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Healio News 10/23/2020 17:40
The Mediterranean diet was associated with lower inflammation in older adults, a recent analysis showed. According to researchers, Mediterranean diet followers eat high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and fish; moderate amounts of dairy products, meats and wine; and limited amounts of saturated fatty acids. Kuei-Min Chen, PhD, RN, FAAN, a professor in the College of Nursing at Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan, and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the association between “the Mediterranean dietary pattern”
Healio News 10/23/2020 16:37
Analysis of human induced-pluripotential stem cells reveals a complex, multi-dimensional network of signaling defects that could help researchers better understand insulin resistance, according to a speaker. “We can now model human disease in a tissue culture dish by making what are known as induced-pluripotential stem cells,” C. Ronald Kahn, MD, Chief Academic Officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, said during a presentation at the virtual Cardiometabolic Health Congress. “These can be made from any cells in.
Healio News 10/23/2020 16:09
Though contending the care currently provided to patients is “poor,” a speaker at ASN Kidney Week said society is at a “uniquely positive sweet-spot” in which vascular access care, as well as kidney care as a whole, can be transformed. In his presentation, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, of the University of North Carolina Kidney Center, told the audience that patients presently receive low-quality care despite spending an estimated $5 billion per year on vascular access care. The outcomes achieved, according to Roy-Chaudhury, are “dismal,” with a 50% patency.
Healio News 10/23/2020 16:03
Women with invasive cervical cancer demonstrated increased risks for iatrogenic and noniatrogenic injuries during diagnostic workup, according to results of a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Although the overall incidence of injury was rare, the increased rate of iatrogenic injuries — or those that are a consequence of medical intervention — and noniatrogenic injuries, which include accidents and self-harm, during the diagnostic workup of invasive cervical cancer underscore the burden of medical complications and the psychologic distress a women.
Healio News 10/23/2020 16:01
Patients with anemia and chronic kidney disease who receive roxadustat do not show an increased rate of neoplasm-related treatment-emergent adverse events and treatment-emergent serious adverse events, according to presented data. “There was no clinically meaningful between-treatment-group differences in the exposure-adjusted incidence rate of neoplasm-related [treatment-emergent adverse events] TEAEs and [treatment-emergent serious adverse events] TESAEs from the roxadustat global phase 3 clinical trials,” Daniel W. Coyne, MD, said during his presentation at ASN Kidney Week.
Healio News 10/23/2020 16:00
Laura M. Periman, MD, is a fellowship-trained cornea and refractive surgeon and ocular surface disease expert who is in love with the fast pace of discovery that the ocular surface demands. With her profound interest in dry eye disease acting as a catalyst, unraveling the complexities of this multifactorial disease, as well as bridging the gap among basic science, clinical practice and patient education, are deep passions. In March, just as most of Seattle was shuttering its doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Periman decided to open new doors in June 2020 as founder and director of dry eye.
Healio News 10/23/2020 15:50
A majority of virologically suppressed patients with HIV considered long-acting injectable ART to be acceptable, according to results from the CUSTOMIZE study presented during IDWeek. Prior research has shown that the regimen — a monthly injection of cabotegravir (ViiV Healthcare) and rilpivirine (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) — is noninferior to daily oral therapy. “The results show broad acceptance of this new delivery strategy for [antiretrovirals]. The main clinical outcome in my opinion is that patients like the option of injectable ART,” Blair Thedinger, MD, associate.
Healio News 10/23/2020 15:11
Rural Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia had worse outcomes than their urban counterparts, according to results of a retrospective cohort study published in JAMA Network Open. “Much of what we know about rural-urban disparities in dementia care has come from small descriptive studies of specific rural communities with small sample sizes,” Momotazur Rahman, PhD, of the department of health services, policy and practice at Brown University School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote. “Lacking are detailed longitudinal studies that.
Healio News 10/23/2020 15:04
Telehealth services are expanding and providing an effective alternative for hospitals without access to infectious disease expertise, and they have improved patient no-show rates, according to data presented at IDWeek. In one study, researchers reported a more than 400% growth over 6 years in inpatient ID telehealth consults at a rural Pennsylvania hospital. According to a second study in New York state, patients reported that telehealth visits during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic were as satisfactory as in-person visits to the clinic. The first study “was prompted by a lack.
Healio News 10/23/2020 15:00
A speaker at ASN Kidney week argued that it is necessary to address systemic racism, implicit bias and structural oppression if health equity is to be achieved in the United States. “Every last one of us harbors bias,” Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, FASN, of the North Carolina Kidney Center, said in her virtual presentation. “It is often unconscious and doesn’t necessarily align with intent.” To illustrate this point, Gibson told the audience about an experience she had with her aunt who was diagnosed with kidney disease. As a nephrologist, Gibson accompanied her aunt to.
Healio News 10/23/2020 14:14
Physicians are facing considerable challenges in 2020 that could contribute to increased burnout, according to U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH. Adams, speaking at the virtual Summit on Promoting Well-Being and Resilience in Healthcare Professionals hosted by Ohio State University, told attendees that “there’s never been an instance in our lives that more exemplifies the phrase ‘trying to fly the plane while we’re building it,’ but you’ve done that, and again, you deserve thanks, you deserve gratitude, and you deserve to know that your.
Healio News 10/23/2020 14:07
A small study in New York found no difference in outcomes among patients with COVID-19 compared with patients who had both influenza and COVID-19, according to data presented at IDWeek. “Early in the pandemic, when everything was new, in the news there was a report mentioning that COVID-19 and influenza coinfection was not possible. Then some reports in China confirmed coinfection but only a few cases,” Renato G. Bobadilla, MD, a medical resident at Saint Barnabas Hospital in New York, told Healio. “However, here in the Bronx, we were hit earlier than other states, coinciding.
Healio News 10/23/2020 13:15
Resection of colorectal liver metastases, often performed in conjunction with chemotherapy, can substantially extend survival — a fact that has been acknowledged for about 20 years. Yet, only about 15% of eligible patients are referred for metastasectomy, according to a viewpoint published in JAMA Surgery. “For metastatic colon cancer to the liver, the best results are obtained with a combination of resection and chemotherapy,” William R. Jarnagin, MD, FACS, chief of the hepatopancreatobiliary service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, told Healio. “Chemotherapy.
Healio News 10/23/2020 13:01
Over 2 decades, various research and analyses have indicated that although residual LDL and inflammation are both associated with CV risk, they should be targeted individually for optimal outcomes in secondary prevention, a speaker said. During his presentation at the virtual Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH, Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discussed the association between inflammation and CV risk in addition to recent trials in.
Healio News 10/23/2020 12:36
According to results presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, there is no difference in general health outcomes at 1 year between patients treated operatively vs. nonoperatively for unstable chest wall injuries. “Unstable chest wall injuries, or flail chest injuries, are associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality, and while these have been historically treated nonoperatively, there is recent increase in interest in surgical fixation of these injuries,” Niloofar Dehghan, MD, FRCSC, interim chief of trauma at The CORE Institute, said in her.
Healio News 10/23/2020 12:22
Human genomic editing can offer many benefits, but it is important to take ethical considerations into account when deciding what information should influence medical practice, a speaker said during ASN Kidney Week. “Advances and opportunities come with responsibilities,” Victor J. Dzau, MD, said during his state-of-the-art lecture. “No longer can scientists and clinicians develop new sciences and technologies without considering the social implications of their work.” Dzau, a cardiologist, is president of the National Academy of Medicine and vice-chair of the National.
Healio News 10/23/2020 12:17
Approximately 70% of U.S. adolescents are not up to date on routine vaccinations for HPV, meningococcal disease and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis by the age of 17 years, according to data presented at IDWeek. Children who have not completed these series “are potentially at increased risk for vaccine-preventable diseases,” Sara Poston, PharmD, head of U.S. health outcomes research and vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline, told Healio. Poston and colleagues used pooled data from the National Immunization Survey to estimate the percentage of adolescents who completed a two- or three-dose.
Healio News 10/23/2020 11:59
Data from more than 80 Veterans Affairs facilities showed a substantial increase in antibiotic use during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising to levels not seen since 2016, according to data presented at IDWeek. “This study was prompted by anecdotal reports and smaller published series that demonstrated increased inpatient antibiotic use in facilities heavily impacted by COVID-19 care in the early phase of the epidemic,” Matthew B. Goetz, MD, chief of infectious diseases at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and professor of clinical medicine at the David.
Healio News 10/23/2020 11:42
University students who experienced lockdowns due to COVID-19 exhibited a high prevalence of mental health issues, according to results of a survey study published in JAMA Network Open. “In a 2016 national survey of 18,875 French university students, 37% of the participants declared having experienced an episode of depression, and 8% reported having suicidal thoughts in the past 12 months,” Marielle Wathelet, MD, of the department of public health at Lille University Centre Hospital in France, and colleagues wrote. “Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to disrupt the.
Healio News 10/23/2020 11:35
Preoperative fascia iliaca compartment blocks were associated with decreased postoperative pain and opioid consumption while improving functional recovery in older patients with proximal femur fractures, according to presented results. “Appropriate postoperative pain control in the geriatric population is important, yet can be difficult to balance,” Jeffrey Thompson, DO, a resident physician from the department of orthopedics at Nassau University Medical Center, said in his presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, which was held as a virtual event. “We.

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