Treatment

In the Wake of Charlie Gard, Who Decides the Best Interests of Critically Ill Children?

In the Wake of Charlie Gard, Who Decides the Best Interests of Critically Ill Children?

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The use of specialist services may allow more equitable solutions to treatment questions in critically ill children as they are less formal and adversarial than the courts.

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

Does Right to Try Legislation Improve on Existing Compassionate Use Programs?

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While politicians celebrate the passage of the Right to Try Act, physicians must closely monitor the outcomes to mitigate the potential consequences of this law.

Improving Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making Through Education

Improving Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making Through Education

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"Irrational" treatment decisions are sometimes made based on rewards, risk, and potential therapeutic trade-offs.

FDA: Lutathera Approved to Treat Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

FDA: Lutathera Approved to Treat Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

The radioactive drug is approved to treat somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Liquid Vancomycin Approved by FDA for <i>C diff</i> Diarrhea, <i>S aureus</i> Enterocolitis

Liquid Vancomycin Approved by FDA for C diff Diarrhea, S aureus Enterocolitis

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The oral solution will replace a compounding kit used to prepare vancomycin oral liquid therapy.

FDA Approves Mavyret for Treatment of Hepatitis C

FDA Approves Mavyret for Treatment of Hepatitis C

Mavyret has been approved by the FDA to treat adults with certain types of chronic hepatitis C virus.

NSAID Use and Myocardial Infarctions — A Deadly Pain Reliever?

NSAID Use and Myocardial Infarctions — A Deadly Pain Reliever?

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As physicians, it may be more prudent to recommend physical therapy for pain relief whenever possible and to suggest exploring alternative therapeutic modalities.

Hepatitis C Treatment Shows Impressive Results With New Three-Drug Combo Pill

Hepatitis C Treatment Shows Impressive Results With New Three-Drug Combo Pill

Sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir are used for patients who have failed with direct-acting antivirals.

Treatment Seeking Rates for Adolescents with Eating Disorders Remain Low

Treatment Seeking Rates for Adolescents with Eating Disorders Remain Low

Those with counter-stereotypic presentation were even less likely to seek treatment.

Cardiovascular Trends in 2014 Highlighted in National Reports

Cardiovascular Trends in 2014 Highlighted in National Reports

Data from four registries shows the effectiveness of care and identifies areas with room for improvement.

Long-Term HIV Remission Possible with Experimental Two-Drug Combo

Long-Term HIV Remission Possible with Experimental Two-Drug Combo

This combination includes an HIV vaccine and an immune-stimulating drug.

High-Frequency Stimulation Relieves Severe Chronic Back Pain

High-Frequency Stimulation Relieves Severe Chronic Back Pain

This method helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments for chronic back and leg pain.

New Drug to Treat Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas Approved by the FDA

New Drug to Treat Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas Approved by the FDA

Lartruvo has been sanctioned for use with doxorubicin in cases that cannot be treated with radiation or surgery alone.

Long-term Use of ART in HIV Patients Show Rapid and Successful Immune Responses

Long-term Use of ART in HIV Patients Show Rapid and Successful Immune Responses

This study suggests that the main factors associated with virological success in HIV patients using ART include having an undetectable viral load and the use of 3 antiretroviral drugs.

Early Mobilization of SICU Patients Improve Outcomes and Decrease Length of Stay

Early Mobilization of SICU Patients Improve Outcomes and Decrease Length of Stay

This study shows that patients are discharged sooner and become more functional when they leave the hospital after implementing earlier mobilization.

New Approach in HIV Vaccine Development Successfully Accomplished

New Approach in HIV Vaccine Development Successfully Accomplished

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According to researchers, a new first step for developing effective ways to immunize against the many HIV variants worldwide was accomplished.

Aggressive Efforts in BP Control in High Risk Populations Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths a Year

Aggressive Efforts in BP Control in High Risk Populations Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths a Year

According to this study, as many as 100,000 deaths can be prevented each year with aggressive BP control efforts in high-risk Americans.

New Experimental Varicella-Zoster Vaccine May Provide Lasting Immunity for Elderly Adults

New Experimental Varicella-Zoster Vaccine May Provide Lasting Immunity for Elderly Adults

A new experimental varicella-zoster vaccine has been found to protect approximately 90% of adults aged 70 and up.

Limited Benefit from Whole Brain Radiotherapy for Patients With Metastasis to Brain

Limited Benefit from Whole Brain Radiotherapy for Patients With Metastasis to Brain

According to this randomized trial, there was limited clinical benefit for patients with brain metastases after receiving whole brain radiotherapy.

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use Possible With New Decision-Making Tool

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use Possible With New Decision-Making Tool

Based on this study, a 10% decrease in unnecessary antibiotic use is possible with this new decision-making tool.

Scientists Find Genes That May Help Doctors Predict Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Scientists Find Genes That May Help Doctors Predict Cancer Treatment Outcomes

According to a recent study, scientists have discovered 14 genes that may help physicians predict outcomes of cancer treatments.

CDC Suggests Most Sepsis Cases Could Be Prevented With Early Detection and Treatment

CDC Suggests Most Sepsis Cases Could Be Prevented With Early Detection and Treatment

A report released by the CDC suggests that many life-threatening cases of sepsis could be prevented with early detection and treatment.

CDC Releases Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Congenital Zika Infection

CDC Releases Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Congenital Zika Infection

The CDC has released an updated guidance for health providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika infection.

First Generic Version of Tamiflu Now Approved by the FDA

First Generic Version of Tamiflu Now Approved by the FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of Tamiflu®.

Heart Attacks Could Be Reduced by Rethinking The Way We Prescribe Statins

Heart Attacks Could Be Reduced by Rethinking The Way We Prescribe Statins

Millions of people today take statins to help lower their cholesterol level. Currently statins are prescribed to patients based on their future risk of cardiovascular disease - mainly driven by age - which excludes many individuals who may benefit from them.

Are You Sure It's a Cold? Your Patient's Symptoms Are Probably Just Winter Allergies

Are You Sure It's a Cold? Your Patient's Symptoms Are Probably Just Winter Allergies

During the winter, many patients go to their doctors office seeking a remedy for their annual cold. Often, however, their symptoms turn out to be the result of something else entirely: allergies. How can this be? they ask, I only get allergies in the spring. In fact, winter allergies are extremely common and are easily confused with the common cold because the symptoms are so similar.

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

If you haven't yet heard about Zika virus, you';re going to start seeing it more often in the headlines. On Monday, February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease an international crisis, and the next day it was reported that Zika virus was transmitted for the first time within the United States through sexual transmission. In addition, new reports of Zika virus appearing in other countries for the first time are being announced every day.

Cancer Riddle, Solved

Cancer Riddle, Solved

Cancer is a mysterious disease for many reasons. Chief among the unknowns are how and why tumors form. The team discovered that cancerous cells actively recruit healthy cells into tumors by extending a cable of sorts to grab their neighbors--both cancerous and healthy--and reel them in.

Exercise Reduces Heart Disease Risk In Depressed Patients

Exercise Reduces Heart Disease Risk In Depressed Patients

Symptoms of mild to minimal depression were associated with early indicators of heart disease in a research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, but the study found regular exercise seems to reduce the adverse cardiovascular consequences of depression.

Study: Risk of Undetected Cancer in Gynecologic Surgery Higher Than Previously Thought

Study: Risk of Undetected Cancer in Gynecologic Surgery Higher Than Previously Thought

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries have advantages for patients, including shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries, and less pain.

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