Tag: adherence

HIV Acquisition on PrEP Rare, With Some Drug Resistance

Out of an estimated 104,000 people offered HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves from HIV, just 14 people acquired a strain of HIV resistant...

Lenacapavir Shows Viral Suppression in Drug-Resistant HIV

Dr Jean-Michel Molina The long-acting drug lenacapavir, a first-in-class capsid inhibitor, shows sustained viral suppression in a small cohort of heavily treatment-experienced patients with multidrug-resistant...

Novel Oral Inhibitor May Block Intestinal Damage

A novel oral inhibitor of transglutaminase 2 appears to block gluten-induced mucosal damage in patients with celiac disease at three different doses, based on proof-of-concept...

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent for Consumers

A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hospital or insurer you use. Long...

Once-Weekly Oral Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia on the Horizon

A novel, ultra-long-acting oral formulation of the antipsychotic risperidone (Risperdal) only needs to be taken once weekly and appears to be safe and effective, results...

Emollient Data Discouraging for Atopic Dermatitis Prevention

Emollients don’t prevent atopic dermatitis (AD), but they might have untapped potential as treatment, two new studies suggest. The results of a prevention study, in...

Why Employee COVID Vaccination Mandates May Not Be Legal

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s not clear that employers have the legal right to require employees...

Cancer Drugmaker Destroyed Records Before FDA Inspection

A company that manufacturer ingredients for cancer drugs used in the United States has pleaded guilty to concealing and destroying records prior to an inspection...

Growing Immunity Driving Drop in COVID Cases? Not So Fast, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After more than 3 months of record-breaking surges of COVID-19 cases...

Low-Dose Aspirin Did Not Reduce Preterm Birth Rates

Women at risk of preterm birth who took daily low-dose aspirin did not have significantly lower rates of preterm birth than those who did not...

Patients With Early Arthritis May Need Tailored Treatments

Patients with early, undifferentiated arthritis may benefit from milder or stronger treatments, depending on the number of their risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis, researchers...

Orthodox Jewish Docs Wrestle With COVID-19, Bad Press

For Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City and surrounding areas, the pandemic experience started with Purim. The holiday is usually joyous, commemorating the salvation...

One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria

About 20% of gestational carriers at one institution did not meet recommended criteria developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, according to a retrospective...

Drug Combo Injection Every 8 Weeks Safe, Effective in HIV: Study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cabotegravir plus rilpivirine given by injection every eight weeks appeared to be a promising new therapeutic option for people living...

Hand Hygiene in Pediatric ICUs: Identifying Areas for Improvement

A multidisciplinary team seeking to measure compliance with hand hygiene (HH) practices in pediatric ICUs across Europe found compliance was comparable and relatively high among...

Temper Enthusiasm for Long-term Treatment With Bisphosphonates?

Women treated with oral bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis for 5 years get no additional benefit ― in terms of hip fracture risk ― if the...

Women Treated for Gynecologic Cancers Skip Doses of Oral Drugs

Oral agents are taking on an ever-greater role in the management of gynecologic cancers. However, women being treated for these cancers have less than ideal...

Fluocinolone Implant Real-World Experience Matches DME Trials

A fluocinolone acetonide implant (Iluvien) administered under real-world circumstances works just as well for diabetic macular edema (DME) as it did in clinical trials, a...

HCV Care Can Learn a Thing or Two From the HIV Experience

Individuals living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection face several challenges in accessing care, many of which are shared by patients in the HIV community....

One State Forced to Change Its Masking Strategy

In Montana’s conservative Flathead County, prosecutors and local leaders were turning a blind eye to businesses that flouted state mask and social distancing mandates, even...

More Mask Wearing Could Save 130,000 US Lives by End of February

A cumulative 511,000 lives could be lost from COVID-19 in the United States by the end of February 2021, a new prediction study reveals. However,...

Tele-Rehab After Stroke Shows Promising Results

Stroke patients who engage in rehabilitation training at home through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who attend rehabilitation sessions...

Young White Men Least Likely to Wash Hands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Frequent handwashing can reduce the spread of the coronavirus, yet some...

Vericiguat Benefits Even With High Adherence to HFrEF Meds

Vericiguat (Merck/Bayer), among the latest drugs to gain cred in heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), significantly benefits patients who are highly adherent...

PPIs Associated With Diabetes Risk, but Questions Remain

Regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a large prospective analysis of the...