Tag: journals

A Reality Check on COVID-19 Risks From Air Travel

The holidays are approaching just as COVID-19 case rates nationwide are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to dire warnings from public health experts. The...

How Much Does a Mask Protect You? The Jury’s Still Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Yes, you should still wear a mask. You may have heard...

Are We Close to Predicting Treatment-Free Remission in CML?

A recent study in the British Journal of Haematology by Irani and colleagues suggests that an effector-suppressor score, which is calculated using absolute natural killer (NK) cell,...

TAVR Surpasses SAVR in US, Outcomes Continue to Improve

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has surpassed surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) as the procedure of choice for aortic valve replacement in the United States,...

Two-Drug Combo Standard of Care in Advanced Endometrial Cancer

Carboplatin plus paclitaxel (TC) should be the global first-line standard treatment for advanced endometrial cancer, new findings suggest. The combination proved to be noninferior to...

New ‘Myotropic’ Class Has Modest HFrEF Benefit

Omecamtiv mecarbil, a member of the novel myotropic drug class that improves cardiac performance, safely produced a significant but modest improvement in heart failure events...

Journals Flag Concerns in 36 Papers by Nutrition Researchers

Journals have flagged more than three dozen articles by a team of authors in Iran for concern over the integrity of their data. The moves...

The Future of Psychedelic Therapy in the US

After a 50-year hiatus, psychedelic drugs are undergoing a research renaissance. Roland R. Griffiths, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and the Oliver...

Fewer Docs Accepting Industry Payments, but Overall Value Stable

A federal transparency program designed to lower healthcare costs had relatively little impact on total and annual payments to physicians from drugmakers and device makers...

Researchers Say Aspirin May Help COVID Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers have known since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic...

Opposing Views for Withdrawal of Approval of Preterm Drug

The Oct. 5, 2020 move by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) suggesting the withdrawal of the approval of...

3 Factors Predict Cardiac Events in Overdose Patients

A predictive rule that can help triage drug overdose patients for the risk for cardiac arrest, shock, ventricular dysrhythmias, or myocardial injury has been validated...

Potentially Practice-Changing Bacterial Therapy Trials Analyzed

A new formulation of an existing antibacterial agent and a potential therapeutic approach to a challenging clinical problem were the focus of a session on...

‘Impressive’ Outcomes Sans Chemo in Poor-Prognosis ALL

The days of using chemotherapy to treat Philadelphia chromosome–positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) may be numbered. In a phase 2 trial, up-front chemo-free induction/consolidation...

Women Make Progress in Pediatric Dermatology Leadership

Women account for approximately 78% of the pediatric dermatology workforce, and continue to gain influence through increased numbers of leadership positions and published research, based...

Study Finding Patients of Female Surgeons Fare Better is Removed

An Elsevier journal has, for the moment, removed a paper which found that the patients of female surgeons fare better than those treated by men....

Medical Journals Slam Trump Administration in Editorials

Prominent medical and scientific journals have broken with tradition and taken a political stand, calling for a change in leadership in Washington, DC Some are...

Positive Topline Results for New Cervical Dystonia Treatment

DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for treatment for cervical dystonia met the primary and all secondary endpoints in the phase 3 ASPEN-1 study, according to topline results...

Delayed Cancer Screening Could Cause Increase in Deaths

Delays in colorectal cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to higher rates of advanced-stage cancer and death, according to a new study....

Remdesivir Effective, Well-Tolerated in Final Trial Report

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A final report from the multinational placebo-controlled ACTT-1 trial confirms that...

Success of AV Fistulas for Dialysis Varies Between Countries

The successful creation and use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for vascular access for dialysis patients varies considerably between countries, despite national guidelines that uniformly recommend...

Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options

Patients given antibiotics for appendicitis fared no worse in quality of life, at least in the short term, than did patients whose appendix was removed,...

New Nonhormonal Hot Flash Treatments on the Way

A new group of nonhormonal drugs currently in clinical trials shows strong promise for treating menopausal hot flashes as effectively as hormones, researchers told attendees...

FDA Posts COVID Vaccine Guidance Amid Pushback

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 Tuesday signaled their...

UK Physicians Call for Fresh Debate on Medically Assisted Dying

Medically assisted dying is illegal in the United Kingdom, but it continues to be debated. Now three physicians argue that it’s time for a fresh...