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Friday 22nd March 2019

First Drug to Treat Postpartum Depression Approved

It's an important scientific development, but are there obstacles that might stand in the way of a successful launch?

Thursday 21st March 2019

Managing Complications of New-Age Cancer Therapy

Cancer patients undergoing treatment are immunocompromised and at high risk for developing early complications leading to critical illness. Compared to complications encountered with conventional chemotherapy, new-generation immunotherapies pose unique diagnostic challenges because their presentation can be vague and nonspecific or can mimic autoimmune diseases.

Does Physical Activity Lower the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease?

A systematic review and meta-analysis incorporating more than 500,000 subjects revealed that moderate to vigorous physical activity is associated with a significant reduction in development of Parkinson’s disease; this relationship is most pronounced in men.

Behavioral Interventions in Adults for Weight Loss or Weight Loss Maintenance

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force evaluated the risks and benefits of interventions for weight loss and weight loss maintenance to prevent complications from obesity and found a moderate net benefit from weight loss-intensive behavioral interventions.

Can Hypnotherapy Change Our Microbiome?

Gut-directed hypnotherapy provided improvement in irritable bowel syndrome symptoms but failed to cause significant changes in study participants’ microbiome.

The Effect of Preconception Vitamin D Levels on Live Birth and Pregnancy Loss

This secondary analysis of Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction trial found that women with sufficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (≥ 30 ng/mL) were more likely to become pregnant and have a live birth than women with insufficient concentrations of vitamin D.

An Herbal Steam Bath for Allergies

After four weeks, people with allergic rhinitis in both an herbal steam bath group and a control group showed improvements in some typical rhinitis symptoms.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Common Foot Problems in Primary Care

Foot problems are a common complaint to primary care physicians and often mirror the patient’s general health, such as autoimmune disorders, endocrine disorders, neuropathies, and vasculopathies.

Vasculitic Neuropathy: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy

SYNOPSIS: Vasculitic neuropathy is characterized by stepwise progression of sensorimotor neuropathy, usually with axonal features on electrodiagnostic studies, and often the presence of antimyeloperoxidase and rheumatoid factor antibodies and cryoglobulins. However, peripheral nerve biopsy is necessary for a definitive diagnosis.

Witness Observations in Diagnosing Transient Loss of Consciousness

These investigators found that adding witness-reported observations to patient demographics and patient-reported symptoms improved the diagnostic accuracy between epilepsy, syncope, and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures.

Cholecystokinin as a Biomarker Linking Metabolic Function to Alzheimer’s Disease

In a study cohort from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, cerebrospinal fluid levels of cholecystokinin were associated with better outcomes that may reflect compensatory protection as Alzheimer’s disease pathology progresses. However, because of significant study limitations, these findings need to be validated in additional studies.

Lacosamide for Painful Small Fiber Neuropathy Due to Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Mutations

The results of this randomized trial showed significant neuropathic pain score reduction with the use of lacosamide in patients with Nav1.7 mutations.

Measurement of Brain Vital Signs in Concussed Athletes

These investigators prospectively studied auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) in junior competitive male ice hockey players and identified a pattern of ERPs that distinguishes acutely concussed from non-concussed players, establishing this noninvasive, easy-to-administer test as a biomarker to assist trainers, coaches, and clinicians with making the diagnosis of concussion.

Study Investigates Reasons Why People Do Not Enroll in Clinical Trials

The study found that a main reason why so few people participate is because there is no trial for more than half of cancer patients for their particular type and stage of cancer.

Expedited Review Worksheet Includes 111-Criteria Checklist

The IRB at Central Michigan University revised its IRB application to make it more efficient and more closely aligned with federal regulations under 45 CFR § 46.111.

Remember IRB Review Criteria When Updating Application Design

A revised application served as an educational tool for researchers, and it helped reviewers focus on the 111 criteria and avoid bringing extraneous questions into their review.

Update for Valve Repair Device Intended to Lower Mitral Regurgitation Rates

Federal agency expands eligible patient population.

New CDC TB Guidelines Will Emphasize Blood Tests

Workflow may get a little smoother for infection preventionists who also wear an occupational health hat. The CDC is expected to soon issue new tuberculosis testing guidelines for healthcare workers that will end routine annual TB screening in favor of a baseline test on hire and retesting after an occupational exposure.

IPs Prepare for Ebola as Outbreak in Africa Continues

As an Ebola outbreak continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo, infection preventionists again face the threat of an ill traveler from the region walking through the doors of their EDs.

Central and Local IRBs: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

As the new normal becomes single IRB review for multisite studies, some researchers are wary that this system may undermine the vital role of local IRBs to protect research subjects in their community.

Once in Retreat, MRSA Makes a Stand

The CDC is no longer on track to meet the 2020 goal of a 50% reduction in hospital-onset MRSA bloodstream infections from the 2015 baseline.

Gene Therapy Studies on the Rise Due to Market Demands

The market’s growth raises the prospect of IRBs overseeing gene therapy clinical trials. It also means that research organizations, both large and small, should be prepared for such trials and develop or have access to an institutional biosafety committee.

HEAL: An NIH Moonshot Against Addiction and Pain

The National Institutes of Health is taking up this formidable research challenge with $850 million in federal funding, leveraging expertise from a wide variety of centers and institutes for the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) initiative.

A Patient Tale That Beggars Belief

Amid ongoing measles outbreaks and the threatened return of other vaccine-preventable diseases, we begin with a single case that speaks to the intensity of resistance some parents have to childhood immunizations.

Measles Makes an Unwelcome Comeback

A single undiagnosed measles case entering a hospital emergency room can set off an outbreak response that includes time-consuming and disruptive contact tracing.

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