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Physician Mothers Face 'Insidious, Persistent' Discrimination
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
In a survey, members of a Facebook group for physicians who are mothers spoke of financial losses and workplace hardships due to discrimination and lack of consideration. Medscape Medical News
Non-children's Hospitals Fall Short on CAP Prescribing
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Most children admitted to non-children's hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia failed to receive antibiotics in accordance with guidelines, a study found. Medscape Medical News
High-Dose Antipsychotics Raise Kids' Risk of Unexpected Death
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Off-label use of high-dose antipsychotics significantly increases the risk of unexpected death in children and youth, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Are They in the SPRINT Zone? Applying Trial Results to Patients
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A new scoring system attempts to measure whether clinical-trial results are a good fit with individual patients in clinical practice, using a major hypertension trial as a test case. Medscape Medical News
Defects More Common Than Expected in Kids After Zika Exposure
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Approximately 14% of babies who were exposed to Zika virus prenatally had serious neurodevelopmental defects, a study found. Medscape Medical News
Prostate Cancer: 3 Years More After Surgery
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Men with clinically detected prostate cancer who had a long life expectancy lived for an additional 2.9 years following radical prostatectomy compared with patients who underwent watchful waiting. Medscape Medical News
Sustained Weight Loss in Diabetes More Likely in Teetotalers
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Thus, 'patients with type 2 diabetes who are trying to lose weight should be encouraged to limit alcohol consumption,' says the lead author of a new study. Medscape Medical News
Mesh-Covered Stents: A New Milestone in Carotid Stenting?
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
New studies have shown promising results with several innovative mesh-covered carotid stents, suggesting that these devices may be associated with lower rates of early stroke vs conventional stents. Medscape Medical News
Into the Fray: AHA's First Scientific Statement on Statin Safety
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The benefits of statins outweigh the harms, the report asserts, which is likely to renew calls for the release of patient-level data from industry-sponsored statin trials for independent scrutiny. Medscape Medical News
Brain Stimulation of Novel Target Improves Depression
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The lateral orbitofrontal cortex may be a promising new stimulation target for treatment of mood disorders. Medscape Medical News
Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Vaccination rates for clinicians and other staff have plateaued in recent years despite more organizations making them a requirement. Medscape Reader Polls
New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A recently deceased geriatric oncologist helped create a new tool for assessing toxicity risk in older breast cancer patients. Medscape Medical News
Biosimilar CT-P13 Matches Infliximab for Crohn's Disease
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Crohn's disease was effectively and safely treated either with infliximab or with the biosimilar CT-P13, according to an observational cohort study of more than 5000 patients. Medscape Medical News
Medication Omission Common Cause of Fatal Med Errors
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Fatal medication errors were most common with anticoagulants and antibiotics. The most common types of errors were medication omissions, a study found. Medscape Medical News
Top Ten Drugs Tied to Overdose Deaths
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
US deaths from drug overdose increased 54% from 2011 to 2016, a new report by the CDC shows. Although rankings changed, the top 10 drugs involved remained consistent throughout the study period. Medscape Medical News
EpiPens Less Effective After Heat Exposure
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The epinephrine in emergency allergy shots like the EpiPen can deteriorate when exposed to heat, so they shouldn't be left in the car on a hot day, researchers warn. Reuters Health Information
Church of England Paves Way for Ceremonies to Welcome Trans People
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Med School Diversity Increased After LCME Standards Implemented
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The percentage of matriculants at U.S. medical schools who are female, black or Hispanic has increased since the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) began requiring schools to take steps to increase diversity, new findings show. Reuter...
Legalizing Prostitution Lowers Violence and Disease, Report Says
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Reuters Health Information
Higher Eye Pressure After Anti-VEGF Therapy Needs More Attention
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) known to follow intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents may persist in certain patients, according to a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Reute...