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Thursday 19th April 2018

VIDEO: Compounding critical to patient care in ophthalmology

WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Bret L. Fisher, MD, discusses the importance of compounding pharmacies in offering patients affordable, safe and effective medications in eye care.

Axial involvement develops within 5 years of juvenile spondyloarthritis diagnosis

Although children diagnosed with juvenile spondyloarthritis demonstrate a low rate of symptomatic activity at onset, there is a marked increase in axial involvement in most patients after 5 years, according to findings published in Pediatric Rheumatology.“[Spondyloarthritis (SpA)] is defined by a high risk of axial disease, typically with sacroiliitis,” Maxime Goirand, MD, of Necker-Enfants Ma...

Estrogen after oophorectomy does not increase breast cancer risk

The use of estrogen following preventive oophorectomy did not appear to increase the risk for breast cancer among women carrying a BRCA1 mutation, according to findings published in JAMA Oncology.These findings should reassure women with BRCA1 mutations who are considering preventive surgery that hormone replacement therapy is safe.“In North America, most [women with inherited BRCA1 mutations] w...

In adrenal emergencies, high variability in management persists

Adults with adrenal insufficiency who experience adrenal emergencies have widely varying wait times for lifesaving glucocorticoid administration, despite a nationwide effort to improve patient and provider education, according to findings from a prospective study conducted in Germany.Despite established hormone therapies, the mortality in patients with chronic adrenal insufficiency is increased vs...

Prescription opioids decrease by almost 30%

Prescription opioid volumes declined by 29% from their peak in 2011, according to a report on medicine use in the United States by IQVIA.Prescription opioid volumes peaked in 2011 at the level of 240 billion morphine milligram equivalents (MME). By the end of 2017, levels had decreased to 171 billion MME.This decrease “reflects the fact that physicians and other health care professionals are inc...

Allergan will not bid for Shire

Allergan announced it will not make an offer for Shire.The company will continue to evaluate its potential strategic actions, according to a press release.Allergan will not bid for Shire plc, the company announced. Source: ShutterstockIn an earlier release, Allergan responded to media speculation regarding a possible offer by saying it would announce its intentions before the May 17 deadline under...

Allergan considers bid for Shire

Allergan is considering a possible offer for Shire and is evaluating a range of potential strategic actions, the company announced in a press release.No offer has been made, and there is no certainty an offer will be made, the company said in response to media speculation.Allergan must announce its intention to make an offer or not make an offer by May 17 under the Takeover Code.Allergan is consid...

Doctors, patients benefit when the ‘eyes’ have it

NEW ORLEANS — Maintaining as much eye contact with patients as possible improves doctors’ relationships with their patients, reduces the time spent on EHRs outside patient settings and improves one’s ‘computer-side manner,’ according to a presenter at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting.“Eye contact is a very big predictor of a good patient-doctor relationship....

VIDEO: Simplified technique effective for Urrets-Zavalia syndrome

WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Priya Narang, MS, describes the single-pass four-throw pupilloplasty technique in patients with Urrets-Zavalia syndrome.

Lower mortality with SGLT2 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists than DPP-IV inhibitors in diabetes

Sean L. Zheng  Among patients with type 2 diabetes, the use of SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists is associated with lower risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality vs. DPP-IV inhibitors, according to a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published in JAMA.“Doctors are now presented with many treatment options for their patients with type 2 diabetes,” S...

Population management program improves CV risk factor control in diabetes

A comprehensive population management program that was implemented into a health care delivery system improved CV risk factor control in patients with diabetes, according to a study published in The American Journal of Medicine.“People with diabetes face a higher risk of stroke and heart attack, but controlling key risk factors is a real challenge,” Jamal S. Rana, MD, PhD, cardiologist at Oakl...

Hydrus reduces IOP in comparison trial

David F. ChangWASHINGTON — Data from the COMPARE trial for the Hydrus microstent vs. two iStents as a stand-alone treatment for open-angle glaucoma showed some advantages for the Hydrus, according to a speaker here.“In the comparison, Hydrus was statistically superior in lowering the medication count, the number of eyes that were completely medication free at a year, the number of eyes in term...

Tailored letter promotes weight management in women with gestational diabetes

Monique M. Hedderson  Women with gestational diabetes who received a personalized letter were more likely to meet recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy than women receiving usual care, according to study results published in Diabetes Care.“A tailored letter with personalized recommendations effectively helped women with gestational diabetes to meet national guidelines for healthy wei...

Pneumococcal vaccine effective in RA, Sjögren's syndrome without DMARD treatment

Thirteen-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is immunogenic among patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren’s syndrome who have not been treated with disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, according to findings published in BMC Rheumatology.“The current recommendation for adults with immunocompromising conditions, is to receive immunization with a dose of [13-valent pneumococcal conju...

Wednesday 18th April 2018

ACP calls for revision of physician performance measurements

Jack EndeIn Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIPS, most ambulatory internal medicine quality measures are not compliant with ACP criteria, according to ACP in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine.“ACP has long supported and advocated improving performance measures so they help physicians provide the best possible care to their patients without creating un...

Toric extended depth of focus IOL improves binocular uncorrected near visual acuity

Eric D. DonnenfeldWASHINGTON — A nanovision strategy using extended depth of focus toric IOLs improved binocular near visual acuity in patients undergoing routine bilateral cataract surgery more than a plano strategy, according to a study presented here.“Binocular near vision was better in the nanovision group. Nanovision, or –0.5 D of monovision in the nondominant eye, appears to improve ne...

Filgotinib for RA improves patient-reported quality of life

Filgotinib monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate rapidly improved self-reported quality of life measures among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and sustained those measures through 24 weeks, according to findings published in Arthritis Care and Research.“Patient-reported outcomes provide insight into patient [quality of life] and the impact of disease on functional capacity — they...

FDA releases action plan for medical device safety, innovation

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced the launch of the Medical Device Safety Action Plan, which outlines how the FDA can continue to enhance programs and processes to assure the safety of medical devices.“Our aim is to make sure that the new advances in technology that are enabling better capabilities and benefits are also harnessed to bring added assurances of safety, so that more pat...

Oxytocin may enhance social awareness in autism

Larry J. Young  Known as the “cuddle hormone” and “love hormone,” oxytocin is associated with warm feelings and social bonds. Indeed, oxytocin plays a key role in establishing one of the most primal and important relationships: that between mother and child. The hormone is involved in the progression of labor, the nurturing act of breast-feeding and the focusing of maternal attention on a...

VIDEO: Dining in the Dark event raises funds, awareness for Khmer Sight Foundation

WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Yari L. Mitchell, vice president of medical affairs and business strategy at AcuFocus, discusses the Dining in the Dark event held at the meeting by iAware to raise funds for the Khmer Sight Foundation.

VIDEO: Adaptive fluidics, femto combination lowers power needed in cataract surgery

WASHINGTON ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Mitchell C. Shultz, MD, discusses a study showing a combination of adaptive fluidics and the use of femtosecond laser can reduce the amount of energy used in phacoemulsification.

Long-term data positive for IOP-lowering efficacy of iStent

John BerdalWASHINGTON — Patients with mild to severe open-angle glaucoma who underwent cataract surgery and received an iStent experienced a 33% reduction in medication use and a clinically significant reduction in IOP at 5 years postop, according to a speaker here.“The IOP reduction and, to a little lesser degree, the medication reduction is sustained at 5 years postoperatively. A higher preo...

Antepartum 1-hour glucose value predicts future insulin use

In pregnant women, 1-hour plasma glucose value after an oral glucose tolerance test predicts future insulin therapy initiation and a postpartum diagnosis of impaired glucose tolerance, according to an analysis of two retrospective studies conducted in Japan.“In order to ensure normal fetal development and better perinatal outcomes, it is important to establish whether insulin therapy is needed f...

Multiburst mode on Stellaris phaco system advantageous for early postoperative outcomes

WASHINGTON — Patients who have undergone femtosecond laser-assisted nuclear fragmentation and capsulotomy with a phaco system on multiburst mode experienced positive early postoperative outcomes, according to a speaker here.“Multiburst modality on a Stellaris vision enhancement phaco system (Bausch + Lomb) has shown a clear overall advantage when used in combination with femto pre-softening at...

Bariatric surgery benefits patients with diabetic nephropathy

Ali AminianPatients with kidney disease resulting from diabetes saw improvement in their condition after undergoing bariatric surgery, according to new research presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting and World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.Ali Aminian, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues said there has been limited research on the...


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