September 26th 2023
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A recent study suggests that patients with high-risk prostate cancer (PCa) in need of renal transplantation should receive cancer treatment before their transplants, as surgery and radiation treatment for localized PCa appear to be equally effective in this patient population.
Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans will maintain stability in 2024; a report found that women encounter disadvantages in cancer prevention and care; prescriptions for semaglutide, similar drugs surpass 9 million.
Women with ovarian, breast, skin, and uterine cancers were found to have significantly higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phenols, and parabens in their bodies.
To reduce the global burden of respiratory diseases and tackle inequalities, the Forum of International Respiratory Studies and the American Thoracic Society suggested improving access to preventive services, inhaler therapies, and effective pneumonia vaccines.
A new study confirmed the validity of a blood test that can diagnose patients with GLUT1 deficiency syndrome, a treatable neurometabolic disease that causes a wide range of neurologic symptoms in children and adults, including seizures.
Although nofazinlimab was well tolerated and showed antitumor activity in many tumor types, no response was found when combined with regorafenib to treat metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
Chemotherapy drug shortages put young patients at risk; restrictions and challenges cause concerns of a rise in teen births; at least 28 companies failed to prove sufficient product testing for cough syrups.
Overactivation of the immune system is a potential serious adverse event (AE) following immune checkpoint inhibition (ICI) treatment for any of several cancers in the first and second line; among these AEs is myasthenia gravis.
Researchers found that approximately 17% of respondents with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and no lifetime history of depression developed depression during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, while approximately 52% who had COPD and a history of depression experienced a recurrence of depressive symptoms.
In part 3 of this 4-part series, Michael Thorpy, MD, talks about advances in sodium oxybate medication formulations and how different formulations can help patients depending on their needs.
At the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Policy Summit, prominent figures in the health care industry from diverse organizations emphasized a commitment to advancing health equity and addressing pressing social and health disparities.
The CDC recommends pregnant women receive RSV vaccinations; 6 states expand their Medicaid programs to offer dental coverage; a new bill aims to address issues in the US organ transplant system
In just the last 2 years there have been updates in classification, risk assessment, and response criteria in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), but additional efforts are needed to improve these, and there remains a need for better therapies.
The study aimed to determine the perceived advantages and disadvantages of the smartwatch-integrated, do-it-yourself continuous glucose monitoring (DIY-CGM) device from the perspective of patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Faced with new government regulations, Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations should be utilizing technology to increase the accuracy of their coding, mitigate their risk, and ensure appropriate care for members.
On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the senior author of a study published in the September 2023 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® on the importance of adequate and effective lung cancer risk factor documentation to determine a patient's eligibility for screening.