Primary Care

  • PREMM5: Updated Lynch syndrome test available

    on May 22nd, 2017
    FROM THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY An updated Lynch syndrome (LS) prediction model improves accuracy and may be used to assess individuals who are currently unaffected by cancer. The model predicts an individual’s risk of carrying one of five known gene mutations associated with LS. It could be[...]
  • Results prove lasting from iCBT in mild to moderate depression

    on May 22nd, 2017
    AT APA SAN DIEGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CPT) interventions delivered online are effective in reducing symptoms of mild to moderate depression in adults, according to results presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. The findings, pre[...]
  • HIV research update: April 2017

    on May 22nd, 2017
    A great volume of HIV and AIDS research enters the medical literature every month. It’s difficult to monitor everything, so here’s a quick look at some notable news items and journal articles published over the past few weeks. A study of the clinic experiences of U.S. veterans living with HIV fo[...]
  • ADHD medication may lower risk of motor vehicle crashes

    on May 19th, 2017
    FROM JAMA PSYCHIATRY Men with ADHD had a 38% lower risk of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) when receiving ADHD medication, compared with months off medication. Women had a 42% lower risk, according to the results of a U.S. study. Estimates suggested that up to 22% of MVCs in patients with ADHD could ha[...]
  • GOLD guidelines for the management of COPD – 2017 update

    on May 19th, 2017
    Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States1 and a major cause of mortality and morbidity around the world. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) released a new “2017 Report”2 with modified recommendations for the d[...]
  • HPV vaccine training video improved provider knowledge, confidence

    on May 17th, 2017
    FROM PAS 17 SAN FRANCISCO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Showing pediatric providers a 22-minute online training video about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and how to counsel families on it improved the providers’ knowledge, attitudes, and confidence in recommending the vaccine, according to[...]
  • FDA: Some blood lead tests have reported falsely low levels since 2014

    on May 17th, 2017
    The Food and Drug Administration is recommending repeat lead testing of young children and at-risk women who were tested via a venous blood sample. The recommendation was issued May 17 after the agency discovered a probable 3-year history of inaccurate tests by the nation’s largest lead test distr[...]
  • Women less likely to be diagnosed with sleep disorders

    on May 16th, 2017
    FROM SLEEP MEDICINE Women are less likely to be diagnosed with and treated for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), despite symptoms similar to those of men, according to a study out of Uppsala University. In a survey of 10,854 subjects, 14% of women reported being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apne[...]
  • Few states fully support HCV prevention, treatment

    on May 16th, 2017
    FROM MMWR The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) varies considerably by state, and the same can be said for the state laws and policies attempting to decrease that prevalence, according to an assessment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, incidence of acute HCV infection e[...]
  • Tools measuring oxygen desaturation produced disparate data

    on May 16th, 2017
    FROM JOURNAL OF CLINICAL SLEEP MEDICINE WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Oxygen desaturation index (ODI) scores showed significant variation across two software systems, a study showed. In 106 patients, a comparison of ODI scores assessed using the ResMed ApneaLink Plus system (AL) and the Co[...]
  • Infants’ responses to multiple vaccines affected by maternal antibodies

    on May 15th, 2017
    FROM JAMA PEDIATRICS Maternal antibody concentrations continue to affect children’s immune response to their first and later vaccine doses as late as age 2 years, according to study findings. Greater spacing between doses did not eliminate the maternal antibody effects, the research published in J[...]
  • FDA: Fluoroquinolone use not linked to retina detachment, aortic problems

    on May 11th, 2017
    The Food and Drug Administration has found no evidence of a link between fluoroquinolone usage and retinal detachment or aortic aneurysm and dissection, according to a new Drug Safety Communication update on potential serious, disabling side effects of oral and injectable fluoroquinolone antibiotics[...]
  • High-dose oral vitamin D3 significantly reduced effects of sunburn

    on May 11th, 2017
    AT SID 2017 PORTLAND, ORE. (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – When given within an hour, a single dose of at least 100,000 IU vitamin D3 rapidly attenuates sunburn, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of 25 healthy adults. This is the first in vivo study [...]
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