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Inflation Reduction Act Could Cut Medicare Drug Spending by 5%, Study Suggests
The bill could have saved CMS about $26.5 billion had it been in place from 2018-2020, the study showed.
Prevalence of Mental Health Comorbidities in Psoriasis Probed in New Study
The exact reasons for the links are not yet clear, although some evidence suggests inflammation plays a role.
Diabetes Prevention App Users More Likely to Be Female, Obese vs General Population
This new study examined uptake and use of a digital tool meant to aid in diabetes prevention.
Lower CTLA4 Levels May Indicate Risk of MG in Patients With Thymoma
The findings from among patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) could point the way to a potential new drug target, the authors said.
Veterans Health Stakeholders Identify Priorities to Ensure Health Equity in Telehealth
First steps include assembling equity data and reaching out to veterans’ advocacy groups.
CRISPR Knockout Identifies New Biomarkers for PARP Inhibitor Resistance in Prostate Cancer
The report also suggests that ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein inhibition could be a valuable tool to overcome resistance.
Telehealth Likely as Effective as In-Person Care for MDD
Patients were also more likely to stay in treatment longer when their care was delivered virtually, a new survey has found.
Route Does Not Impact Diagnostic Accuracy of Micro-Ultrasound Targeted Prostate Biopsies, Study Finds
The report suggests that high-resolution micro-ultrasound could help identify clinically significant lesions that would be missed with conventional MRI.
PD-L1 Scoring in NSCLC Varies Significantly
This new study has found different labs followed similar practices, but the way they scored patients varied significantly.
Low-risk MDS Management May Change as New Technology, Therapies Emerge
A new review article shows how technologies like next-generation sequencing might help clinicians tailor care for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).
Potential Molecular Mechanisms That Increase COVID-19 Risk in Lung Cancer Highlighted
This experimental research suggests the expression levels of certain genes might help explain why people with lung cancer often have more severe cases of COVID-19.
Potential Link Found Between Spikes in Air Pollution, Outpatient Psoriasis Visits
Female patients and people younger than 18 years were particularly sensitive to pollution levels, this study found.
Digital Therapeutic Sparks Improvement in Diabetes Across Demographic Lines
This new report shows people who used the digital therapeutic saw an improvement of 14% to 15% in their average blood glucose levels regardless of their racial or ethnic category.
TMB May Predict Success of Chemoradiation, Durvalumab in Locally Advanced NSCLC
The findings on tumor mutational burden (TMB) may fill a gap in biomarkers for patients who have non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
cfDNA May Help Risk-Stratify Patients With ALL
The study authors said the method also has the advantages of having a quick turnaround and a relatively low cost.
Case Report Highlights Rare Case of CML Presenting With Morel Lavallée Lesion
The case is believed to be just the second reported in the scientific literature.
Investigators Find Potential Biomarker for Platinum-Based Chemotherapy Response in NSCLC
Patients who had non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with homologous recombination gene mutations had better outcomes, although no single gene in the pathway appeared to have a causal role.
Immune Profiling Study Offers Potential New Patient-Stratification Tools in Glioblastoma
The findings include the identification of a 12-gene signature that could be used to categorize patients as high or low risk.
Concurrent Antibiotics, Steroids Raise CDI Risk in People With Lung Cancer Receiving EGFR-TKIs
The new report found no evidence that second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) were more likely to lead to Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in patients with lung cancer.
Case Report Details Diagnostic Imaging for Rare Distal Cholangiocarcinoma Case
Distal cholangiocarcinomas are rare, but clinicians can use a variety of imaging to diagnose it.
Case Report Details Rare Case of SLE With Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
Although the skin condition is common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), it usually is not the initial manifestation.
Physical Activity Benefits People With SLE, but Many Do Not Meet WHO Guidelines
Aerobic capacity and cardiovascular risk both improve when people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) exercise regularly, according to a new systematic review.
Switch to NGS Would Lead to More Targeted NSCLC Care, but May Not Lower Costs
The study, based on care in Japan, found patients would be more quickly referred for targeted therapy.
Cannabis Used With ICIs Appears to Have No Impact on NSCLC Outcomes
Differences in overall survival between cannabis users and those who did not use the plant were small and could be explained by differences in the make-ups of the 2 cohorts of patients with non-small cell lung cancer, researchers said.
New Data Suggest Biomarker for SLE Therapy Response
The data could help clinicians better identify patients who are good fits for belimumab after rituximab.
Childhood Trauma Highly Prevalent in People With PNES
New research shows people with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) have higher rates of childhood trauma of all types compared with people with epilepsy.
Afatinib Outperforms First-Generation EGFR-TKIs in NSCLC With Uncommon EGFR Mutations
The study offers guidance to clinicians treating the roughly 10% of patients with rare EGFR mutations.
Disease-Modifying Therapies Halt Progression in Patients With SMA Types 2, 3
The new report is based on real-world data from a patient registry and shows some patients even regain motor function under treatment with nusinersen for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Study Identifies Factors Associated With Hypoglycemia Unawareness, Improvement
The use of continuous glucose monitoring and attendance at a diabetes education appointment appeared to increase the odds of patient improvement.
Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir Highly Effective at Preventing COVID-19 Hospitalization, RWE Says
The study of real-world evidence (RWE) found nearly 9 in 10 patients in a highly vaccinated cohort avoided hospitalization within 15 days of treatment for COVID-19.
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