Tag: quality of life

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...

GLIMMER of Hope for Itch in Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Patients with primary biliary cholangitis experienced rapid improvements in itch and quality of life after treatment with linerixibat in a randomized placebo-controlled trial of the...

Delgocitinib Successful for Hand Eczema in Phase 2b Trial

Delgocitinib cream shows a dose-dependent response in easing chronic hand eczema, a common and difficult-to-treat disorder for which few other topical options are available, new...

Self-blame Reduces Qol for Parents of Food-Allergic Children

Parents who have children with food allergies and who blame themselves, vent emotions, seek distractions, and avoid planning for situations in which the food allergy...

Relugolix Combo Effective for Uterine Fibroids Through 1 Year

A combination therapy using the experimental drug relugolix was effective in treating pain and heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids for a full year, according to...

Positive Topline Results for New Cervical Dystonia Treatment

DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for treatment for cervical dystonia met the primary and all secondary endpoints in the phase 3 ASPEN-1 study, according to topline results...

Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options

Patients given antibiotics for appendicitis fared no worse in quality of life, at least in the short term, than did patients whose appendix was removed,...

New Nonhormonal Hot Flash Treatments on the Way

A new group of nonhormonal drugs currently in clinical trials shows strong promise for treating menopausal hot flashes as effectively as hormones, researchers told attendees...

LSD Microdosing to Boost Attention: Too Soon to Tell?

Microdosing with lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is associated with improved mood and increased attention, early research suggests. However, at least one expert believes it’s far...

RATE-AF Trial Boosts Digoxin for Rate Control in Permanent AF

Digoxin now deserves to be considered first-line therapy for long-term heart rate control in older patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and symptoms of heart failure,...

Fecal Transplant Shows Promise in Reducing Alcohol Craving

Fecal microbiota transplantation results in a short-term reduction in alcohol craving in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis who can’t stop drinking, results from a new study...

Some COVID-19 Symptoms Last for Months, Study Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A British study says many coronavirus patients suffer symptoms such as...

Algorithm Predicts QoL From Patient’s Chart

A machine-learning algorithm can use demographic, symptomatic, and clinical data to accurately predict the health-related quality of life (QOL) of patients with kidney stones, new...

Women Thrive on Baroreflex Activation for Heart Failure

The striking gains in functional capacity and quality of life conferred by baroreflex activation therapy in patients with heart failure, as shown in the pivotal...

Sexual Distress, Depression After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Nearly one-third of men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer report that a subsequent lack of sexual function has had the greatest impact on...

‘Bold’ Prostate Cancer Trial Enrolls ‘Very, Very Quickly’

Once the stuff of headlines and clinical buzz, sipuleucel-T (Provenge, Dendreon) has had a steep decline in its profile as a prostate cancer treatment. But...

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....