September 21st 2023
Patients treated for more than 28 days had a higher chance of status epilepticus cessation, but also a high risk of moderate to severe disability at discharge, according to one study.
Findings showed that autonomic symptom burden was slightly more severe in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with those with NMOSD, although the difference was not statistically significant.
Data from 6 states—California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania—and 2 metropolitan areas—Atlanta, Georgia, and Detroit, Michigan—collected through the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study were used for the investigation.
Self-care adherence, family support and functioning, and school support also indirectly affected the relationship between sociodemographic and clinical variables and metabolic control, a study found.
The measure of total DNA in leukemic cells as defined by a DNA index outperformed other criteria for identifying patients with hyperdiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and favorable prognosis.
Among adults 40 years and older with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there is a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) compared with a general population without COPD.
Researchers found that analyzing certain chemokine levels may help explain racial disparities in prostate cancer lethality, and that neutralizing such chemokines could potentially benefit prostate cancer treatment.
While B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels remain high in patients with end-stage heart failure with cardiogenic shock, these levels lose their prognostic value in patients using ventricular assist devices (VADs).
Salvage radiation therapy (RT) showed efficacy in local control of relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) following CD19-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy failure.
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Public health professionals are the backbone of our health system, and their contributions are vital to the well-being of our communities. As a society, we must value their work, provide the support they need, and ensure that public health remains a rewarding and viable career choice.
Several discrepancies in care must be considered to properly address psychological needs in patients with lymphoma, including patient/doctor communication, information provision, and applying distress guidelines.
"CMS cannot do this alone. We have to do this in partnership. So really thinking about providers and beneficiaries and how we do this together," Ellen Lukens, MPH, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, explained.