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FDA Approves Biosimilar to Humira – IBD in the News

March 15, 2017

The FDA recently approved a biosimilar (Amjevita) to Humira, which is indicated for multiple inflammatory diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Edward Loftus discusses some of the issues surrounding this drug.

MedPage Today: Fatigue, Leg Dysfunction Predict Multiple Sclerosis Progression

March 1, 2017

Both associated with subsequent conversion to secondary progressive MS

MedPage Today: Female Athletes More Prone to Recurrent Concussion

February 28, 2017

Reason unclear, study leader calls for more research

MedPage Today: Immunotherapy 'Highly Effective' in Lymphoma Trial (Reuters)

February 28, 2017

One-third of patients show complete responses at 6 months

MedPage Today: NeuroBreak: More Trouble for Opioid Genetic Risk Test

February 28, 2017

News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience

MedPage Today: Xermelo OK'd for Cancer-Associated Diarrhea

February 28, 2017

Drug to be taken along with somatostatin analogue

MedPage Today: Heart Attack Survivors Don't Keep Up with Exercise

February 28, 2017

Fewer than one in six reach guideline targets for physical activity

MedPage Today: Major Change Ahead for Cardiac Imaging

February 27, 2017

'Most physicians unprepared for this paradigm shift'

MedPage Today: OncoBreak: Better Mammography; Fuel for Cancer Cells; Patients Need More Info

February 23, 2017

ews, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues

MedPage Today: Gut Bacteria Linked to Anti-PD-1 Response

February 23, 2017

More diverse microbiome correlated with better drug effects

MedPage Today: Lung Cancer Screening Proves Challenging in Real-Practice Setting

January 30, 2017

False positives in VA patients double that of lung screening trial

MedPage Today: Risks of Infant Death Higher in Home Births for First-Time Moms

January 30, 2017

Additional contraindications to home birth needed, study says

MedPage Today: Rates of Infant Head Trauma Abuse Remain High

January 30, 2017

Parental education improves knowledge, but not behavior

MedPage Today: 'Mental Flossing' May Cut Cognitive Risk in Elderly

January 30, 2017

Intellectual stimulation may even diminish risk in APOE4 carriers

MedPage Today: Paracardial Fat a CV Risk Factor in Older Women

January 30, 2017

Strongest associations found among women with lower estradiol levels

MedPage Today: Physician Groups Slam Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

January 30, 2017

Organizations decry effect on foreign-born physicians and patients

Benign Dizzy versus Devastatingly Dizzy: Distinguishing a peripheral from central (stroke) etiology of the acute vestibular syndrome

January 27, 2017

Dr. Arielle Davis, assistant professor of neurology, presents the case of a 49-year-old male with a history of HLD and occipital headaches who has nausea and the sensation of the room spinning.

MedPage Today: Antithrombin Flops for Delaying Birth in Preeclampsia

January 27, 2017

No increase in gestational age at delivery vs placebo

MedPage Today: Majority of Neurologists Report Symptoms of Burnout

January 26, 2017

But two-thirds say they're satisfied with their jobs overall

MedPage Today: Synergy Wins FDA Approval for Constipation Drug

January 19, 2017

Trulance approved for chronic idiopathic constipation in adult

MedPage Today: Neurocognitive Tests for Concussion: Wave of the Past?

January 14, 2017

Mayo team says current protocols outmoded

MedPage Today: Cancer Centers Back HPV Vaccine

January 11, 2017

Underused vax is 'rare opportunity' to prevent associated cancers.

MedPage Today: Placebo Effect Works for Heart Procedures, Too

January 10, 2017

Keeping 'eyes on the prize' appears to improve outcomes.

MedPage Today: Migraine Tied to Perioperative Stroke Risk

January 10, 2017

30-day ischemic stroke risk higher for those with migraine with aura.

MedPage Today: Morning Break: Abuse-Deterrent Opioid; St. Jude's Anti-Hack Fix; NFL Under Fire

January 10, 2017

Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

MedPage Today: Targeted Drug Fails to Impress in Anal Cancer

January 10, 2017

Patients with high-risk squamous cell anal cancer had a moderate reduction in locoregional failure but a substantial increase in toxicity with the addition of cetuximab (Erbitux) to standard chemoradiation, a multicenter clinical trial showed.

MedPage Today: Hypertension, Related Mortality Rising Globally

January 10, 2017

Elevated blood pressure is on the rise around the world, with an increasing impact on mortality, according to a large international study.

MedPage Today: Progesterone Tx May Boost Pregnancy After Miscarriages

January 9, 2017

Most beneficial in women with recurrent loss and abnormal hormone levels

MedPage Today: Durable Weight Loss Seen After Bariatric Surgery in Teens

January 5, 2017

Similar improvements as adults, but questions about safety remain.

MedPage Today: Creatine: Should Adolescents Be Taking It?

January 4, 2017

F. Perry Wilson, MD, looks at the science.

MedPage Today: Predicting Recurrences After Surgery for Crohn’s: The Gastro Endo News Report

December 29, 2016

A recent study found that, in Crohn's disease, a patient's microbiome during surgery may predict recurrences down the line.

MedPage Today: Knee Cartilage Repair Product Wins FDA Nod

December 13, 2016

First of its kind to be approved, agency says

MedPage Today: Knee Cartilage Repair Product Wins FDA Nod

December 13, 2016

First of its kind to be approved, agency says

MedPage Today: Short Sleepers Drink More Sugary Sodas

November 10, 2016

There appears to be a connection between getting too little sleep and drinking more caffeinated sugary drinks, but the direction of the association is not understood.

MedPage Today: Can TAVR Cost Be Justified in Mid-Risk Patients?

November 9, 2016

For transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be a cost-effective choice over surgery in intermediate surgical-risk patients, it must demonstrate a survival benefit or substantially slash lengths of stay in the hospital, researchers argued.

MedPage Today: Most States Lack 'Return to Learn' Laws for Head-Injured Kids

November 7, 2016

While all 50 states and Washington have passed return to play laws for young athletes who suffer suspected concussions, not even a dozen states had passed return to learn (RTL) laws for all students, according to a review of state concussion laws as of May 2016.

MedPage Today: OncoBreak: Listening to Patients; Getting Real; Sleep and Cancer

November 3, 2016

The search for protection against radiation poisoning yielded a potential topical treatment for one of the most common adverse effects of radiation therapy: skin irritation and burns.

MedPage Today: Best, Worst States to Be A Doc: Physicians Practice

November 1, 2016

What states are the best and worst to practice medicine? Physicians Practice reveals the top and bottom picks for 2016.

Part 2: Terrible Triad Injuries and the Complex Elbow: In a Terrible Triad, What should be fixed first?

October 4, 2016

UW Medicine: Terrible Triad Injuries and the Complex Elbow: Current Concepts

Straight Laparoscopic Low Rectal Transection

September 27, 2016

The video demonstrates division of the rectum with a minimally invasive stapler. This technique is used for other parts of the bowel as well to divide (resect) it.

Ultrasonic Energy Device Mesenterioc Mobilization and Division

September 27, 2016

The video demonstrates use of a ultrasonic energy device that can be used to free up (i.e., dissect) parts of the colon and ligate blood vessels.

Straight Laparoscopic Approach Middle Colic Vessels & Transverse Colon

September 27, 2016

The video demonstrates ligation of the middle colic vessels. These vessels supply blood to the mid-part of the transverse colon that runs across the upper abdomen.

MedPage Today: Study: Prostate Cancer-Vasectomy Link Weakens

September 19, 2016

One of the largest studies to date showed no association between vasectomy and fatal prostate cancer.

CLL ASH-2015 Updates Select Practical Abstracts

September 12, 2016

Dr. Chadi Nabhan, associate professor of medicine, discusses paradigm shift in regards to the treatment of CLL.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cerebrovascular Disease - CME

September 9, 2016

John C. Andrefsky, MD, FAHA, DABSM presents in the UH Cerebrovascular Nursing Symposium

New Anticoagulant Therapies and Stroke Prevention with Atrial Fibrillation - CME

September 9, 2016

Sophia Sundararajan, MD PhD presents at the 2016 Stroke Update and 11th Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium.

Lessons from TEAM: What Our Patients Need to Hear From Us to Get Healthier - CME

September 9, 2016

Martha Sajatovic, MD presents at the 2016 Stroke Update and 11th Annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium.

Prehospital Assessment and Triage for Stroke - CME

September 9, 2016

Jeffrey Luk, MD presents in the 2016 Stroke Update and 11th annual Neuroscience Nursing Symposium.

Atrial Fibrillation (EP Live 2016) - CME

September 1, 2016

EP Live 2016 is a two day intensive educational meeting targeting practicing electrophysiologists and related professionals. The two seminar meeting consists of four sections for CME -- AF ablation, VT ablation, devices and new technologies. This symposium includes 14 live cases and the traditional recorded cases. In addition, a panel of recognized experts provide commentary and discussion.

MedPage Today: Pelzman's Picks: Parents Spark EpiPen Price Outrage

August 30, 2016

Also: pregnancy-related deaths in Texas, a self-driving health future

MedPage Today: Morning Break: Zika in SE Asia & EpiPen Price Probe

August 30, 2016

Health news and commentary from around the Web

MedPage Today: Depressed Adults Not Getting Care

August 30, 2016

More than two-thirds of adults with depression don't receive any treatment for their condition, researchers reported.

MedPage Today: FDA: Test All U.S. Blood and Blood Products for Zika

August 26, 2016

The FDA recommended testing all blood and blood products for the Zika virus in the entire U.S. and all territories, according to new guidance from the agency.

MedPage Today: Biomarkers May Help Predict Ischemic Stroke Risk

August 24, 2016

Patients with high levels of four blood biomarkers may be more likely to have an ischemic stroke than those with low rates of the markers, researchers reported.

MedPage Today: FDA Okays Cognitive Tests for Head-Injury Patients

August 22, 2016

The FDA approved the marketing of two computerized assessment tests for evaluating a patient's cognitive function immediately after a suspected brain injury or concussion, the agency announced.

MedPage Today: By the Numbers: Medical Marijuana

August 18, 2016

Two dozen states legalized marijuana for medical use, yet there has been little research into how those policies affect clinical care. Using data from Medicare Part D, Ashley C. Bradford, MD, MPH, and colleagues, set out to see how practices in states with such laws vary from those that don't.