• By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    PREP ROLL-OUT IN AUSTRALIA LED TO RAPID DECLINE IN NEW HIV INFECTIONS

    A rapid, targeted roll-out of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in New South Wales, Australia, led to a 25% decline in new HIV diagnoses...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    ALPELISIB PROLONGS PFS FOR PIK3CA-MUTANT ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

    MUNICH - The addition of alpelisib to fulvestrant significantly extended PFS among patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative...

    Drugs, Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    ADDITION OF PALBOCICLIB TO FULVESTRANT EXTENDS OS AMONG CERTAIN WOMEN WITH ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

    MUNICH - The addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant appeared associated with a clinically meaningful improvement in OS among women...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    ATEZOLIZUMAB COMBINATION EXTENDS SURVIVAL FOR SOME PATIENTS WITH METASTATIC TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

    MUNICH - The addition of atezolizumab to nab-paclitaxel conferred a modest but statistically significant PFS benefit among patients...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    VIDEO: PRESENTERS DISCUSS ISSUES, TREATMENTS FOR COMPLEX TIBIAL PLATEAU FRACTURES

    ORLANDO, Fla. - At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH; Clay Spitler, MD; and Chad M....

  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    VIDEO: PRESENTER DISCUSSES WAYS INTEGRATED PRACTICE UNITS MAY BE APPLIED IN ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA

    ORLANDO, Fla. - At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Karl M. Koenig, MD, spoke about the use of integrated practice...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    DIABETES GROUPS, HELMSLEY TRUST TO FUND INVESTIGATION OF INSULIN QUALITY ACROSS PHARMACIES

    The American Diabetes Association, JDRF International and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will fund a 1-year study...

    Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    VIDEO: CHALLENGING TOPOGRAPHY CASES

    NEW YORK - From OSN New York 2018, William B. Trattler, MD, from the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami, gives his presentation...

    Eye
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    CARDIOLOGY TODAY'S INTERVENTION'S TOP NEWS FROM TCT

    SAN DIEGO - Cardiology Today's Intervention was on-site at TCT 2018 to report on the latest developments in interventional cardiology....

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    VIDEO: FOR COMPLEX TIBIAL PLATEAU FRACTURES, RHBMP-2 MAY YIELD BETTER RESULTS THAN AUTOGRAFT

    ORLANDO, Fla. - At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Lisa K. Cannada, MD, discussed a study that compared recombinant...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE KEY SIDE EFFECTS FROM CHEMOTHERAPY FOR ESOPHAGOGASTRIC CANCER

    MUNICH - Women appeared more likely than men to experience certain side effects from first-line chemotherapy for esophagogastric cancer,...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    PSYCHOSOCIAL THERAPY REDUCES FEAR OF DISEASE PROGRESSION AMONG WOMEN WITH OVARIAN CANCER

    MUNICH - A psychological support intervention significantly reduced fear of progression among women with ovarian cancer, according...

    Depression, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Oct 20, 2018

    SHORTER TRASTUZUMAB COURSE COST-EFFECTIVE FOR EARLY-STAGE BREAST CANCER

    MUNICH - A 6-month course of adjuvant trastuzumab appeared more cost-effective than standard 12-month treatment for women with HER2-positive...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • By Healio   -   Oct 19, 2018

    PROJECT ECHO BRINGS ‘DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION' TO COMMUNITY CANCER CENTERS

    PHOENIX - If implemented in community cancer centers, the telehealth program Project ECHO could impact patients and providers by bringing...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Oct 19, 2018

    DATA ANALYTICS, TELEMEDICINE AID IN CANCER SURVIVORSHIP CARE

    PHOENIX - Innovative programs that use data analytics and telemedicine aim to address challenges of providing critical cancer survivorship...

    Tumors, AIDS, Plan, Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Oct 19, 2018

    31-YEAR-OLD POSTPARTUM PATIENT EXPERIENCES ACUTE-ONSET BLURRY VISION

    A 31-year-old woman, postop day 1 from cesarean section for dichorionic-diamniotic twins at 35 weeks' gestational age, was transferred...

    Neurology, Hospital, Eye
  • By Healio   -   Oct 19, 2018

    CATARACT SURGERY WITH TRAUMATIC ZONULAR LOSS

    The patient is a relatively young construction worker who sustained a blunt traumatic ocular injury that was fortunately nonpenetrating....

    Cataract
  • By Healio   -   Oct 19, 2018

    INTRAWOUND VANCOMYCIN POWDER MAY REDUCE SSI RATE IN PATIENTS WITH TIBIAL PLATEAU, PILON FRACTURES

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Use of vancomycin powder compared with the standard of care reduced the rate of gram-positive surgical site infections...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 19, 2018

    ADVANTAGES SEEN WITH USE OF SHORT VS LONG NAILS FOR PATIENTS WITH HIP FRACTURES

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Patients with pertrochanteric fractures treated with either short cephalomedullary nails or long cephalomedullary nails...

    Regard, Nail, Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Oct 19, 2018

    NO DIFFERENCE SEEN BETWEEN ASPIRIN, LOW-MOLECULAR-WEIGHT HEPARIN AS VTE PROPHYLAXIS AFTER ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA

    ORLANDO, Fla. - No difference was seen in bleeding complications among patients who received aspirin compared with low-molecular-weight...