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Endometriosis and infertility – Combining a chronic physical and emotional pain
Mark P. Trolice, MD

Aug 8th, 2022 - Pain is classified as chronic when it lasts or recurs for more than 3-6 months (“Classification of chronic pain” 2nd ed. Seattle: IASP Press, 1994).

Diagnosing Cannabis Allergies; Polio Found in Wastewater; and Identifying Violent Patients

Aug 8th, 2022 - How to Diagnose and Treat Cannabis Allergies As medical and recreational cannabis becomes legal and more popular — as of 2022, cannabis use for medical purposes is legal in 37 states — the importance of physicians' ability to diagnose patients and manage cannabis allergies increases, according to experts. Variety of reactions: Allergic reactions include rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, skin re...

Obesity Drug Shortage Triggers Frustrations, Workarounds

Aug 8th, 2022 - The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide formulated for treating obesity (Wegovy) had a roaring takeoff a little more than a year ago, with surging patient demand after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it in June 2021. But starting doses of the Wegovy form of semaglutide went missing in action starting late 2021 and continue to date, frustrating patient...

Mysterious Cases of Illness With an Unusual Cause

Aug 8th, 2022 - In 2021, in US states far removed from one another, numerous cases of melioidosis (Whitmore's disease) sprung up, some with a fatal outcome. What is the common factor linking all of those affected? So begins the search for evidence. No Relations or Common Journeys Between March and July 2021, cases of the bacterial infectious disease sprung up in Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas, with the ...

New flavored nicotine gums, lozenges, and gummies rank second among nicotine products used by U.S. teens

Aug 8th, 2022 - Flavored oral nicotine products, which contain no tobacco but are not FDA-approved to help people quit smoking, are increasingly marketed and sold in the U.S., but researchers have never measured their use among U.S. teens. In a new study, published this week in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC surveyed more than 3,500 Southern California teens about t...

Increased utilization of stereotactic body radiotherapy has decreased treatment disparities for early-stage NSCLC

Aug 7th, 2022 - (Vienna—August 7, 2022; 17:00 CEST) The use of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for patients with non-small cell lung cancer can reduce treatment disparities between White and Black patients, according to research presented today at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer 2022 in Vienna. Previous research has shown significant treatment disparities for Black patients who are less likely ...

Study discloses clinical-relevant intertumoral heterogeneity of NSCLCs driven by MET exon 14 skipping

Aug 7th, 2022 - (Vienna—August 7, 2022, 10:10 a.m. CEST) – A study presented today at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer 2022 in Vienna disclosed the clinical-relevant intertumoral heterogeneity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) driven by MET exon 14 skipping. MET exon 14 skipping, as a rare driver for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), can be successfully targeted by MET specific tyrosine kinase i...

Budget impact analysis demonstrates NELSON screening model would save more than 18,000 premature lung cancer deaths

Aug 7th, 2022 - Budget Impact Analysis Demonstrates NELSON screening model would save more than 18,000 premature lung cancer deaths (Vienna, August 7, 2022, 5:00 p.m. CEST)-- Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography would prevent more than 18,000 premature lung cancer deaths at a cost of approximately €937 million if half of the eligible population were screened, according to a report presented...

Phase 2 study of lung cancer gene panel testing demonstrates cytological specimens accurate

Aug 7th, 2022 - (Vienna, August 7, 2022—10:10 a.m. CEST) -- Personalized medicine for lung cancer using molecular-targeted drugs is common but there have been no prospective validation studies done on the usefulness of lung cancer gene panel testing using cytology samples. However, researchers lead by Kei Morikawa, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan today reported data that the success rate of g...

Sugemalimab: safe and effective consolidation therapy for patients with unresectable Stage III NSCLC

Aug 7th, 2022 - (Vienna—August 7, 2022, 10:10 a.m. CEST)—The human monoclonal antibody sugemalimab is a safe and effective consolidation therapy for patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer without disease progression after either concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT) or sequential chemoradiotherapy (sCRT), according to findings presented today at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer ...

CodeBreaK 100/101: first report of safety/efficacy of sotorasib in combination with pembrolizumab or atezolizumab in advanced KRAS p.G12C NSCLC

Aug 7th, 2022 - (Vienna--August 7, 2022, 10:10 a.m. CEST) Using sotorasib as a lead-in therapy with pembrolizumab or atezolizumab for patients with advanced KRAS p.G12C non-small cell lung cancer demonstrated durable clinical activity with lower rates of grade 3-4 treatment-related adverse events compared to patients who received these therapies concurrently, according to research presented today at the IASLC ...

In California, abortion could become a constitutional right. So could birth control.
Rachel Bluth, California Healthline

Aug 5th, 2022 - SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Californians will decide in November whether to lock the right to abortion into the state constitution.

Oscor Inc. Issues Recall of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Mo...
MedWatch; FDA

Aug 5th, 2022 - During the use of some TB - Temporary Bipolar Pacing Leads, featuring the 2mm unshrouded connectors, the connector cap housing (see Picture 1, No. 2 Pin Cap and Cover) may slide and potentially expose the connection wire. In some instances, this may cause the wire to be more susceptible to loss of connectivity or breakage during movement of the cables causing interruption of the pacing system. ...

American Health Packaging Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ranitidine Syrup (Ranit...
MedWatch; FDA

Aug 5th, 2022 - American Health Packaging is voluntarily recalling eight lots of Ranitidine Syrup (Ranitidine Oral Solution USP) 150 mg/10 mL Liquid Unit Dose Cups to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product. The impurity detected in the finished drug product is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This recall is being initiated in response...

AAP updates hyperbilirubinemia guideline
MDedge Pediatrics; Heidi Splete

Aug 5th, 2022 - Raising phototherapy thresholds and revising risk assessment are among the key changes in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated guidelines for managing hyperbilirubinemia in infants 35 weeks’ gestation and older. “More than 80% of newborn infants will have some degree of jaundice,” Alex R.

Long COVID symptoms affect 1 in 8 adults, some for 2 years
CIDRAP - Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News

Aug 5th, 2022 - Three new studies report on long-COVID symptoms and medical conditions in adults and children, with the first finding that one in eight adults experiences lingering symptoms; another detailing new cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic findings in children; and a third finding persistent loss of taste and smell after 2 years.

Progestin-Releasing IUDs and Ectopic Pregnancy

Aug 5th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. The end of Roe underscores the importance of highly effective contraceptives, including progestin-releasing intrauterine devices (IUDs). Although few pregnancies of any type occur in women using these IUDs, when they do occur, the likelihood of an ectopic pregnancy (EP) is increased. Full disclosure: My department receives research funding from Bayer...

How Worried Should We Be About the Monkeypox Health Emergency?

Aug 5th, 2022 - (Reuters) - The United States declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, a move that may increase health agency access to funds and allow the government new avenues for increasing production and use of existing vaccines. The move follows the declaration by the World Health Organization in July. A Reuters tally has counted more than 25,800 cases globally and three countries outsi...

Position Paper: Alpine Altitude Climate Treatment May Benefit Patients With Severe Asthma

Aug 5th, 2022 - Alpine altitude climate treatment (AACT) may help people with asthma that remains severe despite maximum guideline-adherent treatment, according to a position paper by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).  “AACT improves various outcomes such as asthma control and quality of life, exacerbation rate and hospitalizations, oral corticosteroid reduction, lung function pa...

1 in 4 Patients With NSCLC Respond Poorly to COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 5th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. About one in four patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have an unsatisfactory antibody response to the Omicron variant following COVID-19 vaccination, according to a new study. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. "Booster vaccination increased binding and neu...