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What's Hot at This Year's ASH Meeting?

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 15:35
Big results from big trials in leukemia and lymphoma will be presented and are 'almost certainly going to be practice changing,' says American Society of Hematology (ASH) Secretary Robert Brodsky, MD.
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Hydrocephalus: New Complication of Congenital Zika Syndrome

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 15:35
First reports of hydrocephalus as a complication of congenital Zika syndrome have led to recommendations that monitoring for this condition be part of the standard care of infants exposed to ZIka.
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Pumps, Pipes, and Filters: SGLT2 Inhibitors for Most Type 2 Diabetes?

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 15:35
The new SGLT2 inhibitors should be considered for use in most patients with type 2 diabetes because of their benefits in reducing heart failure and renal disease, according to a new meta-analysis.
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NSAIDs OK for Pain After Birth in Gestational Hypertension

Medscape Today - 2018, November 28 - 09:31
The lack of significant differences in blood pressure or adverse outcomes when NSAIDs are given after delivery challenges current ACOG guidelines, could reduce opioid use.
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Food Aid Reduces Hardship, 'Boosts Diabetes Meds Adherence'

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 21:27
Taking part in a food aid program to reduce financial hardship may allow older patients with diabetes to better afford their medications and so reduce cost-related nonadherence, say US researchers.
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Probiotics No Better Than Placebo for Gastroenteritis

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 21:27
Probiotics were no better than placebo for treating gastroenteritis in children, two studies have found.
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FDA Approves New Oral Drug for AML

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 21:27
Pfizer's Daurismo Improves Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Patients Aged 75+
FDA Approvals

Nearly Half of Health Info Breaches Tied to Mobile Devices

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 21:27
Information technology and hacking incidents accounted for only 20% of the protected health information data breaches but affected more than 80% of the total records compromised, a study found.
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Obesity Treatment Coverage Rising in US, but Still a Patchwork

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 21:27
Coverage for nutritional, pharmaceutical, and surgical obesity treatments has improved in US state Medicaid and employee benefit programs since 2009, but is still lacking in many ways.
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Do You Deprescribe?

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 15:23
Polypharmacy is becoming more common, especially among older patients.
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Early Palliative Rehabilitation Improves QOL in Advanced Cancer

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 15:23
A highly flexible intervention model in which patients selected their own outcome measures improved quality of life as compared with standard care.
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Continuing Shingrix Vaccine Shortage Challenging Physicians, Patients

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 15:23
GlaxoSmithKline has struggled to keep up with runaway demand for the vaccine, which has patients and physicians scrambling to find elusive supplies.
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CDC Warns Against Eating Romaine Lettuce Due to E. coli Risk

Medscape Today - 2018, November 27 - 15:23
The CDC has advised against consuming romaine lettuce of any kind. The warning extends to individuals, homes, stores, and restaurants.
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ER Doctor, Pharmacist Among Dead in Chicago Hospital Shooting

Medscape Today - 2018, November 26 - 21:06
Doctors unite in mourning on Twitter and vent at the NRA, using #ThisIsOurLane.
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Influenza Activity Still Low in United States

Medscape Today - 2018, November 26 - 21:06
Small increases in influenza activity occurred in the US during the week ending November 10; two reports show parents are willing to vaccinate their children; effectiveness of flu vaccine wanes in kids.
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'The Patient Has the Power' in New AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guideline

Medscape Today - 2018, November 26 - 21:06
If the 2013 guideline gave the ASCVD risk calculator too much power, as some held, the mostly well-received update restores it to patients and clinicians, with some left over for coronary calcium scans.
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FDA Grants Oleic Acid Qualified Heart Health Claim

Medscape Today - 2018, November 26 - 15:03
Olive oil and other oils that contain at least 70% oleic acid will be able to claim possible heart benefits on their labeling.
FDA Approvals

Most US Adults Sit 6 or More Hours Per Day and Are Inactive

Medscape Today - 2018, November 26 - 15:03
Nearly half of adults in a large sample of US residents spent a large proportion of their time sitting or being inactive.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Gamifant, First Drug for Rare Immune Disease HLH

Medscape Today - 2018, November 26 - 15:03
Emapalumab is an interferon gamma-blocking antibody that fills an unmet medical need for patients with primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, the FDA says.
FDA Approvals

Frailty Independent Risk Factor for Bleeding in AMI

Medscape Today - 2018, November 26 - 15:03
Making a formal diagnosis of frailty is 'critical' in older myocardial infarction patients managed invasively so that bleeding-avoidance strategies can be implemented, researchers say.
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