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Peer Review on 'Germany’s latest reforms of the long-term care system', Berlin, Germany, 11-12 January 2018

Increased longevity, medical advances, shrinking working-age population and changing family patterns mean that Member States of the European Union, while diverse, face a common challenge of growing needs for long-term care. Improving access to quality and ...

Social recovery therapy plus early intervention benefits patients with psychosis

Enhanced social recovery therapy plus early intervention increased time spent in structured activity among patients with first-episode psychosis, indicating that social recovery therapy may help improve functional outcomes in these patients, according to f ...

ACR, EULAR release classification criteria for idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

Ingrid E. Lundberg The American College of Rheumatology and The European League Against Rheumatism have released their 2017 classification criteria for juvenile and adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies and their major subgroups, which were published in ...

Ask Well: Is an Ice Cream Binge Bad for the Heart?

A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week? ...

High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies

Exercise and a healthful diet during pregnancy may help to lower the risk of heart problems in newborns, one expert advises. ...

GPs concerned over plan for carers

Doctors have said they are disappointed with plans to extend free GP Visit Cards to all carers in receipt of Carer's Allowance, without first negotiating with GPs who will have to deal with the increased demand. Earlier this week, the Department of He ...

Committee recommends repealing the Eighth

An Oireachtas Committee has voted in favour of a motion to recommend legalising abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with no restrictions. The committee had spent the last three months looking at recommendations on this issue from the Citizen� ...

As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can’t See, Walk or Talk

They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows. ...

Peer review meeting on use of web-based tools for OSH risk assessment held on 2-3 October

The Peer Review on risk assessment was organised under the Mutual Learning programme, and was hosted by the Irish Health and Safety Authority. ...

Elevated inflammatory markers linked to severe obesity in women with, without RA

Michael D. George Severe obesity was linked to higher C-reactive protein level and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in both women with and without rheumatoid arthritis, elevations that are related to fat mass rather than RA disease activity, according to fin ...

Best of AWIR Immunology Bootcamp

Immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID) is a group of clinically heterogeneous disorders that share common immunopathology. The continued evaluation and refinement of biologic therapies in the treatment of IMID have provided significant benefit to pati ...

Rare infections after PRK, LASIK require aggressive therapy

The case and discussion published in the cover story is from the annual Sunday Corneal Health Round Table held at OSN New York 2017 and moderated by Eric Donnenfeld, MD. For those who have not attended the OSN New York meeting, it takes place every fall at ...

Middle-aged man presents with bilateral conjunctivitis, mucositis, rash and fever

A 43-year-old Caucasian man with a medical history of hypertension was transferred to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center from an outside hospital with a 2-week history of bilateral red eye, fevers, cough, myalgias and pain with swallowing. Two weeks before ...

Experts retrospectively review case complicated by infection

In this issue of Ocular Surgery News,Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, presents a case of corneal inferior ...

Be a dry eye ‘resolutionary’

Well, it is that time of year again. Time to take stock of your year just passed and resolve to be even better in some particular way in the year to come. It is time for you to make your professional New Year’s resolutions. Whether you are a seasoned dry e ...

Optimal endovascular strategy for infrapopliteal lesions remains unclear

Although drug-coated balloons show some promise as a treatment option for patients with infrapopliteal lesions, questions linger about their efficacy in this population, experts noted during a debate at TCT 2017. “The topic is controversial, but I do belie ...

Incentives to psychiatrists do not increase access to follow-up care

David Rudoler Payment incentives used to encourage psychiatrists to see new patients after discharge from a psychiatric hospital or a suicide attempt did not increase access to follow-up care and had no effect on supply of psychiatric services, according t ...

Pathologic complete response may be strong surrogate endpoint for breast cancer survival

Douglas Yee SAN ANTONIO — Pathological complete response appeared to be a viable surrogate outcome for EFS and distant RFS, according to long-term efficacy results from the I-SPY2 TRIAL presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “Many neoadjuvan ...

Expert panel: Clinical need for bioresorbable technology remains

Although disappointing data and safety issues hampered the introduction of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, improvements in technology and implantation techniques as well as optimized patient selection and postprocedural management may help forge a place ...

SVR after HCV treatment improves liver stiffness in progressive fibrosis

Sustained virologic response after direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C significantly improved liver stiffness from baseline to end of treatment, and continued to improve liver stiffness among those with progressive fibrosis at 24 weeks posttr ...

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