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New Guidelines on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Imaging

New consensus guidelines from a multispecialty working group of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium (PFDC) clear up inconsistencies in the use of magnetic resonance defecography...

Sexual Assault in Women Tied to Increased Stroke, Dementia Risk

Traumatic experiences, especially sexual assault, may put women at greater risk for poor brain health. In the Ms Brain study, middle-aged women with trauma exposure...

If Roe Is Overturned, Michigan Has Abortion Ban on the Books

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to let a Texas ban on most abortions remain in force — at least for now...

Two Swings, Two Misses With Colchicine, Vascepa in COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory agents colchicine and icosapent ethyl (Vascepa; Amarin) failed to provide substantial benefits in separate randomized COVID-19 trials. Both were reported at the European...

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...

Less Than a Third of Surgery Articles Include Race Data

Less than one third of articles published in prominent surgical journals in 2019 reported the race or ethnicity of study participants, a new analysis published...

Two Better Than One for Hip Replacement

A combination of two nerve blocks reduced immediate postsurgery opioid use in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients by about 35% compared with use of a...

Alleged Brain Surgeon Squats on Domains, Punks Journals

We have a confession right up front: You won’t meet the man — a man who claims to be a brain surgeon, no less —...

Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Worse LAAO Outcomes

The presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with worse in-hospital and short-term outcomes after left atrial appendage (LAA)...

Global Youth Depression and Anxiety Doubled During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic doubled international rates of child and adolescent psychological...

Task Force Affirms Routine Gestational Diabetes Testing

Asymptomatic pregnant women with no previous diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes should be screened for gestational diabetes at 24 weeks’ gestation or later,...

Journal Takes 3 Years to Act

  More than three and a half years after being alerted to concerns about the data in a 2015 article, an obstetrics journal has finally...

No Win for Milrinone Over Dobutamine in Cardiogenic Shock

A head-to-head randomized comparison of milrinone and dobutamine — the most used inotropes in cardiogenic shock therapy in North America — failed to find a...

ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society...

Cryptococcal Meningitis: Single-Dose Regimen Noninferior

A single high dose of the antifungal agent liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB; AmBisome, Gilead Sciences), with a background regimen of flucytosine and fluconazole, is noninferior...

Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where To Go?

Americans are traveling as if they’ve been unleashed — crowding the skies, highways, and byways, looking for a well-deserved respite. Physicians and other healthcare workers,...

5-Year-Old Boy Dies of COVID-19 in Georgia

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A family in Georgia is grieving after a 5-year-old boy with...

Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Rising With Delta: Here’s What That Means

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At a recent town hall meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Joe...

FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed

Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still...

Pfizer, AZ Vaccines Effective Against Delta, After 2 Doses: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines — the primary vaccine options in...

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...

Rupture Risk Calculator Guides Management

An autograft risk calculator based on patient traits accurately predicted the odds of graft rupture in young, active individuals who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions...

Lottery Incentives Don’t Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Lottery-based incentives such as cash and prizes don’t appear to increase...

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...