Tag: antigens

Protein Expression May Predict HBV DNA Suppression

Stopping nucleoside analog therapy in patients with hepatitis B viral (HBV) infections results in sustained viral suppression in only a minority of patients, but a...

Rapid Core Antigen HCV Tests Could Expand Accessibility

A proposed rapid diagnostic test for hepatitis C viral infections that combines an inexpensive but lower-sensitivity core-antigen test with lab RNA confirmation of negative tests...

COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Suspected suicide attempts by teenaged girls have increased significantly during the...

Moderna Seeks FDA OK for Adolescent COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Moderna has filed for emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food...

One Quarter of 30–49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results

More than one quarter of colonoscopies carried out in Americans aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and slightly over 6% of...

Cervical Cancer Rates Fall, but Other HPV Cancers Increase

Cervical cancer incidence in the United States decreased by about 1% per year from 2001 to 2017, but at the same time there was an...

Blood Test for 50 Cancers Coming to US Clinics Soon

The novel Galleri blood test (GRAIL, Inc.), which claims to detect up to 50 different cancers from single blood draw, is about to make its...

Challenges Persist in Move to Adult Care for Rheumatic Diseases

The inadequacies and challenges of transitioning pediatric rheumatology patients to adult care were highlighted in several research studies shared at the annual scientific meeting of...

FDA Expands Use of SLIT Pollen Allergy Treatment to Children

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for ALK’s under-the-tongue immunotherapy tablet Ragwitek (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) to treat ragweed pollen-induced hay...

Ublituximab Plus Ibrutinib for CLL

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a clinically heterogeneous disease associated with several known genetic abnormalities, including 17p deletion (del[17p]), 11q deletion (del[11q]), and TP53 gene...

Despite COVID, Americans Still Help Others With Medical Bills

The number of Americans donating to crowdfunding campaigns for medical bills during 2020 held steady relative to previous years, despite widespread financial hardships from the...

Rapid COVID Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You

  Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter covid tests could allow...

Nonfatal Opioid Overdose Rises in Teen Girls

More adolescent girls than boys experienced nonfatal opioid overdose and reported baseline levels of anxiety, depression, and self-harm, according to data from a retrospective cohort...

Can a ‘Sweat Sticker’ Improve Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis?

A soft, flexible device that sticks on skin to capture sweat and measure sweat chloride may help doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis in infants, according to...

Another HIV Tivicay Birth Outcome: Better Infant Survival

Infants born to women with HIV who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) plus emtracitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (FTC/TAF) had significantly higher odds of surviving the first 6 months...

Rural Women Receive Antibiotics for Longer Than Necessary for UTIs

Women living in rural areas were significantly more likely than were those in urban areas to receive inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for urinary tract infections, based...

At-Home HPV Swab Tests for Cervical Screening in UK Trial

A trial of an at-home human papillomavirus (HPV) swab test has begun in London, United Kingdom, as part of an initiative to increase uptake of...

CDC Chief Signs Off on Advisory Panel’s Backing of J&J Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Variants Spur New FDA Guidance on COVID Vaccines, Tests, Drugs

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday updated its...

Winter Storms Delay 6 Million COVID Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Severe winter storms in Texas and the Midwest have delayed delivery...

Israel Seeing Mortality Decline in Vaccinated Age Group

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Three weeks after Israel started giving second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech...

Which Patients With Kidney Cancer Are Likely to Respond to ICI?

Several factors associated with a diminished response to immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) drugs among patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) have been...

Tool Predicts Severe Toxicity From Chemo in Breast Cancer

A new tool for predicting the risk of severe chemotherapy toxicity in older adults with early-stage breast cancer outperforms existing models and should help older...

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use

Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately...

COVID-19 Immunity Could Last Longer Than 8 Months, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Certain antibodies and memory cells likely last more than 8 months...