Thomas R. Collins
Jun 24th, 2022 - Gaps in priorities and perceptions about managing disease exist between physicians and patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to survey findings recently published in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. The results – which come from the Ulcerative Colitis Narrative Survey from Japan – point to the ongoing need to foster a good relationship between physicians and patients, even a.
Jun 24th, 2022 - The more years a person drinks alcohol, the kind of alcohol consumed, and the amount consumed can help to predict gout tophi, researchers say in a newly published paper in Arthritis Care and Research. The study, led by Lin Han, PhD, of the gout laboratory, Shandong provincial clinical research center for immune diseases and gout, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao (China) University, helps clarify.
Jun 24th, 2022 - Racial residential segregation was significantly associated with poor glycemic control in Black adolescents with type 1 diabetes, according to data from 144 individuals. Racial residential segregation is considered a form of systemic racism that involves limited access to resources, including health care resources, Deborah A.
Jun 24th, 2022 - Pain is common in patients with cirrhosis, and its management presents significant challenges to health care providers, such as worries about GI bleeding, renal injury, falls, and hepatic encephalopathy. To address those issues, researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, authored a review, published in Hepatology, that describes the pain syndromes experienced by patients, as well as.
Jun 24th, 2022 - One of the most common procedures in gastroenterology – esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) – needs to consistently meet quality measures, but data on interventions to improve them is lacking, according to a recent review. Researchers, led by Fateh Bazerbachi, MD, with CentraCare, Interventional Endoscopy Program, at St.
Jun 24th, 2022 - Alexa Mieses Malchuk, MD, MPH Mr L was a young man coming to see me for the first time. The reason for the visit was to establish care with a new primary care clinician, but he was also experiencing insomnia. In the past, Mr L has been afflicted with depression, usually induced by life stressors. For example, he struggled with mood symptoms after the birth of his second child a few years ago. A...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - DENVER – In line with recommendations, emergency departments dramatically reduced their use of opioids as treatments for headache over a recent 11-year period, a new study finds. But the use of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) more than doubled even though guidelines caution against it, while recommended drugs such triptans and corticosteroids were rarely prescribed.
Sarah F. D’Ambruoso, NP
Jun 23rd, 2022 - I used to attend the Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium every year, but to my dismay, the American Society for Clinical Oncology stopped hosting the symposium a few years ago. Instead, ASCO now incorporates palliative care research fully into its annual meeting which was held in early June in Chicago.
Jun 23rd, 2022 - Key clinical point: Elacestrant significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared with standard-of-care (SOC) endocrine monotherapy in previously treated patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2−) metastatic breast cancer (BC) with a manageable safety. Major finding: Elacestrant vs.
Jun 23rd, 2022 - Key clinical point: A substantial proportion of adults with atopic dermatitis showed contact hypersensitivity to preservatives (PCHS), thus highlighting the need for patch testing in case of worsening skin symptoms because of topical medications or personal care products. Major finding: The most common preservatives affecting patients with concomitant AD and PCHS were methylisothiazolinone (MI;.
Jun 23rd, 2022 - For generally healthy patients taking isotretinoin for acne and who have no underlying abnormalities or preexisting conditions that warrant further examination, it is sufficient to test ALT and triglycerides once at baseline, ideally within a month prior to the start of treatment, and a second time at peak dose. Other tests such as complete blood cell counts and basic metabolic panels as well a.
Jun 23rd, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. In the 2022 Management of Hyperglycemia consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), the focus has shifted. Regarding the management of hyperglycemia, we feel a more holistic approach is needed. What we mean by that is a four-part simultaneous attention on glycemic man...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - A new tool can help streamline diagnosis and treatment of migraine in the primary care setting, new research suggests. Early results from a small pilot study showed that the tool, essentially a medical record "best-practice alert," reduces specialist referrals and MRI studies. Dr Scott Friedenberg The idea behind the tool is to give primary care physicians "fingertip access" to prompts on patie...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Serious injuries may be more likely when kids use trampolines at specialized centers than when using trampolines at home, a new study suggests. A reanalysis of data from 11 previous studies that included nearly 14 million injuries revealed a more than two-fold increase in the likelihood of musculoskeletal and/orthopedic injuries at trampoline centers compared with ho...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - VALLETTA (Reuters) - An American couple on Wednesday appealed to the Maltese authorities to let them leave Malta to have an abortion and avoid any risks to the mother after she suffered symptoms of a miscarriage. Malta is the only country in the European Union which does not allow abortion under any circumstances. Andrea Prudente and her partner Jay Weeldreyer, from Seattle, were on holiday on ...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's national health ministry on Wednesday denied a report by regional counterparts that a case of locally acquired cholera had been detected for the first time in four decades, saying the case was in fact vibrio gastroenteritis. A female patient was hospitalised in a private health care facility in Madrid and was later discharged after receiving treatment, a spokesperson ...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - Less than 10% of family physicians in British Columbia, Canada, contact the partners of patients whom they have diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new data indicate. In an online survey of almost 150 family physicians throughout the province, most respondents said that partner notification should not be done by family physicians. "Performing partner notification takes time, ...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - Thanks to effective treatment, people with HIV are living longer. But as they age, they face higher rates of age-related comorbidities and hospitalizations, according to a recent study of hospitalized patients. Decisionmakers will need to allocate resources, train providers, and plan ways to manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cancer, among geriatric HIV inpatients, according to the a...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - Sending a text with a brief motivational intervention (MI) to parents of childhood cancer survivors substantially increased their child's physical activity level compared with control persons and also reduced treatment-related late effects. The findings come from a randomized trial of 161 children (median age, 12.4 years) who had recovered after leukemia, lymphoma, or brain tumors. "Physical ac...
Jun 23rd, 2022 - Five commercial lab companies will soon begin conducting monkeypox testing, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said. The move will not only increase testing capacity nationwide, but it will also make testing for monkeypox more convenient for both patients and providers, according to the June 22 announcement. "By dramatically expanding the number of testing locations throughout...