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Lung Screening Saves Lives; Clues to Hyperprogression; Bacteria Foil Immunotherapy
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/lungcancer/101912

Nov 25th, 2022 - Diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer with low-dose CT screening was associated with significant improvement in long-term survival. (Mount Sinai, Radiological Society of North America) Researchers have discovered how cancer immunotherapy sometimes causes paradoxical tumor hyperprogression and identified a potential mechanism to prevent it. (Science Translational Medicine) Continuing its expansio...

FDA Says Philips Filed 21,000 Reports on Bad Foam Aug-Oct
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984527

Nov 25th, 2022 - AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday said Philips filed 21,000 medical device reports in connection with faulty foam in its ventilation and sleep apnoea devices in the Aug-Oct 2022 period. Philips has been recalling 5.5 million such devices since June 2021 after it became aware that a foam part can deteriorate and threaten users' health. In a statement,...

Managing T-DXd Adverse Events in the Real World
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984603

Nov 25th, 2022 - With recent expansions in its breast cancer indications, there has been an increase in the use of trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd; Enhertu). "A lot of us are using this more frequently now than we were in the past," explained Sid Yadav, MD, a breast and gynecologic cancer specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. However, he added that managing its adverse events has been a "bit of a...

Boston Baking Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in "Boston Baking Mini Cinnamon Crumb Cakes"
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/732709

BOSTON BAKING, Inc. of Boston, MA, is recalling its 3-ounce, individually wrapped packages "Boston Baking Mini Cinnamon Crumb Cakes" food snacks sold exclusively at Whole Foods Market stores because they may contain undeclared pecans. People who have allergies to pecans run the risk of serious or li

Meta-Analysis Finds ADHD Drugs Not Linked to Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/adhd-add/101914

Nov 23rd, 2022 - Use of medications for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was not associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 studies showed, although the researchers cautioned that a modest risk increase could not be completely ruled out. Among over 3 million people, there were no statistically significant associations between ADHD medi...

Vax Conspiracy Film Hits Twitter; More Apnea Device Deaths; GSK Pulls Cancer Drug
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/101895

Nov 23rd, 2022 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. Also note that Morning Break will be taking its own break Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for it again on Monday, November 28. The anti-vax film "Died Suddenly," which claims COVID vaccines were designed to depopulate the world, premiered on Twitter. (Forbes) Pediatric hospitalizations spiked up to 60% on Long Island as resp...

Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases Associated With Medications Used in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2798903
JAMA Network Open; Zhang L, Yao H et. al.

Nov 23rd, 2022 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, is characterized by developmentally inappropriate inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity symptoms starting in childhood.1 The symptoms often persist into adulthood,2,3 and even into older age for a substantial number of patients.4 ADHD medications, including both stimulants and nonstimula...

Cardiovascular Societies Less Apt to Recognize Women, Minorities
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984555

Nov 23rd, 2022 - Major cardiovascular societies are more apt to give out awards to men and White individuals than to women and minorities, according to a look at two decades' worth of data. Martha Gulati, MD "Women received significantly fewer awards than men in all societies, countries, and award categories," author Martha Gulati, MD, director of preventive cardiology at Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai, ...

Rhinitis Patients Report Symptomatic Medication Use in Mobile App
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984571

Nov 23rd, 2022 - Patients with rhinitis treat their condition as symptoms arise, rather than by guidelines on how to keep their disease under control, suggests a longitudinal study that confirms cross-sectional analyses. Investigators captured data from patients in 25 countries via a mobile application called MASK-air. The app provides real-world data on patient experiences with their allergic rhinitis and how ...

New Doctors Find Joy and Frustration; Five Pathogens Cause Half of Bacterial Deaths; and Social Media and Youth Sexuality
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984421

Nov 23rd, 2022 - New Doctors Find Fulfillment and Frustration New doctors say patient care is their biggest joy but add that they are frustrated by social factors. Some 27% of new doctors say that working with patients, helping people, and making the world a better place are the most rewarding parts of their job, according to Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report 2022. But nearly all doctors who spoke ...

Your Patients Are Rotting Their Teeth With Vaping
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984557

Nov 23rd, 2022 - Karina Irusa Primary care physicians, and especially pediatricians, should consider telling their patients about the long-term oral health problems associated with vaping.  A new study found that patients who use vapes were at a higher risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease.  Vapes were introduced to the US market in 2006 as an alternative to conventional cigarettes and have bec...

FDA approves CSL's gene therapy for hemophilia
https://www.reuters.com/article/uniqure-fda/fda-approves-csls-gene-therapy-for-hemophilia-idUSL4N32I3G6

Nov 22nd, 2022 - Nov 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator on Tuesday approved Australian drugmaker CSL Ltd and partner Uniqure NV’s gene therapy for hemophilia B, potentially offering a long-term solution for patients with the blood clotting disorder. The approval from the Food and Drug Administration makes the treatment, which will be branded Hemgenix, the first gene therapy for the rare inherited disorder...

US STOCKS-Retailer, energy boost helps Wall Street rally
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-stocks/us-stocks-retailer-energy-boost-helps-wall-street-rally-idUSL1N32I26F

Nov 22nd, 2022 - (For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window.) Best Buy up, sees smaller annual sales drop Dollar Tree drops on lower FY profit forecast Manchester United surges on sale report (Updates to market close) NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday in light trading volume as a sales forecast by Best Buy dampened concerns hig...

Illegal Diet Supplements for CVD; Lung Disease in OAC Users; Myocarditis Mechanism
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/101876

Nov 22nd, 2022 - FDA sent warnings to seven companies selling dietary supplements with unlawful claims of treating or preventing cardiovascular disease. A study from Taiwan showed that there was an increased risk of interstitial lung disease in people using oral anticoagulants (OACs), specifically factor Xa inhibitors, including rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis), and edoxaban (Savaysa), for atrial fibri...

US STOCKS-Futures flat after slipping on China lockdown worries
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-stocks/us-stocks-futures-flat-after-slipping-on-china-lockdown-worries-idUSL4N32I22S

Nov 22nd, 2022 - (For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window.) Futures: Dow up 0.09%, S&P up 0.08%, Nasdaq down 0.04% Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were trading flat on Tuesday after starting the week lower due to worries around stricter COVID-19 curbs in China, while drawing comfort from less-hawkish comments on interest-rate hikes from po...

Opt-out HIV Testing in Emergency Rooms Can Help Identify Undiagnosed Cases
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984473

Nov 22nd, 2022 - Results of a new study indicate that opt-out HIV testing, in particular "notional consent testing" where a patient is not asked or counseled before conducting the test, is an effective tool for identifying undiagnosed HIV cases in populations with an HIV positivity rate greater than 0.2%. On implementation of opt-out testing of patients aged 18-59 admitted to the emergency room at St. George's ...

Novavax Ends COVID Vaccine Sale Agreement With Gavi
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984424

Nov 22nd, 2022 - (Reuters) -Novavax Inc said on Monday it had delivered a written notice to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, terminating with immediate effect an agreement for the sale of the company's COVID-19 vaccine to low- and middle-income countries. The company cited Gavi's failure to procure the 350 million doses it had agreed to buy in May last year for the COVAX facility. The COVAX facility is a joint progr...

Blenrep for Multiple Myeloma Withdrawn From US Market
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984437

Nov 22nd, 2022 - A drug used in the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) is in the process of being pulled off the US market by its manufacturer. The drug is belantamab mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep), an antibody drug conjugate that targets B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA). The manufacturer, GSK, announced that it has started the process of withdrawing this drug from the market at the request of t...

International Experts Recommend Actions to End the Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984442

Nov 22nd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. SARS-CoV-2 still moves among us, requiring continued efforts and resources to save lives. This is the first of six themes outlined in an article published this month in Nature. A multidisciplinary panel of 386 experts from 112 countries and territories was convened to recommend specific actions ...

The Right Indoor Relative Humidity Could Ward Off COVID
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984415

Nov 21st, 2022 - While having proper indoor ventilation is recognized as a way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a new study from MIT says maintaining the proper relative humidity in indoor spaces like your residence might help keep you healthy. The "sweet spot" associated with reduced COVID-19 cases and deaths is 40%-60% indoor relative humidity, an MIT news release said. People who maintained indoor relative ...