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Study: Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations Have Little Effect

Authors focus on use of PSA test

‘Sharkskin’ Surfaces Could Limit Hospital ‘Superbugs’

Microscopic bumps take the bite out of pathogens

Eylea, Lucentis Equally Likely to Be Covered on Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans for Wet AMD

Pricing will be key to formulary acceptance of Fovista and abicipar pegol

Expert Says Airborne Ebola Transmission Is Not Impossible

Current death toll exceeds 2,000

Study Finds Drop in Sovaldi Use

New all-oral treatment expected in the fall

Urine HPV Test Could Offer Alternative to Conventional Smear

U.K. researchers develop self-sampling test

Survey: RA Drug Market Driven by Uptake of Oral Jak Inhibitors and Non–TNF-Alpha Biologics

Biosimilars expected to challenge branded biologics

Report: Schizophrenia Not a Single Disease But Several Distinct Disorders

Investigators find interacting gene clusters

Study: Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary

Scientists Develop Non-Toxic Strategy to Treat Leukemia

Harvard-led team kills cancer cells by disrupting their metabolism

One-Minute Point-of-Care Anemia Test Shows Promise in New Study

Disposable self-testing device empowers patients

‘Electronic Skin’ Could Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection

Scientists use nanoparticles and polymers to “feel” lumps

Study: Hypertension ER Visits Jumped 25% in 2006–2011

Author cites unmet need for better blood pressure control in outpatient setting

Report: Department of Homeland Security Unprepared for Pandemic

81% of drug doses will expire by end of 2015

Variation in Hospitalizations From ERs Offers Opportunity to Save Billions, Authors Say

Too many common, low-mortality conditions lead to hospital stays

Sodium’s Influence on Blood Pressure Statistically Insignificant

Salt intake not associated with SBP in men or women, study finds

Report: Bureaucracy Consumes One-Quarter of U.S. Hospitals’ Budgets — Twice As Much As Other Nations

Authors say single-payer reform could save $150 billion annually on hospital overhead

Breast-Conserving Therapy Shows Survival Benefit Compared With Mastectomy in Early-Stage Patients

Findings defy conventional paradigm

Report: U.S. Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs

Rates higher in South and among African-Americans, Latinos, and lower-income Americans

Study: Sepsis Patients Fare Better in Hospitals With Higher Case Volumes

Early diagnosis and treatment are keys to survival

World Losing Battle to Contain Ebola, Health Agency Says

Expert foresees ‘slow collapse of societies’

Harvard Study: Quality of U.S. Diet Remains Poor

Authors find widening disparities in diet quality between rich and poor

Engineered Cartilage Regenerates Joints

Scientists find new use for nasal chondrocytes

Survey: Ellipta Most Likely to Replace Spiriva for Treatment of COPD

Sales of LABA/LAMA drug class expected to triple over next 6 months

Scientists Say New Antibacterial Approach Could Resolve Serious Skin Infections

Liquid salts disrupt bacterial biofilms

Report: Vitamin D Does Not Stop Heart Attack or Stroke

Authors find potential cardiovascular benefit for older people

Report: Medicaid Reimbursements May Affect Cancer Screening Rates Among Beneficiaries

Findings could help low-income individuals receive recommended screenings

Study Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment

Authors link dialysis to increased mortality

Report: Payers Exert Cost Controls on High-Cost Biologics to Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Newer biologic agents struggle to compete against blockbuster drugs

Common Antibiotic Linked to Heart Deaths

Authors point finger at clarithromycin

Scientists Claim ‘Superbug’ Breakthrough

Peptide gels kill resistant hospital pathogens

Study: Antibacterial Soap Exposes Health Workers to High Triclosan Levels

Authors call for FDA action

Chinese Cyberattack Steals 4.5 Million Patients’ Data From Hospital Records

Purloined information includes Social Security numbers

Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight

Emergency docs need to be on the alert

Survey: U.S. Rheumatologists Embrace Xeljanz (Tofacitinib) After Label Change

Nearly 80% say drug is superior to methotrexate

Study: Invasion of Americas by Mosquito-Borne Virus Likely

Authors say it’s just a question of when

New X-Ray Imaging Method for Cystic Fibrosis

Synchrotron x-ray source allows ‘live’ visualization of treatment effects

Wide Variation in Hospital Charges for Blood Tests Called ‘Irrational’

List prices play role in driving up health-care costs, authors say

NSAIDs Benefit Overweight Breast Cancer Patients

Study finds delayed disease recurrence

Report: Bacteria Growing Less Susceptible to Common Hospital Antiseptic

CHG may be losing its punch, authors say

Tests Diagnose Invasive Aspergillosis With 100% Accuracy

Researchers give ‘thumbs up’ to NASBA/qPCR combo

Study: Two in Five Americans at Risk of Type-2 Diabetes

Authors warn of increasing health costs

Survey Finds Continued Uptake of Novel Antidepressants and Antipsychotics in Unipolar Depression Market

Effective therapies for treatment-resistant depression remain key unmet need

Model Predicts COPD Hospital Readmission

Guideline-adherent management and early follow-up reduce rehospitalizations, authors find

Parkinson’s Foundation Spotlights Latest Research

New ideas include oral-film apomorphine and erythropoietin compounds

Study: Blacks, Women Face Greater Burden From CVD Risk Factors

Diabetes and hypertension play key roles

Survey: Imatinib and Sunitinib Will Continue to Dominate GIST Therapy Through 2023

Report foresees no new treatments

Study: One in Six Lupus Patients Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days of Discharge

Readmissions usually associated with nephritis, serositis, or thrombocytopenia

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

Subjects with severe deficiency show more than two-fold risk increase

Genomic Study Changes Cancer Categories

Findings could lead to more effective treatments

Study: Traditional Testing Misses More Than 80% of Patients With Diabetes Risk Factors

Authors champion multimarker approach

New Hand-Held Device for Melanoma Imaging

Instrument turns light vibrations into three-dimensional images

Nearly 10% of Cancer Survivors Still Smoke, Study Finds

Patients require long-term counseling

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs Could Increase Leukemia Risk

Thiopurines linked to myeloid disorders

Wasp Venom for Breast Cancer?

Early research evaluates cytotoxic peptide

Report: U.S. Will Waste $9 Billion on Non-Pharmacy Specialty Medications in 2015

Cost-control tools of pharmacy benefit should be applied to medical benefit, experts say

Study Predicts Hepatitis C Will Become Rare Disease in Coming Decades

Findings support value of direct-acting antivirals and universal screening

ER Closures Raise Death Rates at Nearby Hospitals

Authors report ‘ripple effects’

Report: Careless Use of Drugs Bred Baby-Threatening ‘Superbug’

Scientists blame post-war tetracycline use

Study: Recent Use of Birth Control Pills May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Low-dose estrogen pills appear to be safest

Cause of Rare Childhood Cancer Discovered

Scientists pinpoint rogue protein

Dissolvable Fabric Loaded With Medicine Could Protect Women From HIV

Electrospinning creates fibers out of drugs

Survey: One Third of Physicians Recommend E-Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation

FDA has yet to weigh in

A Blood Test for Suicide?

Researchers look for gene mutation

Study: Time of Arrival at Hospital Affects Survival of Heart Attack Patients

Authors note longer door-to-balloon times during off hours

Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Could Alter Their Children’s Genes

Researchers find link between maternal smoking and altered DNA methylation

Report: Booming Mobile Health App Market Needs More FDA Oversight

Less than 1% of mobile health apps are agency-approved

Medicare’s Hospital Trust Fund Appears Flush Until 2030

Social Security isn’t so lucky, experts say

Potential ‘Universal’ Blood Test for Cancer

Investigators measure effects of UV light on leukocyte DNA

Gallup Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Concerned About Being Overweight

Weight plays major role in American public’s psyche, survey finds

Report: COPD Costs $36 Billion Per Year in U.S.

Annual direct medical costs projected to increase to $49 billion by 2020

Dermatologists Cite Unmet Needs in Psoriasis Treatment

Emerging therapies have potential to improve psoriatic plaques

New Device Detects Deadly Lung Disease

Simple blood test monitors infection at point of care

Doc Touts New Treatment for Flesh-Eating Disease

Hypochlorous acid does the trick

Study: Paracetamol No Better Than Placebo for Low Back Pain

Authors question treatment’s universal endorsement

Study Provides New Perspective on Current C. difficile Epidemic

Most infections occur outside hospital setting

Statins Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus

Protective effects especially significant in obese patients

Report: Over Half of MS Patients Treated With Tecfidera Have Experienced Minor Side Effects

Lemtrada and ocrelizumab will likely be reserved for aggressive/severe MS

Alzheimer’s Drug Market Predicted to Triple, Reaching Nearly $12 Billion, by 2023

Blockbuster status awaits novel disease-modifying therapies

Scientists Eliminate HIV From Human Cells for First Time

Researchers see hope for cure

Study: Young Women With Heart Attack Fare Worse Than Men

Yale researchers call for more aggressive control of cardiovascular risk factors

New Drug Regimen Speeds TB Treatment

Three-drug combo more effective than standard therapy

Study: HPV Test Better Than Pap Test for Cervical Cancer Screening

More women develop disease after negative Pap test

Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis May Be Two Diseases

One affects the lungs, and the other doesn’t

Report: State Governments May Spend $55 Billion on Hepatitis C Medications

High drug costs to force major financial tradeoffs for state budgets

NIH Scientists Find Gene Linked to Fatal Inflammatory Disease in Children

Repurposed drugs may offer first potential therapy

Cases of Drug-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Increase Significantly in Southeastern U.S.

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae is on the rise

UN Report: Global AIDS Epidemic Can Be Controlled by 2030

Report cites lowest levels of new HIV infections this century

Study: Topical Tamoxifen Gel Effective in Breast Cancer, With Fewer Side Effects Than Oral Formulation

Blood levels more than fivefold lower in gel-treated patients

Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Data presented at Alzheimer’s conference

New Microchip Test Diagnoses Type-1 Diabetes

Handheld chips detect disease outside hospital settings

WHO Report: High-Risk HIV Groups Threaten AIDS Progress

People most at risk are least likely to receive care

Toddler ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV Now Has Detectable Disease, Researchers Find

NIH announces disappointing news

Authors See Sharp Rise in Global Antibiotic Use

Findings raise serious concerns for public health

Survey: Half of Nephrologists Familiar With Newly Approved Velphoro

Respondents express interest in galectin-3 binder GCS-100

Study: ADHD Drug Approvals Rarely Include Long-Term Efficacy and Safety

Authors find gaps in FDA approval process

Researchers Find Association Between NSAIDs and Heart Attack in Postmenopausal Women

COX-2 inhibition may be the culprit

Scientists Develop New Weapon in War Against ‘Superbugs’

Tiny DNA pyramids enter bacteria with deadly payloads

Psoriasis Treatment Pipeline Features Innovative, First-in-Class Molecules

Targeted therapies lead the way

HPV Vaccine Gardasil Does Not Increase Blood Clot Risk in Women

New data refute previous studies

NIH Report: Extreme Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up to 14 Years

Risk is similar to that of current smokers

Study Points to Simple Blood Test to Predict Alzheimer’s

Researchers link 10 proteins to cognitive impairment

Survey: Insulin Degludec/Liraglutide Set to Become ‘Gold Standard’ Among Fixed-Dose Combo Therapies for Type-2 Diabetes

Need remains for agents that can elicit greater weight loss

Sitagliptin (Januvia) Linked to Increase in Heart Failure Hospitalizations

Study analyzes patients with diabetes and pre-existing HF

Does Depression Require Hospitalization?

Inpatients have higher response rate than day-clinic patients

Study: Cheaper Drug for Heart Attack Procedure Could Improve Outcomes, Save Health Budgets Millions

Heparin preferable to bivalirudin after coronary intervention, authors find

New Smartphone App Measures Cortisol Levels at Point of Care

Test takes about 5 minutes

ER Appointments: The Latest in Medical Convenience

Patients prefer to wait at home

New TB Test Offers Quicker Diagnosis

Simple device could cost less than $1,000

Survey: Hospitals Failing on Nutrition Care

More than half of respondents are unfamiliar with consensus statement

CDC Report: Opioid Painkiller Prescribing Varies Widely Among States

Where people live makes a difference

Study: A Third of Knee Replacement Surgeries in U.S. May Be Unnecessary

Authors call for consensus on patient selection

Cancer Immunotherapy Market Expected to Reach Nearly $9 Billion by 2022

Report foresees dominance of ipilimumab and immune checkpoint inhibitors

No Link Found Between Fertility Drugs and Breast, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancers

'Generally reassuring' results from a large 30-year study

Genetics Dominant Risk Factor in Common Cancers

Study of adoptees shows smaller role for environment

Noroviruses Cause 1 in 5 Cases of Acute Gastroenteritis

Prevalence proves the need for vaccines, study says

Drug Safety Updates Often Lacking Online

A year later, a third of Wikipedia pages didn’t reflect safety warnings

Continued Use of Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Study: Longer usage led to lower risk

Half of Quality Improvement Studies Fail to Change Medical Practices, Study Finds

Only 28% led to a 10% improvement in quality of care

Study: 3-D Mammography Detects More Invasive Cancers

The test also reduced call-back rates

Hydrogels Deliver Cancer Drugs ‘On Demand’ in New Treatment Approach

Ultrasound disrupts drug-loaded, injectable gels

Study Shows Wider Benefit for Anti-Androgen Receptor Therapy

Such therapy may help treat triple-negative breast cancers

Nearly 1 in 25 U.S. Babies Are Born Too Soon

Large study analyzes C-sections, induced births done without medical indication, adding to risks for infants

Study Finds Association Between Maternal Exposure to Agricultural Pesticides and Autism

Exposure During the Second and Third Trimester of Pregnancy Heightened the Risk

Survey: Emerging Lung Cancer Treatments Expected to Offer Efficacy Benefits

Payers most receptive to therapies that improve overall survival

Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth

Yale researchers treat alopecia with tofacitinib

Study Reverses Current Thought on Treatment of Cirrhosis

Mayo Clinic team finds metformin safe to use

Breathalyzer Test May Detect Lung Cancer

Nanotech chip sniffs out tumors

Obesity Linked to Long-Term Unemployment in U.S.

Hypertension, high cholesterol also more common among long-term unemployed

Vaccine May Cause Pancreatic Cancer to Respond to Immunotherapy

Scientists reprogram tumor cells to become immunogenic

Report: U.S. Health Care Ranks Last Among Wealthy Countries

America trails in access, efficiency, equity, and healthy lives

Gender-Specific Research Improves Accuracy of Heart Disease Diagnosis in Women

Male model of heart disease doesn’t apply to women

Report: Thiazide Diuretics May Pose Risk to Older Adults

Hypertension treatment can cause metabolic adverse events

Bionic Pancreas Outperforms Insulin Pump

Device tested to replace finger-stick tests, insulin injections in patients with type-1 diabetes

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Food Product for First Time

Implications are alarming, authors say

Experts Foresee Approval of Three New Drugs for Huntington’s Disease By 2023

Survey identifies lack of disease-modifying therapies as critical unmet need

Report: Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Hospitalized Years After Cancer Treatment

Admissions 67% higher for survivors versus healthy controls

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Hospital Readmission

Authors evaluate stroke patients

Researchers Aim to Put Ultrasound in Docs’ Pockets

New device has multiple point-of-care applications

CDC Report: More Than 29 Million Americans Have Diabetes; 1 in 4 Doesn’t Know

Prevention efforts crucial to combat health risks

Survey: Costs of Prostate Cancer Surgery Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals

Authors find 13-fold price difference

Hormone Treatment Restores Bone Density in Young Women With Menopause-Like Condition

NIH study shows way to improve bone health for patients with primary ovarian insufficiency

Report: Top 5% of Opioid Prescribers Write 40% of U.S. Narcotic Prescriptions

Few prescribers are pain specialists

Endoscope With Oxygen Sensor Detects Pancreatic Cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers see hope for earlier detection

Survey: Experts See Delayed Disease Progression as Key Unmet Need in First-Line Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Olaparib and nintedanib show promise

New Clues to Why Older Women Are More Vulnerable to Breast Cancer

Protective cells become less responsive to their microenvironment

Hospitals Reduce Bloodstream Infections Through Better Central Line Care

Disinfection caps and ‘scrub the hub’ regimens reduce infections, cut costs

Heart Disease Without Coronary Plaque Buildup Linked to Risk of Heart Attack

Non-obstructive CAD isn’t harmless, study shows

Survey: Unmet Need Exists for New Targeted Asthma Treatments

A quarter of patients with severe persistent asthma are refractory to current therapies

Yale Study: Screening Has Prevented Half a Million Colorectal Cancers

Findings counter controversy surrounding mammograms for breast cancer, authors say

Report: Medicare Could Save Billions by Scrapping Random Drug Plan Assignment

“Lower-cost” plans end up costing more

Survey of ACOs Finds Surprising Level of Physician Leadership

Docs’ buy-in to payment reform may be critical to success of Affordable Care Act

Study: Specific Gene Alterations May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse and Death

Researchers find new disease biomarker

Scientists Decipher Resistance to Ibrutinib (Imbruvica) in CLL Patients

Evidence points to gene mutations

CDC Report: Measles Cases in U.S. Reach 20-Year High

Agency urges vaccination as summer travel season approaches

Study: Some Vasodilators May Increase Risk of Macular Degeneration

Beta blockers are also implicated

Survey: Insulin Peglispro Poised to Become ‘Gold-Standard’ First-Line Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Improvements in hemoglobin reduction will drive formulary inclusion

Inexpensive Food a Key Factor in Rising Obesity, Review Finds

Authors say many common beliefs are wrong

Most Women Who Have Double Mastectomy Don’t Need It

Fear of cancer recurrence drives surgery decisions

Survey: ACOs Create Challenges for Branded Acute Coronary Syndrome and Atrial Fibrillation Drugs

Products that improve hospital-based outcomes have advantages in securing preferred drug status

Study: Expensive, Newer Antipsychotic Medication Is No better Than Cheaper, Older Drug for Treatment of Schizophrenia

Paliperidone and haloperidol have similar rates of efficacy failure

New Test Predicts Which Stroke Patients Will Be Helped or Harmed by Clot-Busting Drugs

Computer program measures damage to blood–brain barrier

Survey: Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) Dominates Hepatitis C Market

Many specialists unaware of investigational sofosbuvir/ledipasvir combo

Common Treatment for Patients With Progressive Lung Disease Found to Be Ineffective

N-acetylcysteine fails to improve lung function

Study: E-Cigarettes May Boost Resistance of Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’

Lab data point to increased virulence

Harvard Study Finds $1.9 Billion in Medicare Waste

Methods can be used to evaluate health care reform efforts

Current Guidelines Underestimate U.S. Cervical Cancer Incidence

Rates in older women higher than previously reported

Calcium Supplements Not Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Subjects followed for 24 years

NIH Study: New Immunotherapy Method Could Be Effective Against Wide Range of Cancers

Treatment targets mutant proteins in epithelial cells

Few Women at High Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Receive Genetic Counseling

Only 10% report counseling or testing in campus study

CDC Report: Parasitic Infections Also Occur in U.S.

Millions of people infected

Survey: Launch of New Drugs Will Dramatically Affect Treatment Landscape for Liver Cancer

Biomarker-targeted agent tivantinib allows personalized treatment

Researchers Find ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Contributes to Cancer Spread

Integrins play major role

Study Urges Caution in Stem Cell Trials for Heart Attack Patients

Controversial treatment doesn’t generate cardiomyocytes, authors say

Report: Shift to Hospital Outpatient Facilities Drives Chemo Costs Higher

U.S. accounts for 41% of global spending on cancer drugs

Survey: Physicians Prefer Daptomycin and Linezolid for MRSA Infections in Hospitals

Emerging therapies will need to demonstrate improvements over standard-of-care

Glutamine Ratio Is Key Ovarian Cancer Indicator

Researchers find link to cancer biomarker

Report: Maternal Deaths on Rise in U.S.

America falls behind most high-income countries

Survey: Most U.S. Payers Would Reimburse New Higher-Priced Asthma Drugs If They Reduce Exacerbations

Lower exacerbation rates remain top driver of physician prescribing choices

Electronic Nose Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer

Sensor device can distinguish between cancer and BPH

Study Challenges Concept of ‘Healthy’ Obesity

Subclinical coronary atherosclerosis found in obese subjects

WHO Report: Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Worldwide Threat

Group compiles data from 114 countries

Study: Medicare Patients With Dementia 20% More Likely to Be Readmitted

Authors see dementia as marker for rapid rehospitalization

Weekly Emails to Hospital C-Suite Halt ‘Superbug’ Outbreak

A. baumannii was present for nearly two decades

Survey: Epratuzumab Tops Belimumab in Treatment of SLE Patients

Unmet needs include improved effect on disease activity

CDC Report: U.S. Immunization Program Prevents More Than 700,000 Child Deaths

Recent measles outbreaks underscore importance of vaccination coverage

New Ultrasound Device May Help Detect Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Intravascular transducer identifies vulnerable plaque

Experts Call for Expanded Use of Medications to Combat Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Vital meds are currently underutilized, report says

New Approach for Surgery Patients Cuts Hospital Stays, Costs

‘Enhanced recovery’ reduces readmission rate by half

Survey: Emerging Therapies Expected to Take Lead in Treatment of Infections Due to Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Formularies look for interchangeable IV and oral formulations

Report: Vedolizumab (Entyvio) Has Potential for Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Gastroenterologists cite drug’s novel mechanism of action and promising efficacy

Study: ER Docs Still Give Codeine to Kids

2006 guidelines have little influence on prescribing

Report: 15-Minute Visits Take Toll on Doctor–Patient Relationship

Time is money for PCPs and hospitalists

'Chaperone' Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment

Compounds protect neurons from amyloid-beta

Chronic Inflammation May Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Researchers find connection even among men with low PSA levels

New Report Finds About 12 Million Outpatients Misdiagnosed Annually in U.S.

Published studies provide data on diagnostic errors

Is Parkinson’s an Autoimmune Disease?

T cells see neurons as “foreign invaders,” authors say

New CDC Data Show Declines in Diabetes-Related Complications Among U.S. Adults

Health care system still bears heavy burden

Body Mass Index Associated With Breast Cancer, Regardless of Body Shape

Study may clarify association between obesity and breast cancer

New Blood Test Detects Recurrent Breast Cancers

Assay finds cancer DNA 95% of the time

Study: Nearly 10% of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes

Disease affects 21 million people aged 20 years or older

Survey: Ivabradine Set to Become ‘Gold Standard’ in Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Opportunities exist for therapies offering reductions in mortality and hospitalization rates

Medical Devices for Children Often Tested Only in Adults

Authors find disconnect between clinical trials and ‘real world’

Prostate Cancer Tests Underestimate Disease in Half of Cases

Study finds need for better testing before surgery

Cochrane Review: Governments Wasted Money Stockpiling Tamiflu

No evidence that antiviral drug stops spread of influenza

Community Demographics Linked to Hospital Readmissions

More than half of readmissions associated with location rather than performance

New Polymer–Antibiotic Combo Targets MRSA

Treatment causes bacteria to burst

Nephrologists Report Decline in Use of ESAs in Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients Compared With 1 Year Ago

Survey finds interest in hyperkalemia drugs ZS-9 and patiromer

NIH Study: Spinal Stimulation Helps Paraplegic Patients Regain Voluntary Movement

Groundbreaking results offer new hope for patients with spinal cord injury

Intranasal Ketamine Confers Rapid Antidepressant Effect in Major Depressive Disorder

Finding may point to new drug class

Study: U.S. Childhood Obesity Rates Have Increased Since 1999

Data contradict CDC report

Survey: U.S. Neurologists Willing to Accept Safety Risk if New MS Therapies Can Reduce Disability Progression

Payers sensitive to risk profile of new therapies when making formulary decisions

Handheld Device Uses Blood Sample to Distinguish Asthma From Allergies

Researchers track chemotaxis velocity

Study: Milk Intake May Delay Knee OA in Women

No effect seen in men

Study: Depression Increases Heart Failure Risk by 40%

Findings presented at European cardiology meeting

CDC Finds Dramatic Increase in E-Cigarette–Related Calls to Poison Centers

Rapid rise highlights need to monitor nicotine exposure

CDC Report: Pulmonary Hypertension Deaths Have Increased Over Past Decade

Death rates significantly higher for women than for men

Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Long-Term Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Patients followed for 30 years in large-scale analysis

Nanoparticles Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

Researchers develop novel treatment approach

Survey: Both Physicians and Payers Are Sensitive to Risk of Next-Day Impairment With Insomnia Therapies

Highest level of unmet need ascribed to insomnia treatments with reduced risk of abuse, tolerance

NIH Report: Aspirin Shows Mixed Results in Preventing Pregnancy Loss

Only small subgroup of women appears to benefit

Proton Therapy Limits Prostate Cancer Recurrence

Survey finds 97% of patients remain cancer free after treatment

Why Smoking Could Worsen Obesity

New study contradicts belief that tobacco helps control weight

Medical Costs Triple for High-Risk Opioid Users

Rate of high-risk use low among commercially insured

Study: Renal Denervation Doesn’t Lower Blood Pressure

About 10,000 procedures have been performed worldwide

CDC Report: Autism Estimates Continue to Rise

Rate is 30% higher than previous estimates

New Study Shows Flu Vaccine Reduced Children’s Risk of ICU Flu Admission by Three-Fourths

First study to estimate vaccine effectiveness against flu admissions to pediatric ICUs

CDC Studies: More Than 200 Americans Die Every Day From Health Care-Associated Infections

National and state data detail threat

Report: At 6 Months Post-Launch, Nearly One Half of U.S. Oncologists Prescribe Dabrafenib (Tafinlar) for Malignant Melanoma

Oncologists likely to replace vemurafenib prescriptions with dabrafenib/trametinib combo

New Septic Shock Biomarker Test

Blood analysis could improve interventions in adults

Report: Breast Cancer Treatment Will Become More Dynamic as Companies Launch Targeted Agents, Regimens

Perjeta and Kadcyla reshape treatment algorithm

Study: Mood-Stabilizing Drug Reduces Risk of Head-and-Neck Cancer

Valproic acid reduces risk by 34% in users versus non-users