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Childhood melatonin poisonings skyrocket in the past 10 years
Pam Harrison, MDedge News

Jun 24th, 2022 - The number of children in the United States who unintentionally ingested melatonin supplements over the past 10 years has skyrocketed to the point where, as of 2021, melatonin ingestions by children accounted for almost 5% of all poisonings reported to poison control centers in the United States, data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) indicate. This compared with only 0.

Type 1 diabetes control worse in racially segregated teens
Heidi Splete

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.

Patients with blood cancers underutilize palliative care
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.

Male infertility and breast cancer: Is there a link?

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Key clinical point: Male-origin infertility was associated with an increased risk for breast cancer (BC) in men. Major finding: Risk for BC was significantly higher in men diagnosed with infertility (odds ratio [OR] 2.

Advanced TNBC: Camrelizumab + apatinib and eribulin shows promise in heavily pretreated patients

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Key clinical point: The combination of camrelizumab, apatinib, and eribulin demonstrated a favorable efficacy and a manageable safety profile in patients with heavily pretreated advanced triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Major finding: The objective response rate (ORR), disease control rate, and median progression-free survival in the overall cohort were 37.

Probiotic supplementation beneficial in adults with atopic dermatitis

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Key clinical point: Probiotic supplementation reduced the clinical severity of atopic dermatitis (AD) and improved the quality of life (QoL) in adults with AD compared with control intervention. Major finding: Probiotic vs.

Provider recommendation key to boosting teen HPV vaccines
Diana Swift

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination coverage of at least one dose significantly increased in U. S.

Physicians Shy From Notifying Patients' Partners of STIs

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, ...

After Cancer, Text Messages Up Exercise and Reduce Late Effects

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...

How Can Doctors Protect Their Practices Against Monkeypox?

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Globally, as of June 22, the number of patients with monkeypox has risen to 3308, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Germany, 521 people have been infected to date. "There does not seem to be a monkeypox pandemic," writes Germany's Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach, MD. At the moment, the probability that doctors will see a patient infected with the monk...

Class I Recall for Medtronic's HeartWare HVAD Batteries

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Medtronic, Inc. is recalling a single lot of HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System batteries because of welding defects that may cause separation of the two cell battery packs used to power the system, according to an alert on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.  "The welding defect may cause the battery to malfunction and no longer provide power or prevent the batter...

IUD Injury Risk Rises Shortly After Women Give Birth

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Women for whom an intrauterine device (IUD) is inserted from 4 days to 6 weeks after giving birth, as well as those who are breastfeeding, are at higher risk of the contraceptive device puncturing their uterus, new research shows. Dr Susan Reed The risk of perforation was nearly seven times higher for patients who received an IUD within that window than for those with an IUD who'd never given b...

Monkeypox Testing Expanding to Commercial Labs in US

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...

Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Piriformis syndrome is often characterized by pain and numbness in the buttocks and leg. At the German Pain and Palliative Day 2022, Heinrich Binsfeld, MD, vice president of the German Society for Pain Medicine, and physiotherapist Matthias Oeding reviewed the disease pattern's most important characteristics. They discussed pitfalls that should be noted during diagnosis and how to treat the syn...

We Should Vaccinate Gay and Bisexual Men for Monkeypox Now

Jun 23rd, 2022 - I previously reported on the history of the current outbreak of monkeypox among mainly men who have sex with men (MSM) in this Medscape blog. As we discussed, there is a large monkeypox outbreak going on across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States, and other countries. Prior to this outbreak, monkeypox had usually been reported from West and Central Africa (regions i...

Provider Recommendation Key to Boosting Teen HPV Vaccines

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage of at least one dose significantly increased in U.S. adolescents from 56.1% in 2015 to 75.4% in 2020, according to the National Immunization Survey–Teen (NIS-Teen). The telephone survey, conducted among the parents or guardians of children ages 13-17, found a faster increase in coverage among males than females: 4.7 percentage points annually vers...

Tennessee GOP Leaders Urge Delay of Toddler COVID-19 Shots

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Top Republican leaders of the Tennessee House of Representatives on Wednesday urged Gov. Bill Lee to delay the state's health department from distributing and promoting the COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. In a letter sent to the Republican go...

Publix Supermarkets Not Offering COVID Vaccine to Young Kids

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision. The supermarket chain with 1,288 stores in seven Southern states was instrumental in distributing the vaccine when it was ...

No Role for Cuffless BP Monitoring at Present: ESH Statement

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Cuffless blood pressure measurement is a fast-growing and promising field with considerable potential for improving hypertension awareness, management, and control, but because the accuracy of these new devices has not yet been validated, they are not suitable for clinical use at present, concludes a new statement from the European Society of Hypertension. The statement was published online Jun...

Stroke Study Reveals a High Frequency of Mendelian Disorders

Jun 23rd, 2022 - The study covered in this summary was published in medrxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Exome sequencing (ES) is useful in evaluating stroke patients, particularly younger patients less than 1 year old. Due to different etiologies of stroke, patients are more likely to benefit from a broad array of genetic tests. Why This Matters Stroke is a leading cause ...