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  • Prescribing of Gluten-Free Foods Declining in England
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Recent policy changes have led to a decline in the prescribing of gluten-free foods in England, according to research published online April 16 in BMJ Open. Alex J. Walker, Ph.D., from the University of Oxford in the...
  • Opioids Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- For patients on hemodialysis, opioids are associated with adverse outcomes, according to a study published online April 19 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Julie H. Ishida, M.D., from the...
  • First Opioid Lawsuit Targeting Pharmacy Benefit Managers
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- A first opioid lawsuit is targeting pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), according to a report published in Managed Healthcare Executive. Noting that until now, PBMs have not been sued for the opioid crisis, in February, a...
  • Most Smokers With Head and Neck Cancer Have Tried to Quit
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Most active smokers with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have made one or more quit attempts, according to a study published online April 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Samir S....
  • Adults Using Benzodiazepines More Likely to Receive Opioid Rx
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- New opioid prescriptions for U.S. adults using benzodiazepines stopped increasing in 2010, although the likelihood of receiving a prescription is still elevated versus the general population, according to a study...
  • AAN: Erenumab Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Migraine
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- For patients with episodic migraine who have failed prior preventive migraine treatments (PMTs), erenumab is associated with an increase in the proportion of patients achieving a ≥50 percent reduction in mean monthly...
  • Small Link for Cannabis Use, Reduced Cognitive Functioning
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- For adolescents and young adults, frequent or heavy cannabis use has a small association with reduced cognitive functioning, according to research published online April 18 in JAMA Psychiatry. J. Cobb Scott, Ph.D., from...
  • Artificial Pancreas Treatment Efficacious for Type 1 Diabetes
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- For patients with type 1 diabetes, artificial pancreas treatment is efficacious, increasing the proportion of time spent in the near normoglycemic range, according to a study published online April 18 in The BMJ. Eleni...
  • Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee (IPACK) block and adductor canal block (ACB) to periarticular injection (PAI) is associated with less pain after total knee...
  • Gene Therapy Found to Be Promising for β-Thalassemia
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- For patients with severe β-thalassemia, the need for red-cell transfusions can be reduced or eliminated by transducing cells with the LentiGlobin BB305 vector, according to a study published in the April 18 issue of the...
  • Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily Tied to Stroke Risk
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- There is a strong dose-response relationship between the number of cigarettes smoked daily and ischemic stroke risk among men younger than 50 years of age, according to a study published online April 19 in Stroke. Janina...
  • Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Asri Maharani, Ph.D., from the University of Manchester in the...
  • Delayed Coronary Obstruction Rare After TAVR
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Delayed coronary obstruction (DCO) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a rare phenomenon but is associated with a high in-hospital mortality rate, according to a study published in the April 10 issue...
  • AAN: New Drug May Help Infants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- For infants with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy who have two copies of the survival motor neuron (SMN) 2 gene, RG7916 can increase SMN protein levels in the blood, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of...
  • Time-Related Deployment Factors Predict Suicide Attempt Risk
    THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- For soldiers who have been deployed twice, suicide attempt (SA) risk is associated with timing of first deployment and dwell time (DT; i.e., length between deployments), according to a study published online April 18 in...
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