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House Passes Bill to Cap Malpractice Noneconomic Damages
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The bill now faces an uphill challenge in the Senate, where Democrats can filibuster what they view as infringement on injured plaintiffs' rights. Medscape Medical News
Diagnosing Melanomas Is Not Easy
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Concerns over the accuracy of melanoma diagnoses are raised in a study of US pathologists. Medscape Medical News
Consensus Statement: Most Skin Procedures OK With Retinoids
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Consensus statement changes recommendation to postpone skin procedures in patients on recent or concurrent systemic isotretinoin, except for manual dermabrasion and fully ablative laser treatments. Medscape Medical News
Many Doctors Still Not Ready for Key MACRA Program: Survey
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A majority of practice leaders are not too familiar with the new Medicare payment program; a third aren't doing the minimum to avoid financial penalties. Medscape Medical News
Aspirin Cuts Preterm Preeclampsia in High-Risk Women
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Low-dose aspirin reduced the incidence of preterm preeclampsia among pregnant women at high risk for the condition, a new study has found. Medscape Medical News
Gaps Remain in Recommended Vaccines for Older Americans
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
New data suggest room for improvement in influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, and shingles vaccine coverage among adults aged 65 and older. Medscape Medical News
Americans Still Dying From Air Pollution
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Long-term exposure to even the lowest levels of air pollution is associated with increased mortality, a large US study has found; racial minorities and those with low incomes were most vulnerable. Medscape Medical News
Divorce Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Being divorced appears to confer a higher risk for stroke compared with being married, single, or widowed, and the effect is more pronounced in men, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News
ECT Cuts Hospital Readmissions for Severe Mood Disorders
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Broader availability of ECT appears to result in significantly fewer readmissions among psychiatric inpatients with severe affective disorders. Medscape Medical News
Optimal Beta-blockers May Avert Post-ICD Shock HF Decompensation
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A spike in sympathetic activation after shocks, whether appropriate or not, may raise the risk of heart-failure decompensation within a few months, but maybe less so if beta-blockers were on board at that time. Medscape Medical News
'Ending Cancer as We Know It': Bidens Launch New Initiative
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The Biden Cancer Initiative, just launched by former vice president Joe Biden and his wife, has the lofty goal of 'ending cancer as we know it.' Medscape Medical News
Oral Basal Insulin Shows Promise in Type 2 Diabetes
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A comparison with injected glargine shows no differences in glycemic control or hypoglycemia. Medscape Medical News
CEA Blood Test Improves Stratification in Colon Cancer
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Patients with stage II colon cancer whose carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level is elevated should receive chemotherapy in addition to surgery, Mayo Clinic researchers advise. Medscape Medical News
Corneal Edema: Is Your Patient Receiving Amantadine?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Amantadine-induced corneal edema, which can mimic a number of other ocular conditions, is best treated simply by discontinuation of the drug. Medscape Medical News
Concussion Protocols Often Not Followed During World Cup
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
On-field concussion assessment protocols were not followed in more than 60% of plays in which players sustained head collisions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News
Study Links Early Cardiology Care to Better AF Outcomes
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
While provocative and hypothesis-generating, the results by no means imply that every AF patient should only see a cardiologist, experts say. Medscape Medical News
Exercise, CBT, Diminish Diabetes-Associated Depression
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The study also is the first to show improved glycemic control related to exercise plus psychotherapy. Medscape Medical News
In Europe, Changes to Liraglutide Label to Reflect LEADER
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Product labeling of Saxenda has been changed and a new indication endorsed for Victoza, both reflecting liraglutide's cardiovascular event reduction potential. Medscape Medical News
Foreign Physicians May Not Be Hurt by Travel Ban Stay
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Experts believe that foreign medical residents and fellows should be okay, but they still stress uncertainty in how the administration will interpret this week's Supreme Court decision. Medscape Medical News
As One Type of Esophageal Cancer Declines, Another Rises Sharply
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Even as the incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) continues to decline in most countries, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is rising to at least a comparable extent, according to a new study of 12 nations. Reuter...