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  • U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits 107 Cases in 21 States, D.C.
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A measles outbreak that's so far affected 21 states and the District of Columbia is being investigated by U.S. health officials. As of July 14, there had been 107 cases reported since the start of the year, according to the...
  • FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve...
  • EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Retrospective review of clinician documentation in the electronic health record (EHR) can help identify diagnostic uncertainty with moderate reliability, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of...
  • Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Systematic screening for anxiety, disability, and pain can increase psychological referral rates among pediatric patients with abdominal pain, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Natoshia R....
  • Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- A U.S. National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all applications for gene therapy experiments. Instead, the panel will assume an advisory role, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will...
  • FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- The first generic version of the EpiPen has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, paving the way for more affordable versions of the lifesaving allergy emergency medication. Though other injectors are...
  • Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Six cases of corneal infections associated with sleeping in contact lenses are described in a case report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...
  • Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- First-year residents experience worsening sleep duration and quality as well as daytime sleepiness, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Jonathan P. Zebrowski, M.D.,...
  • Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Little excess risk of death is seen for patients with type 2 diabetes with five risk-factor variables within target ranges, according to a study published in the Aug. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Aidin...
  • Honey May Protect Children Who Swallow Button Batteries
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Ingesting honey after swallowing a button battery may reduce injuries and improve outcomes in children, according to research published recently in Laryngoscope. Rachel R. Anfang, from the Children's Hospital of...
  • VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Administering the Visual Association Test (VAT) improves the predictive value of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score for dementia, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Annals of Family...
  • Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Pediatric Patients With CKD
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have higher global cerebral blood flow (CBF) and regional differences in CBF, according to a study published recently in Radiology. Hua-Shan Liu, Ph.D., from Taipei...
  • CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- From 2014 to 2017 there was an increase in tianeptine exposure calls reported by poison control centers to the National Poison Data System, and they mainly occurred among those aged 21 to 40 years, according to research...
  • QI Program Can Up Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Significant improvements in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) outcomes can result from a comprehensive quality improvement (QI) program, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of...
  • E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages
    FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor condensate (ECVC) is significantly more toxic to alveolar macrophages than e-cigarette liquid (ECL), according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Thorax. Aaron Scott, Ph.D., from...
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