Tag: primary immunodeficiencies

Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

The American Gastroenterological Association recently published a clinical practice update concerning endoscopic evaluation and management of early complications after bariatric/metabolic surgery. The seven best practice...

Mental Health Woes Prevalent in Women With Urinary Incontinence

Women with urinary incontinence are significantly more likely to have mental health problems than women without incontinence, results of a large survey suggest. In a...

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...

Cardiology Journal Flags Papers Cited Hundreds of Times

A European cardiology journal has issued expressions of concern for seven widely-cited papers dating back to 2009 after a reader flagged suspicious images in the...

No Sequelae From Lab Abnormalities in Isotretinoin Study

Isotretinoin use contributed to abnormal lipid lab values in pediatric patients, but no secondary effects were observed, results from a single-center retrospective study demonstrated. “Isotretinoin...

Limited English Proficiency Linked With Less Healthcare

Adults with limited English skills receive far less health care than do those proficient in English, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Jessica...

Highly Respected, Beloved Pediatric Neurologist Dies

Verne Strudwick Caviness, Jr, MD, PhD, a highly respected pediatric neurologist and researcher, died at his home in Rockport, Massachusetts, on July 6. He was...

Indoor Tanning ICD-10 Codes May Be Underused

Evaluation of a large insurance claims database has provided some insight into how ICD-10 indoor tanning codes are being used in practice, according to a...

FDA Rejects Teplizumab for Type 1 Diabetes Delay

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declined to approve the anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody teplizumab (Tzield, Provention Bio) for the delay of type 1...

Tislelizumab Benefit in HCC Undimmed by Prior Therapies

With the novel immunotherapy tislelizumab, durable responses are achieved for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), regardless of the number of prior lines of therapy,...

Novel Oral Inhibitor May Block Intestinal Damage

A novel oral inhibitor of transglutaminase 2 appears to block gluten-induced mucosal damage in patients with celiac disease at three different doses, based on proof-of-concept...

Costs Watched as Medicaid Managed Care Begins in N. Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After six years of preparations and delays, most of North Carolina’s Medicaid recipients switched over to managed care Thursday with its...

Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure

The case for the use of intravenous iron therapy for some patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) has strengthened in recent...

Walking Speed Following Stroke a Good Predictor of Recovery?

Walking speed after stroke may help predict which patients will show greater post-rehab improvement in their ability to simultaneously walk and perform a second task,...

Health Policy Expert Peter Bach, MD, Goes to Biotech Company

A well-known healthcare policy expert whose work has focused on the cost and value of anticancer drugs has left academia and has accepted a position...

Masking Guidance in Flux as Delta Variant Surges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Despite concerns of a spreading delta variant of the coronavirus, the...

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Childbirth More Than $3000

Families with private health insurance pay around $3,000 for newborn delivery and hospitalization, while adding neonatal intensive care can push the bill closer to $5,000,...

‘Smart Bed’ May Detect, Track COVID-19 Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Smart-bed technology may help predict and track symptoms of COVID-19 and...

Wrist Fracture Outcomes Similar for Casting, Surgery

For older patients with distal radius wrist fractures, there are no significant differences in outcomes after 2 years when treated with nonsurgical casting compared with...

Topical Ruxolitinib Found Safe, Effective in 52-Week AD Study

After treatment with ruxolitinib cream for 52 weeks, between 60% and 80% of atopic dermatitis patients maintained clear or almost clear skin, with no safety...

Guidance Provided for Telepsychiatry in Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) can be reasonably managed through telemedicine, but it should be employed as part of a hybrid strategy that ideally includes an office...

Cannabis Use Tied to Increased Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Actions

Young adults who use cannabis ― either sporadically, daily, or those who have cannabis use disorder ― have a significantly increased risk for suicidal thoughts...

Thermal Ablation May Reduce Residual, Recurrent Adenomas

Thermal ablation of the defect margin after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR-T) is associated with reduced recurrence in the treatment of large (≥20-mm) nonpedunculated colorectal polyps...

Expert Offers 10 ‘Tips and Tricks’ for Everyday Cosmetic Practice

During the annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, H. Ray Jalian, MD, shared his “top 10” tips and tricks for...

Immunodeficiency Strongly Linked to Mental Illness, Suicidality

Patients with a primary humoral immunodeficiency (PID) are 91% more likely to have a psychiatric disorder and 84% more likely to exhibit suicidal behavior, compared...