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Proficiency, flexibility help match patients with appropriate MIGS device
https://www.healio.com/news/ophthalmology/20220207/proficiency-flexibility-help-match-patients-with-appropriate-migs-device

Feb 7th, 2022 - WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — With several good MIGS options, the choice often comes down to matching the procedure with the patient, according to a presentation at Hawaiian Eye 2022. John Berdahl, MD, said devices such as the Hydrus microstent (Ivantis/Alcon) and the iStent (Glaukos) have shown efficacy in reducing IOP and medications in patients with glaucoma. “So, how do you choose?” Berdahl said. “I a...

Lower bevacizumab doses, agents with less systemic exposure may be safer options for ROP
https://www.healio.com/news/ophthalmology/20220203/lower-bevacizumab-doses-agents-with-less-systemic-exposure-may-be-safer-options-for-rop

Feb 3rd, 2022 - WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Systemic effects of anti-VEGF in retinopathy of prematurity have not been ruled out, so it may be wise to use bevacizumab in lower doses or switch to agents with less systemic exposure, according to one presenter. “The BEAT-ROP study demonstrated a beneficial effect for bevacizumab vs. laser in the treatment of zone I, stage 3+ ROP. But one thing I didn’t like was the complet...

Be cautious if considering use of premium IOLs in patients with glaucoma
https://www.healio.com/news/ophthalmology/20220121/be-cautious-if-considering-use-of-premium-iols-in-patients-with-glaucoma

Jan 21st, 2022 - WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Surgeons need to consider the risks and possible refractive outcomes before implanting a premium IOL in a patient with glaucoma, according to a presentation at Hawaiian Eye 2022. Nathan Radcliffe, MD, said that when a patient with glaucoma who already has a premium IOL experiences a problem, the IOL is rarely the issue. “I never remove the premium IOL because as bad as the gl...

Advances may ease difficulties of visual field testing
https://www.healio.com/news/ophthalmology/20220119/advances-may-ease-difficulties-of-visual-field-testing

Jan 19th, 2022 - WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — Visual field testing is important for detecting progression in patients with glaucoma, but some may have difficulty with the test process, according to a speaker here. “This is very true for the full threshold patterns, which require 15 minutes per eye,” Monica Ertel, MD, PhD, said at Hawaiian Eye 2022. Ertel discussed developments in visual field strategies, including visual...

Home OCT with AI may be feasible for patients with wet AMD
https://www.healio.com/news/ophthalmology/20210518/holekamp-nm-home-oct-for-monitoring-namd-presented-at-retina-2021-may-814-2021-wailea-hawaii

May 18th, 2021 - WAILEA, Hawaii — The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way physicians monitor age-related macular degeneration, and Nancy M. Holekamp, MD, believes those changes are here to stay. “We all learned that remote monitoring of our patients is desirable, even if there isn’t a pandemic,” she said in her presentation at Retina 2021. “It currently exists with monitoring patients with intermediate AMD, and t...

2021 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
https://doi.org/10.1002/art.41752
Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.); Fraenkel L, Bathon JM et. al.

Jun 9th, 2021 - To develop updated guidelines for the pharmacologic management of rheumatoid arthritis. We developed clinically relevant population, intervention, comparator, and outcomes (PICO) questions. After conducting a systematic literature review, the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach was used to rate the certainty of evidence. A voting panel comprising c...

2019 Update of the American College of Rheumatology/Spondylitis Association of America/...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6764882
Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.); Ward MM, Deodhar A et. al.

Aug 23rd, 2019 - To update evidence-based recommendations for the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). We conducted updated systematic literature reviews for 20 clinical questions on pharmacologic treatment addressed in the 2015 guidelines, and for 26 new questions on pharmacologic treatment, treat-to-target strategy, and use of imaging. New q...

Immunogenicity of the BA.5 Bivalent mRNA Vaccine Boosters
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.10.24.513619v1
BioRxiv Collier AY, .

Oct 25th, 2022 - Waning immunity following mRNA vaccination and the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants has led to reduced mRNA vaccine efficacy against both symptomatic infection and severe disease. Bivalent mRNA boosters expressing the Omicron BA.5 and ancestral WA1/2020 Spike proteins have been developed and approved, because BA.5 is currently the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant and substantially evades neutralizin...

Fluconazole - fluconazole tablet-REMEDYREPACK INC.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=d11e0926-cd15-49ba-b0ee-2b6d4e009dd8

Dec 30th, 2022 - Fluconazole tablets are indicated for the treatment of: Vaginal candidiasis (vaginal yeast infections due to Candida). Oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis. In open noncomparative studies of relatively small numbers of patients, fluconazole tablets were also effective for the treatment of Candida urinary tract infections, peritonitis, and systemic Candida infections including candidemia, di...

How deadly is monkeypox? What scientists know
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02931-1
Nature Kozlov M.

Sep 13th, 2022 - The global monkeypox outbreak has caused some deaths, but the death rate is lower than expected from historical data — and scientists are breathing a cautious sigh of relief. Out of more than 57,000 people confirmed to have had monkeypox infections, at least 22 have died, representing a death rate of about 0.04%. That’s significantly less than the 1–3% that has been reported during outbreaks ca...

Lingering Effects Seen With Non-COVID Respiratory Illness Too
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/102011

Dec 1st, 2022 - People with acute respiratory illness during the pandemic suffered similar levels of poor well-being in the months afterward whether they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 or not, a registry study showed. In a cohort of people who all had initial symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, those who had moderate to severe scores at 3 months on the pain, mood, and other quality-of-life measures on the Patient...

Year in Review: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/lymphoma/101996

Dec 1st, 2022 - Second-line treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) got a big boost in 2022 with new indications for a pair of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies, while an antibody-drug conjugate moved one step closer to shaking up treatment in the first-line setting. CAR-T Products Move to Second-Line In April, axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel; Yescarta) became the first CAR T-cell t...

Cortrosyn - cosyntropin injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution-Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=746856e9-3930-4f6a-b8e6-a03845d6dd0b

Dec 1st, 2022 - CORTROSYN® (cosyntropin) for Injection is intended for use as a diagnostic agent in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency. Because of its rapid effect on the adrenal cortex it may be utilized to perform a 30-minute test of adrenal function (plasma cortisol response) as an office or outpatient procedure, using only 2 venipunctures (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ...

Azithromycin - azithromycin dihydrate injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution-Slate Run Pharmaceuticals
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=8acce3c1-f4be-4968-a71f-3ffd9fbaa4a4

Dec 1st, 2022 - Azithromycin for Injection is a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for the treatment of patients with infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below. Azithromycin for Injection is a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for mild to moderate infections caused by designated, susceptible bacteria: Community-acquired pneumonia in adults...

Rowasa - mesalamine suspension-Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e505ab99-1943-4216-a178-4d5dbe64e3b2

Dec 1st, 2022 - ROWASA® (mesalamine) Rectal Suspension Enema is indicated for the treatment of active mild to moderate distal ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis or proctitis in adults.

TikTok Creates Ozempic Shortage; New MS Framework Proposed; and AI May Cut Bias in Drug Trials
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984741

Dec 1st, 2022 - TikTok Creates Ozempic Shortage TikTok is fueling demand for Ozempic, creating shortages of the diabetes drug now used for weight loss. Videos on TikTok hashtagged #ozempic have amassed more than 275 million views, and #ozempicweightloss has more than 110 million. The trend follows social media posts by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk touting their own use of the drug or weight...

Elderly Now Account for Almost 90% of COVID-19 Deaths, Data Show
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984771

Nov 30th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Almost 9 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths are among people 65 and older -- the highest rate yet for elderly fatalities since the pandemic began, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The Centers for Disease Control says more than 300 people die each day from COVID-19 – down from the 2,000 or...

Is Finding and Fixing Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure Beneficial? IRONMAN in Detail
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/983652

Nov 30th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH: Hi. I'm Ileana Piña, heart failure transplant cardiologist and quality chief at Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia. This is my blog from the American Heart Association meeting in the beautiful town of Chicago. I've been watching for years my heart failure patients come in with low hemoglobin. I always turn to my heart house sta...

New Framework for Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis, Treatment Proposed
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984749

Nov 30th, 2022 - An international panel of experts has proposed a new way to classify multiple sclerosis (MS) that would ultimately change the way patients are diagnosed and treated. The goal is to eventually move away from the current system, which classifies MS based on disease progression into distinct relapsing-remitting, secondary progressive, and primary progressive subtypes. Members of the International ...

Outcomes of near confluent laser versus combined less dense laser and bevacizumab treat...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-022-02689-0
BMC Ophthalmology; Namvar E, Bolkheir A et. al.

Nov 30th, 2022 - To evaluate the results of near confluent laser therapy versus combined less dense laser and intra vitreal bevacizumab in treatment of infants with type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in zone II. This is a prospective double-blinded randomized clinical trial study. Infants with Type 1 ROP in Zone 2 were randomized into case and control groups. Conventional laser therapy was executed for con...