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Will You Get the Flu Vaccine This Year?

10 oktoober, 2018 - 19:00
Despite a relatively severe influenza season last year, clinician vaccination rates remain flat.
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Breast Cancer Wariness: Half Pursued by Debt Collectors

10 oktoober, 2018 - 13:56
In a study of metastatic breast cancer patients, 49% reported contact from debt collectors, which the study authors called a 'very high level.'
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Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures Linked to Bisphosphonates

9 oktoober, 2018 - 18:14
Atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) in patients with hip or knee replacements are more similar to AFFs than to periprosthetic femoral fractures and are more likely in patients taking bisphosphonates.
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Maternal Tdap Vaccination and Neonatal Immunity, Timing Key

9 oktoober, 2018 - 18:14
Maternal Tdap vaccination provided greater neonatal immunity when administered early in the third trimester, according to a new study.
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Counting Fetal Kicks: Too Much Info?

9 oktoober, 2018 - 17:42
Perry Wilson discusses the evidence for tracking 'reduced fetal movement.' Is it beneficial in lowering fetal mortality or just anxiety-inducing in the mother?
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FDA OKs Inotersen for Hereditary ATTR With Polyneuropathy

8 oktoober, 2018 - 23:52
Inotersen treatment led to improvements in neurologic and quality-of-life endpoints in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy in a pivotal phase 3 trial.
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Secondary Fracture Risk Stays High, Early Risk Is Greater in Men

8 oktoober, 2018 - 19:52
'These results underscore the importance of timely recognition of fracture events, especially in men,' says the lead author of a 25-year case-control study.
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FDA Expands Gardasil to Include Adults up to Age 45

6 oktoober, 2018 - 01:35
The expanded age range for Gardasil 9 is an important opportunity to help prevent HPV-related diseases and cancers in a broader age range, the FDA said.
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PRAC Again Warns Against Dolutegravir Use During Pregnancy

5 oktoober, 2018 - 20:31
The European Medicines Agency has confirmed its earlier precaution regarding the use of dolutegravir in women who are or who could become pregnant; it expects to make final recommendations next year.
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PRAC Recommends Restrictions on Fluoroquinolone, Quinolones

5 oktoober, 2018 - 20:15
The new restrictions follow a review of rare but disabling and potentially long-lasting side effects, mainly involving muscles, tendons, bones, and the nervous system.
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Arthritis Tied to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

5 oktoober, 2018 - 13:20
'The high prevalence of symptoms of anxiety and depression among adults with arthritis warrants awareness, screening, and subsequent treatment of these conditions,' researchers say.
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Regular Aspirin Use Curbs Risk of Liver and Ovarian Cancer

4 oktoober, 2018 - 22:11
Two new studies show that regular long-term aspirin use was linked to a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and ovarian cancer
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Zoledronate Reduces Fractures in Older Women With Osteopenia

4 oktoober, 2018 - 18:44
Clinicians can tell women in their 70s with osteopenia who are very concerned about osteoporotic fractures that this drug 'won't make you bulletproof, but it will reduce [fracture risk] by about a third.'
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Study Finds BMD Can Stand in for Fractures. Will the FDA Agree?

3 oktoober, 2018 - 18:15
A meta-analysis of osteoporosis drugs showed that change in DXA BMD was a surrogate for fracture risk. If accepted by the FDA, it would 'really open up the field to a lot of new treatments.'
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Risk for Opioid-Related Death Very Low in Cancer Patients

3 oktoober, 2018 - 16:23
Cancer patients have a far lower risk for opioid-related death compared to the general population.
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How Medical Schools Can Meet Mental Health Needs of Students

3 oktoober, 2018 - 14:15
A school-based mental healthcare model helps medical students overcome barriers to accessing treatment for depression.
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Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism Is of Little Benefit

2 oktoober, 2018 - 23:37
A meta-analysis of 21 randomized controlled trials shows no improvement in symptoms or quality of life, yet treatment is common.
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Maternal Mortality Taken on by AAFP Congress

2 oktoober, 2018 - 22:49
More women die in child birth in the US than in any other developed country; delegates will tackle this and other healthcare challenges at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress.
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NAMS 2018

2 oktoober, 2018 - 21:45
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from NAMS 2018
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FDA Approves Sarecycline for Moderate to Severe Acne

2 oktoober, 2018 - 20:58
The FDA has approved sarecycline (Seysara, Almirall) for patients aged 9 years and older with inflammatory lesions associated with non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris.
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