Tag: nose

FDA Approves Intranasal DHE (Trudhesa) for Acute Migraine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an intranasal formulation of dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without...

Flu Shot Timing: What’s Optimal?

Amid fresh national recommendations for COVID booster shots to ramp up waning immunity, new research examining the durability of flu vaccination indicates significantly dwindling protection...

Biologics for Asthma Also Improve Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Biologics used as an asthma treatment also appear to improve symptoms of coexisting chronic rhinosinusitis in some patients, according to results from a real-world study...

No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma

A meta-analysis by Australian researchers found no link between childhood vaccinations and an increase in allergies and asthma. In fact, children who received the BCG...

Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman’s Nose for a Week

A 29-year-old woman in Taiwan had chopstick fragments in her sinuses for a week after she was reportedly attacked by her sister at the dinner...

Dupilumab Safe, Effective in Kids With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi and Regeneron) significantly reduced exacerbations compared with placebo in children ages 6-11 years who had moderate-to-severe asthma in a phase 3 trial....

Hearing Loss Tied to Decline in Physical Functioning

Older adults with hearing impairment tend to have poorer physical function, less walking endurance, and faster declines in physical function compared with older adults with...

Nasal Polyp Treatment Algorithm: Allergists, Surgeons Agree

Surgery precedes biologics but comes after saline irrigations and topical intranasal corticosteroids in a new treatment algorithm for US clinicians treating patients who have chronic...

Immunotherapy Likely New Standard in Advanced Esophageal Cancer

Nivolumab (Opdivo) plus chemotherapy and nivolumab plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) were superior to standard chemotherapy in improving overall survival in patients with advanced esophageal squamous cell...

Less Aerosolization With Some Nasogastric Intubation Procedures

Nasogastric intubation for esophageal manometry or impedance monitoring does not generate significant aerosol particles and is associated with minimal droplet spread, according to a Belgian...

First Drug for Lung Cancer With KRAS Mutation Gains FDA Approval

The first drug to target KRAS mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. KRAS mutations...

Liver, Gastric Cancer Disparities Consistent Across Race

While colorectal cancer may be the most common and deadly gastrointestinal malignancy, liver and gastric cancers account for some of the most consistent racial and...

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

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...

Plastic Surgeons Had Top Pay and Largest Bump in Pandemic

One third of plastic surgeons saw their income decline over the last year, but the specialty overall earned the most among the 29 specialties in...

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...

Negative Results When Immunotherapy Was Added Onto Radiation

The early halt of a phase 3 trial of avelumab (Bavencio) plus chemoradiotherapy for the treatment of squamous cell head and neck cancer raises a...

Did CDC’s Misguided Mask Advice Drive Up COVID Death Toll for HCWs?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Since the start of the pandemic, the most terrifying task in...

FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc for NSCLC With PD-L1 Expression

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo) for the treatment of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Specifically, the indication is...

Long-COVID in Children: It’s a Thing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 may be causing long-term symptoms in children, according to a...

Toothbrush Disinfection May Protect Against COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted, even from asymptomatic individuals, in different ways, including droplets, aerosols and, to a lesser degree, fomites. Now, Brazilian researchers have evaluated...

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners

Having oral sex with more than 10 previous partners was associated with a 4.3 times’ greater likelihood of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oropharyngeal cancer, according...

Residency Report Shows New Specialty Data, USMLE Score Changes

The annual residency report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals characteristics of medical school graduates and residents, including specialty insights, test scores,...

COVID-19 Survivor Writes Thank-You Note to 116 Medical Workers

A New Yorker who spent a month in a coma with COVID-19 has written a thank-you note to 116 health care workers who helped him...

COVID-19 Appeared in Italy in November 2019, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Retroactive testing shows COVID-19 appeared in Italy about three months earlier...