• Cost of diabetes tests similar in community pharmacies, medical practices

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Costs associated with screening a patient for diabetes and conducting confirmatory testing via community pharmacies in England was comparable to the same services performed in medical practices, according to findings recently published in Pharmacy.
    “Early identification and treatment of diabetes is known to reduce the incidence of complications,” David Wright, PhD, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “Screening activity within a population increases the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes, and results in cases being
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  • Study finds no significant differences in conventional, femtosecond phaco

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Researchers who compared outcomes of conventional phacoemulsification with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery found nonsignificant differences in clinical and patient-reported outcomes.
    In this single-center, prospective, interventional, case-controlled trial, cataract surgery patients were randomized to receive one of the two procedures. The study involved 400 eyes of 400 patients; seven in the femtosecond laser group were unable to complete treatment and received conventional phaco; nine did not return for follow-up.
    Researchers evaluated visual acuity, corneal topography, spectral
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  • Targeted drug delivery reduces costs for management of cancer-related pain

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Targeted drug delivery in combination with conventional medical management significantly reduced costs and health care utilization compared with conventional medical management alone for patients with cancer pain, according to results of a retrospective study published in JAMA.
    The findings support use of targeted drug delivery among patients with cancer who experience intolerable adverse events or inadequate pain relief from oral opioids, according to the researchers.
    “should be considered as an option for patients with cancer-related pain,” Lisa J.
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  • Benralizumab Found Ineffective in Reducing Attacks in Moderate to Severe COPD

    Benralizumab Found Ineffective in Reducing Attacks in Moderate to Severe COPD

    2 monthes ago - By Medindia Health

    Temple University hospital played critical role in two international phase III clinical studies that found benralizumab not effective in reducing exacerbations for patients with moderate to very severe COPD.
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  • Merck's Keytruda Fails as Monotherapy in Breast Cancer Study

    2 monthes ago - By Medscape

    The Phase 3 KEYNOTE-119 trial evaluating Merck's Keytruda as monotherapy for the second- or third-line treatment of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer did not meet its pre-specified primary endpoint of superior overall survival compared to chemotherapy (capecitabine, eribulin, gemcitabine or vinorelbine), the company announced Monday.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • Most e-cigarette users want to quit, study finds

    2 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to researchers. The study is the first to examine e-cigarette users' past attempts and current intentions to quit e-cigarettes in a representative sample of adult e-cigarette users in the United States.
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  • Study finds shortcomings in long-term care for heart failure patients in the UK

    2 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Management of people with heart failure in the UK has shortcomings in screening, continuity of care, and medication doses, which disproportionally impact women and older people, according to a study led by Nathalie Conrad and Kazem Rahimi of The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford, UK, published May 21 in PLOS Medicine.
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  • HIV treatment via community-based clubs can reduce retention of patients in care, study finds

    2 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Delivery of antiretroviral HIV treatment via community-based clubs can reduce retention of patients in care, according to a new research study published in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Colleen Hanrahan of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland and colleagues.
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