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Ireland failing to invest in type 2 diabetes

Many patients with type 2 diabetes could achieve remission if they had access to new treatments. However, Ireland is failing to invest in this area, leading to an increased risk of complications for patients, and more long-term costs for the health service ...

Most LGBTI+ students feel unsafe in school

Almost three in four LGBTI+ second-level students feel unsafe in school, according to the results of the 2019 School Climate Survey. The findings show that 77% of LGBTI+ students have experienced verbal harassment based on their sexual orientation, gender, ...

Protein bars not as healthy as people think

While many people may assume that protein bars are healthy, the reality is that these products are highly processed foods with a calorie content similar to that of a bar of chocolate, a new research report by Safefood has revealed. According to its finding ...

FDA panel unanimously supports CV event risk reduction indication for icosapent ethyl

The Endocrinologic and Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee of the FDA voted 16-0 in favor of the safety and efficacy of icosapent ethyl, based on available data, to support its approval for an indication to reduce risk for CV events. “Even with all the c ...

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks. ...

Depression should be considered ‘critical’ comorbidity in PsA

Patients with psoriatic arthritis who also have depression were more likely to be on medications for PsA, had fewer swollen joints and lower disease activity via body surface area but also reported higher RAPID3 scores, according to research presented at t ...

Half of GCA patients receiving tocilizumab remained in remission 2 years after withdrawal

ATLANTA — Approximately 47% of patients in clinical remission after receiving 1 year of weekly tocilizumab for giant cell arteritis maintained their treatment-free remission for an additional 2 years, according to a speaker at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeti ...

Patients achieve successful outcomes after Baerveldt implantation by residents

Patients with glaucoma who underwent Baerveldt implantation by residents experienced similar outcomes and IOP reduction 1 year postoperatively when compared with implantations performed by glaucoma specialists, according to a study. “When compared with out ...

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research

The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes. ...

Children ‘particularly vulnerable’ to health threats from climate change

Rising temperatures, declining crop yields, air pollution and other adverse environmental outcomes of climate change pose a threat to the long-term health of children, according to The Lancet’s annual update on health and climate change. “Climate change is ...

MPFL reconstruction using epiphyseal femoral socket can avoid injury in children with patellar instability

According to study results, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction using an epiphyseal femoral socket with fluoroscopic guidance was an effective treatment for children with patellar instability that avoided physeal injury and subsequent growth dist ...

Vasculitis guidelines support first-line biologic therapies in certain patients

ATLANTA — Increased use of glucocorticoid-sparing agents is one of the key recommendations in a guideline document that covers seven vasculitis diseases, according to a speaker at ACR/ARP 2019. “This is the first set of guidelines for the vasculitides from ...

Novel blood tests could improve cancer detection

Two novel blood assays demonstrated efficacy in detecting various cancer types at different disease stages, according to results of two studies presented at ASCO Breakthrough in Bangkok. “There is something compelling about a single blood test that could p ...

Rapid triage test distinguishes between active TB and TB-like diseases in adults

University, told Infectious Disease News. “Our goal ...

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI improves diagnostic accuracy in polymyalgia rheumatica

ATLANTA — Gadolinium-enhanced MRI improved diagnostic accuracy in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and helped predict disease recurrence, according to a presenter here. “Polymyalgia rheumatica, or PMR, is a glucocorticoid-responsive muscle pain and sti ...

Suprapatellar nailing effective for tibial shaft, periarticular fractures

Tibial shaft fractures have an incidence of 16.9 per 100,000 people per year. Men aged 10 to 20 years tend to sustain these fractures, whereas women aged 20 to 30 years tend to sustain these injuries. The mechanisms of injury include low-energy twisting in ...

How do you address patients’ questions on use of CBD oil for treatment of musculoskeletal pain?

Click here to read the Cover Story, "Cannabinoids may complement rehabilitation physical therapy joint or spinal injections." CBD is one of the most recognized, and certainly one of the most heavily marketed, cannabinoids or cannabis-derived comp ...

Compound interest: Powerful ancillary revenue stream

With health care continuously in flux, physicians of all stripes have often wondered how to maintain their income and achieve financial goals while avoiding burnout. Although ancillary revenue streams have decreased and overhead costs have increased over t ...

Cannabinoids may complement rehabilitation, physical therapy, joint or spinal injections

In 2018, WHO reported musculoskeletal conditions accounted for a greater proportion of persistent pain, with more than 150 diagnoses that affect the locomotor system. Although there are approved medications to treat musculoskeletal pain, sources who spoke ...

Be honest, kind in discussion of social determinants of health

Social determinants of health are environmental factors that can be modified to improve a patient’s ability to manage musculoskeletal disease and intervention. Where a person lives, works and accesses health care can affect outcomes of surgical care. While ...