Tag: patient evaluation

Can a ‘Sweat Sticker’ Improve Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis?

A soft, flexible device that sticks on skin to capture sweat and measure sweat chloride may help doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis in infants, according to...

Different MS Cognitive Phenotypes Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have developed a new classification of cognitive function for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that is based on the identification of five cognitive phenotypes....

Curbing Itch Intensity, Frequency in Children With Severe Eczema

Dupilumab treatment with concomitant topical corticosteroids provided rapid and sustained improvement in itch intensity and frequency in children aged 6-11 years with severe atopic dermatitis....

A Case of an Underdiagnosed Condition?

A 46-year-old North Carolina man, who was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, vehemently denied consuming alcohol. When he refused to take a breathalyzer...

Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary 6 Weeks After Hysterectomy?

Doctors commonly perform pelvic examinations approximately 6 weeks following hysterectomy to assess the integrity of the vaginal cuff. But this practice may not be necessary...

European Dermatologists Unhappy With Pandemic Teledermatology

European dermatologists shifted en masse to teledermatology during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of them disliked the videoconferencing experience intensely, according to...

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...

Reworked OxyContin Fails to Cut Overall Abuse, FDA Panel Says

The long-awaited post-marketing studies of the abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) of OxyContin (Perdue Pharma L.P.) received mixed reviews from a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Novel Botulinum Toxin Type A Earns High Marks for Forehead Lines

A novel formulation of botulinum toxin type A substantially improved the appearance of dynamic forehead lines while garnering favorable patient satisfaction scores in an interim...

AHA Statement Recommends Dietary Screening at Routine Checkups

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends incorporating a rapid diet-screening tool into routine primary care visits to inform dietary counseling...

Med Students Aren’t Prepared for Virtual Clinical Exams

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 08, 2020 — The garbage trucks outside my window are so loud that I can’t...

COVID-19 in a Third-Trimester Pregnancy

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 09, 2020 — Initial Presentation A 26-year-old pregnant woman (gravida 3 para 1011) at...