Tag: chronic illness

Corneal Changes May Signal Long COVID, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nerve fiber loss and an increase in dendritic or key immune...

HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HIV increases the risk for severe COVID-19 by 6% and the...

Visa Worries Intensify Pandemic Stress for Hospitalist Moms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all hospitalists, especially those...

In a Possible First, Primary Care Practice Opens in Cancer Center

Dr Nicholas Petrelli Patients with cancer will now be offered primary care in the same place as they have their cancer treatment and management, in...

How Does Fragmented Care Affect IBD Outcomes?

Poor continuity of care may lead to worse outcomes among patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to data from more than 20,000 veterans....

Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Loss of smell, loss of taste, dyspnea, and fatigue are the...

Depression Plus Inflammatory Diet Add Up to Higher Frailty Risk

Depressive symptoms plus a pro-inflammatory diet that includes red meat, refined carbohydrates, and sweetened beverages like colas appears to exacerbate the risk of frailty in...

Maternal Chronic Conditions Predict Cerebral Palsy in Offspring

Several maternal chronic conditions increase the risk of giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy, based on data from more than 1.3 million Norwegian...

Missed Visits During Pandemic Cause ‘Detrimental Ripple Effects’

More than one third of adults aged 18-64 years in the United States delayed or went without medical care because of efforts by patients or...

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities ‘Inextricably Linked’

For many adults, depression and chronic medical conditions are inextricably linked. In fact, the prevalence of depression is 2-10 times higher among people with chronic...

Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: The original text has been revised and updated. As Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, an esteemed British multiple sclerosis (MS) expert, set out for...

FDA OKs First Injectable Complete Drug Regimen for HIV

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cabenuva, an injectable formulation of cabotegravir (Vocabria) and rilpivirine (Edurant), for adults living with HIV-1 infection....

The Changing Brain Signature of HIV

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has shifted HIV infection from a fatal to a chronic condition. New evidence now suggests this has been accompanied by a...

Medicare Finalizes 2021 Physician Pay Rule With E/M Changes

Medicare officials stuck with their plan to increase payments for office visits for primary care and several other specialties that focus on helping patients manage...

Thousands of Doctors’ Offices Buckle Under Financial Stress

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Cormay Caine misses a full day of work and drives...

Immunodeficiency Strongly Linked to Mental Illness, Suicidality

Patients with a primary humoral immunodeficiency (PID) are 91% more likely to have a psychiatric disorder and 84% more likely to exhibit suicidal behavior, compared...

Improvements in Chronic Hand Eczema Seen With Oral Gusacitinib

Gusacitinib, a novel oral inhibitor of multiple inflammatory pathways, achieved rapid and clinically meaningful improvement in corticosteroid-refractory moderate to severe chronic hand eczema in a...

Nearly 10% of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Readmitted

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About one in 11 patients discharged after COVID-19 treatment is readmitted...

Primary Care Workforce Expanding, but Mostly in Cities

The number of primary care providers is increasing per capita in the United States, but they are still disproportionately concentrated in urban centers, researchers say....

Starting ART Before MD Visit Speeds Care

Time to enrollment in HIV treatment dropped by 53% when clinicians sent people new to HIV treatment home from intake with a bottle of universal...

Gastroenterologists Among the Most Likely to Adopt Telemedicine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted medical practice...

Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Stroke may be the first presenting symptom of COVID-19 in younger...

LA Hospital Testing Its Own High-Risk Patients in Vaccine Trial

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   The patients at Dr. Eric Daar’s hospital are at high...

Treat Obesity Like Breast Cancer, With Empathy, Say Canadians

A new Canadian clinical practice guideline for treating adults with obesity emphasizes improving health rather than simply losing weight, among other things. A summary of...

Excessive Alcohol Use Contributes to 93,000 US Deaths Annually

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths annually in the United States. On average, 29 years of life are lost per death,...