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CARMELINA: Linagliptin Reassures for DPP-4 Inhibitors in Diabetes

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 16:42
The CARMELINA safety study for the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor linagliptin not only shows no increase in CV, kidney, or safety events but also allays fears over a class heart failure effect.
Medscape Medical News

Most Physicians Disenchanted With Their Profession: Survey

Medscape Today - 2018, October 10 - 10:41
Seven out of 10 physicians would not recommend a career in medicine to their loved ones and many are thinking of retiring early, a new national survey shows.
Medscape Medical News

Crossing the Global quality chasm launch day/ panel discussion

IHI - 2018, October 10 - 02:04
 Please feel free to look at the link below;   and Informative report on the current state, on Quality issues around the wors particularly in the LMIC.

http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2018/crossing-global-quality-chasm-improving-health-care-worldwide.aspx

CAR T-Cell Therapy for Pediatric Leukemia Is Cost-effective

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 22:34
A new analysis shows that, despite its exorbitant price tag, the CAR T-cell therapy tisagenlecleucel for pediatric leukemia appears to be cost-effective.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Expands Gardasil to Include Adults Up to Age 45

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 22:34
The expanded age range for Gardasil 9 is an important opportunity to help prevent HPV-related diseases and cancers in a broader age range, the FDA said.
FDA Approvals

PRAC Again Warns Against Dolutegravir Use During Pregnancy

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 22:34
The European Medicines Agency has confirmed its earlier precaution regarding the use of dolutegravir in women who are or who could become pregnant; it expects to make final recommendations next year.
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PRAC Recommends Restrictions on Fluoroquinolone, Quinolones

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 22:34
The new restrictions follow a review of rare but disabling and potentially long-lasting side effects, mainly involving muscles, tendons, bones, and the nervous system.
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Broad-Based La Crosse Initiative Aims for National Model vs. Addiction

IHI - 2018, October 9 - 22:08
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement will lead Alliance to HEAL (Halting the Effects of Addiction Locally), a program in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, that will seek to devise and demonstrate a successful method to attack opioid addiction.

Broad-Based La Crosse Initiative Aims for National Model vs. Addiction

IHI - 2018, October 9 - 22:08
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement will lead Alliance to HEAL (Halting the Effects of Addiction Locally), a program in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, that will seek to devise and demonstrate a successful method to attack opioid addiction.

Hand Sanitizer Cut Back on Young Children's Sick Days More than Washing, Study Says

IHI - 2018, October 9 - 22:08
Researchers in Spain found that children who cleaned their hands with sanitizer instead of soap and water reduced their missed days of school, respiratory infections, and antibiotic prescriptions.

Hand Sanitizer Cut Back on Young Children's Sick Days More than Washing, Study Says

IHI - 2018, October 9 - 22:08
Researchers in Spain found that children who cleaned their hands with sanitizer instead of soap and water reduced their missed days of school, respiratory infections, and antibiotic prescriptions.

Asthma-COPD Overlap: Managing This Critical Disease

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 16:32
Dr Navitha Ramesh provides her perspective on how best to treat patients with these dual airway diseases.
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'The Most Progressive Health System on the Planet'

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 16:32
Geisinger Health System has made headlines for offering free genetic screenings and money-back guarantees to its patients. CEO David Feinberg tells Eric Topol how it all works.
Medscape

Poor Hospital Compliance With Patient Record Requests

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 16:32
Hospitals often failed to comply with government regulations for release of patient records, having long processing times, providing contradictory information, and charging high fees, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 16:32
A physical therapy-based conservative treatment approach was noninferior to arthroscopic repair in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Paying Physicians, Patients to Lower LDL-C Is Cost-effective

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 16:32
A medication adherence intervention that included financial incentives for both patients and physicians to lower LDL-C has been shown cost-effective in a new analysis.
Medscape Medical News

Critical Window for Obesity Prevention Identified

Medscape Today - 2018, October 9 - 10:28
Most obese adolescents had the most pronounced weight gain between age 2 and 6 years; weight gain then slowed but continued, leading to a higher degree of obesity during adolescence, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Regular Aspirin Use Curbs Risk of Liver and Ovarian Cancer

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
Two new studies show that regular long-term aspirin use was linked to a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and ovarian cancer
Medscape Medical News

Childhood Poverty Linked to Lower Cognition Later in Life

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
A new study shows a significant association between cognitive performance in older adults and living conditions when they were 10 years old.
Medscape Medical News

C auris Outbreak Tied to Skin Surface Temperature Probe

Medscape Today - 2018, October 8 - 22:24
Environmental transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris infection in a neurosciences intensive care unit in Britain was traced to reusable skin surface axillary temperature probes.
Medscape Medical News
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