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  • 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[...]
  • WHO’s malaria pilot vaccine: No silver bullet, but a potential strike at malaria’s heart

    on April 25th, 2017
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM ECCMID 2017 VIENNA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The first malaria vaccine to enter a national pilot project is not a silver bullet against the disease that kills half a million every year, but it still might be powerful enough to significantly reduce global disease burden, and e[...]
  • USPSTF says check BP at each visit to screen for preeclampsia

    on April 25th, 2017
    FROM JAMA Blood pressure should be checked at every prenatal visit to screen for preeclampsia, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The USPSTF commissioned a review of the current literature to update its initial recommendation regarding preeclampsia screen[...]
  • 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[...]
  • After the epidemic, Ebola’s destructive power still haunts survivors

    on April 24th, 2017
    AT ECCMID 2017 VIENNA (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – The Ebola crisis may be over in Sierra Leone, but the suffering is not. The last patient from the epidemic was discharged in February 2016, but 78% of survivors now appear to have one or more sequelae of the infection. Some problems are mild, but so[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Prenotification, unequivocal stroke promote ultra-fast door-to-needle time

    on April 24th, 2017
    AT AAN 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Ultra-fast door-to-needle times of 10 minutes or less for intravenous acute ischemic stroke thrombolysis can be safely achieved in carefully selected cases, according to a review of cases at an Austrian teaching hospital. Raffi Topakian, MD , and his c[...]
  • Science advocates take to D.C. streets in March for Science

    on April 24th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Crowds of protesters packed the Washington’s National Mall for the March for Science, joining participants in 600 cities across the world on Saturday, April 22. Advocates came in droves, braving the rain armed with homemade signs, chants, and a passion for p[...]
  • Sepsis survivors may have high risk for seizures

    on April 24th, 2017
    AT AAN 2017 BOSTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Survivors of sepsis face a significantly increased risk of seizures following an index hospitalization, regardless of any previous history of seizures or seizures occurring during hospitalization, according to findings from a retrospective, population-[...]
  • CDC: Some Shigella strains show reduced ciprofloxacin susceptibility

    on April 21st, 2017
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified an increase in Shigella isolates with reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin, and has released an official health advisory outlining new recommendations for clinical diagnosis, management, and reporting, as well as for laboratories and p[...]
  • States consider abortion ‘reversal’ bills

    on April 21st, 2017
    Legislation requiring doctors to tell their patients that a medication abortion can be reversed is cropping up across the country. Already in 2017, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, and North Carolina have introduced versions of the so-called abortion reversal legislation. In March, Utah became the[...]
  • ACC/AHA vs. USPSTF statin guidelines

    on April 18th, 2017
    FROM JAMA The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for preventive statin therapy would cover an estimated 9.3 million more U.S. adults than would the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, according to a report published online April 18 in JAMA. Most of this [...]
  • HCV treatment program achieves 97% SVR among homeless

    on April 10th, 2017
    FROM JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE A community-based primary care treatment program achieved a 97% sustained virologic response rate at 12 weeks among homeless adults with hepatitis C, according to a Research Letter to the Editor published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. An estimated 44% of homeless adul[...]
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