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Taoiseach warns of violence if hard border re-emerges

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described Brexit as "the political equivalent of climate change" and warned of a return to violence in Ireland if a hard border re-emerges. ...

VIDEO: Presenter discusses characteristics of patients who rate reverse TSA outcomes as unchanged or worse

CHICAGO — At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Richard J. Friedman, MD, FRCSC, discussed characteristics of patients who rate their satisfaction as unchanged or worse after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.   ...

Social Q’s: You’re Not ‘Flu Shot People’? Then You’re Not Touching My Baby

What to do about in-laws who don’t do vaccines. ...

ViiV Healthcare submits NDA for two-drug HIV regimen

ViiV Healthcare announced today that it has submitted a new drug application to the FDA seeking regulatory approval of a single-tablet, two-drug regimen containing dolutegravir and lamivudine for the treatment of HIV. The application is based on data from ...

29 states hit by outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken

The CDC announced that 92 people in 29 states have been sickened in an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken products. According to the agency, 21 people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Antibiotic resista ...

Removal of TKA from inpatient-only list may impact patient care

When the 2018 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule was finalized in November 2017, removing total knee arthroplasty procedures from the Medicare inpatient-only list, CMS indicated a small percentage of Medicare patients would be expected to ...

Novaliq reports CyclASol for dry eye shows positive topline results

CyclASol 0.1% for dry eye disease showed superiority to vehicle in change from baseline on corneal fluorescein staining in its first pivotal clinical trial, Novaliq announced in a press release. The phase 2b/3 randomized, double-masked, vehicle-controlled ...

Novaliq reports CyclASol for dry eye shows positive topline results

CyclASol 0.1% for dry eye disease showed superiority to vehicle in change from baseline on corneal fluorescein staining in its first pivotal clinical trial, Novaliq announced in a press release. The phase 2b/3 randomized, double-masked, vehicle-controlled ...

Depression may cause nonclassical hypogonadism

Among young men, depression may be an underlying cause of nonclassical hypogonadism, according to findings from a database analysis published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “Nonclassical hypogonadism is closely associated with depression,” Stanle ...

Novel DES with reduced radiographic visibility noninferior to ultrathin-strut DES

SAN DIEGO — A new zotarolimus-eluting stent designed to improve radiographic visibility while reducing strut thickness was noninferior to an ultrathin-strutted bioresorbable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting stent, according to the BIONYX trial. The BIONYX ...

Novel DES with improved radiographic visibility noninferior to ultrathin-strut DES

SAN DIEGO — A new zotarolimus-eluting stent designed to improve radiographic visibility while reducing strut thickness was noninferior to an ultrathin-strutted bioresorbable polymer-coated sirolimus-eluting stent, according to the BIONYX trial. The BIONYX ...

Oral fluoroquinolone not associated with retinal detachment

Oral administration of fluoroquinolone was not associated with the increased risk of developing rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, but patients with exposure to the therapy for 91 to 180 days had a modest association, according to a nested case control stu ...

Racial disparities exist in management, outcomes of patients with non-STEMI

During a 15-year period, black patients with non-STEMI had more comorbidities and were less likely to receive guideline-based therapies than their white counterparts, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Despite ...

Wakefield's Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker

Hospital users are encouraged to activate the announcements when they see someone smoking on site. ...

Lp(a) levels strongly correlated with CVD risk

In a meta-analysis of patients treated with statins, pretreatment and on-treatment levels of lipoprotein(a) “showed an independent approximately linear relation with cardiovascular disease risk,” researchers wrote in The Lancet. The researchers analyzed 29 ...

Hospital for Special Surgery receives $10 million grant from Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Hospital for Special Surgery announced it received a $10 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the operation and expansion of the Complex Joint Reconstruction Center’s clinical, research and educational programs. “This generous gift will i ...

Oncologists, hematologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy — considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine — recognizes individuals who demonstrated outstanding professi ...

Heterotopic bone formation may no longer be an issue after THR

In the 1980s when I started training in orthopaedic surgery, heterotopic bone formation in the soft tissue around a newly implanted total hip replacement was a common event and an occurrence that was regularly observed on radiographs taken as soon as 3 to ...

ACCC presents Otis W. Brawley, MD, its prestigious Achievement Award

PHOENIX — The Association of Community Cancer Centers’ Board of Trustees and its membership awarded renowned researcher and cancer prevention and control champion Otis Webb Brawley, MD, MACP, one of its highest honors here at the ACCC National Oncology Con ...

More data necessary to positively affect CLI management

SAN DIEGO — Randomized controlled trials and systematic data are necessary to impact how to treat patients with critical limb ischemia, in addition to learning more about how to reduce costs and positively change practice patterns, according to a presentat ...