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Why Black Women Are Much More Likely to Die of Endometrial Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960353

Oct 13th, 2021 - Why are Black women dying of endometrial cancer at a much higher rate than White women? Although this survival gap exists across basically every cancer type — breast, prostate, colorectal, non–small cell lung cancer — the numbers for endometrial cancer are particularly alarming. Research shows that Black women have a 90% higher mortality rate than White women. Kemi Doll, MD, MSCR Kemi Doll, MD,...

Key Takeaways From the Latest Stroke Guidelines
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/956496

Oct 13th, 2021 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Dear colleagues, I am Christoph Diener from the faculty of medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. This month I would like to report on several new publications from the European Stroke Organisation on the management and prevention of stroke. Managing Blood Pressure in the First 24 Hours The first study deals with the management of b...

Another Parent Sues Over School's Lack of COVID Protocols
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960737

Oct 12th, 2021 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Another Wisconsin mother has filed a federal lawsuit over the lack of COVID-19 protocols at her son's school. WEAU-TV reported that Gina Kildahl filed the suit Monday in Madison. She's seeking an injunction forcing the Fall Creek School District to comply with U.S. Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines for schools. She alleges the district ended its mitigation pol...

Nine-Step 'Egg Ladder' May Allow Kids With Mild Reactions to Eat Egg-Based Foods: UK Guidelines
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960590

Oct 11th, 2021 - For many children in the process of outgrowing egg allergy, the step-wise reintroduction of foods that contain eggs can be achieved at home using a nine-rung laddered approach, according to updated guidelines from the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI). Attempts to reintroduce egg into the child's diet can start at the age of 12 months or 6 months from the last reaction...

New Draft NICE Guideline on Improving Care for People Experiencing Homelessness
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960481

Oct 8th, 2021 - A new draft guideline to increase access to health and social care services and improve health outcomes for people experiencing homelessness has been jointly published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI). The draft guideline covers people aged over 16 years experiencing homelessness, including people sleeping rough, stayin...

Shorter Interval Between Office BP Readings Reliable, Time-Saving
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960567

Oct 8th, 2021 - New research shows that waiting just 30 seconds between repeated automated office-based blood pressure (AOBP) measurements is as accurate and reliable as waiting 60 seconds — a savings of 1 to 2 minutes over current guideline recommendations. "Taking an accurate blood pressure is one of the most important things we can do for our patients to ensure that they are treated appropriately and to avo...

Psychiatrists Shift Stance on Gender Dysphoria, Recommend Therapy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960390

Oct 7th, 2021 - A new position statement from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) stresses the importance of a mental health evaluation for people with gender dysphoria — in particular for children and adolescents — before any firm decisions are made on whether to prescribe hormonal treatments to transition, or perform surgeries, often referred to as "gender-affirming care." ...

Women in Rural Areas Are Less Likely to Undergo CRC Screening
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960437

Oct 7th, 2021 - Women who live in rural areas are less likely than urban-dwelling women to undergo regular screenings for colorectal cancer (CRC), including colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, or stool tests, according to research published online October 4 in JAMA Network Open. In contrast, women in rural areas are just as likely as their urban counterparts to undergo mammograms to detect potential breast cancer....

Is Death From Prostate Cancer the Right Clinical Endpoint to Guide Screening and Treatment Choices?
https://www.onclive.com/view/is-death-from-prostate-cancer-the-right-clinical-endpoint-to-guide-screening-and-treatment-choices

Oct 6th, 2021 - Jonathan D. Tward, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT There are few controversies in oncology as divisive as the value of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening and subsequent treatment for prostate cancer. Two widely reported and mature prospective trials, the European Randomi...

Dr. Rosenberg on Non-Metastatic Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Guidelines
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Oct 6th, 2021 - Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD, medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the new treatment guidelines for patients with non-metastatic muscle invasive bladder cancer. Traditionally, the only treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer was radical cystectomy, explains Rosenberg. Following several large randomized trials, there has been a shown benefit to cisplatin-bas...

Giri and Gomella on Fostering a New Framework for Genetic Testing Guidelines in Prostate Cancer
https://www.onclive.com/view/giri-and-gomella-on-fostering-a-new-framework-for-genetic-testing-guidelines-in-prostate-cancer

Oct 6th, 2021 - Welcome to a very special edition of OncLive® On Air! I’m your host today, Jessica Hergert. OncLive® On Air is a podcast from OncLive, which provides oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. In both digital and print formats, OncLive covers every angle of oncology practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important reg...

Cut Risedronate Drug Holiday to Under 2 Years in Older Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960366

Oct 6th, 2021 - Any pause in taking the osteoporosis drug risedronate (Actonel) should last no longer than 2 years rather than the 2 to 3 years currently recommended for bisphosphonates, new research suggests. In a cohort of patients aged 66 and older in Ontario, Canada, those who had been taking risedronate had a 34% greater risk of a hip fracture during year 2 to year 3 of a pause in taking the drug — a drug...

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Do New Markers Enhance Current Risk-Stratification Models?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959790

Oct 5th, 2021 - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common form of hereditary heart disease, affecting 1 in 200-500 people. Of all the heterogenous manifestations associated with HCM, including left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and heart failure, sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the most devastating. SCD occurs in approximately 0.5% of patients per year, most commonly from ventricular tachyarrh...

'Red Flag' Cancer Symptoms Often Not Urgently Referred
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960242

Oct 5th, 2021 - Among patients presenting to their general practitioner with 'red flag' features suggestive of possible cancer, 60% are not being referred for urgent investigation with a specialist within 2 weeks, contrary to guideline recommendations, shows a UK analysis. Of the patients who were not given an urgent referral, approaching 4% were diagnosed with cancer within a year, compared with almost 10% wh...

Older Women, Younger Men Most Apt to Struggle With BP Control
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960169

Oct 4th, 2021 - Women 70 years and older and men aged 20 to 49 years with hypertension are more likely to have uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) despite taking BP-lowering medications, according to a new study. "All of the participants are taking prescription antihypertensive medications and all have diagnosed hypertension so there's no reason for them to have uncontrolled hypertension," said study author Aayus...

States and Cities Slow to Spend Federal Pandemic Money
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960196

Oct 4th, 2021 - As Congress considered a massive COVID-19 relief package earlier this year, hundreds of mayors from across the U.S. pleaded for "immediate action" on billions of dollars targeted to shore up their finances and revive their communities. Now that they've received it, local officials are taking their time before actually spending the windfall. As of this summer, a majority of large cities and stat...

Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease Clinical Practice Guidelines (SVS, 2021)
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960036

Oct 1st, 2021 - Guidelines for the management of extracranial cerebrovascular disease were published in June 2021 by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) in Journal of Vascular Surgery.[1] Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is recommended as first-line treatment for symptomatic low-risk surgical patients with stenosis of 50% to 99% and asymptomatic patients with stenosis of 70% to 99%. Carotid revascularization is...

Neuroendocrine Tumors Clinical Practice Guidelines (NCCN, 2021)
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959868

Sep 30th, 2021 - Updated clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine and adrenal tumors were released in 2021 by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). The new version of the guidelines, published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, provides recommendations on genetic risk evaluation and well-differentiated grade 3 neuroendocrine tumors.[1] Genetic r...

ASCO Recommends Duloxetine as First-Line Therapy for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959948

Sep 30th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Duloxetine should be a first-line treatment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in adult cancer survivors, according to updated guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). "The most important messages from the guidelines are that duloxetine has shown efficacy in the treatment of CIPN and should be considered first-line therapy,...

Sunlight Exposure Guidelines May Need to Be Revised, New Research Shows
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/959988

Sep 30th, 2021 - Previously published solar exposure guidelines for optimal vitamin D synthesis based on a study of skin samples may need to be revised, according to new research published in  PNAS . The association between specific ultraviolet (UV)B wavelengths and vitamin D production was determined more than 30 years ago in skin samples (ex vivo). However, the finding is less well established and there have ...