Oct 3rd, 2022 - Instagram’s lack of high-quality educational content on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures puts the onus on dermatologists and plastic surgeons to increase their social media presence, according to analysis of related posts on the photo-sharing service. “Given that there is little to no oversight on social networking sites, unqualified sources can widely disseminate misinformation resulting in mis.
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Training patients with asthma in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) improves clinically relevant outcomes and may therefore enhance asthma management, especially among those with comorbid psychopathology, according to study findings published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity – Health. Asthma exacerbation risk is elevated in individuals with psychological distress and comorbid psychopatho...
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Presidents from 5 advanced practice provider (APP) associations shined a light on strategies to increase the health care workforce, key bills that may change the practice landscape, how to create greater diversity among practitioners, and what keeps them up at night at an online panel discussion held in honor of the second annual National APP Week. The presidents all noted access to care issues...
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Posimir® (bupivacaine solution) is now available for postsurgical analgesia for up to 72 hours following arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Posimir is a novel formulation of bupivacaine, an amide local anesthetic, designed to be administered into the subacromial space under direct arthroscopic visualization. The depot product uses a sucrose-based biodegradable matrix (sucrose acetate isobu...
Nancy A. Melville
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Patients undergoing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy who develop potentially serious neurotoxicity from the therapy show elevated plasma levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) prior to the treatment, suggesting a possibly important predictor of risk for the side effect. “This is the first study to show NfL levels are elevated even before CAR T treatment is given,” first author.
Delaney A. Schrenk, BS, Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Oct 3rd, 2022 - The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is an essential barrier of closely spaced cells that regulates entry into the CNS. What passes should be highly regulated to protect the brain from potentially harmful peripheral cells or molecules from the rest of the body.
Hashem N. Akbar, MD
Oct 3rd, 2022 - I had the opportunity to experience first-hand acute postoperative pain management in both the United States and Saudi Arabia. In this article, I discuss some of the differences in how postop pain is managed in each location, potential reasons for these differences, how they may impact patients over time, and the psychiatrist’s role in raising awareness about the hazards of overprescribing anal.
Oct 3rd, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC: Hi. My name is Seth Baum. I'm a preventive cardiologist and clinical lipidologist, the chief scientific officer for Flourish Research, and a past president of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. I'm joined today by Dr Jay Shubrook, who is an expert in diabetes, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Caused by the same family of viruses (Poxviridae) as the variola virus, monkeypox was discovered in 1958 after outbreaks occurred among research monkeys. It was first identified in humans in 1970. Before the 2022 outbreak, nearly all cases seen outside Africa were linked to the continent via travel or animal export. However, data suggest that men who have sex with men (MSM) account for a sizeab...
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Guidelines for the management of patients with intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) were published in September 2022 by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) in European Stroke Journal. Oral anticoagulation is not recommended over aspirin in patients with an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack due to high-grade stenosis related to intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD)....
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Why Private Practice Will Always Survive Employed physicians are often torn. Many relish the steady salary and ability to focus on being a physician rather than handle administrative duties but bemoan their employers' rules and their lack of input into key decisions. Seven physicians talked to Medscape Medical News about why they chose private practice. Greater control: Some physicians chose pr...
Oct 3rd, 2022 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an accelerated approval for a new drug, futibatinib (Lytgobi), to be used for patients with a certain type of biliary tract cancer. Futibatinib was granted priority review and breakthrough designation, the agency said in its announcement. Futibatinib is indicated for use in adult patients with previously treated, unresectable, locally advanc...
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Are nasal sprays the future of COVID-19 vaccines? That’s certainly the hope of many researchers working on new kinds of inoculation. Nasal vaccines were recently approved in China and India for use as a booster dose. The Chinese vaccine is inhaled through the mouth and nose, whereas the Indian vaccine is delivered through nasal drops. These vaccines are just two of more than 100 oral or nasal v...
Oct 3rd, 2022 - Medical cannabis may be an important alternative to opioids for pain management, new research suggests. In a large survey, patients with a variety of ailments, including pain and mental health problems, reported less pain and better functioning, after using medical cannabis — and most were able to stop or cut back on their opioid use. "Some patients wish to move away from opioid-based pain medi...
Nataliya Uboha, MD, PhD
Oct 1st, 2022 - Immune checkpoint inhibitors in combination with chemotherapy are part of standard treatment for patients with advanced gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. However, not all patients benefit from immunotherapy addition.
Sep 30th, 2022 - More than 1100 wildfires burned in the US during the month of September, according to the Fire, Weather, and Avalanche Center1 — a situation that, according to research, causes more people with asthma, other respiratory issues, and heart conditions to show up at doctors’ offices, emergency departments, and hospitals. The particulate matter generated by wildfires is especially hazardous for chil...
Sep 30th, 2022 - In patients with baseline atrial fibrillation (AF) who are hospitalized with COVID-19, individuals who are receiving preadmission oral anticoagulation (OAC) have lower rates of death, as well as arterial and venous thrombotic events, and have less severe SARS-CoV-2 infection. These findings were published in the The American Journal of Cardiology. A retrospective cohort study was conducted amon...
Sep 30th, 2022 - The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released a clinical practice update about the role of endoscopy in recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis. The expert review, which details 8 best practice advice statements, was published in Gastroenterology. Up to 30% of patients with pancreatitis will develop recurrent acute pancreatitis, defined as 2 or more acute pancreatitis episodes. A...
Sep 30th, 2022 - Financing substance use services through Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) may increase substance use disorder (SUD) treatment utilization in the United States, according to findings were published in JAMA Health Forum. Researchers at Boston University conducted a cross-sectional analysis and sourced data from the Treatment Episode Data Set-Admissions (TEDS-A) database and the Kaiser Family Founda...
Sep 30th, 2022 - An expert consensus statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) on the role of nonstatin therapies for maintaining low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels to manage atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Newer nonstatin therapy options include ezetimibe, alirocumab or evolocumab, bempedoic ac...