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'Enormous Diversity' of Topics Await ENDO 2017 Attendees
Friday, March 24, 2017
"Amazing breadth" includes "spectacular" plenaries, cutting-edge research on new treatments for many endocrine conditions, joint sessions with endocrine surgeons, and an epic diabetes drug debate. Medscape Medical News
Embolic 'Protection' at SAVR: Data Disappoint but Optimism Reigns
Friday, March 24, 2017
Surely it's good "to stop all that junk from going up into the head," they agreed. But the embolic-protection devices used at aortic-valve surgery in a trial didn't prevent strokes clinically or by MRI.
Medicare Spells Out CGM Coverage for Diabetes
Friday, March 24, 2017
The Dexcom G5 Mobile is currently the only continuous glucose monitor (CGM) approved for making 'therapeutic' decisions, rendering it reimbursable as durable medical equipment under Medicare. Medscape Medical News
High Troponin-T After Noncardiac Surgery May Predict Mortality
Friday, March 24, 2017
In VISION, 93% of the myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery would have "likely gone undetected" without troponin monitoring because of no symptoms of ischemia. Heartwire from Medscape
Dinutuximab for Neuroblastoma and Other EU Decisions
Friday, March 24, 2017
The Europeans have recommended approval of dinutuximab beta for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma, as well as fluciclovine (18F) for use in PET imaging of prostate cancer. International Approvals
Trump and GOP 'Pull' House Bill to Replace ACA
Friday, March 24, 2017
A vote on the bill was postponed for the second day in a row as President Trump and House Speaker Ryan could not win over enough Republican critics for passage. Medscape Medical News
CHMP Backs Orphan Drug Refixia for Hemophilia B
Friday, March 24, 2017
Refixia (nonacog beta pegol) is a recombinant coagulation factor IX product for the treatment and prophylaxis of bleeding in patients aged 12 years and older with hemophilia B. International Approvals
Parking Lot Lung Cancer Screening Pays Dividends
Friday, March 24, 2017
A pilot project of CT-based lung cancer screening, based in a supermarket parking lot, showed that rates of early lung cancer detection were raised fourfold. Medscape Medical News
Mar 24 Cardiology News
Friday, March 24, 2017
2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC) sessions in review: PCSK9 inhibitors, bioresorbable stents, CTO-PCI procedures, subclinical leaflet thrombosis in tissue aortic valves, and NOACs feature. theheart.org on Medscape
Republicans Scramble for Health Bill Votes After Trump Ultimatum
Friday, March 24, 2017
U.S. Republican lawmakers struggling to overcome differences over new healthcare legislation confronted a stark choice after President Donald Trump delivered an ultimatum: pass the bill on Friday or keep Obamacare in place. Reuters Health Inform...
No Benefit of Hemostatic Therapy in 'Spot Sign' ICH
Friday, March 24, 2017
Hemostatic therapy with factor VII in intracerebral hemorrhage didn't show a benefit, but results suggest a biomarker on CT angiography may be useful for patient selection in this type of study. Medscape Medical News
Smaller Babies for Women With, and After, Cancer
Friday, March 24, 2017
Women who have cancer as adolescents or young adults have an increased risk for preterm birth and low birthweight, and the risk is greatest when care is diagnosed during pregnancy. Medscape Medical News
Spironolactone Promising in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Friday, March 24, 2017
Preliminary results from a study of spironolactone in Duchenne muscular dystrophy suggest that the drug is safe in this patient group and may preserve left ventricular function. Medscape Medical News
New Gene Variant Linked to Obesity in Africans, Black Americans
Friday, March 24, 2017
A study identifies new genetic variant linked to obesity in people of African descent; carriers had BMIs that were over five points higher than noncarriers. Medscape Medical News
NCCN Updates Lung Cancer Guideline, Again
Friday, March 24, 2017
Change and more change is happening in lung cancer, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is keeping pace in its guidelines. Medscape Medical News
Cancer Mutations Mostly Due to 'Bad Luck' -- New Data
Friday, March 24, 2017
A new article reiterates findings from 2 years ago that cancer mutations are indeed mostly the result of 'bad luck.' Medscape Medical News
Spousal Suicide Ups Morbidity, Mortality in Surviving Partner
Friday, March 24, 2017
People bereaved by spousal suicide have a significantly higher risk for physical and mental disorders and mortality compared to the general population and those bereaved by other types of spousal death. Medscape Medical News
SBRT Viable Option for Elderly Patients With Lung Cancer
Friday, March 24, 2017
In patients older than 80 years, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) improved survival outcomes without serious toxicity.
Self-harm Episode Dramatically Raises 1-Year Suicide Risk
Friday, March 24, 2017
An episode of self-harm dramatically increases the risk for suicide within 1 year, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
CHMP Backs Trumenba for Meningococcal Disease Prevention
Friday, March 24, 2017
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended marketing authorization for Trumenba for immunization against invasive meningococcal disease caused by meningococcal serogroup B bacteria. International Approvals