Patients With IPF Are at Increased Risk for Multiple Cancers

August 06, 2020 09:00pm

Researchers found that patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are at increased risk of developing several forms of cancer compared with the general population.

FDA Clears clonoSEQ to Detect MRD in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

By AJMC Staff

Real-World Analysis: Secukinumab Improves Psoriatic Arthritis Outcomes at 6 Months

By Laura Joszt

What Obstacles Are Impeding Early Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease?

By Matthew Gavidia

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Possibly Linked to Worse Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Heart Failure

By Maggie L. Shaw

CMS Releases E&M Updates, Expands Telehealth, Makes ACO Changes

August 04, 2020

Article

Among the changes announced this week include the expanded use of telehealth in Medicare, giving payment parity to hospital outpatient surgery centers, simplifying evaluation and management codes, and changing performance measures for accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Experts Highlight COVID-19 Vaccine Developments and Remaining Challenges

August 04, 2020

Article

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines that are leading the pack are utilizing a new vaccine technology that has never been approved for human use by the FDA. As a result, there are a lot of unknowns.

How Can Big Data Help to Triage Ophthalmology Patients?

August 04, 2020

Article

New study results published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggest researchers can leverage big data to triage ophthalmic clinic appointments, balancing the glaucoma progression risk against the morbidity risk from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) exposure during ophthalmic care.

Comorbidity Burden for HFpEF, HFrEF on the Rise Among Women and Men

August 04, 2020

Article

Evidence may support a greater comorbidity burden among patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) or reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), although this finding was shown to be worse among women with HFpEF.

How Do State Policies Impact Life Expectancy?

August 04, 2020

Article

Life expectancy trends in the United States "paint a troubling portrait of life and death," according to a new study published in The Milibank Quarterly. State policies have played an important role in the stagnation and recent decline in life expectancy.

Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia be Effectively Delivered Via Telemedicine?

August 04, 2020

Article

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered via telemedicine was found to be noninferior to in-person delivery in managing severity, with similar improvements in daytime functioning exhibited between the 2 methods, according to study findings.

What We’re Reading: Rural Hotspots Lack ICU Beds; Legal Immunity for NY Hospitals Rescinded; NJ Students Must Wear Masks

August 04, 2020

Article

A Health Affairs study found 49% of all rural low-income communities have no intensive care unit beds; New York loosened its restrictions granting hospitals and care facilities some legal immunity during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; all students in New Jersey will be required to wear masks in school.

Global Incidence of Premenopausal, Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Rising

August 03, 2020

Article

Higher-income countries are seeing their rates of premenopausal breast cancer increase faster, whereas cases of postmenopausal breast cancer are increasing in number faster in lower-income studies.