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Boy recovering well after five-organ transplant

Jay Crouch has two new kidneys, a liver, pancreas and small bowel and is learning how to eat. ...

RESTORE-IMI 1: Phase 3 data support use of relebactam for CRE

Results of the phase 3 RESTORE-IMI 1 trial showed that relebactam was comparable to colistin when used in combination with imipenem/cilastatin in patients with drug-resistant infections, including those caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Fi ...

Studies offer new insights into treatment of children, adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma

Kara M. Kelly Two Children’s Oncology Group studies suggest progress has been made in the treatment of and survival outcomes for children and adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma. Kara M. Kelly, MD, the Waldemar J. Kaminski endowed chair of pediatrics at Rosw ...

Anatomic medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction can be safely performed in pediatric cases

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction can be safely performed in the knee of skeletally immature patients, Lutul D. Farrow, MD, FAOA, noted in this Patellofemoral Update. According to Farrow, Schottle’s method has been shown to be reproducible in e ...

Real-world patient study confirms Mavyret efficacy for HCV

PARIS — Results from a real-world cohort of patients with hepatitis C treated with Mavyret showed a sustained virologic response of 97%, according to an exclusive interview with Thomas Berg, MD, at the International Liver Congress. “What we observed in our ...

FDA approves new device for endolumenal procedures

The FDA has approved a device designed to create a stabilized therapeutic zone in the colon during endolumenal procedures. The DiLumen C² (Lumendi) helps ensure the correct positioning of an endoscope and assists with visualization, diagnosis and endoscopi ...

Cyramza improves response in urothelial cancer

A randomized phase 3 study that evaluated ramucirumab in combination with docetaxel for certain patients with urothelial carcinoma showed the regimen improved objective response rate. The double-blind RANGE trial included 530 patients with locally advanced ...

Off-label antipsychotic use rising among community-dwelling dementia patients

Elizabeth A. Carter   Although off-label antipsychotic drug use has declined in nursing homes due to efforts from the CMS, use of these drugs has increased slightly among patients with dementia living in the community, according to a report issued by the A ...

'Dropless' cataract surgery a safe alternative to postop topical drops

Abdullah Nasser WASHINGTON — “Dropless” cataract surgery offers an alternative to postoperative drops, according to a speaker here. A prospective cohort study of 154 eyes of 83 patients who received either a steroid-antibiotic injection during cataract sur ...

'Dropless' cataract surgery a safe alternative to postop topical drops

Abdullah Nasser WASHINGTON — “Dropless” cataract surgery offers an alternative to postoperative drops, according to a speaker here. A prospective cohort study of 154 eyes of 83 patients who received either a steroid-antibiotic injection during cataract sur ...

Type 1 diabetes prevalence linked to ‘food swamps’

David C. Lee A high proportion of neighborhood fast food restaurants was associated with a higher prevalence of type 1 diabetes in adults and children in New York City, according to study findings published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “An adve ...

Intervention may speed transition to adult congenital heart disease care

Adolescents with congenital heart disease who received a nurse-led intervention were less likely to have a delay in adult care and had improved knowledge of their condition and self-management skills compared with those who received usual care, according t ...

The foods that might help with dementia

One man has 'got his mum back' from the ravages of Alzheimer's, partly thanks to a change in her diet. ...

Glaucoma logbook helps improve patients’ knowledge of disease

A glaucoma logbook containing personal results in the course of therapy and information on the disease and available resources for glaucoma care had a positive impact on patients’ knowledge. In previous studies, patients’ knowledge concerning glaucoma has ...

Patient-specific antibiograms can improve antibiotic susceptibility predictions

Researchers have developed an antibiogram that uses hospital data as well as patient-specific data to predict the likelihood that a treatment will be successful. ...

New Systane Complete treats all types of dry eye

Alcon announced the launch of Systane Complete, a new formula designed as a first-line treatment for evaporative, aqueous-deficient and mixed dry eye. “... it takes key ingredients from our existing drops and elevates the technology to deliver real relief ...

Algorithm identifies predictors of pain after spine surgery

At the World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, researchers presented a validated predictive model that identified eight key factors for early pain after spine surgery. The findings also highlighted links between the use of non-opioid analg ...

Updates, Tips and Tricks in the Ever-Changing Landscape of Upper GI Bleeds

As technology improves and patients enter our care with more advanced bleeds and more co-morbidities than ever before, endoscopists must stay on top of the latest tips, tricks, technology and techniques to manage non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleedin ...

Transluminal Stents Represent the Next ‘Revolution’ in Therapeutic Endoscopy

For the past 30 years, rules 1, 2 and 3 of endoscopy were “Don’t perforate,” “Don’t perforate,” and “Don’t perforate.” These were the laws by which we lived until the idea arose to do procedures through the lumen by intentionally perforating the esophagus, ...

Payer-Provider Divide Delays Care for IBD Patients

Health care providers have long been at odds with coverage policies and practices of health insurers in the U.S., but these rifts are becoming more adversarial with the growing momentum toward value-based care models. According to The New England Journal o ...

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