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The Family Physician’s Role in the Prevention of Measles
https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/MeaslesEditorial.pdf
American Family Physician;

Jul 28th, 2019 - Measles is one of the most highly transmissible diseases, with 90% of unvaccinated persons infected after contact.1 In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that measles was eliminated in the United States, but that elimination status may be revoked if the current chain of measles transmission and outbreaks continues for one year, through the fall of 2019. As ...

City of El Paso- Measles Information
http://www.elpasotexas.gov/health/public%20health/current-events/measles-information

Jul 17th, 2019 - Measles is one of the most easily transmitted viruses known to man. It spreads via the respiratory system – much like influenza and TB. An infected person coughs the virus and others inhale it. The measles virus remains infectious in the air up to two hours after the infectious individual has left the area.

FDA Approves Merck’s RECARBRIO™ (imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam) For the Treatment of Adults with Complicated Urinary Tract and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Bacterial Infections Where Limited ...
https://www.mrknewsroom.com/news-release/prescription-medicine-news/fda-approves-mercks-recarbrio-imipenem-cilastatin-and-releba

Jul 16th, 2019 - Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RECARBRIO™ (imipenem, cilastatin, and relebactam) for injection, 1.25 grams, a new combination antibacterial. RECARBRIO is indicated in patients 18 years of age and older who have limited or no alternative treatment options, for the treatment of comp...

Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Asthma Exacerbation: A Population-Based, Self-Controlled Case Series Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213219819306178?via%3Dihub
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice; Raita, Y. et. al.

Jul 15th, 2019 - Background Patients with asthma have a high incidence of acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Objective To investigate the acute effect of asthma exacerbation on these cardiovascular events. Methods Using population-based inpatient data of 3 geographically diverse US states (Florida, Nebraska, and New York) during the period 2011 to 2014, we conducted a self-controlled case...

Polycystic kidney disease
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/polycystic-kidney-disease

Jul 15th, 2019 - Polycystic kidney disease is a disorder that affects the kidneys and other organs. Clusters of fluid-filled sacs, called cysts, develop in the kidneys and interfere with their ability to filter waste products from the blood. The growth of cysts causes the kidneys to become enlarged and can lead to kidney failure. Cysts may also develop in other organs, particularly the liver.

Teva Announces FDA Approval of AirDuo® Digihaler™ (fluticasone propionate 113 mcg and salmeterol 14 mcg) Inhalation Powder
https://tevapharm.com/news/teva_announces_fda_approval_of_airduo_sup_reg_sup_digihaler_trade_fluticasone_propionate_113_mcg_and_salmeterol_14_mcg_inhalation_powder_07_19.aspx

Jul 14th, 2019 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AirDuo® Digihaler™ (fluticasone propionate 113 mcg and salmeterol 14 mcg) Inhalation Powder, a combination therapy digital inhaler with built-in sensors that connects to a companion mobile application to provide information on inhaler use to people with asthma....

Obesity Among HIV-Infected Adults Receiving Medical Care in the United States: Data From the Cross-Sectional Medical Monitoring Project and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4504569/

Jul 12th, 2019 - Our objective was to compare obesity prevalence among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults receiving care and the U.S. general population and identify obesity correlates among HIV-infected men and women. Cross-sectional data was collected in 2009 to 2010 from 2 nationally representative surveys: Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) and National Health and Nutrition Examination Surv...

NIH Fact Sheets - Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
https://www.report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=29

Jun 29th, 2019 - Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) resulted in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by age 53, on average, and was responsible for 6 percent of ESRD cases in the U.S.

Clinical Trials | NUCALA (mepolizumab)
https://gskpro.com/en-us/products/nucala/for-severe-eosinophilic-asthma/efficacy/

Jun 26th, 2019 - NUCALA (mepolizumab) has clinical data on exacerbation reduction. Learn about NUCALA for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma.

Atopic dermatitis/Eczema | DermNet NZ
https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-dermatitis/

Jun 24th, 2019 - Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, itchy skin condition that is very common in children but may occur at any age. It is also known as eczema and atopic eczema and was formerly known as Besnier prurigo. It is the most common form of dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis usually occurs in people who have an 'atopic tendency'. This means they may develop any or all of three closely linked conditions; atop...

U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total cases per year for past 25 years
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0530-us-measles-2019.html

May 29th, 2019 - Today, CDC is reporting 971 cases of measles in the United States thus far in 2019. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year. CDC continues to work with affected state and local health departments to get ongoing outbreaks under control.

Head‐to‐head oral prophylactic antibiotic therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD013024.pub2/full
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Threapleton, C. et. al.

May 23rd, 2019 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; including chronic bronchitis and emphysema) is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by shortness of breath, cough and recurrent exacerbations. Long‐term antibiotic use may reduce both bacterial load and inflammation in the airways. Studies have shown a reduction of exacerbations with antibiotics in comparison to placebo in people with COPD, ...

Preventable Cancer Burden Associated with Poor Diet in the United States
https://academic.oup.com/jncics/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jncics/pkz034/5492023
Cancer Spectrum; Zhang, F. et. al.

May 21st, 2019 - Diet is an important risk factor for cancer that is amenable to intervention. Estimating the cancer burden associated with diet informs evidence-based priorities for nutrition policies to reduce cancer burden in the US. Methods Using a Comparative Risk Assessment model that incorporated nationally representative data on dietary intake, national cancer incidence, and estimated associations o...

Rate of life-threatening childbirth complications increasing sharply across U.S. racial, ethnic groups
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/rate-life-threatening-childbirth-complications-increasing-sharply-across-us-racial-ethnic-groups

May 2nd, 2019 - Racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity — life-threatening maternal complications associated with childbirth — have persisted and increased at high rates among U.S. women, according to an analysis of nearly 20 years of California hospital records funded by the National Institutes of Health. Known risk factors for these complications — such as blood pressure disorders, asthma ...

Practice Advisory: Management of Pregnant and Reproductive-Aged Women during a Measles Outbreak
https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Practice-Advisories/Management-of-Pregnant-and-Reproductive-Age-Women-during-a-Measles-Outbreak

Apr 25th, 2019 - The United States is currently experiencing the greatest number of reported cases of measles, also known as rubeola, since the disease was eliminated in 20001. Outbreaks have been confirmed in 22 states and the number of cases and their distribution is increasing rapidly. These measles outbreaks have been linked to travelers bringing back cases of measles from other countries. This situation co...

BAROnova Announces FDA Approval of the TransPyloric Shuttle® (TPS®) Device
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/baronova-announces-fda-approval-of-the-transpyloric-shuttle-tps-device-300835048.html

Apr 22nd, 2019 - BAROnova, Inc., a medical device company focused on the development of first-in-class non-surgical solutions for the treatment of obesity, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the TransPyloric Shuttle® (TPS®) Device, a non-surgical weight loss solution for adult individuals suffering from obesity with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 kg/m2. The device...

Measles & the MMR Vaccine: Recommendations Around Pregnancy, Including the Periconception and Postpartum Periods
http://providerresource.uwmedicine.org/flexpaper/measles-and-the-mmr-vaccine-recommendations-around-pregnancy-including-the-periconception-and-postpartum-periods

Apr 14th, 2019 - Measles, Also Known As Rubeola, Is A Highly Contagious Airborne Viral Illness That Infects Approximately Nine Out Of Ten Exposed Susceptible Individuals. Measles Infection Was Common Until The Measles, Mumps, And Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Was Licensed In 1963 And Became Part Of The Routine Immunization Schedule. By 2000, Measles Was Essentially Eliminated From The United States. In The Last Decade,...

Gelesis Granted FDA Clearance to Market PLENITY™ — a New Prescription Aid in Weight Management
https://www.gelesis.com/2019/04/14/gelesis-granted-fda-clearance-to-market-plenitytm-a-new-prescription-aid-to-weight-management/

Apr 13th, 2019 - Gelesis, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class hydrogel therapeutics to treat obesity and other chronic diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company’s lead product candidate, PLENITY™ (Gelesis100), as an aid in weight management in adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25–40 k...

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing
https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/precision-medicine/direct-consumer-genetic-testing

Apr 2nd, 2019 - Types of DTC genetic tests A broad range of genetic test types are offered DTC, including: Carrier testing for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and hemochromatosis Pharmacogenomic testing Testing for predisposition to complex diseases such as hereditary cancers, cardiovascular disease and depression Whole exome or genome sequencing Testing to determine ancestry

Measles Cases and Outbreaks
https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

Mar 31st, 2019 - Measles Cases in 2019 From January 1 to February 21, 2019, 159** individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states. In a given year, more measles cases can occur for any of the following reasons: an increase in the number of travelers who get measles abroad and bring it into the U.S., and/or further spread of measles in U.S. communities with pockets of unvaccinated people.