Miriam E. Tucker
Oct 22nd, 2021 - Low androgen levels appear to be linked to the development of posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM) in male kidney transplant recipients, new research suggests. London_England/Thinkstock Among 243 men who did not have diabetes prior to undergoing kidney transplantation, levels of both dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and testosterone were inversely related to the risk for developing diabetes th.
Oct 22nd, 2021 - The overall incidence of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) decreased from 2010 to 2017, with the incidence of stage IV disease falling, and stage I disease rising, researchers determined. A cross-sectional epidemiological analysis showed that NSCLC incidence per 100,000 population declined from 46.4 to 40.9 during the study period. While the incidence of stage II, IIIA, and IIIB disease was st...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -HCA Healthcare Inc on Friday cautioned higher labor costs that tarnished strong third quarter profits could linger for longer as the hospital operator battles a staff crunch, sending the company’s shares down. A nationwide shortage of healthcare workers amid fatigue from a prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has forced hospitals to shell out more to hire and retain nurses and other staff ami...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - Nurses experiencing burnout were twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide, and those with symptoms of depression were 11 times as likely to experience suicidal thoughts, a survey study found. Among more than 7,000 nurses surveyed from November to December 2017, a total of 5.5% experienced suicidal ideation, which is higher than rates of suicidal thoughts in the general population (4.3%), rep...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - The proliferation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs in the U.S. was largely limited to metropolitan areas and hospitals serving relatively affluent patients, a study found. Only 2% of the 583 hospitals with a TAVR program by the end of 2018 were not located in metropolitan areas, and there was only one rural center. Furthermore, half of new programs established in 2012 t...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - Oct 22 (Reuters) - Hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc reported a 240% rise in third-quarter profit on Friday, driven primarily by the sale of four hospitals in Georgia. Net income attributable to HCA rose to $2.27 billion, or $7.00 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $668 million, or $1.95 per share, a year earlier.
Oct 22nd, 2021 - Relatively young people -- ranging from 38 to 59 years old -- showed cognitive dysfunction or "brain fog" months after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a cross-sectional study found. More than 7 months after acute infection, a substantial proportion of COVID-19 patients exhibited deficits in processing speed, executive functioning, category fluency, memory encoding, and recall, reported Jacquelin...
Dinah Miller, MD
Oct 21st, 2021 - Dr. Smith’s patient, Anna, was struggling.
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Oct 21st, 2021 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) came out strongly in favor of heterologous, or "mix and match," boosters in two unanimous votes on Thursday. ACIP voted 15-0 that certain populations authorized to receive a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine who received a Pfizer or Moderna primary series receive a booster at least 6 months later, including adults ages 65 and up, adul...
MDedge Family Medicine; Christine Broszko, MD, FAAFP, Krystyna Golden, MD et. al.
Oct 21st, 2021 - EVIDENCE SUMMARY General exercise offers benefit …at least for chronic LBP A 2017 systematic review of 4 systematic reviews and 50 RCTs (122 total trials) evaluated general exercise vs usual care for acute (< 4 weeks), subacute (4 to 12 weeks), or chronic (≥ 12 weeks) LBP with or without radiculopathy in adults. 1 Exercise was not consistently associated with decreased pain in acute or subacute.
MDedge Family Medicine; Linda Girgis, MD
Oct 21st, 2021 - Dementia remains a major cause of disability in older adults. In addition, it places a strain on family members and other caregivers taking care of these patients.
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Oct 21st, 2021 - Some older folks discharged from the hospital left with a more intense -- and possibly unnecessary -- treatment regimen for their diabetes, according to findings from the VA health system. In a retrospective study of over 28,000 patients ages 65 and older with type 2 diabetes, about 11% were discharged with an intensified regimen, which seemed to yield a mixed bag of outcomes, as these patients...
Oct 21st, 2021 - Physicians could be doing a better job of counseling patients with obesity and overweight on weight loss and fertility. A study of 48 women seeking infertility care at a large academic center found that less than half received advice on weight loss from their primary ob.
Oct 21st, 2021 - A patient with breast cancer discovers the silver lining in her diagnosis and treatment. (ASCO Connection) Innovent Biologics announced that the PD-1 inhibitor sintilimab plus bevacizumab biosimilar (Byvasda) significantly improved progression-free survival in advanced EGFR-positive non-small cell lung cancer that progressed on prior EGFR-inhibitor therapy. By means of a complete response lette...
Oct 21st, 2021 - There's no denying that the pandemic led to disruptions for research in rare diseases, but the public health crisis did have a "silver lining" for this patient population, NIH investigators said. "COVID-19 came along and it was a little distracting," conceded Matt Hall, PhD, director of the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Early Translation Branch, speaking at th...
When to Get Medical Care for COVID-19 in American Sign Language Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/316132-D_ParentsSupportingChildren_COVID19_ASL.mp4
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Oct 21st, 2021 - Some 115,000 health care workers died from Covid-19 from January 2020 to May of this year, according to a new World Health Organization estimate, as the agency pushed once again for efforts to address vaccine inequity.