FDA warns of possible dosing errors with Zerbaxa
Confusion about the strength of the antibacterial drug Zerbaxa could potentially lead to dosage errors, the Food and... More
Feds ID core functions for pediatric EHRs
To ensure quality pediatric medical care, electronic health records for use with children need to be able to reflect... More
DXA screening: You’re doing it wrong
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to screen for osteoporosis is both underused in women who meet the U.S. Preventive... More
Dr. Issac Sachmechi
NASHVILLE, TENN.– You might want to discourage your patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis from using artificial... More
Mobile apps: Powerful untapped family planning resource?
SAN FRANCISCO – A review of 160 mobile applications yielded only a small number with comprehensive and medically... More
PAS: Prophylactic indomethacin not associated with lower risk of BPD, death in preterm infants
SAN DIEGO – Prophylactic indomethacin does not have any association with reducing the risk of bronchopulmonary... More
VIDEO: Is it IBS? Blood test may offer conclusive answer
WASHINGTON – A new blood test could conclusively determine if a patient with chronic diarrhea has diarrhea-predominant... More
Eight states enact telemedicine law, commission to be created
Minnesota and Alabama have joined six other states in enacting a law that aims to expand the practice of telemedicine... More
Dr. Modar Khalil
VALENCIA, SPAIN – OnabotulinumtoxinA injections for the treatment of refractory chronic migraine halved the number of... More
Dr. William Sandborn
WASHINGTON– The oral S1P receptor modulator ozanimod is clinically active and well tolerated in patients with moderate... More
Dr. Jin Han
SAN DIEGO – More than 10% of geriatric patients presenting to emergency departments have signs of delirium, but not all... More
DEBRA L. BECK
TORONTO – A single injection of Botox in the forehead area may be an effective adjuvant treatment in patient with treatment-resistant depression, according to a meta-analysis presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. ... More »
 
MADHU RAJARAMAN
Confusion about the strength of the antibacterial drug Zerbaxa could potentially lead to dosage errors, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned in a May 20 announcement. The label for Zerbaxa was approved with a strength that reflects each indivi... More »
 
DEEPAK CHITNIS
SAN DIEGO – Infants given high-dose acyclovir for the treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections experienced a number of adverse reactions, including seizure, hypotension, and thrombocytopenia, according to the results of a new study, but i... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
To ensure quality pediatric medical care, electronic health records for use with children need to be able to reflect and track patients’ changing physiology and maturity as well as the relationship between pediatric patients and their parents. Th... More »
 
MADHU RAJARAMAN
Most women who receive the Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine do so after delivery, contrary to recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices, which calls for vaccination during pregnancy. Data from the P... More »
 
BIANCA NOGRADY
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to screen for osteoporosis is both underused in women who meet the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria for screening, and overused in low-risk younger women, new data suggest. A retrospective, longitudinal c... More »
 
MICHAEL C. LU, M.D., M.P.H.
The United States now ranks 60th in the world, and worst among developed nations, in maternal mortality. Each year more than 600 women in the United States die from pregnancy and childbirth, and more than 50,000 suffer a life-threatening complication... More »
 
NEIL SKOLNIK, M.D., AND KATE BARANCK DRUMOND, D.O.
According to the Institute of Medicine, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) affects 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans. ME/CFS is a disease that is characterized by profound fatigue, cognitive dysfunctions, sleep abnormalities, ... More »
 
KRISTINA K. BRYANT, M.D.
Recently, after a long day at the hospital, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up something for a quick dinner. I drifted to the frozen food case in the organic food section, but pulled up short when I saw empty shelves. A paper sign announced th... More »
 
GINGER BREEDLOVE, PH.D., C.N.M.
Yes: Time to design seamless care Dr. Ginger Breedlove Since the first freestanding birth center opened in the mid-1970s, a demonstration model, designed by Maternity Center Association in New York, the evidence has consistently shown quality and ... More »
 
WILLIAM G. WILKOFF
The number of parents asking their pediatricians to stray from the recommended immunization schedule by spreading out the vaccines is increasing, and so is the number of pediatricians who are agreeing to follow these spaced-out schedules. One of the... More »
 
BRETT COLDIRON, M.D.
Most physicians accumulate near $300,000 in debt by the time they finish residency and go to work. This debt is crushing, and it is having negative effects. College and medical school tuition has soared in the last 20 years, keeping pace with federa... More »