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Doxycycline bests azithromycin for anorectal chlamydia in women
Marilynn Larkin

May 23rd, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters) – A one-week course of doxycycline was superior to a single dose of azithromycin in women with concurrent vaginal and anorectal chlamydia infection in an unblinded randomized controlled trial, mirroring previous results in men. Researchers suggest that doxycycline should be the first-line therapy for chlamydia infection in women.

More first-degree relatives develop celiac than expected
Marcia Frellick

May 23rd, 2022 - Children who have first-degree relatives with celiac disease (CD) may be at higher risk of developing CD before age 10 than previously thought, according to results of an analysis of 10-year follow-up data. This analysis also yielded a web-based prediction model to help with screening for CD in children.

Advice from the Trenches on Type 2 Diabetes Care
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM

May 23rd, 2022 - Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM Ms.

Low glycemic index diet helps heart patients lose weight

May 23rd, 2022 - Madrid, Spain – 23 May 2022: Eating low glycaemic index foods promotes a healthier body shape in patients with coronary artery disease, according to a study presented at ACNAP-EuroHeartCare Congress 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The glycaemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrate-containing foods according to how quickly they affect blood sugar levels. High G...

PI-based DAAs appear safe in decompensated patients
Jim Kling

May 22nd, 2022 - SAN DIEGO – An analysis of a large, international cohort suggests that treatment with protease-inhibitor (PI)–based direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) may be safe for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) with cirrhosis and early-stage liver decompensation. The study relied on data from the REAL-C registry, including 935 patients treated with oral DAAs at 27 centers in the U.

Bacterial cocktail, spores counter recurrent C. diff
Jim Kling

May 22nd, 2022 - SAN DIEGO – A novel combination of eight human commensal bacteria has shown efficacy in preventing recurrent Clostridioides difficile infections in high-risk populations. The cocktail of bacterial strains (VE303), produced under tightly-controlled conditions, is delivered in powdered form over a period of 14 days.

Treatment for alcohol abuse reduces hepatitis readmission
Laird Harrison

May 22nd, 2022 - SAN DIEGO – Treating people with alcoholic hepatitis for alcohol abuse may reduce their risk of hospital readmission, researchers reported. In a retrospective analysis of nationwide data, 7.

Ingestible sensor-enabled Truvada®, taken as pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection, identifies patterns of medication taking that may lead to risk of prophylactic failure in near real-time.

May 22nd, 2022 - Friday, May 20, 2022 (San Diego, U.S.)—Research from the University of California released in Clinical Infectious Diseases demonstrates that ingestible sensor-enabled Truvada®, taken as pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection (PrEP), can reveal patterns of medication taking behavior that may put persons at risk of prophylactic failure. The FDA-approved system, consisting of an ingesti...

Liver transplants from drug overdose deaths rose sharply during COVID-19 pandemic

May 22nd, 2022 - San Diego, CA (May 22, 2022) — Liver transplants from drug overdose donors rose significantly in the pandemic’s first year, helping keep the number of liver transplants in the U.S. stable despite COVID-19 disruptions, according to a study to be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022. “When the pandemic began, we saw no decline in liver transplants, which seemed surprising since many su...

Cannabis users require more sedation for endoscopy

May 21st, 2022 - Bethesda, MD (May 21, 2022) — Patients who use cannabis required higher levels of sedation during gastric endoscopies than non-users, according to research to be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022. As cannabis is legalized in more places and usage rises, clinicians should be aware of patients’ habits and prepare themselves and their patients for increased sedation and accompanying ...

Voice-Analysis App Promising as Early Warning System for Heart Failure Decompensation

May 21st, 2022 - A voice can carry a long distance, but in patients with heart failure (HF) a voice can also carry otherwise hidden signs useful for predicting short-term risk for worsening disease, even acute decompensation. Potentially, it only has to reach a smartphone to do it, suggests a preliminary study of a mobile app designed to alert patients and clinicians to such looming HF events, if possible in ti...

CRC Screening: Blood Test Accuracy Compared to Colonoscopy

May 21st, 2022 - The first prospective study to evaluate the accuracy of a blood test for people being screened for colorectal cancer (CRC) revealed a high sensitivity and specificity. At 90% specificity, the blood assay (Guardant Health) was 100% sensitive for detecting CRC. At 95% specificity, sensitivity was 88%. The blood assay detects circulating tumor DNA from cancer in the bloodstream, which is then anal...

Being unmarried is associated with a higher risk of death in heart failure patients

May 21st, 2022 - Madrid, Spain – 21 May 2022: Unmarried heart failure patients appear less confident in managing their condition and more socially limited compared to their married counterparts, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 These differences may have contributed to the worse long-term survival observed in unmarri...

SCAI announces Early Career Research Grants

May 21st, 2022 - ATLANTA (May 21, 2022) – Today during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2022 Scientific Sessions in Atlanta, SCAI President Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI, announced the establishment of the SCAI Early Career Research Grants. As cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality in the United States continues to rise, federal funding dedicated to CVD research has rema...

Effects of COVID-19 contamination on the thyroid gland are still present after one year, study finds

May 21st, 2022 - European Society of Endocrinology Starling House, 1600 Bristol Parkway North, Bristol, BS34 8YU, UK Tel +44 1454 642247 info@euro-endo.org www.ese-hormones.org President Martin Reincke Munich, Germany. President-elect Jérôme Bertherat Paris, France. Secretary Mónica Marazuela Madrid, Spain. Treasurer Djuro Macut Belgrade, Serbia. Executive Committee members: Philippe Chanson Paris, France. Mirj...

Air pollution linked to deadly heart rhythm disorder

May 21st, 2022 - Madrid, Spain – 21 May 2022: Life-threatening arrhythmias are more common on days with highly polluted air, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The study was conducted in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), enabling the authors to track the occurrence of arrhythmias and delive...

Climate change, medical education, and dermatology
Misha Rosenbach, MD

May 20th, 2022 - The recent article on including the impact of climate on health in medical education programs shines an important light on the challenge – and urgent need – of integrating climate change training into medical education. These nascent efforts are just getting underway across the country, with some programs – notably Harvard’s C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment) prog.

Persistent dry cough

May 20th, 2022 - On the basis of the patient's presentation, history, and imaging results, the likely diagnosis is metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Most patients with SCLC present with hematogenous metastases; only about one third present with limited disease confined to the chest that is amenable to multimodal therapy.

Obesity and lung disease: Much more than BMI
Christine Kilgore

May 20th, 2022 - The diverse effects of obesity on lung health and disease are increasingly being teased apart, with researchers honing in on the impact of metabolic dysfunction, circulating inflammatory factors produced by adipose tissue, lipid handling, and other factors – in addition to body mass index – that are associated with the obese state. “The bird’s eye view is that obesity completely changes lung he.

FAQs on Philips Respironics Ventilator, BiPAP Machine, and CPAP Machine Recalls
MedWatch; FDA

May 20th, 2022 - UPDATE: On May 19, 2022, the FDA updated this web page to help ensure patients and providers have important information about the recall of these critical devices. See What the FDA is Doing for more information. Philips Respironics (Philips) voluntarily recalled certain ventilators, bi-level positive airway pressure (also known as Bilevel PAP, BiPAP, or BPAP) machines, and continuous positive a...