Our COVID-19 Vaccine Expectations Are Finally Getting Realistic
An FDA panel voted unanimously this week to support harmonizing an annual primary and booster dose, moving public health strategies to reflect the endemic course of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Preprint Studies Take About 6 Months to Publish
A new review shows a majority of COVID-19 randomized, controlled trial preprints have been published with changes to the components of the original findings.
VP-102 Resubmitted to FDA for Molluscum Contagiosum Approval
After addressing a 2021 CRL, Verrica Pharmaceuticals vies for the agent to become the first drug approved to treat the common skin infection.
Rheumatologists Altered Prescribing, CME Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic
New survey data from Europe show how factors of the pandemics impacted long-term rheumatoid arthritis management.
Long Covid Linked to Loss of Smell, Cognitive Impairment, Shortness of Breath at 1 Year
Patients with mild infection are not at particular risk for severe, chronic outcomes from long Covid, according to new Israel data.
Pediatric Cannabis Poisoning Hospitalizations Spiked in Canada After Edible Legalization
A cross-sectional study showed cannabis ingestion has been the cause of 1 in every 3 pediatric poisoning hospitalizations in provinces that sell edibles.
Study: Patients More Satisfied with Specialists who Trained with Primary Care Physicians
New data show patients who receive referred specialist care from a physician who went to medical school or other certification programs with their primary provider report better survey scores.
Male Physician Leaders Fail to Combat Gender-Based Discrimination in Emergency Medicine
Qualitative interview analysis show male department chairs commonly witness discrimination against their female peers—yet they often are silent for a litany of reasons.
Adopting Greater CPR Strategies After Damar Hamlin
Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD, discusses the simplicity and availability of education around CPR and defibrillator use, and the role of clinicians in raising public health preparedness.
Damar Hamlin and the Commonality of Cardiac Arrest Emergencies
A Mayo Clinic cardiologist discusses the national variability in CPR and AED access, and the actions that saved Hamlin's life during Monday Night Football.
11 Expert Perspectives on the Future of Medical Specialties
A group of investigators, researchers and policymakers discuss the issues, innovations and aspirations that may define 2023 advances.
5 Key FDA Decisions Expected in the First Quarter of 2023
From a topical gene therapy to a debated heart failure option, a litany of unique agents are anticipated for FDA decision in the new year.
Smartphone Mental Health Apps Lack Diverse Features, Consistent Privacy Settings
A new cross-sectional analysis suggest there are few options available for patients with schizophrenia or a serious mood disorder.
FDA Approves Nexobrid for the Treatment of Thermal Burns
The approval for the non-surgical alternative was supported by phase 3 data showing ≥95% incidence eschar removal compared to a gel vehicle.
Two-Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Among Nursing Home Staff Waned in Benefit Against Omicron Variant
New longitudinal data support bolstered use of booster doses among health care workers in US nursing homes.
The FDA's Present and Future, with Commissioner Robert Califf, MD
The FDA's plans to expedite and expand regulatory pathways has resulted in a novel drug development boom since 2017. The commissioner discusses the details of their strategy.
Women, Minorities Underrepresented in US COVID-19 Clinical Trials
Meta-analysis data show female, Black and Asian participants are generally underrepresented across studies assessing COVID-19 prevention or treatment strategies.
FDA Approves Tocilizumab for COVID-19 in Hospitalized Adults
The indication makes tocilizumab the first monoclonal antibody to be granted full FDA approval to treat the pandemic virus.
Advances in Pediatric Eczema Highlight 2022
Lawrence Eichenfield, MD, reviews major drug approvals and advancement of screening and prevention strategies for the youngest patients with atopic dermatitis.
What Ruxolitinib Cream Meant For Dermatology in 2022
As 2022 concludes, a dermatologist reflects on the first drug approved for vitiligo.
COVID-19, Flu Coinfection in Children Can Require More Respiratory Ventilation Use
New surveillance data from the 2021-22 influenza show the impact of coinfection among younger patients.
Why Many Smokers Fail to Quit on Their First Attempt
American Lung Association's Jennifer Folkenroth discusses the issues with "cold turkey," and what every habitual smoker should look for in a cessation plan.
Treating nAMD May Worsen Glaucoma Progression in Comorbid Eyes
A retrospective cohort analysis of patients in Finland show a notable overlap of the 2 forms of vision loss.
Comorbid Psoriatic Arthritis May Influence Benefit of Psoriasis Biologics
A comparative trial of biologic agents suggest IL-17A inhibitors may more significantly improve skin clearance in comorbid patients.
FDA Approves Cariprazine as Adjunctive Major Depressive Disorder Therapy
The indication expands the marketed use of the atypical antipsychotic drug to be used with antidepressants in adult patients.
COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Improved Sleep for Patients with IBD, Arthritis
A longitudinal, observational study shows chronic inflammatory disease patient scores for anxiety and sleep disturbance were bettered following doses of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
Early Childhood Sleep Intervention is More Cost-Effective for Lower Socioeconomic Groups
An economic analysis of a clinical sleep intervention suggests it may provide a step toward improved health equity.
Smoking Cessation Wisdom with Jennifer Folkenroth & Bob Levey
The American Lung Association ambassadors for tobacco cessation share best practices and their personal stories in this New Years resolution episode.
Crizanlizumab Reduces Priapic Events in Men with Sickle Cell Disease
New phase 2 interim data show rates of the erectile condition were halved after 26 weeks of treatment.
Daratumumab, Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone Clinically Beneficial for Frail Patients With Multiple Myeloma
The results for emotional functioning, social functioning, and nausea and vomiting numerically favored D-Rd at several time points.
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