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VIDEO: Monitoring antibody levels can help determine response in IBD

ORLANDO — In this exclusive video perspective from the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Sunanda Kane, MD, FACG, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, talks about the case discussion moderated at the meeting. “The first set of case discussions ...

Increase in choroidal thickness seen after CPAP therapy

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome who underwent continuous positive airway pressure therapy experienced an increase in choroidal thickness after 12 months, according to a study. The prospective, observational study included 30 eyes of 30 patie ...

Increase in choroidal thickness seen after CPAP therapy

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome who underwent continuous positive airway pressure therapy experienced an increase in choroidal thickness after 12 months, according to a study. The prospective, observational study included 30 eyes of 30 patie ...

FDA releases final rule on classification, reclassification of medical devices

The FDA issued a final rule that implements modifications made by the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, as well as updates and clarifies the Part 860 regulations without making substantive changes to existing practices for the classification and reclassificat ...

Later-born siblings of children with autism, ADHD at higher risk for both

Siblings born to a family after children with autism spectrum disorder or ADHD were more likely to be diagnosed with the same disorder as well as the other disorder, study findings reported. Although sibling recurrence risk is a common way to measure share ...

Extrahepatic cancer risk increases after HCV SVR

Extrahepatic cancer was more common in patients with hepatitis C and was the leading cause of death in patients who achieved sustained virologic response compared with the general population, according to results of a French cohort study. “A sustained vira ...

Eculizumab use before kidney transplant may reduce risk of future dialysis, improve outcomes

Patients who are diagnosed with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome before kidney transplantation and who subsequently receive eculizumab either before or during the transplant may both have better outcomes and a lessened need for dialysis post-transplant t ...

Social Media as a Creative/Disruptive Force in Rheumatology (or Why I Now Tweet)

I have been reflecting on the amazing American College of Rheumatology meeting held in Chicago — also known as #ACR18, a hashtag that those of you in the social media universe immediately recognize as a metadata tag. For the rest of you who don’t recognize ...

Checkpoint Checkmate: Adverse Event Management for Checkpoint Inhibitors

Although it might seem silly to use the game Whack-A-Mole to illustrate a point about health care — knock one down and another pops up — this seems to be a fitting comparison when dealing with immune-related adverse events associated with the immune checkp ...

J&J shares drop 6% following report over asbestos

Shares of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) fell over 6% after Reuters reported that the pharmaceutical company knew that its baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos. ...

VIDEO: Manage pain when visual potential is poor

NEPTUNE, N.J. – Jing Huang, OD, presented a case here at the New Jersey Academy of Optometry CE meeting of a man with hand motion vision who was diagnosed with aphakic bullous keratopathy and limbal stem cell deficiency. “The most important point is that i ...

VIDEO: Defining IBD-related microbiome key to potential cure

ORLANDO — In this exclusive video perspective from Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Maria T. Abreu, MD, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida, discusses her presentation on improving care and potential cure for Crohn’s dis ...

Early physical therapy linked to decreased opioid use for musculoskeletal pain

Early physical therapy among patients with musculoskeletal pain — particularly those with shoulder, knee or lower back pain — is associated with reduced longer-term, and lower intensity, use of opioids, according to data published on the JAMA Open Network. ...

Blogs by David Khorram, MD, focus on global ophthalmology

In 2018, Healio.com/OSN introduced a new blogger, David Khorram, MD, who writes about global ophthalmology and issued related to combating global blindness. Catch up with his first four entries here:   BLOG: What is global ophthalmology? ...

Novel psychotropic agent shows promise for schizophrenia

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and PsychoGenics have announced positive results from a pivotal phase 2 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of SEP-363856, a novel psychotropic agent for schizophrenia, according to a press release. SEP-363856, which does not ...

Blogs by David Khorram, MD, focus on global ophthalmology

In 2018, Healio.com/OSN introduced a new blogger, David Khorram, MD, who writes about global ophthalmology and issued related to combating global blindness. Catch up with his first four entries here:   BLOG: What is global ophthalmology? ...

Mind the germs: Study links London tube to spread of flu

Preliminary study findings linked travel on the London Underground to the spread of influenza. Specifically, University of Bristol researchers Lara Goscé, PhD, and Anders Johansson, PhD, found that passengers who live in boroughs with higher rates of influ ...

Our environment is for life, not just for Christmas | Letters

Fiona Gomersall on ecological damage caused by Christmas trees, Rachel Kennerley on richer nations bearing the greatest burden, Sandy Irvine on population pressures and John Hobson on a carbon-added tax. ...

Leaving Cert students expelled over social media video

Two Leaving Cert students have been formally expelled from the secondary school they attend for videoing and posting on social media a classmate snorting some white powder during a class. ...

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola

It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died. ...