• By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    ANTHRACYCLINE-FREE NEOADJUVANT REGIMEN SAFE, EFFECTIVE FOR TNBC

    A taxane/platinum doublet works just as well as the standard-of-care anthracycline-containing regimen, plus it's cheaper and is less...

    Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    PRIMARY CARE CLINICIANS NEGLECT HEARING LOSS, SURVEY FINDS

    A single-question screener may be an efficient way to increase hearing evaluations, doctors suggest. Medscape Medical News

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    COVID-19 TESTING SEES DECLINE, BUT REMAINS ESSENTIAL, EXPERTS SAY

    Despite drop in number of COVID-19 tests, at-home testing is expected to grow - but experts raise concerns about costs and the reporting...

    Drop, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    DON'T CLINICAL SKILLS MATTER? WE NEED A NEW STEP 2 EXAM NOW!

    Critics say the USMLE's recent decision to permanently retire the Step 2 Clinical Skills examination leaves a hole in assessing new...

    Med Students, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    INCIDENCE OF CARDIAC PATHOLOGY POST-COVID IN PRO ATHLETES < 1%

    In a cohort of almost 800 professional athletes with previous COVID infection, routine return-to-play screening showed signs of inflammatory...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SLAM STATES' MOVES TO DITCH MASKS

    The Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi announced Tuesday they would lift statewide mask mandates and fully reopen businesses. Medscape...

    Lifting, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    US BOOSTS VIRUS SEQUENCING EFFORTS AS MORE VARIANTS EMERGE

    Nearly $200 million has been added to sequencing efforts in the United States as experts monitor mutations and flag major problems...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    WHY COVID-19 MAY BE MORE DEADLY THAN FLU, OTHER CORONAVIRUSES

    Investigators identify why hyperactivation of the immune system can wreak more damage than influenza and other coronaviruses in some...

    Flu, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    SUNOSI FOR EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

    Here are five things to know about solriamfetol , the first dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor for the treatment...

    Internal Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    NURSE PLEADS GUILTY TO SWAPPING SALINE FOR FENTANYL

    A former Yale fertility nurse admitted to replacing painkillers with saline, knowing it would cause patients harm. Medscape Medical...

    Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    CARVING OUT A NICHE FOR LOW-DOSE EDOXABAN IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

    The higher dose remains the standard, but a new ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 analysis puts the lower dose of the direct oral anticoagulation back...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    EX-WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN JACKSON HARASSED STAFF, MISUSED ALCOHOL: WATCHDOG

    The report finds that Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD, created a negative work environment and inappropriately used alcohol. Medscape Medical...

    Alcohol, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    COVID-19: ANTIPLATELET AGENTS MAY REDUCE THROMBOTIC RISK

    Severe COVID-19 patients have sustained platelet activation, likely contributing to thrombotic issues seen with the infection. Antiplatelet...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    CALL TO ACTION ON OBESITY AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide from COVID-19 could have been avoided if obesity rates were lower; call for people with obesity...

    Vaccination, Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    CDC FINALIZING GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVITIES FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE

    The CDC is expected to soon release guidelines on safe activities for fully vaccinated people, Politico and other news organizations...

    Vaccination, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    WHO ADVISES AGAINST HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TO PREVENT COVID-19

    The recommendations are based on evidence from six randomised controlled trials involving over 6,000 participants with and without...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    SEVERE ATOPIC DERMATITIS OFTEN PUTS A DENT IN QUALITY OF LIFE

    In his role as head of the division of pediatric behavioral health at National Jewish Health, Bruce Bender, PhD, helps kids and adults...

    Dermatology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    EARLIER ANTIBIOTIC INITIATION FOR SEPSIS DID NOT LEAD TO OVERUSE

    Accelerating time to initiation of antibiotics for patients with sepsis means that patients are treated earlier, but it could result...

    Critical Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    INSURANCE REGULATOR TO ISSUE WARNING ON VIRUS-TEST BILLING

    "The new guidance from the federal government makes it really clear that those federal tests are to be covered without a charge to...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Mar 5, 2021

    HOW RETINAL IMAGING MAY HELP IDENTIFY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

    An exploratory analysis into combining optical coherence tomography and artificial intelligence shows promising results. Medscape Ophthalmology

    Alzheimer, Ophthalmology, Commentary