Tag: medical literature

Novel Therapeutic Target for Depression Identified

An anti-seizure medication appears to reduce anhedonia in patients with depression via a novel mechanism that may offer a new therapeutic target for the disorder,...

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for...

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients...

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration...

COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Less Mechanical Ventilation

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immunization of people 70 and older with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

Late-Window Stroke Thrombolysis Not Linked to Clot Migration

In patients with acute ischemic stroke, the use of thrombolysis in the late window of 4.5 to 9 hours after symptom onset was not associated...

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...

Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced

A JAMA journal is retracting and replacing a 2020 paper which linked exposure to nonionizing radiation — think cellphones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens —...

Carotid Surgery Still Too Risky With Contralateral Occlusion

Patients selected for carotid revascularization who have a contralateral carotid occlusion are still best triaged toward stenting rather than surgery, a new registry analysis suggests....

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

Does Cancer Care Inspire Great Writing?

Oncologists face unique emotional challenges because of the frequency of the morbidity and mortality they see, which may be unparalleled among specialists. “We see tragedy...

Medicaid Physician Fees Still Lag Medicare Payment Rates

Medicaid fees for physicians have continued to lag those paid by Medicare, a trend that may make it difficult for some patients to find care,...

Colchicine Reduces Complications in Outpatient COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The oral, anti-inflammatory drug colchicine can prevent complications and hospitalizations in...

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...

J&J COVID Vaccine Gets Unique CPT Code Even Before FDA Filing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The largest US physician organization has created a billing code for...

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...

Vaccination Appointments Canceled as States Run Low on Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As states ramp up their vaccination efforts, some say they’re running...

Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD

Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first...

Deep South Falls Behind in COVID Vaccine Drive

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Walgreens pharmacist Chris McLaurin prepares to vaccinate Lakandra McNealy, a Harmony...

Will Blue Light Glasses Help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the blue light glasses industry. As people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital...

JAMA Network Open Retracts Its First Paper, on Heart Disease

The authors of a 2019 meta-analysis in a JAMA journal on exercise and heart disease have retracted the paper after discovering that a quarter of the studies...

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Administering convalescent plasma that has high levels of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2...

ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach

The latest iteration of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease emphasizes a less...

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Confirmed in NEJM Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and the National...

Hair Shedding Surges in Low-Income Communities During COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of telogen effluvium (TE), or hair shedding, surged more than 400% among Hispanic/Latinx impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...