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Should Medical Aid in Dying Be Part of Hospice Care?
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Many patients who request medical aid in dying (MAID) are already in hospice, but there is controversy as to whether a hospice should integrate this option into their care model. Medscape Medical News
Marijuana Use Continues to Grow in Older Adults
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Cannabis use in older Americans is growing. New research shows that over a 4-year period use of the drug in individuals age 65 and older increased by 75%. Medscape Medical News
When to Call the Cath Lab for Your Patients With Cancer
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Although cardiac interventions are increasingly seen as a valid option in patients with cancer, navigating the path to the cath lab is no mean feat. Medscape Medical News
'Startling' Increase in Alcohol-Induced Deaths
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Alcohol-induced deaths in the US have increased substantially over the years and have recently accelerated, prompting calls for urgent action. Medscape Medical News
What Are the Most Prescribed Medications for Type 2 Diabetes?
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Changes in labeling, formularies, and drug formulations were among the factors contributing to shifts in type 2 diabetes drug prescribing practices in the US. Medscape Medical News
Initial FLAG-Ida Outperforms 7+3 for High-Risk AML
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
A treatment commonly used as a salvage regimen for relapsed/refractory acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) showed better results than did standard treatment when used as initial induction therapy. Medscape Medical News
Looks Like Liver Cancer, but Large Cysts Contain Tapeworm Larvae
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
With the first few cases, physicians were flummoxed -- large growths on the liver were cancer free. Turns out they were cysts full of tapeworm larvae. Medscape Medical News
FDA Updates Infection-Control Measures for Heater-Cooler System
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The latest safety alert updates instructions for cutting the infection risk associated with the devices, used during surgery, and announces availability of new systems with a safety upgrade. News Alerts
Cocoa a Novel Rx for Peripheral Artery Disease?
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Results of a pilot randomized trial suggest a beverage with >85% cacao may also improve symptoms of PAD, including 6-minute walk and perfusion in the legs. Medscape Medical News
Oncology Dominates Clinical Trial Landscape
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Oncology accounts for the majority of clinical trials that will be launched this year, and most are industry sponsored, notes a new report. Medscape Medical News
Ohio State Doc's Accusers: End Mediation, Proceed With Suits
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Some of the men suing Ohio State over decades-old sexual abuse by the late team doctor Richard Strauss are asking a judge to let the litigation resume. Associated Press
Do Clinicians Need Training to Get Along?
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
'Interprofessional education' programs were part of the required curriculum at 143 medical schools in 2017-2018, and national nursing organizations promote them as well. Medscape Reader Polls
High-Dose Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Bones
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Questions remain regarding the extent to which the findings support a clinical recommendation. Medscape Medical News
Doc Shortage, Turnover Are Factors in Locum Tenens Surge: Report
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
A new survey shows a big rise in the percentage of hospital and practice managers seeking locum tenens physicians as many employed physicians relocate. Medscape Medical News
New Drug May Help Relieve Long-term Cough, Early Trial Suggests
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Gefapixant shows promise in a phase 2b trial for a condition that affects 4% to 10% of adults worldwide and has had no safe, long-term treatments available. Medscape Medical News
CDC Expects Eventual Community Spread of Coronavirus in US
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Outbreaks of coronavirus in a wide range of countries have the CDC believing it is now a matter of when, not if, there will be community spread in the US. Medscape Medical News
Will Artificial Intelligence Make Psychiatry Better?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Attention and popularity in AI is increasing across medicine, and psychiatry is no exception. But can it live up to its promise and improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness? Medscape Medical News
FDA Updates Steps to Make Power Morcellators Safer in Surgery
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Laparoscopic power morcellation for myomectomy or hysterectomy should only be performed with an approved tissue containment system and only in appropriately selected patients. News Alerts
Hint of Benefit From Cilostazol in Preventing Carotid Restenosis
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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SARS-CoV-2: What’s in a Name?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The name of the new coronavirus that first appeared in China has been evolving to its now official designation: SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). Medscape Medical News