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The Streetlight Effect: Statistical vs Clinical Significance in Medical Research

The Streetlight Effect: Statistical vs Clinical Significance in Medical Research

Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, including medical research, where investigators draw suspect conclusions from analysis of irrelevant data.

Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine Safe and Immunogenic in Adolescents

Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine Safe and Immunogenic in Adolescents

The vaccine elicits bactericidal responses against diverse meningococcal B strains after 2 and 3 doses in adolescents and young adults.

FDA-Expedited Drugs With Breakthrough Status Have Shortest Development Time

FDA-Expedited Drugs With Breakthrough Status Have Shortest Development Time

Researchers examined the clinical development times of FDA expedited programs.

Hospital Mortality Rates No Different for Patients Treated by Locum Tenens Physicians

Hospital Mortality Rates No Different for Patients Treated by Locum Tenens Physicians

No significant differences were observed in 30-day mortality among patients treated by locum tenens physicians compared with those treated by non-locum tenens physician.

Short-Acting Insulin Approved for Patients With Diabetes

Short-Acting Insulin Approved for Patients With Diabetes

The FDA has approved Admelog for children age 3 and older with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 2 diabetes.

New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for First Oral Smallpox Treatment

New Drug Application Submitted to FDA for First Oral Smallpox Treatment

If approved, TPOXX would be the first treatment for smallpox.

Benefits of Cannabis Therapy May Be Overestimated in Clinical Trials

Benefits of Cannabis Therapy May Be Overestimated in Clinical Trials

The growing acceptance of medical cannabis has been driven by clinical trials that are flawed by inadequate blinding.

Examining Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes

Examining Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes

The most pressing issues with respect to racial disparities reside in the medical system, rather than the patient.

Obesity May Be Linked to Increased Risk for Rosacea in Women

Obesity May Be Linked to Increased Risk for Rosacea in Women

The risk for rosacea was higher among those with increased body mass index.

More Infants Born With Low Birth Weight in Flint, Michigan During Water Crisis

More Infants Born With Low Birth Weight in Flint, Michigan During Water Crisis

Birth weights decreased among infants born in Flint, Michigan, after the city's shift to the Flint River for its tap water source.

Evidence-Based Guidelines Reduce Opioid Prescribing

Evidence-Based Guidelines Reduce Opioid Prescribing

Implementation of evidence-based guidelines can reduce opioid prescribing after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

CDC Update: Influenza Activity Increasing in the United States

CDC Update: Influenza Activity Increasing in the United States

Influenza activity in the United States was low during October 2017, but started increasing in November.

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

An overall diet quality score was constructed based on the estimated intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes, whole grains, added sugars, and red/processed meats.

DOACs Beneficial for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

DOACs Beneficial for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Direct acting oral anticoagulants are more effective for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Guidelines Released for Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV

Guidelines Released for Chronic Pain Management in Patients With HIV

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines chronic pain management in patients with HIV.

Weight Loss Patterns Vary After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Weight Loss Patterns Vary After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Researchers observed different weight loss patterns following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

Physician Personal Experience May Affect Care of Patients With Breast Cancer

Physician Personal Experience May Affect Care of Patients With Breast Cancer

Physicians with social network member with breast cancer poor prognosis more likely to recommend screening.

Link Between Diabetes and Antibiotic Use Mediated by Clinical and Lifestyle Factors

Link Between Diabetes and Antibiotic Use Mediated by Clinical and Lifestyle Factors

The link between use of antibiotics and increased risk for diabetes may be explained by clinical and lifestyle factors.

Few Websites Provide Online Price Estimates for Medical Interventions

Few Websites Provide Online Price Estimates for Medical Interventions

Less than 1 in 5 websites provide price estimates for nonemergency medical interventions.

FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Breast, Stomach Cancers

FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Breast, Stomach Cancers

The FDA has approved Ogivri to treat breast and gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma cancers.

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