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Physicians React: On Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare 

Dec 5th, 2022 - Healthcare access is not an issue only for patients. In a recent Medscape report, more than a third of doctors surveyed said access to quality, affordable healthcare had affected them or their families. "Access affects even the highest earnings," noted one survey respondent, an ob/gyn. And about half of respondents in the Physicians Rate Healthcare Access Report: Ongoing Problem for Patients ch...

ASH 2022: New Clinical Data Challenge Long-held Assumptions

Dec 5th, 2022 - NEW ORLEANS — In addition to news on the latest in clinical care and drug development, some eyebrow-raising findings that challenge long-held but untested assumptions are promised from the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The conference starts in New Orleans on Saturday, but a sample of what is to come was given last week in a preview media briefing, moderated by Mikkael A....

How Many People Might Die, and Why, if China Loosens COVID Restrictions

Dec 5th, 2022 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has started taking steps to ease its zero-COVID policy, fuelling a mix of relief and worry as the public waits to see the health consequences, and impact on the medical system, of a full-blown exit. Researchers have analysed how many deaths the country could see if it pivots to a full reopening, with most pointing to the country's relatively low vaccination rates and ...

Research - Acinetobacter baumannii among Patients Receiving Glucocorticoid Aerosol Therapy during Invasive Mechanical Ventilation, China

Aerosolized glucocorticoid treatment was independently associated with bacterial isolation in these patients.

HIV Prevention, Care Showed Resilience During the COVID Pandemic

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Drops in HIV testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions early on in the pandemic quickly stabilized by the third quarter of 2020, according to a CDC report. The number of HIV tests performed nationally exceeded 2.4 million in the first quarter of 2020 and was reduced by 32% in the second quarter -- with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic -- before jumping back up to over 2.3 mi...

Heart Failure From Meth Use: Growing Beast Lurks in the Shadows

Dec 2nd, 2022 - In recent years, methamphetamine-associated heart failure (MethHF) ensnared more people across sociodemographic groups without showing signs of relenting, according to the limited data available. Although reliable estimates are lacking, the prevalence of MethHF is likely increasing in step with rising methamphetamine use worldwide, reported a group led by Veena Manja, MBBS, PhD, a cardiologist ...

Relief and Worry as Major Chinese Cities Ease COVID Curbs

Dec 2nd, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - Further easing of COVID-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules in some Chinese cities was met with a mix of relief and worry on Friday, as hundreds of millions await an expected shift in national virus policies after widespread social unrest. The looser measures were welcomed by workers frustrated by three years of economically damaging curbs but have jolted others who...

A 5-Minute Walk Should Soothe a Crying Baby

Dec 2nd, 2022 - From experiments conducted by the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan to understand babies' behaviors, researchers recommend that parents hold crying infants and walk with them for 5 minutes, then sit and hold them for 5 to 8 minutes before putting them to bed. What to Know The "transport response" is an innate reaction exhibited by many species of animals, including humans, in which the im...

High Drug Costs Exclude Most Neurology Patients From Cutting-Edge Treatment

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Because of high out-of-pocket costs of new-to-market neurologic drugs that are of similar benefit as older agents, only a small percentage of patients with neurologic disorders have access to these cutting-edge medications, new research shows. "Our study of people with neurologic conditions found fewer than 20% were being treated with new medications," study author Brian C. Callaghan, MD, with ...

Single Chest X-Ray Could Predict 10-Year CVD Risk

Dec 2nd, 2022 - CHICAGO ― A single chest x-ray could predict a patient's 10-year risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, say researchers who presented the results of their deep-learning model at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2022 Annual Meeting. Current American College of Cardiologists (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend estimating 10-year risk of major adve...

How Blunt Is Too Blunt for Informed Consent?

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Sitting across from a patient explaining a complicated treatment proposal, protocol, or medication may be one of the most complex yet crucial tasks you have as a physician. Although informed consent is at the forefront of shared decisions between you and your patient, there's a fine line between providing enough information on the risks and benefits of a particular treatment and knowing you've ...

NPs React: Addressing Burnout and Depression

Dec 2nd, 2022 - The Medscape Nurse Practitioner Burnout and Depression Report 2022 paints a discouraging picture of the mental health of NPs. Almost a third of the 2084 respondents reported that they're considering leaving healthcare. Another third said they had previously considered leaving the field because of mental health concerns, such as burnout and depression. One reader of the report commented, "This i...

AI in Healthcare: No, the Robots Are Not Taking Over

Dec 2nd, 2022 - It's common for many people to fear the unknown, and exactly how artificial intelligence might transform the health care and medical experience is no exception.  People might be afraid, for example, that AI will remove all human interaction from health care in the future. Not true, say the experts. Doctors and other health care workers might fear the technology will replace their clinical judgm...

Landmark Trial on Arkansas Trans Youth Medical Ban Wraps Up

Dec 2nd, 2022 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for minors. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody, who is considering whether to strike down the law after hearing nearly two weeks of testimony, didn't indicate when ...

Biomarker a First Step Toward an Alzheimer's Urine Test

Dec 2nd, 2022 - A recently identified biomarker found in urine could be the first step toward the development of a simple and inexpensive test for early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD), new research suggests. Investigators found that levels of formic acid, a metabolic product of formaldehyde found in urine, were significantly higher in individuals with AD, including those with subjective cognitive decline, whic...

Pediatric Emergencies Associated With Unnecessary Testing: AAP

Dec 2nd, 2022 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning physicians and parents to be on the lookout for unnecessary diagnostic testing associated with several common pediatric conditions Children seen for the conditions in emergency settings and even in primary care offices could experience avoidable pain, exposure to harmful radiation, and other harms, according to the group. "The emergency dep...

Gestational Hypertension-Diabetes Combo Signals CVD Risk

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Women who develop transient hypertensive disorders during their pregnancy are at risk for developing subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly if this experienced at the same time as gestational diabetes. In a large population-based study, the adjusted hazard ratios for developing CVD following a gestational hypertensive disorder (GHTD) alone were 1.90 (95% confidence interval, 1.15...

EHR Alerts to Both Doc and Patient May Boost Statin Prescribing

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Automated alerts to aid clinical decision-making are designed with the best of intentions but can be easy to ignore or overlook. But a randomized trial testing such electronic alerts or "nudges" for promoting statin prescribing may have identified a few design features that help their success, researchers say. In the trial's primary finding, for example, reminders displayed to primary care phys...

Affordable Care Act Not as Helpful for Uninsured Women

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) will increase insurance coverage for US citizens and for breast and cervical cancer screenings, but a number of low-income and uninsured populations may still need National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program services. This study aims to estimate the number of low-income women who would gain health insurance after imple...

Are HIV/AIDS Patients Receiving Adequate Dental Care?

The American Dental Association has identified several barriers to adequate dental care, including appropriate case management, for vulnerable populations. The objective of this study was to examine the perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs of dental patients living with HIV/AIDS on the role and value of the dental case manager and the effect of its services on their oral or overall health.