Tag: quality of life

Long COVID Symptoms Can Persist for More Than 1 Year, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nearly one half of people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 suffer...

Family Physician Joseph E. Scherger Champions Lifestyle Change

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, is a family physician of 40 years and an avid runner who has carried over his passion for fitness and...

Study Highlights Effect of Acne in Adult Women on Quality of Life

Adult women with acne describe significant impacts on their lived experience of acne, including concerns about appearance, mental and emotional health consequences, and disruption to...

SLE Neuropsych Event Etiology Helps Define Predictors, Outcomes

Different kinds of neuropsychiatric (NP) events in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have substantial variability in their occurrence, resolution, and recurrence over time, as...

HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence

Advanced age by itself can be a reason physicians hold back on prescribing mainstay medications, or not uptitrate them per guidelines, to their older patients...

Expert Shares Practical Considerations for Dupilumab Treatment

Clinicians who struggle to get dupilumab approved for their patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) are not alone. This scenario was illustrated in...

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...

Mavacamten Boosts Quality of Life in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Of patients with symptomatic, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated with the investigational oral agent mavacamten, more than twice as many, compared with placebo, had a very...

No Benefit in Cervical Cancer With Adjuvant Chemo

One of the top presentations at the top cancer meeting this year has negative results — but this abstract is “very important,” says Lori J....

Once-Weekly Oral Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia on the Horizon

A novel, ultra-long-acting oral formulation of the antipsychotic risperidone (Risperdal) only needs to be taken once weekly and appears to be safe and effective, results...

Even Inactive Thyroid Eye Disease Adversely Impacts Patients

Ocular signs and symptoms of thyroid eye disease (TED) often persist beyond the active phase of the condition, with many patients continuing to experience mental...

Many Mohs Surgeons Are Struggling on the Job

Many Mohs surgeons are struggling on the job, and women seem to be especially vulnerable, a new survey suggests. In a measurement of well-being, 40%...

Formal Geriatric Assessment Should Be Routine

As the number of elderly patients with cancer continues to rise — and geriatricians remain in short supply — primary care providers and community oncologists...

New-Onset Anxiety, Depression an Ongoing Risk for ICD Patients

Testing for anxiety or depression should be offered periodically — perhaps for months to years — to patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), not just...

Paroxysmal AF Can Recur but Burden Plunges After Durable Ablation

A randomized comparison of two ablation catheter designs in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) may say less about the choice of equipment than the...

Study IDs Most Common Lingering Symptoms 8 Months After Mild COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Loss of smell, loss of taste, dyspnea, and fatigue are the...

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...

Electrical Stimulation Stabilizes BP in Spinal Cord Injury

Aaron Phillips, PhD A new device that targets electrical stimulation to the spinal cord can stabilize blood pressure in people with spinal cord injury, possibly...

Views on Ethical Issues Shifting in Family, Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians’ and family physicians’ attitudes have changed in recent years on several ethical issues, according to the Medscape Internal Medicine Ethics Report 2020...

Transdiagnostic Approach to Mental Illness Effective in Teens

A new transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program called Mind My Mind (MMM) provides significant and lasting benefits for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems, report...

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...

Adding Atezolizumab to Chemo Doesn’t Worsen QOL in Early TNBC

Adding the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab to first-line therapy for early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) did not significantly worsen patients’ quality of life, according to...

Pembrolizumab ‘Preferred Choice’ in MSI-H/dMMR Metastatic CRC

Frontline pembrolizumab (Keytruda) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared with chemotherapy among patients with microsatellite instability–high/mismatch repair–deficient (MSI-H/dMMR) metastatic colorectal cancer, according to results from...

TAVR Surpasses SAVR in US, Outcomes Continue to Improve

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has surpassed surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) as the procedure of choice for aortic valve replacement in the United States,...

FDA-Approved Peanut Immunotherapy Protocol Comes With a Cost

Peanut allergy immunotherapy now comes with approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it also comes with protocols, standards, and paperwork. Whether...