hospital
  • OxyContin Maker to Take Plea on Federal Criminal Charges By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    OXYCONTIN MAKER TO TAKE PLEA ON FEDERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES

    With less than 2 weeks until Election Day, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an $8-billion plea deal with Purdue Pharma and...

  • Vertebral Fractures: Outcome Predictor for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients? By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    VERTEBRAL FRACTURES: OUTCOME PREDICTOR FOR HOSPITALIZED COVID-19 PATIENTS?

    Among COVID-19 patients, vertebral fractures may be a helpful predictor of in-hospital mortality, according to an Italian study. Charts...

    Hospital
  • Viral Co-Infections With C. Diff Add Insult to Injury By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    VIRAL CO-INFECTIONS WITH C. DIFF ADD INSULT TO INJURY

    Gastrointestinal viruses often come along with community-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection , CDC researchers said. Adult...

  • Immunotherapy Fails to Improve PFS in Ovarian Cancer By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    IMMUNOTHERAPY FAILS TO IMPROVE PFS IN OVARIAN CANCER

    Despite negative results from the phase III IMagyn050 trial presented at the 2020 European Society for Medical Oncology virtual congress,...

    Cancer
  • COVID-19 in Africa: A Ground Level View By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    COVID-19 IN AFRICA: A GROUND LEVEL VIEW

    In an exclusive MedPage Today commentary, Jon Fielder, MD, co-founder of African Mission Healthcare, writes that "the specter of another...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    COVID-19 IN AFRICA: GROUND-LEVEL VIEW FROM A CLINICIAN IN KENYA

    Also see the video conversation between the author of this piece and MedPage Today Editor-in-Chief Marty Makary, MD. The novel coronavirus...

  • Marijuana Use Linked to Lower Hospital Mortality in COPD Patients By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    MARIJUANA USE LINKED TO LOWER HOSPITAL MORTALITY IN COPD PATIENTS

    Patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who reported using marijuana had less risk of in-hospital mortality and...

    Hospital
  • CDC, Birx Slammed; FDA Takes Back Power; Heartland COVID Crush By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    CDC, BIRX SLAMMED; FDA TAKES BACK POWER; HEARTLAND COVID CRUSH

    Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. All...

    Power
  • Prognostic Tool May Improve COVID-19 Management By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    PROGNOSTIC TOOL MAY IMPROVE COVID-19 MANAGEMENT

    A score developed in China to quantify COVID-19 pneumonia severity appeared to predict mortality in U.S. patients, and may help to...

  • Mohs, Wide Excision Similar for Trunk-Extremity Melanoma By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    MOHS, WIDE EXCISION SIMILAR FOR TRUNK-EXTREMITY MELANOMA

    Melanoma of the trunk or extremity had similar survival whether treated with Mohs micrographic surgery or wide local excision , a review...

  • Suicide Prevention Still a Daunting Challenge By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    SUICIDE PREVENTION STILL A DAUNTING CHALLENGE

    Suicide screening protocols implemented in veteran and general populations reduced suicides, but making such screening tools more efficient...

  • COVID Deaths Drop in the Hospitalized; Miracle Mouthwash? New Organ Discovered By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    COVID DEATHS DROP IN THE HOSPITALIZED; MIRACLE MOUTHWASH? NEW ORGAN DISCOVERED

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. COVID-19 death rates are going down in hospitalized patients, suggesting...

    Hospital, Drop
  • FDA Plays Cards Close to Vest Before COVID Vaccine Meeting By MedPageToday   -   Oct 21, 2020

    FDA PLAYS CARDS CLOSE TO VEST BEFORE COVID VACCINE MEETING

    Will an FDA advisory committee meeting on Thursday suggest that the agency go slow on COVID-19 vaccine reviews? Or will members recommend...

    Vaccination