Tag: prognosis

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,...

Better Survival After Lumpectomy Plus RT vs Mastectomy

Overall survival and breast cancer–specific survival were consistently better for women with early breast cancer who were treated with breast conservation surgery (BCS) followed by...

Infective Endocarditis With Stroke Post-TAVR: ‘Dismal’ Prognosis

Patients who suffer a stroke during hospitalization for infective endocarditis (IE) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have a dismal prognosis, with more than half...

Renal, CV Damage May Develop in Mild SLE Despite Treatment

Patients with mild to moderate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity without any past history of organ damage may still progress to develop damage, particularly...

Black Patients With Sarcoidosis Have More Systemic, CV Disease

Black patients diagnosed by dermatologists with cutaneous sarcoidosis were significantly more likely to have unrecognized systemic organ involvement than were non-Black patients, according to a...

Heart Failure and Life Expectancy

If you learn that you have heart failure, don’t let the name mislead you. Your heart hasn’t failed. Rather, you have a condition in which...

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...

Obesity ‘Clearly’ Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC

The relationship between obesity and overweight and breast cancer has some elements of mystery. But this is not one of them: in metastatic breast cancer...

Consensus on Diagnosis, Management of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

A large group of researchers has reviewed the literature related to acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and has summarized current knowledge of this illness in a...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

Not as High as Previously Reported

The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is actually lower than has been estimated, because previous studies did not differentiate between colorectal adenocarcinoma...

Complete Blood Count Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A scoring system based on 10 parameters in a complete blood count (CBC) with...

Digoxin a ‘Viable Alternative’ in AF With HF: RATE-AF Published

A randomized trial shows no significant difference in the primary endpoint of quality of life at 6 months between treatment with digoxin vs the beta-blocker...

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...

Smartphone App Differentiates Bipolar Disorder, BPD

There’s a reason they’re called smartphones. Indeed, how patients use their smartphones and where they take them provides insight into what has been termed their...

‘Landmark’ Study Pushed Detection of Covert Consciousness in TBI

Compelling advances in the ability to detect signs of consciousness in unconscious patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) are leading to unprecedented changes...

Higher Serum Omega-3 Tied to Better Outcome After STEMI

Regular consumption of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids was associated with improved prognosis after ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) in a new observational study. The...

App for MS Aims to Capture Elusive Signals of Progression

Investigators in Switzerland are testing an application for smartphones that they hope will elucidate subtle signs of disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS)—beyond what standard...

Gene Signature May Improve Prognostication in Ovarian Cancer

A new gene expression signature could improve on conventional risk factors when it comes to estimating prognosis and selecting treatment in patients with high-grade serous...

Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

Younger age, shorter time since injury, higher level of responsiveness and consciousness, and EEG reactivity to eye opening are all factors that can predict 6-month...

A Better Way to Prioritize Essential Care During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — The COVID-19 epidemic has put unprecedented strain on the US healthcare system....

Oncologists Need to Advocate for Scarce COVID-19 Resources: ASCO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces rationing of ventilators, intensive care beds,...