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Models calculate risk for post-hepatectomy liver failure in cirrhosis

A pair of preoperative and postoperative models estimated the probabilities for post-hepatectomy liver failure in patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study. While the safety of elective hepatectomies in patients with cirrhosis has in ...

Key clinical features distinguish peripheral, axial spondyloarthritis

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — In a duet session focused on spondyloarthritis, Grace Wright, MD, PhD, and Reeti Joshi, MD, detailed the differences between axial and peripheral disease and identified the various features of both in an effort to aid early diagnosis. “ ...

Varadkar says legal basis for PSCs needs to be examined

The Taoiseach has said the Government will examine if it can change the law to allow the Public Services Card to be a requirement for purposes other than accessing social welfare services. ...

Incidence of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease increased 25% in 2018

The incidence of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease was approximately 25% higher in 2018 than the median annual incidence during the previous decade, according to study findings published recently in MMWR. The CDC collects data on endemic arboviral dise ...

Landos Biopharma secures $60M Series B round for IBD treatment

Landos Biopharma has completed a $60 million Series B round. “I am delighted to announce the closing of a $60 million Series B financing,” Josep Bassaganya-Riera, DVM, PhD, president and CEO of Landos, said in a press release. “This financing is an importa ...

DART passengers can now text to report incidents

Iarnród Éireann has launched a new text alert system for DART passengers as part of efforts to tackle and reduce anti-social behaviour. ...

Five FDA ophthalmology updates you might have missed

The FDA has issued multiple approvals and denials of drugs, formulations and devices over the past month. Here are five recent ophthalmology-related FDA actions you might have missed:   Alembic s generic dorzolamide hydrochloride solution approved Indicate ...

MI prevalence elevated in areas of high fast food availability

Areas with high density of fast food outlets had greater prevalence of MI compared with other areas, according to findings presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. The addition of one fast food outlet ...

Similar results seen with knotless vs knotted anchors for arthroscopic shoulder stabilization

BOSTON — Patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder stabilization with knotless anchors had outcomes similar to patients who had traditional knotted anchors, according to a presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeti ...

New targets, treatment strategies create ‘exciting time’ in triple-negative breast cancer

By Gregory A. Vidal, MD, PhD; Rana Muhammad Usman, MD; and Janice Mullins, DO Although breast cancer mortality has declined by 40% over the past several decades, more than 40,000 women will die of the disease this year, according to SEER data. This is part ...

Radius begins phase 3 study for wearable osteoporosis drug

Radius Health has initiated enrollment for a phase 3 clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a wearable abaloparatide-transdermal patch in the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture, the company announced ...

Organ donation: 'My hero, he gave me his liver'

Tom Wilson died after an accident during a hockey match, but his organs and tissues have saved more than 50 people. ...

‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty

Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.” ...

Will a wet vacuum be enough to give our carpets a good clean?

We can rent a RugDoctor for about £25, but we’re worried that it may be a waste of time and money Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturd ...

University – you know the fees, but what about the costs?

You’ve got the grades and you’re heading for college. Now get ready to pay the bills ...

Candida auris: The new superbug on the block

The fungus was only discovered 10 years ago, but is now a problem in hospitals across the world. ...

Fast food availability linked to heart attacks

More heart attacks occur in areas that have a higher number of fast food restaurants, a new study suggests. According to the findings, for every additional fast food restaurant in an area, there are four additional heart attacks per 100,000 people each yea ...

Smoking intervention at pediatrician’s office helps parents quit

Pediatricians can help parents quit smoking by routinely screening them for tobacco use and offering them cessation assistance during their child’s appointment, study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics suggest. Study author Emara Nabi-Burza, MBBS, MS, s ...

Women in ophthalmic research see career inequalities

The integration of women authorship in ophthalmic research is comparable to that of other medical specialties, but overall women authors are underrepresented when compared with men, according to a study. Philipp W. Kramer, MD, of the Institute of Occupatio ...

Attorneys offer rheumatologists 3 tips to ‘unlock’ negotiation skills

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Here at the Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference, attorneys Drew Erteschik and J.M. Durnovich of Poyner Spruill in North Carolina, discussed the importance of negotiation and offered pointers for negotiating contract ...