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Healio News 02/20/2020 17:30
Patients of lower socioeconomic status, determined through area-level household income, had a greater incidence of both ANCA-related glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis, according to study results from British Columbia, Canada. “Glomerular diseases are complex conditions that require access to specialized care and expensive therapies, all of which may be more challenging for patients with a lower socioeconomic position,” Mark Canney, PhD, of the University of British Columbia, said in a related press release. “Also, they tend to affect people at a younger age and can thus.
Healio News 02/20/2020 16:25
MAUI, Hawaii — Lung complications in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis are gaining more attention due to increased incidence, according to a presenter at the 2020 Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium. “We have some really interesting new data,” Anne M. Stevens, MD, PhD, of the department of rheumatology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and affiliate clinical professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Washington, said during her presentation. Stevens raised several key questions about lung disease in JIA, including whether it is similar to or as.
Healio News 02/20/2020 16:11
The NIH announced the start of the first clinical trial designed specifically to test the safety of the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring in pregnant women. The study also will test the safety of an oral tablet for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in pregnant women. “Women need reliable HIV prevention methods that they know are safe during pregnancy for themselves and their babies,” Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a news release. “This new clinical trial will provide important data on the safety of PrEP.
Healio News 02/20/2020 15:47
People with HIV had a higher rate of COPD incidence and were diagnosed at a younger age than those without HIV, according to research published in CMAJ Open. “Because women and men with HIV were found to have higher rates of COPD than the general population, and COPD was diagnosed at an earlier age, testing for COPD should be considered in patients with HIV with chronic respiratory symptoms and a history of smoking,” Tony Antoniou, PhD, a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto, Canada, told Healio Primary Care. “In.
Healio News 02/20/2020 15:04
Patient response to antidepressants in major depressive disorder may be systematically associated with individual differences beyond placebo effects or statistical factors, according to results of a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry. “The higher variability in response to antidepressants compared with placebo supports other data showing that the response to antidepressants goes beyond a generic ‘placebo effect’ and is impacted differences between patients that are yet to be determined,” Benoit H. Mulsant, MD, MS, FRCPC, of the Centre for Addiction and Mental.
Healio News 02/20/2020 14:30
LumiThera is expanding research of its photobiomodulation platform, the Valeda light delivery system, with new studies evaluating its use in patients with diabetic retinopathy, the company announced in a press release. The Valeda system has received a CE mark in Europe for the treatment of ocular diseases including dry age-related macular degeneration. The new studies in diabetic retinopathy will take place with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Recent research in our labs in both preclinical and clinical areas have indicated potential in treating diabetic edema with.
Healio News 02/20/2020 14:27
Abnormal bony projections in joint spaces and at attachments of tendons or ligaments were common among a small cohort of middle-aged adults with X-linked hypophosphatemia, progressively impairing joint range of motion, gait and physical function and warranting a longitudinal care plan, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Healio News 02/20/2020 14:00
Endoscopic management has a clear role in the future of obesity care, with multiple options available for patients, according to an expert at the GUILD Conference 2020. Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said that while the epidemic of obesity becoming a greater and greater problem, effective interventions of the disease are still somewhat lacking. “There are 19 million people with a BMI over 35 [in the United States],” he said in his presentation. “Other than the 1% that get surgery, the rest are really struggling.
Healio News 02/20/2020 13:43
The 2019-2020 influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall in the United States this season and 55% effective in children, according to preliminary estimates published today in MMWR. Based on data from more than 4,100 adults and children, vaccine effectiveness (VE) against any type of influenza was estimated to be 45% (95% CI, 36%-53%), including 50% against influenza B/Victoria viruses (95% CI, 39%-59%) and 37% against influenza A(H1N1) (95% CI, 19%-52%). The season got off to an early and unusual start, with influenza B viruses predominating. B viruses are more common in children, and.
Healio News 02/20/2020 13:01
Individuals who exhibit life-course-persistent antisocial behavior have characteristic differences in brain structure, according to results of a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. “There is clear heterogeneity among offenders,” Christina O. Carlisi, PhD, of the division of psychology and language sciences at University College London, told Healio Psychiatry. “The majority of people who break the law did not have notable differences in brain structure. Only the small minority of those who show antisocial behavior throughout their lives, from childhood well into.
Healio News 02/20/2020 12:23
Published results showed a “substantial” proportion of commercially insured patients received out-of-network bills for operations performed at in-network facilities with in-network primary surgeons. Karan R. Chhabra, MD, MSc, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed claims data from a large U.S. commercial insurer for 347,356 patients younger than 65 years of age who underwent arthroscopic meniscal repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, total knee replacement, breast lumpectomy, colectomy or coronary artery bypass graft surgery by an in-network primary surgeon at an.
Healio News 02/20/2020 12:00
MAUI, Hawaii — Certain inflammatory bowel disease therapies may further increase malignancies in patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, according to an expert at the GUILD Conference 2020. “We need to think about each individual patient as different with different characteristics and different individual risk factors,” Millie D. Long, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, vice chief for education and director of the gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship program at the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel.
Healio News 02/20/2020 11:43
ORLANDO — Myeloablative conditioning before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation conferred a long-term survival advantage compared with reduced-intensity conditioning among patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome, according to extended follow-up of the randomized phase 3 MAvRIC trial presented at TCT | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings.

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