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Diabetes drug adherence down during holidays

Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to stick to their drug routines at the weekend and during school holidays, a new study has found. According to the findings, holiday distractions cause a 20% reduction in medicine adherence, which could have ...

VIDEO: Arcuate incisions plus toric IOL show good visual results in astigmatism

SAN DIEGO — At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Frank W. Bowden III, MD, discusses a study in which patients with more than 2 D of astigmatism were treated with arcuate incisions with femtosecond laser and implanted with a T ...

Closed ICUs may reduce rates of three hospital-acquired infections

Closed ICUs are associated with significantly reduced rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream infections and ventilator-acquired pneumonia, researchers reported at the American Thoracic Society Internation ...

FDA grants Qiagen 510(k) clearance for syndromic testing system

Qiagen announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a multiplex syndromic testing system. The system, called the QIAstat-Dx, will launch in the United States with a respiratory panel that will allow providers to test for more than 20 viral a ...

ASGE, Olympus partner to provide EUS training to community endoscopists

SAN DIEGO — The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Olympus Corporation of the Americas announced a joint partnership at Digestive Disease Week to train endoscopists in the diagnostic use of endoscopic ultrasound, according to a press r ...

VIDEO: Stool-based colon cancer tests may be effective between scheduled colonoscopies

SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from Digestive Disease Week, John B. Kisiel, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the results of two studies that involved stool-based testing for the detection of colon cancer. “We have... shown that t ...

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

The state health department calls on hospitals to do more to fight Candida auris, a mystery germ spreading the globe. ...

VIDEO: Novel DNA markers accurately detect pancreatic cancer across all stages

SAN DIEGO — In this video from Digestive Disease Week, Shounak Majumder, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the results of a study that assessed the accuracy of a blood-based test for detecting pancreatic cancer. “Pancreatic cancer is a ...

AI has potential to disrupt and transform cancer care, center director says

Translating genomic and big data into clinical tools for physicians and patients with cancer is an enormous challenge that has been enthusiastically accepted by Aziz Nazha, MD, hematologist and medical oncologist at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institut ...

Delays in adding patients to waiting lists highlighted

An audit of how some hospitals report waiting lists has found that in certain cases there were delays of up to 49 working days, to add patients to the outpatient waiting list. ...

NFL players more likely to die of heart, brain-related disease than MLB players

Former professional football players had higher all-cause, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and mortality rates vs. former professional baseball players, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open. Prior studies of American-style football player ...

UCLA Researchers Awarded $4.6m for Stem Cell Immunotherapy Trial

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded a $4.6 million grant for a phase 1 clinical trial of a new modified blood-forming stem cell immunotherapy targeting sarcomas and other tumors that produce the NY-ESO-1 protein. ...

The Handoff: Transferring CAR T Patients Back to the Community Setting

In this installment of In Practice, Julio C. Chavez, MD, assistant member in the lymphoma section of the department of malignant hematology at Moffitt Cancer Center, will discuss the challenges and best practices when preparing patients and their community ...

FDA approves tumor-treating fields system for mesothelioma

The FDA approved NovoTTF-100L, a tumor-treating fields delivery system, for use in combination with pemetrexed plus platinum-based chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic malignant pleural mes ...

Trifocal toric IOL provides good acuity at all distances

A premium diffractive-refractive trifocal toric IOL provided patients with astigmatism with effective near, intermediate and distance acuity. In a multicenter European trial, 114 patients underwent phacoemulsification surgery with the AT LISA tri toric 939 ...

Trace metal concentrations influence glucose regulation in pregnancy

Pregnant women with higher plasma concentrations of copper measured during the first trimester were more likely to have elevated glucose levels in the second trimester, increasing the risk for gestational diabetes, whereas higher concentrations of the trac ...

Overweight, obesity tied to childhood asthma risk

Children with overweight or obesity are 30% more likely to develop asthma and nearly twice as likely to develop wheezing symptoms when compared with children of normal weight, with a higher risk observed in girls vs. boys, according to findings from a meta ...

Novel psychotropic agent improves symptoms in schizophrenia

SAN FRANCISCO — SEP-363856, a novel psychotropic agent with a non-D2 mechanism of action, showed statistically significant and clinically meaningful symptom improvement in patients with schizophrenia, according to data from a 4-week study presented at the ...

FDA allows marketing of first diagnostic test kit to help detect periprosthetic joint infections

The FDA announced marketing authorization of the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit by CD Diagnostics Inc. to help detect periprosthetic joint infection in the synovial fluid of patients who are assessed for revision surgery. Data on the kit were reviewed th ...

Whorlton Hall: Ten arrested over abuse allegations

Ten workers are held over the alleged mistreatment of hospital patients following a BBC investigation. ...

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