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Rectal Exam Needed to Determine Cause of Constipation
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Digital rectal examinations can save time and money in diagnosing and treating constipation, but they are too often avoided. Medscape Medical News
Daily Aspirin May Lower Risk for Fatty Liver Progression
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Daily aspirin may reduce the risk for progression to fibrosis and NASH in fatty liver disease, observational data suggest; more research is needed before recommending daily aspirin in NAFLD. Medscape Medical News
FDA Warns Against Use of Unauthorized Diabetes Devices
Friday, May 17, 2019
The warning, based on a single case report, prompted responses from the developers of do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems and JDRF. Medscape Medical News
CMS Reverses Course: 'Protected' Drug Classes Still Covered
Friday, May 17, 2019
But the agency is reaffirming that step therapy is allowed for Part B drugs under Medicare Advantage. Medscape Medical News
Arrest Made in NYC Hospital Sex Assault on Comatose Woman
Friday, May 17, 2019
The woman's roommate at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx saw the attack and called a nurse, who scared the man off. The suspect turned himself in after surveillance camera footage was broadcast. Medscape Medical News
EU Panel Backs Market Withdrawal of Fenspiride Due to Heart Risk
Friday, May 17, 2019
The European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee recommended revoking marketing authorizations for fenspiride medicines, preventing them from being marketed in the EU. News Alerts
Large Quantities of Grapefruit Juice Prolong QT Interval
Friday, May 17, 2019
Numerous drugs prolong the QT interval, but a new study suggests overconsumption of grapefruit juice can have the same effect, raising the possibility of "proarrhythmic food," researchers say. Medscape Medical News
EMA Puts Temporary Restrictions on Tofacitinib Due to PE Risk
Friday, May 17, 2019
The EMA's safety committee advises physicians not to prescribe the 10-mg twice-daily dose of tofacitinib to patients who are at high risk for pulmonary embolism, pending results of an ongoing safety review. News Alerts
FDA OKs Teduglutide for Children With Short Bowel Syndrome
Friday, May 17, 2019
Teduglutide is the only glucagon-like peptide-2 analog approved that improves intestinal absorption in patients with short bowel syndrome who are dependent on parenteral support. FDA Approvals
Baroreflex Activation in No-CRT HF Scores Again, FDA Watching
Friday, May 17, 2019
For heart failure patients unsuitable for pacing therapy who've maxed out on meds, 'this I think is the first compelling evidence of a positive electromechanical intervention that makes a difference.' Medscape Medical News
High Vitamin B6, B12 May Increase Hip Fracture Risk
Friday, May 17, 2019
A combined high intake of vitamins B6 and B12 was linked to an increased hip fracture risk, a study found. Medscape Medical News
'Be Nice' and Document to Prevent Malpractice Suits
Friday, May 17, 2019
The case of a medical team in Georgia that lost a lawsuit has takeaways for others about how to keep patients safe and protect those who care for them when things go wrong. Medscape Medical News
High Juice Consumption May Up Mortality Risk
Friday, May 17, 2019
Despite fruit juice's reputation as a healthier alternative to soda, the sugar in fruit juice may be just as dangerous, study shows. Medscape Medical News
'Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls
Friday, May 17, 2019
Suicide rates among young girls have tripled over a 15-year period, results of a new study from the CDC show. Medscape Medical News
Cardiac Strain Imaging Predicts Mortality in SAH
Friday, May 17, 2019
Measuring wall strain of the heart appears to be a good prognostic indicator of brain injury in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News
HRS Consensus on Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
Friday, May 17, 2019
The global effort fully updates 2009 recommendations and reflects the rapid progress seen in the field. Medscape Medical News
Hundreds at Leading New York Hospital Call for 'Culture Shift'
Friday, May 17, 2019
More than 500 faculty, staff, and students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai signed letters protesting discrimination alleged in a lawsuit against the institution. Medscape Medical News
Only 1 in 5 With High-Risk AF Leave ED on Anticoagulant
Friday, May 17, 2019
A study of nearly 450 people with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated in the emergency department suggests that anticoagulants may be 'vastly underutilized' for the prevention of stroke. Medscape Medical News
Guidelines Nix Annual TB Testing for Most Healthcare Workers
Friday, May 17, 2019
Healthcare workers should be tested for tuberculosis when they are hired and should be retested only after an occupational exposure, according to new CDC guidelines. Medscape Medical News
Nonprofit Generic Drug Venture to Start With Two Antibiotics
Friday, May 17, 2019
Civica Rx, a nonprofit generic drug company formed by health systems, announced the first drugs it will produce are the intravenous antibiotics vancomycin and daptomycin. Medscape Medical News