Tag: aggression

New Investigational Helmet Device Shrinks Glioblastoma

A case report describes a novel helmet device that generates a noninvasive oscillating magnetic field and that shrunk a glioblastoma tumor by about a third....

Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation

A call for more appropriate use of a new class of drugs for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) has been issued by researchers who...

New Test Could Help Primary Care Docs Chart Kidney Disease

A novel test that estimates the risk of a patient with type 2 diabetes developing end-stage kidney disease significantly outperformed more conventional risk-prediction methods in...

Outcomes Have Improved for PAH in Connective Tissue Disease

Survival rates for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue diseases have improved significantly in recent years, and there is growing evidence that...

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...

Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid Covid

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses at Albany Medical Center picketed on Dec. 1, asking for...

Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit

(Reuters Health) – Aggressive use of red-cell transfusion for extremely-low-birth-weight newborns with anemia does not improve survival and fails to stem neurodevelopmental impairment by age...

U.S. Surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. passed the quarter-million milestone for coronavirus deaths on Wednesday,...

Proposed RA Guidelines: Maximize Methotrexate Before Switching

New proposed guidelines for managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recommend that methotrexate (MTX) be used aggressively before other treatment options. Dr Liana Fraenkel Previous guidelines, last...

Threefold Higher Risk for Breast Cancer Death With DCIS

For women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the risk of dying of breast cancer was three times higher than among women in the...

No Need for Antipsychotics to Recover?

Two new studies highlight the importance of early intervention in first-episode psychosis (FEP). In the first study, Australian investigators conclude that for some FEP patients,...

Aggression Influenced by Genetic, Environmental Factors

Aggression in individuals is influenced by genetic and environmental factors, but can be reduced with treatment, according to Emil F. Coccaro, MD. “It actually is...

California’s Data Failures Stymie Efforts to Curb the Virus

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The failure of California’s infectious disease monitoring system for a stretch...

Finer Risk Stratification Key in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

All intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism is not the same, Victor F. Tapson, MD, declared at the virtual annual conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The...

COVID-19 Update: Conspiracy Theories, Cutaneous Clues

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Novel Drug May Lower Agitation in Multiple Psychiatric Disorders

The novel lysine-specific demethylase 1 inhibitor vafidemstat (ORY-2001, Oryzon Genomics) is effective for treating agitation and aggression across a number of psychiatric disorders, new research...

Psychiatry Trainees Drive COVID-19 Palliative Care in New York

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As SARS-CoV-2 cases surged in New York this past spring, one...

Frontal Lobe Glucose Abnormalities May Flag SUDEP Risk

Certain patterns of frontal lobe glucose hypometabolism may be associated with higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) among patients with refractory focal...

Multiple Sclerosis Tied to Increased Risk for Stroke, CVD, Death

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), stroke, and death, a finding is unexplained by traditional risk factors,...

Neoadjuvant Nivolumab ‘Promising’ in Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Neoadjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) could improve outcomes for patients with high-risk resectable Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), say researchers reporting the first trial in this...

Genetic Test Identifies Ultra-High-Risk Myeloma Patients

A new test can identify patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who have a high-risk genetic profile as well as multiple chromosomal abnormalities. In this subgroup...