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Cleveland Clinic names urology chair

Georges-Pascal Haber, MD, PhD, has been appointed chair of urology at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute. He will continue to serve as professor of surgery in urology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Haber is recogni ...

Bruton 'committed' to NBP as Communications Minister

Richard Bruton has been named as Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment following the resignation of Denis Naughten, while Joe McHugh has been named as Minister for Education and Skills. ...

Victor J. Colon, MD, wins ‘Fighting CRC in the Face of Disaster’ SCOPY award

PHILADELPHIA — Despite the destruction of his office as a result of Hurricane Maria in September 2017, Victor J. Colon, MD, and his staff overcame many obstacles to celebrate March CRC Awareness Month just 6 months later. Colon, from the Instituto Digestiv ...

Light therapy may improve sleep, depressive symptoms in perimenopausal women

Among perimenopausal women with depressive symptoms, light therapy combined with other sleep interventions improved mood and sleep scores in as few as 2 weeks, according to findings from a preliminary study presented at the North American Menopause Society ...

VIDEO: New insights on renal denervation, top research from TCT 2018

SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Chandan Devireddy, MD, FACC, FSCAI, provides his perspective on top research presented at TCT 2018. The IMPERIAL trial, which compared two drug-eluting stents in patients with peripheral artery disease, “is setting a ne ...

Financial abuse: will a new code bring change?

Women fleeing abuse shocked to find they are reconnected to former partners by their banks After two decades of physical and psychological abuse, Debra* finally fled her partner and moved across the country. The 55-year-old bought a house and, for the fir ...

Switch to green energy – and save £250 on your bill

As the UN warns on climate change, we show moving to a 100% renewable supplier is easy They couldn’t have been any clearer. If you are worried about climate change, you’ve got to do your bit and reduce your harmful emissions. For some, this will involve s ...

Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage

Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse". ...

FDA committee approves AcelRx’s opioid formulation

By a 10-3 vote on Friday, the FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee said the benefits of AcelRx’s Dsuvia tablet outweigh the risks for managing moderate-to-severe acute pain in adults in medically-supervised settings. The FDA does ...

Maternal RSV nanoparticle vaccine transfers antibodies through placenta

SAN FRANCISCO — A respiratory syncytial virus F nanoparticle vaccine was immunogenic in pregnant women and elicited antibodies that were transferred efficiently through the placenta to infants, according to research presented at IDWeek. The results have le ...

Fecal transplant may restore gut microbiota after bone marrow transplantation

Autologous fecal microbiota transplantation appeared safe and effective in a small cohort of patients with cancer who received microbiota-depleting antibiotics during allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, according to results of an open-label ...

Vaccination reduces flu-related hospitalization risk in pregnant women by 40%

Health Research, said in a news release. “This study’s findings ...

Refractive Surgery Council launches ‘RSC Verified’ patient education program

A new program aimed at educating patients has been launched by the Refractive Surgery Council, according to a press release. The RSC Verified program makes the RSC’s library of patient education material available for surgeons to use on their websites and ...

Prevalence of common mental disorders high among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

Past deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan was linked to higher rates of common mental disorders and probable PTSD among ex-military service personnel in the United Kingdom, according to findings published in British Journal of Psychiatry. Furthermore, the res ...

ID consultation during OPAT reduces admissions, spending

Infectious disease consultation during outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, or OPAT, is associated with large and significant reductions in the rate of ED and hospital admissions in the 30 days following an index event and lower total health care s ...

FDA panel declines to recommend next generation IV opioid

The FDA’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee voted 8-7 against recommending approval of IV oliceridine for the management of moderate to severe acute pain in adult patients who require an IV opioid in hospital and similar controlled ...

VIDEO: Information, compromise ‘king’ in payer negotiations

PHILADELPHIA – In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG, from Akron Digestive Disease Consultants, discusses his presentation on negotiating payer contracts. “Information is king,” ...

My 80th birthday present? A cigarette | Brief letters

Delayed gratification | Patisserie Valerie | Oxford University | Recognising faces | Brexit cheese Helena Newton, Henrietta Cubitt and I must be kindred spirits and certainly of the same generation of delayed gratification (Letters, 12 October). I keep tel ...

NIH specialist: Multifactorial nature of dry eye is most challenging

Ophthalmologist Janine Austin Clayton, MD, spoke with Primary Care Optometry News about the review ...

Phase 3 study of nivolumab for small cell lung cancer fails to meet primary endpoint

A phase 3 study of nivolumab compared with chemotherapy failed to meet its primary endpoint of OS among patients with small cell lung cancer who relapsed following platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the agent’s manufacturer. The safety profile was c ...