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Data in EHRs Don't Match Physicians' Exam, Study Suggests

19 september, 2019 - 03:26
Only about 40% of review of systems and 50% of physical examination systems were corroborated by direct observation in a small study of emergency visits.
Medscape Medical News

Cosmetic Outcomes Equal After Partial vs Whole Breast Radiation

18 september, 2019 - 17:18
Partial breast irradiation now proves to be equal to whole breast irradiation not only in oncologic outcomes but also in cosmetic outcomes as assessed by patients themselves.
Medscape Medical News

US, Canada, Australia Approve Endometrial Cancer Combo

17 september, 2019 - 22:41
Regulatory agencies in three countries, including the United States, all approved lenvatinib in combination with pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma.
FDA Approvals

Combo Therapy No Better Than Surgery Alone for Incontinence

17 september, 2019 - 18:41
Adding combination therapy to midurethral sling surgery in women with mixed urinary incontinence was not statistically significantly better compared with surgery alone, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians Still Weak on HPV Vaccine Delivery, Despite Benefits

17 september, 2019 - 01:21
Adopting a more presumptive approach with parents may increase low vaccination uptake and completion, especially in younger adolescents.
Medscape Medical News

Historic High as Obesity Exceeds 35% in Nine US States

16 september, 2019 - 17:05
"These latest data shout that our national obesity crisis is getting worse," says the CEO of a nonprofit organization that publishes an annual report on the state of obesity in America.
Medscape Medical News

Breast Cancer Drugs May Severely Inflame Lungs, FDA Warns

14 september, 2019 - 00:52
CDK 4/6 inhibitors may cause rare but severe inflammation of the lungs. Clinicians asked to watch for new or worsening respiratory symptoms.
News Alerts

Reduce Measles Exposure in Outpatient Facilities: Here's How

13 september, 2019 - 23:48
CDC researchers identified strategies used to decrease exposure to measles in outpatient facilities that lack negative-pressure rooms.
Medscape Medical News

ED Docs Can Identify Patients Likely to Die Within 1 Month

13 september, 2019 - 23:00
Emergency department physicians can identify individuals who might benefit from palliative care when asked one question.
Medscape Medical News

Gavi Vaccine Alliance Wins 2019 Lasker Public Service Award

10 september, 2019 - 20:39
The Vaccine Alliance is being honored for providing sustained access to childhood vaccines around the globe, saving millions of lives and highlighting the power of immunization to prevent disease.
Medscape Medical News

Lasker Awards Honor Advances in Immunology, Breast Cancer

10 september, 2019 - 19:51
The awards honor scientists who made 'monumental' achievements in discovering B and T cells and the first targeted therapy for breast cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Menopause Cafés Serve Up What Women Need

10 september, 2019 - 17:11
Women find a powerful new way to get everyone talking about menopause.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Estrogen Therapy After Oophorectomy: Age Matters!

10 september, 2019 - 16:23
A new study informs clinical decision-making about starting estrogen-alone hormone therapy in menopausal women of different ages.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Face-to-Face Teamwork Key to Job Satisfaction in Primary Care

10 september, 2019 - 15:51
Face-to-face team communication in primary care clinics improves job satisfaction among clinicians and staff, whereas team communication via the electronic health record does not.
Medscape Medical News

Estrogen Therapy Benefits, Harms Tied to Age, Ovary Status

10 september, 2019 - 02:47
Patients who were older than 60 when they started estrogen therapy did not have lower mortality risk and had more side effects, regardless of whether they had their ovaries removed.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians, Patients at Odds on Chronic Care Priorities

10 september, 2019 - 00:23
A new study shows that physicians and patients often disagree on chronic care management and on what matters most.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Nintedanib (Ofev) for Rare Lung Disease

9 september, 2019 - 17:27
Nintedanib capsules are approved for slowing the rate of decline in pulmonary function in adults with systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease.
News Alerts

Women With Breast Cancer Protest at Komen NYC Run

8 september, 2019 - 22:47
For the first time, women living with breast cancer staged a protest at a Komen 'Race for the Cure' fundraiser, which aims to help women with breast cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Vaping-Related Injuries Surge; 'Consider Not Using' e-Cigs: CDC

6 september, 2019 - 22:47
Health officials are now investigating 450 possible cases of severe lung disease related to vaping in 33 states and one jurisdiction.
News Alerts

Couldn't Be Easier: A Handy Chart for Well-Woman Care

6 september, 2019 - 15:35
This interactive chart is a helpful reminder of best practices in well-woman preventive screening and care.
Medscape Ob/Gyn