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Midlife Exercise Strengthens Cognition
Monday, April 24, 2017
Exercise of moderate intensity lasting at least 45 minutes improves cognition in older adults regardless of baseline cognitive status. Medscape Medical News
New AAN/AES Guideline on SUDEP
Monday, April 24, 2017
The American Academy of Neurology has released a new guideline on incidence rates of and risk factors for sudden unexpected death in patients with epilepsy. Medscape Medical News
HEART Score Safely Informs Chest Pain Decisions in ED
Monday, April 24, 2017
The HEART score is accurate and safe to use, but physicians' reluctance to avoid admitting and testing patients with low scores may be reducing healthcare cost savings. Medscape Medical News
Back Pain: Little Benefit With Mindfulness Stress Reduction
Monday, April 24, 2017
Mindfulness-based stress reduction may help patients with back pain in the short-term, but the benefits are not sustained or clinically meaningful in long-term follow-up, a meta-analysis showed. Medscape Medical News
Albumin Improves Survival in Decompensated Cirrhosis
Monday, April 24, 2017
A new study answers an old question by showing that adjunctive albumin improves survival and reduces complications in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Medscape Medical News
Sleep Studies and VTEs Headline Hospitalists Meeting
Monday, April 24, 2017
Curbing interruptions to patient's sleep and a rare look into hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTEs) will be among the hot topics at the upcoming Society of Hospital Medicine meeting. Medscape Medical News
Adult Antiepileptics for PGTC Seizures Effective in Children
Monday, April 24, 2017
New research bolsters the argument for extrapolating to children the data from adult studies of drugs, even for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTC). Medscape Medical News
Sepsis Linked to Long-Term Risk for Seizures
Monday, April 24, 2017
Investigators say their findings 'support the hypothesis that sepsis could be associated with pathways leading to long-lasting brain injury, independent of other structural lesions.' Medscape Medical News
Exercise May Be Contagious
Monday, April 24, 2017
Knowing how far, fast, and long fellow runners run, as shared on a global social network, can influence individuals' running habits, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Biosimilar Rutiximabs, and Inotuzumab, Coming to Europe
Monday, April 24, 2017
Two biosimilar rituximab products have been recommended for approval in Europe, as has inotuzumab ozogamicin for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. International Approvals
Relaxing Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely to Tame Premiums
Monday, April 24, 2017
The federal health law requires most insurance plans to offer 10 specific categories of essential benefits. Conservatives would like to get rid of that rule in the hopes of bringing down premium costs. Kaiser Health News
Implications of Prevalent Noncardiac Disease in the Cardiac ICU
Monday, April 24, 2017
"Your cardiac ICU is not your grandfather's 'coronary care unit' " in prevalence of respiratory failure, sepsis, and other serious conditions that worsen outcomes but aren't a focus of cardiologist training. Heartwire from Me...
Glycemic Control Drives Cardiac-Event-Free Survival in Diabetes
Monday, April 24, 2017
If therapy guidelines are followed, those with type 2 diabetes who succeed with early glucose control "have a good prognosis," says the senior author of this population-based observational study. Medscape Medical News
Pitavastatin an Option for High LDL-C With Antiretrovirals for HIV
Monday, April 24, 2017
It seemed more potent against LDL than pravastatin in a small trial; other statins may interfere with some anti-HIV drugs. Virologic failure or serious adverse events weren't seen with either statin. Heartwire from Medscape
Child Abuse Deaths Threefold Higher in Poor Communities
Monday, April 24, 2017
Among children aged 0 to 4 years, fatality rates range from 1.3 deaths per 100,000 children in the lowest-poverty counties to 9.6 per 100,000 for those living in the highest-poverty counties. Medscape Medical News
Early Treatment Boosts Long-term Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
Monday, April 24, 2017
Early treatment boosts long-term arthritis outcomes and may be contributing to lower arthritis-related mortality, two new studies suggested. Medscape Medical News
Lack of Understanding of Genetic Breast Cancer Testing
Monday, April 24, 2017
A lack of understanding among clinicians about genetic information is contributing toward unnecessary bilateral mastectomies. Medscape Medical News
MedPAC Presentation Questions the Premise of MIPS
Monday, April 24, 2017
The advisory commission has not decided what to do but could recommend that Congress revisit Medicare's physician payment system. Medscape Medical News
US Slightly More Prepared for Public Health Emergencies
Monday, April 24, 2017
The ability of the United States to handle community health emergencies improved only slightly in the past year, but large regional inequities remain. Medscape Medical News
Physicians Make Themselves Heard at the March for Science
Sunday, April 23, 2017
As both march speakers and participants, physicians expressed concern for public health and research funding but also voiced hope for the beginning of a movement to elevate the role of science in society. Medscape Medical News