The FDA failed to approve the marketing of Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), even though the agency’s advisory panel voted in favor of both the drug’s efficacy and safety.
People exposed to elevated levels of the metabolite of the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane are at higher risk of Alzheimer's disease, particularly if they carry a particular apolipoprotein E genotype, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Neurology.
The top ten challenges for physicians in 2014 relate to payment for medical services and government mandates, as well as adapting to a changing patient population and the need to improve work-life balance, according to an article published Dec. 25 in Medical Economics.
Study results show that children who develop hyponatremia after surgery for intracranial tumors are at heightened risk of for range of negative outcomes.
Blogs can be a valuable tool to promote physician practices, according to an article published Dec. 17 in Medical Economics.
Use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition criteria is likely to lower prevalence estimates for autism spectrum disorders, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, a marker of vitamin D status, early in the course of illness may predict higher risk of increased disease activity and progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to research published online Jan. 20 in JAMA Neurology.
For children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and aggressive disorders, the addition of risperidone to a combination of parent training and psychostimulant is associated with moderate improvement in aggressive and disruptive behaviors, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Neuroimaging may play a role in predicting how individual chronic neuropathic pain patients will response to analgesic treatment, a study published in the December 2013 issue of Anesthesiology suggests.
Staff performance in medical practices needs to be appropriately managed and measured with performance goals, according to an article published Dec. 25 in Medical Economics.