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Combination of nonoperative methods may treat tennis elbow

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — When treating tennis elbow nonoperatively, surgeons should use a combination of NSAIDs, activity modification, splints and eccentric training, according to a presenter here at Orthopedics Today Hawaii. Prior to beginning nonoperative tre ...

Speaker discusses options for treatment of large, massive rotator cuff tears

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — In a Facebook Live event hosted at Orthopedics Today Hawaii, John M. Tokish, MD, discussed ways to treat large or massive rotator cuff tears. Tokish noted it is important to take a look at the anatomy of a large or massive rotator cuff t ...

Treatment at academic centers yields survival benefit in metastatic NSCLC

Patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who received treatment at academic centers demonstrated significantly better 2-year survival rates than patients who were treated at community centers, according to results of a retrospective analysis. Th ...

Moves to allay fears over medicines supply post-Brexit

A watch list of 24 medicines that the Government is concerned could be in short supply after Brexit has been identified by a special working group, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil. ...

British MPs to deliver verdict on May's Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is braced for a potentially crushing Commons defeat for her Brexit deal after an 11th hour appeal for support apparently failed to win round critics. ...

'End of the McBully'- Supermac's wins McDonald's case

Galway-based Supermac's has won its long running case against fast food giant McDonald's to have the use of the Big Mac trademark cancelled. ...

Gabapentin enhances female sexual function

Gabapentin improved sexual function in women with provoked vulvodynia, according to findings recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “We performed a secondary analysis on women who were enrolled in a study of gabapentin and ...

Uric acid to creatinine ratio predicts metabolic syndrome in women

In Japanese women, baseline serum uric acid to creatinine ratio was a strong and independent predictor of incident metabolic syndrome over 3 years; however, this trend was not observed in men, according to findings published in Metabolic Syndrome and Relat ...

Study found amblyopia affects children’s self-perception

Children with amblyopia have a lower self-perception of scholastic, social and athletic competence, associated with lower reading speed and performance of aiming and catching skills, according to a study. The investigation was carried out at the Pediatric ...

TAVR with repositionable valve safe, effective at 1 year

One-year data from the RESPOND study confirm the safety and efficacy of a repositionable bioprosthetic aortic valve for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. ...

Walk-through lung exhibit to raise awareness of cancer

People are being encouraged to speak to their doctor as early as possible if they find themselves experiencing the early symptoms of lung cancer. ...

Improved medical therapy may lead to better outcomes in treating HFrEF

An increased emphasis in improvement of medical therapy in patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction may lead to better outcomes, according to JACC: Heart Failure. Researchers sought to investigate adherence to drug therapy guidelines in HF with left ...

People with, without severe mental illness may have similar social brain function

People with and without a schizophrenia spectrum disorder showed differing patterns of neural activity during a socio-emotional task, independent of DSM diagnosis, according to a multisite brain imaging study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry ...

End-stage kidney disease risk in diabetes not influenced by elevated HbA1c

Higher levels of HbA1c do not increase the composite risk for end-stage kidney disease and death in adults with diabetes, according to findings published in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. “Intensive glucose-lowering therapy is proven to red ...

Marks & Spencer closes 17 more stores in new blow to high street

M&S outlets in Bedford, Hull, Huddersfield and Rotherham among those to be axed with 1,000 jobs at risk Marks & Spencer has dealt a fresh blow to the high street as it announced another wave of store closures, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk. ...

‘Remarkably low’ uptake of shared decision-making visits for lung cancer screening

Participation in shared decision-making visits before low-dose CT screening for lung cancer was “remarkably low” among Medicare enrollees, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. “In early 2015, CMS initiated reimbursement for low-dose C ...

Q&A: Malaria vaccine developments

According to WHO, progress against malaria has stalled and the disease remains a global health concern, causing more than 200 million illnesses and 435,000 deaths in 90 countries in 2017. In a recent review, James G. Beeson, MBBS, PhD, deputy director and ...

Becca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman

Scans show Becca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart. ...

Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth

I wanted to face childbirth with an athlete’s strength, confidence and determination. So I turned to sports psychology for advice. ...

Turkey opts for plain packaging of tobacco products

Turkey has taken a major step in tobacco control by passing an amendment to adopt plain packaging for all tobacco products effective as of 5 December 2018. ...