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  • For girls with Turner syndrome, experimental fertility preservation may offer the hope of a baby of their own

    on April 26th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Fertility preservation techniques pioneered in young cancer patients may someday allow some women with Turner syndrome to give birth to their own children, without relying on donated eggs. Spontaneous conception and live birth are e[...]
  • Kids with MS face higher risk of mental disorders

    on April 26th, 2017
    AT AAN 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Children with multiple sclerosis (MS) and related conditions are as much as 10 times more likely than the general population to need to be hospitalized for various psychiatric conditions, a study showed. “The true prevalence of morbidity is almost ce[...]
  • Study reveals crazy quilt of laser laws across the United States

    on April 26th, 2017
    AT LASER 2017 SAN DIEGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Laser hair removal isn’t typically in an office cleaner’s job description. So it’s no wonder that Virginia legislators were spooked when they heard from a constituent who was treated by a spa worker who turned out to be a janitor. Earlier th[...]
  • What drives readmissions within 90 days after MI hospitalization

    on April 26th, 2017
    At ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – In a large population of Medicare patients hospitalized for acute MI, four factors stood out as predictors of increased likelihood of readmission within 90 days, Aaron D. Kugelmass, MD, reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardio[...]
  • In PCOS, too much sitting means higher glucose levels

    on April 26th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Prolonged time spent sitting was associated with higher post–glucose tolerance test blood glucose levels among less-active women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The trend toward this effect persisted even after researchers controlled for age[...]
  • CRT-D beneficial in mild HF with ejection fraction above 30%

    on April 26th, 2017
    AT ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Patients with mild heart failure symptoms, left bundle branch block, and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 31% to 44% who received cardiac resynchronization therapy with a built-in defibrillator experienced a significant reduction in all-cause [...]
  • One in four practitioners doing FNAs are endocrinologists

    on April 25th, 2017
    AT ENDO 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Endocrinologists made up about one in four of the practitioners performing fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies between 2012 and 2014, according to a review of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Similarly, endocrinologists p[...]
  • How to reduce the open hysterectomy rate

    on April 25th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM SGS 2017 SAN ANTONIO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – About a decade ago, the Northern California Permanente Medical Group realized it had a problem: There were too many open hysterectomies being performed. “We had a large number of low-volume surgeons doing a lot of open hysterec[...]
  • Long-term albumin shows survival benefit in decompensated cirrhosis

    on April 25th, 2017
    AT ILC 2017 AMSTERDAM (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Long-term treatment with human albumin improved the overall survival of patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis, compared with standard medical care, in a randomized, controlled trial presented at the International Liver Congress. The final resu[...]
  • New guideline: Address GTCS frequency to reduce SUDEP risk

    on April 24th, 2017
    AT AAN 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) are a major risk factor for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which underscores the importance of advising people with epilepsy about controlling such seizures, according to a new practice guideline f[...]
  • High readmits after peripheral arterial procedures

    on April 24th, 2017
    AT ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – More than one in six patients who undergo a lower extremity arterial endovascular or surgical procedure are readmitted within 30 days, according to a large national study. The annual total cost of these early readmissions is high, in excess of $360 m[...]
  • Refining SLE cardiovascular risk estimation

    on April 24th, 2017
    AT ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Red blood cell distribution width provides a novel tool for cardiovascular risk stratification in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Chang H. Kim, MD, reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology. In a retrospec[...]
  • Parkinson’s patients’ quality of life improves after deep brain stimulation

    on April 24th, 2017
    AT AAN 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS)– Early results from an industry-funded registry of Parkinson’s disease patients who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) reveal that their quality-of-life scores grew by 22% at 6 months. Patients, their caregivers, and their clinicians all overwhelmi[...]
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