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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has seen a surge in cases trailing the winter wave of COVID-19 in adults, but the treatment and recognition of it are better than in the earlier waves, clinicians and researchers say. Over the last 30 days, there have been around 11 cases of this SARS-CoV-2 infection-linked syndrome at
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Satjit Bhusri, MD, is worried about heart health, his own, and yours. A long-time New York City cardiologist, he is now treating the aftereffects of Covid-19. “What’s unusual about COVID…is that it is extremely inflammatory. That means the body attacks [the virus], and [the immune system] kind of goes overboard,” he said. What is unnerving
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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavengers were modestly neuroprotective in the acute period of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), according to a small randomized trial. Perihematomal edema (PHE) expanded less with a 14-day course of N-acetylcysteine and selenium in the neurological ICU compared with placebo, reported Seungjoo Lee, MD, PhD, of Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea, and
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Depression and anxiety are linked to earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research shows. Investigators found the age of onset of AD is about 2 years earlier among patients with depression and 3 years earlier among those with anxiety vs those without these disorders. In addition, having more than one psychiatric diagnosis pushes the
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by Sarah Kwon This story also ran on NBC News. For a decade, Jennifer Crow has taken care of her elderly parents, who have multiple sclerosis. After her father had a stroke in December, the family got serious in its conversations with a retirement community — and learned that one service it offered was covid-19
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Adding an immunomodulator to standard R-CHOP therapy failed to improve progression-free survival in high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an international randomized trial showed. Although median progression-free survival (PFS) had yet to be reached, the trial did not meet the prespecified 37.5% reduction in hazard ratio (HR) with R-CHOP plus lenalidomide (Revlimid, R2-CHOP). Instead, adding
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In December, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that had allowed abortion medications to be sent by mail. Since then, women looking to terminate a pregnancy with the combination medications packet containing mifepristone and misoprostol now must go, in person, to a medical provider. But this in-person requirement is not necessary in many
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A history of either anxiety or depression was inversely associated with the age when Alzheimer’s disease started, a retrospective analysis suggested. People with Alzheimer’s disease who had a past diagnosis of anxiety were 3 years younger than other Alzheimer’s patients when they developed the disease, reported Zachary Miller, MD, of the University of California San
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Brian J. Gerber, Arizona State University and Melanie Gall, Arizona State University After one month in office, the Biden administration has fundamentally changed how the federal government responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In direct contrast to his predecessor, President Joe Biden is treating this as a national-scale crisis requiring a comprehensive national strategy and federal
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In the years 2015 and 2016, U.S. adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) used significantly more health services than their non-IBD counterparts, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. For the study, Emily P. Terlizzi, MPH, and colleagues compared healthcare usage for persons age 18 and older with and without IBD based on the
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The American Medical Association (AMA) has never been a trailblazer on issues of social and racial justice. As in society as a whole, attitudes at the AMA have changed, albeit at a glacial pace. In 2008, the AMA broke new ground and apologized for its long history of discrimination against Black physicians — it didn’t
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Professional golfer Tiger Woods has multiple injuries to his legs after a Tuesday morning one-vehicle wreck in Los Angeles, his agent, Mark Steinberg, told Golf Digest. Tiger Woods AP “He is currently in surgery,” Steinberg said, “and we thank you for your privacy and support.” Woods, 45, was the only occupant of a vehicle involved
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Not every cancer drug approved by the FDA receives approval and coverage in England and Canada, two studies in JAMA Internal Medicine showed. In England, a retrospective cohort study looked at 68 drugs given accelerated approval by the FDA from December 1992 to May 2017 that also received market approval in the European Union. The
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Data from an observational cohort study suggest that the presence of abandoned leads in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) should no longer be an absolute contraindication to MRI. In the study, which spanned 7 years and included 139 consecutive patients, adverse events were few, mild, and transient. The results were published online February
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A relatively simple and accessible Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved method of visually classifying flortaucipir positron emission tomography (PET) accurately predicts cognitive deterioration, new research shows. The results from two independent studies consistently showed that patients with a flortaucipir advanced tau pattern had greater mean deterioration across several clinical endpoints within 18 months. Dr
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what’s next. Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 may be causing long-term symptoms in children, according to a preprint posted on MedArxiv. The study, which has yet to be peer reviewed, provides preliminary evidence that children can suffer from long-COVID as can adults, with symptoms lasting for months
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the first week after the national COVID-19 emergency declaration of March 13, 2020, weekly vaccinations of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older declined as much as 62% compared with the corresponding period in 2019, according to a report published
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers and for a little amusement, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the
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A company-initiated recall of two models of EMBLEM S-ICD (Boston Scientific) subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator pulse generators has been categorized as Class I by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency announced today. The FDA notes that the advisory, which was communicated to patients and doctors in December, applies to 2825 of the
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