WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — The number of transgender people in the United States who’ve had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the procedures, a new study finds. There are an estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. Their gender identity differs from their biological sex, prompting some […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Bottom Line: Genital surgery increased among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries and most patients paid out of pocket for the procedures. Why The Research Is Interesting: Many transgender patients may seek gender-affirming interventions to have unison between self-identified gender, physical appearance and function. Gender-affirming interventions can include hormone therapy and surgical procedures […]Continue Reading ...
Treatment for Bowel Preparation Salix Provides Update on FDA Submission for Plenvu BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (“Salix”), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and a wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—When it comes to mumps prevention, an extra jab may do the trick. During a mumps outbreak, doctors can provide an optional third dose of mumps vaccine, according to the 2018 recommended immunization schedule from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This recommendation was clarified last October by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Use of antihypertensive medications during delivery among women with preeclampsia increased significantly over the past decade The rate of stroke in patients with preeclampsia declined from 6.6 per 10,000 deliveries in 2006-2008 to 3.5 per 10,000 deliveries in 2012-2014 Use of antihypertensive medications during delivery among women with preeclampsia increased significantly over the […]Continue Reading ...
As a proxy for liver congestion, liver stiffness measured with ultrasound elastography has important prognostic value among patients with heart failure, a Japanese study suggested. Patients in the highest tertile of liver stiffness were at higher risk of mortality and heart failure rehospitalization (HR 3.57, 95% CI 1.93-6.83) over follow-up of more than 6 months, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers with the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has found evidence that indicates that pre-and post-pregnant women living in an area with air pollution are at an increased risk of giving birth to babies with birth defects. In their paper published in The Journal of Pediatrics, […]Continue Reading ...
February 6, 2018 DNA found in the mitochondria may play a more significant role in metastatic cancer than originally thought. Most research efforts that study the origins of cancer metastasis focus on the nuclear genome, or the DNA contained in the nucleus. The human nuclear genome consists of 46 chromosomes containing 3.3 billion nucleotides. Human […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. From 2006 to 2015, the number of Americans who said smoking a pack […]Continue Reading ...
February 23, 2018 A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at CU Anschutz has reported a more efficient approach to reprogramming a patient’s diseased skin cells into stem cells, raising hopes for future clinical trials and potential cures for critical illnesses. […]Continue Reading ...
Long-term weight maintenance may be compromised by exposure to compounds used in many consumer products to make them nonstick or waterproof and that are thought to be endocrine-disrupting chemicals, researchers reported. In a subanalysis of the POUNDS Lost trial, higher concentrations of plasma perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) were tied to a larger weight regain following initial […]Continue Reading ...
February 18, 2018 An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, led a randomized, double-blind, […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Manufacturers of dermatologic devices are increasingly gaining approval for device modifications via post-initial approval pathways requiring minimal supporting clinical data, which could influence device effectiveness and safety. Note that these data suggest that greater transparency and higher standards of review may improve inconsistencies in usage of pathways for device approvals, and this will […]Continue Reading ...
February 8, 2018 Young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice as likely to suffer from hearing loss as their better-nourished peers, a new study suggests. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analyzed the relationship between the hearing of more than 2,200 young adults […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Ophthalmologists’ perceptions of practice costs and clinical productivity related to usage of electronic health records (EHRs) are more negative than previously reported, based on surveys of random members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Note that in 2015-2016, 72.1% of responding ophthalmologists had adopted EHRs, compared with 47% responding to a 2011 survey […]Continue Reading ...
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