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Putting Breaking Medical News Into Practice(TM)

Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:20:00 -0400


This Week in Zika: Infection Risk Highest in Early Pregnancy

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Also: insecticide spraying slammed as useless for vector control

Steroid Need Drops in Crohn's When Biologic Started

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- 75% of patients stop steroids within 6 months

Vedolizumab Tx Cuts Admissions in IBD (CME/CE)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Rate of flares and need for corticosteroids also decreased

Cancer Risk Rises in Older IBD Patients (CME/CE)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Biologics, immunomodulators did not increase risk, but steroids did

EndoBreak: Insulin Price Caps; S. Korea Thyroid Ca Epidemic?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world

Flu Vax Coverage for Pregnant Women Doubles Since 2005

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Swine flu panic in 2009-2010 played big role, study suggests

Make the Diagnosis: Feeling Too Much Better?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:09:26 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 20-year-old male was recently treated with a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor for an episode of major depressive disorder lasting one month. He presents for follow up 3 weeks after initiation of treatment. On follow up three weeks after initiation of treatment, he says that he feels "great and has had increased energy for the past week, with a decreased need for sleep. He appears more talkative than previously and confides that he attributes some of his improvement to several sexual encounters with different women he met in bars over the weekend. He is in veterinary school and says his schoolwork is going well, but although he has been spending long hours at the school and in the laboratory, he reports being easily distracted from his tasks. What is his most likely diagnosis?

Make the Diagnosis: Multiple Trending Symptoms

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:09:11 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old male presents to a primary care physician to re-establish care after 10 years. He claims he has been mainly healthy but too busy to engage in preventative care. However, he reports increased fatigue over the past 4 months; despite sleeping longer at night, he wakes up exhausted. He also complains of constipation. He denies any suicidal or homicidal thoughts, but says he has felt sad and worthless most of the day at least six days each week over the past month. Despite decreased appetite, he has gained approximately 10 pounds over the past month. Upon examination, his skin is dry and his jugular notch is not visible. His urine drug screen and alcohol level are negative. His LDL cholesterol is elevated, but his CBC is normal. What is the most likely diagnosis behind the depression?

Magnesium-Rich Diet Does a Heart Good; Long Live Optimism; Post-Stroke Epilepsy

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:35:12 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week

By the Numbers: Is 'Office Visit' a Fair Proxy for Doc Cost?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- One figure may help patients be smart healthcare shoppers

New Psoriasis Guidelines Aimed at Improving Outcomes (CME/CE)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- 'Treat-to-target' goals to better individualize, evaluate, adjust regimens

Aisen: Negative Anti-Amyloid Trial Confirms Amyloid Hypothesis

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:33:20 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Refusing to give up on battered Alzheimer's theory

Toxicity Makes Targeted Drug Miss Bullseye (CME/CE)

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- PI3K inhibitor buparlisib slows breast cancer progression

Morning Break: Heroin Deadlier than Guns; Abilify Fines; Interstate Insurance Flops

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:18:51 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff

What's Next for Addiction Treatment?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:53 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Coverage of treatment could disappear with Obamacare repeal

Statin Skepticism Needs to Stop

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Using statins for primary prevention is a good idea for certain groups

SABCS: Ibandronate Therapy Falls Short (CME/CE)

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:45:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- No significant benefit to adding the bisphosphonate to breast cancer regimen

Cath Lab Recap: Killer Pacemakers; Heart Monitoring Underwear

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:30:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note

Dad's Phthalates May Impair IVF Embryo Quality (CME/CE)

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:15:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Likelihood of high-quality embryo cut by half in men with high levels

Sidebar: Advocate Involvement Enriches Research

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0400

(MedPage Today) -- Teams participating in SABCS session