Tag: patient safety

What to Know About the J&J Vaccine Pause

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving...

J&J Pause Magnifies Worry About COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The news today that states are being asked to pause administration...

How to Counsel Worried Patients About the J&J Vaccine News

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Jan E. Patterson On April 13, the CDC and the...

AMA Applauds Biden’s Gun Control Directives

The American Medical Association (AMA) commended President Joe Biden on his administration’s executive actions to curb gun violence, which were announced on Thursday . AMA...

OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel

After more than 10 hours of intense debate, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel gave its support to a premarket approval application...

Deaths Tied to Reprocessed Urologic Endoscopes, FDA Warns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare providers about the risk for potentially life-threatening infections associated with reprocessed endoscopes used for viewing...

Chronic Immune-Related Adverse Events Likely Common After Anti-PD-1 Therapy for Melanoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chronic immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) therapy for melanoma were more common than previously thought...

Steroids Can Be Stopped in Some Older Myeloma Patients

For select older patients, it is safe to switch to a lower dose of lenalidomide maintenance therapy and discontinue dexamethasone after 9 months. The regimen...

Another HIV Tivicay Birth Outcome: Better Infant Survival

Infants born to women with HIV who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) plus emtracitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (FTC/TAF) had significantly higher odds of surviving the first 6 months...

Don’t Stop Osteoporosis Meds for COVID-19 Vaccines, Say Experts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for patients taking osteoporosis medications,...

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Seven weeks appears to be the ideal amount of time to...

Certain DMTs in MS May Attenuate COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr Amit Bar-Or COVID-19 vaccines are considered safe for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurologist told colleagues, but those who are on disease-modifying therapy...

CDC Chief Signs Off on Advisory Panel’s Backing of J&J Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers

Sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy is safe and effective, even in children as young as age 1 year. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Wins Backing of FDA Panel

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An FDA advisory panel lent their support today to a rapid...

Expect Steady Rise in US Supply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United States might possibly have a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines...

ASDSA Warns of Rogue Insulin Pen Use for DIY Fillers

Videos on social media showing children using insulin delivery pens to self-inject hyaluronic acid has prompted a safety warning from the American Society for Dermatologic...

Transplant Patient Dies After Getting Covid-Infected Lungs

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Monday, February 22, 2021 (Kaiser News) — This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for...

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...

Black COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rooted in Mistrust, Fear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are about 4 times more...

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...

Top 10 Technology Hazards: Pandemic Plays Key Role

The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for patient care — difficulties faced each day by clinicians, clinical engineers, IT specialists, supply chain managers, and other...

Tough Pain Relief Choices in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More people with fever and body aches are turning to nonsteroidal...

No COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Surprises

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jan. 27, 2021 — The United States is nearly 6 weeks...