Month: November 2020

New guidance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America provides practitioners with actionable information for the treatment of antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative pathogens, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacterales, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with difficult-to-treat resistance. “These pathogens have been designated urgent or serious threats by the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” write lead author Pranita
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Fecal immunochemical tests may improve diagnostic pathway for colorectal cancer. Bowel symptoms are an imprecise indicator of colorectal cancer (CRC). Essentially the bowel symptoms produced by colon cancer can also be caused by a range of other conditions. However, such is the seriousness of bowel cancer that when symptoms are present, patients will usually be
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced the signing of a non-binding Heads of Terms document with the Australian Government to supply 40 million doses of the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373, for the Australian community. “This arrangement with the
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News FDA Alerts Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets, USP 500 mg, Due to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Content Above the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) Limit November 3, 2020 Audience: Consumer, Health Professional, Pharmacy November 03, 2020 — Nostrum Laboratories, Inc. is notifying its distributors by letter and is arranging
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 4 2020 A University of Cincinnati researcher is recommending pediatric hospital emergency rooms consider screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI) teenage and young adult patients who visit for other acute care issues. Mark Eckman, MD, professor and director of the UC Division of General Internal Medicine, conducted a computer analysis
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Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he had undergone a procedure at the Cleveland Clinic to replace his aortic valve. He tweeted: “Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery. I feel fantastic and
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If you are close to your 65th birthday, or are already on Medicare, the Medicare pitches are flooding your email, voicemail, text and old-fashioned mailbox. As you are probably well aware, it’s the open enrollment period until Dec. 7. If you have questions, you aren’t alone. Senior Planet found two independent Medicare experts and searched
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Women live longer than men. That’s a fact.  And not just by a couple of years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women outlive men by a solid five years. A century ago that difference was 2.2 years – and even worse before 1920, because women died in childbirth.  Today, for every
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Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Most SARS-CoV-2 virus strains feature a specific mutation that makes them more transmissible, to the point that these strains now predominate globally, new evidence shows. In contrast to a greater variety of strains early in the pandemic, now 99.9% of circulating SARS-CoV-2 strains in
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A new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine provides insight into COVID-19 death rates over time.  Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of infected individuals has been growing followed by increases in mortality. Initially, New York was one of the hardest hit cities and medical personnel prepared for the continuation
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Peter Thiel, co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies Inc., pauses during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON – The U.K. government is considering using software from U.S. data analytics firm Palantir for coronavirus contact tracing in England, according to reports from Bloomberg
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A predictive rule that can help triage drug overdose patients for the risk for cardiac arrest, shock, ventricular dysrhythmias, or myocardial injury has been validated in a large research cohort. “Cardiac events can complicate up to 16% of hospitalizations for acute drug overdose in the emergency department population,” Alex Manini, MD, Mount Sinai, New York
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Nov 4 2020 REGENHU, a leading global bioprinting company, today announced the launch of the R-GEN platform and SHAPER, a new bioprinter and software designed to cover the entire biofabrication process. Bioprinting has experienced unpreceded growth in the past decade. This technique has evolved rapidly from developing printing biomaterials to tissues and more complex structures
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BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 12, 2020– Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ultomiris (ravulizumab-cwvz) 100 mg/mL formulation for the treatment of adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) to inhibit complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy for adult and pediatric (one month of age and
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Whether online or in person, public speaking can be daunting. Learn how to beat the nerves, and engage your audience Speaking in public is one of the most common fears people have, whether it’s presenting to a small group of people or contributing in a large meeting. Some people find enough confidence to get through
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The lines began before the polls opened. The messages to go and vote were sent by Republican and Democrat alike.  And the back and forth over whether voters should wear masks stretched from Florida to Texas, from Georgia to Wisconsin.  In a few states, challenges to local counties’ insistence on mask wearing ended up in the courts.
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European dermatologists shifted en masse to teledermatology during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of them disliked the videoconferencing experience intensely, according to the findings of a survey presented at the virtual annual congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. “The results of our survey clearly show 7 out of 10
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