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  • Experts warn against readmissions as sole quality measure in ovarian cancer

    on March 22nd, 2017
    AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON WOMEN’S CANCER NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – For patients with ovarian cancer, focusing solely on hospital readmission rates as a quality measure might worsen long-term outcomes while unfairly penalizing the best hospitals, suggest the results of two an[...]
  • Ixekizumab found superior to ustekinumab in psoriasis at 24 weeks

    on March 22nd, 2017
    AT AAD 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The interleukin-17A inhibitor ixekizumab was associated with superior efficacy and safety when compared with ustekinumab at 24 weeks, a head-to-head trial of the two monoclonal antibodies in plaque psoriasis has shown. The 24-week data from the IXORA-[...]
  • Lasers for Latino skin – A balance of gentleness and strength

    on March 22nd, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM AAD 17 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – With its unique tendency to develop postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Latino skin needs a gentle touch from powerful lasers, according to Eduardo Weiss, MD. “It’s often best to use a lower power, even though you trade off s[...]
  • Clinicians still seek the best uses for apremilast

    on March 20th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM SDEF HAWAII DERMATOLOGY SEMINAR WAILEA, HAWAII (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Oral apremilast is a drug in search of a compelling indication, Craig L. Leonardi, MD, declared at the Hawaii Dermatology Seminar provided by Global Academy for Medical Education/Skin Disease Research Fo[...]
  • For Latinos, misperceptions and lack of medical care make preventing melanoma risky business

    on March 20th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM AAD 17 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Ignorance and exposure are teaming up to put Latinos in the bull’s-eye of skin cancer. Many believe that they are not at risk for either melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancers – and too often, their physicians believe the same, Marit[...]
  • Antioxidants plus sunscreens may be two-punch knockout for melasma

    on March 20th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM AAD 2017 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A two-step regimen of high-potency topical antioxidants followed by a mineral-based sunscreen may help repair light-induced skin damage and protect against new damage in patients with melasma. Recent studies suggest that the antioxid[...]
  • Get With the Guidelines propels stroke thrombolytic therapy

    on March 20th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL STROKE CONFERENCE HOUSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Thrombolytic therapy for U.S. patients experiencing an acute ischemic stroke is no longer the poster child for proven, but neglected, therapies. Long bemoaned since its introduction in the mid-1990s as an e[...]
  • For optimal care, consider all acne in Latinos inflammatory

    on March 20th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM AAD 17 ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common consequence of acne in Latino skin, and aggressive medical treatments or procedures can aggravate the problem. In fact, the hyperpigmentation that remains after acne is treated can be even[...]
  • Older TAVR implant devices significantly less effective than newer ones in bicuspid AS patients

    on March 20th, 2017
    From ACC 17 Using transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to treat bicuspid aortic valve stenosis (AS) can be significantly less effective than using TAVR to treat tricuspid AS, according to the findings of a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology and p[...]
  • Survey finds chronic rhinosinusitis common, burdensome

    on March 20th, 2017
    AT 2017 AAAAI ANNUAL MEETING ATLANTA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Results from a large cross-sectional survey of adults who meet diagnostic symptom criteria for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) reveal that most report suffering significant symptoms, high rates of physician visits, and dissatisfaction wi[...]
  • VIDEO: Subclinical leaflet thrombosis frequent after TAVR, SAVR

    on March 20th, 2017
    AT ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Subclinical leaflet thrombosis, as evidenced by reduced leaflet motion and corresponding hypoattenuating lesions on high-resolution CT, occurs frequently in bioprosthetic aortic valves implanted either by the transcatheter route or surgically, accord[...]
  • BNP flags high atrial fibrillation prevalence in ESUS stroke

    on March 20th, 2017
    AT THE INTERNATIONAL STROKE CONFERENCE HOUSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Following an embolic stroke of undetermined source, a patient’s serum level of brain natriuretic peptide may identify patients at high risk of having covert atrial fibrillation that warrants assessment by prolonged arrhyth[...]
  • Evolocumab strikes gold in FOURIER trial

    on March 20th, 2017
    AT ACC 17 WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab reduced the incidence of the composite endpoint of cardiovascular death, MI, or stroke by an additional 20% in patients with established cardiovascular disease who were already on background maximum-tolerated statin the[...]
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