Tag: inpatient care

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure

The development of “miners’ nystagmus” in an individual who had lived in complete darkness for at least 2 years because of migraine is believed to...

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan

In an unprecedented pact among healthcare stakeholders, associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers have agreed to pursue universal coverage through market-based solutions that...

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical complications. Those hospitals, which include some of...

Data ‘Favorable’ That Vaccines Limit Transmission

Researchers know by now the available COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting COVID around 95% of the time. But the million-dollar question remains: Are people...

FDA Expands Sacubitril/Valsartan Indication to Embrace Some HFpEF

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a groundbreaking expanded indication for sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), making it the first drug in the United States...

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...

Med Student Uses GameStop Stock Profits to Help Community

A second-year medical student who quadrupled his investment during the frenzy involving GameStop stock in January used some of the profits to help a children’s...

Neighborhood Police Complaints Tied to Black Preterm Birth Rates

The more complaints of excessive force by police reported by neighborhood residents, the more likely it is that Black pregnant people living in that neighborhood will...

Metformin Tied to Longer Gestation in Women With Preeclampsia

Metformin extended gestation by nearly a week in women with preterm preeclampsia and was also linked to a shorter neonatal hospital stay, according to findings...

Expert Highlights Advances in DRESS

Mounting evidence suggests it’s a mistake to reject the diagnosis of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, or DRESS, simply because the interval between...

Gaps in Data Make It Impossible to Know Who Got the Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As they rush to vaccinate millions of Americans, health officials are...

Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a publicly owned hospital delivering good care at lower prices than most others and still...

How the CARES Act Forgot America’s Most Vulnerable Hospitals

A federal economic relief package passed by Congress in March promised to provide a lifeline for hospitals, particularly those in rural communities where many facilities...

Studies Extend Hopes for Antibody Drugs Against COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight...

Brazilian Researchers Tracking Reinfection by New Virus Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just as Brazil surpassed 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 on January 7,...

California Keeps Key Virus Data Out of Public Sight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the...

Naltrexone Cuts Hospitalization, Deaths in Alcohol Use Disorder

Naltrexone reduces the risk for hospitalization for alcohol use disorder (AUD), regardless of whether it is used alone or in conjunction with disulfiram or acamprosate,...

Full-Dose Anticoagulation Reduces Need for Life Support in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Full-dose anticoagulation was superior to low, prophylactic doses in reducing the...

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...

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early in the pandemic, experts warned that the steep drop in...

ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The BRACE-CORONA trial ― the first randomized trial to address the...

APA Apologizes for Past Support of Racism in Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has issued a formal apology for its past support of structural racism in psychiatry. The apology, issued January 18, coincided...

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...

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds...

Brazil Airlifts Emergency Oxygen In, Sick Babies Out of Pandemic-Battered Manaus

MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s Air Force delivered emergency supplies of oxygen on Friday to the jungle state of Amazonas, and premature babies were to...