September 21st 2023
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.
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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