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Experts Detail Proposals to Improve Clinician Well-being

Medscape Today - 2018, November 30 - 16:09
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will issue a final report in the fall of next year.
Medscape Medical News

Teva Recalls All Amlodipine/Valsartan Combination Products in US

Medscape Today - 2018, November 30 - 04:04
In the ongoing saga of tainted sartans, Teva recalls all amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination products because of contamination with NDEA.
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WIHI: Building the Will and Skill to Be a Clinical Improver

IHI - 2018, November 30 - 01:59
November 8, 2018 | Quality improvement knowledge can unite clinicians in the common pursuit of better clinical decision making and encourage more clinicians to take the lead with improving care delivery.

Scientists, Officials in China Abhor Gene Editing That Geneticist Claims

Medscape Today - 2018, November 29 - 21:52
Chinese officials and scientists denounced on Tuesday the claims of a geneticist who said he had created the first gene-edited babies, and a hospital linked to his research suggested its ethical approval had been forged.
Reuters Health Information

Why Do We Love Sad Music? Mourning Our Pain

Medscape Today - 2018, November 29 - 21:52
Dr Robert Berezin explores the psychology of why we gravitate toward sad music during trying times.
Medscape Psychiatry

What's Hot at SABCS 2018

Medscape Today - 2018, November 29 - 21:52
At the world’s largest breast cancer meeting, studies on treatment duration, optimal sequencing, and novel neoadjuvant strategies are all on the agenda.
Medscape Medical News

ACP Releases Guiding Principles for Patient Partnership

Medscape Today - 2018, November 29 - 21:52
Evidence shows that joining forces improves outcomes, efficiency, and satisfaction, and can cut costs. The principles come with strategies and a toolkit to help put them into practice.
Medscape Medical News

One in 40 Children Have Autism in US, Parent Survey Shows

Medscape Today - 2018, November 29 - 21:52
An estimated 1.5 million children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet almost half of surveyed parents said they have trouble finding needed mental health care.
Medscape Medical News

ACC Consensus on New Diabetes Drugs to Reduce CV Outcomes

Medscape Today - 2018, November 29 - 15:50
The American College of Cardiology issued an Expert Consensus Decision Pathway that encourages cardiologists to prescribe two new classes of diabetes drugs that have been shown to reduce CV outcomes.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Approves Novel 'Tissue Agnostic' Cancer Drug

Medscape Today - 2018, November 29 - 15:50
Larotrectinib targets a key genetic driver that occurs in multiple types of cancer, rather than a specific tumor type.
FDA Approvals

Medicare Proposes Changes to Drug Pricing, Causing Some Discord

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 21:37
CMS will allow step therapy, prior authorization for all Part D drugs. The proposal would also remove formulary prohibitions for previously protected drug classes.
Medscape Medical News

Rituximab for Nephrotic Syndrome in Kids: A Note of Caution

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 21:37
Dr William Basco hesitates to recommend an immediate switch to rituximab as a steroid-sparing agent in children with nephrotic syndrome.
Medscape Pediatrics

One Quarter of New Pediatric Asthma Cases Tied to Obesity

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 21:37
Experts say screening for obesity and reducing onset could significantly reduce the public health burden of asthma.
Medscape Medical News

Transpyloric Shuttle Meets Endpoints for Obesity Treatment

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 21:37
The novel device is placed endoscopically across the pylorus for a year, where it induces weight loss by delaying gastric emptying.
Medscape Medical News

Amitriptyline 'Still an Option' for Back Pain

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 21:37
A randomized trial of the low-dose antidepressant for chronic low back pain showed no significant improvement in the primary outcome, but researchers still conclude it's an 'option' on the basis of secondary measures.
Medscape Medical News

'My Generation's Biggest Alzheimer's Advocate': Seth Rogen

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 21:37
Actor Seth Rogen, a prominent advocate and fundraiser for Alzheimer research, lets Dr Isaacson and all doctors know why the time is now to be discussing Alzheimer prevention with their patients.
Medscape Neurology

Topline Data for Oral Semaglutide in PIONEER 6 CV Outcomes Trial

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 15:35
An investigational oral form of the GLP-1 agonist semaglutide for type 2 diabetes has demonstrated safety for the overall MACE endpoint in the CV outcomes trial PIONEER-6.
Medscape Medical News

AAP Guideline Recommends Isotonic IV Fluids for Most Children

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 15:35
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a new evidence-based clinical guideline for administering intravenous fluids to children.
Medscape Medical News

FOBT Colorectal Cancer Screening Only Effective in Men

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 15:35
Fecal occult blood tests to detect colorectal cancer led to survival benefits and treatment of reduced intensity in men, especially men with left-sided tumors, not in women, Finnish trial data indicate.
Medscape Medical News
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