Rose is a freelance writer for The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), where she previously worked as an editor.
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Patient Survey Provides Insight on Sleep Apnea Treatment Preferences
A survey of patients with sleep apnea and those at high risk for it identified key aspects of the care pathway where patients have preferences that may inform future processes.
Bone Marrow Fibrosis Holds Potential as Independent Prognostic Factor in MDS
Myelodysplastic syndrome has a variety of clinical presentations, including bone marrow fibrosis. Previously, the presence of fibrosis has not been considered in disease risk scoring in MDS, but recent research suggests it may be a valuable risk factor.
Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy May Up Risk of Metabolic Disease, Hypertension Post Partum
A study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy led to a higher risk of both metabolic disease and hypertension up to 7 years post partum.
Metabolic Differences Between Endothelial Cells in PH Phenotypes Explained
This new study aimed to identify metabolic differences in endothelial cells in pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (PH) to aid in the development of novel therapeutic approaches.
Ruxolitinib Improves OS in Patients With Myelofibrosis vs Hydroxyurea Alone
An update to the ERNEST study found a survival benefit in ruxolitinib for the treatment of myelofibrosis in both the first and second line vs hydroxyurea.
Any Light Exposure Before Bedtime May Lead to Sleep Troubles in Young Children
Contrary to research done on adults, a recent study found that children may be highly sensitive to light exposure of any intensity before bedtime.
IO-TKI Combinations Have Potential as Preferred First-line mRCC Therapy
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) has seen increased treatment options in recent years, including immunotherapy (IO) combinations paired with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). A meta-analysis of phase 3 trials aimed to compare and rank available first-line treatments.
Plasma THC Levels Associated With Reduced Intraocular Pressure in Healthy Adults
A recent analysis found a strong negative correlation between plasma THC levels and intraocular pressure in healthy adults after smoking cannabis.
Study Finds Surgical Intervention for Nasal Obstruction Improves CPAP Adherence, Outcomes in Patients With OSA
Nasal surgical intervention led patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who historically were nonadherent to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment to become adherent and experience improvements in objective and subjective severity measures.
Routine Lung CT Reports Have Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility in Pulmonary Hypertension Subtypes
Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension due to chronic lung disease can be difficult to differentiate, but new research suggests descriptions of lung parenchyma in routine CT scans may prove useful.
Nighttime Traffic Noise Associated With Poor Self-reported Sleep Quality
Nocturnal road traffic noise was strongly linked to a range of insomnia symptoms, highlighting the potential impact of noise pollution on public health in large populations.
Study Assesses Real-world Outcomes of Immunotherapy in Patients With HCC, Comorbidities
A poster presentation from the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium suggests more research is needed to confirm the optimal treatment algorithms for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Secukinumab Successfully Treats AGEP in Case Study
A patient with medication-induced severe acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis responded to treatment with secukinumab after unsuccessful courses of topical and systemic steroids.
Study Using Novel Index Links OSA Severity to Higher Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Patients in upper quartiles of the sleep breathing impairment index, a novel gauge of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity, had higher 10-year Framingham cardiovascular risk than patients whose symptoms were classified as less severe.
Could AI–Based Real-Time Surgical Guidance Reduce Complications During Cataract Surgery?
A recent study suggests a conceptual deep neural network–based surgical guidance platform is precise and has potential as a valuable tool during phacoemulsification procedures.
Biological Rhythms Outweigh Sleep Quantity Changes in Peripartum Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms
A recent study found an association between biological rhythms affecting sleep late in pregnancy and postpartum and depressive or anxiety symptoms.
Study Finds Association Between COVID-19 and Dry Eye Symptoms
One of the long-term effects of COVID-19 may be small fiber neuropathy in the ocular surface causing similar symptoms to dry eye disease and diabetic neuropathy, a recent study found.
Severe Daytime Sleepiness Linked With Parkinsonian-Like Symptoms, Study Finds
The severity of excessive daytime sleepiness correlated with the prevalence of Parkinsonian-like symptoms in adults aged 50 to 64, but further research is needed to determine the mechanisms behind the findings.
Targeted Memory Reactivation During Slow-Wave Sleep May Facilitate Facial Recognition
Recent research suggests targeted memory reactivation might help with facial recognition and name recall, but quality and quantity of sleep may be important factors in effectiveness.
Understanding Real-World Trends in MRD Testing as Part of MM Management
An abstract presented at the 63rd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition assessed real-world data on patients with multiple myeloma to provide insight into longitudinal testing patterns and rates of sustained minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity.
AI-Based Anomaly Detection Holds Promise in Screening for Retinal Diseases, Study Says
Recent findings suggest that with more research, anomaly detection may be an option for general retinal disease screening and identification of novel presentations of common retinal diseases.
MRD Kinetics Identify High-risk CLL in Study of Zanubrutinib, Venetoclax, Obinutuzumab
An abstract presented at the 63rd American Society of Hematology Meeting & Exposition found that the regimen was effective and that MRD could potentially be used as a biomarker to inform treatment duration.
UK Study Characterizes Patient, Health Care System Burden From Chronic Cough
Chronic cough can have a significant impact on patient quality of life, and recognizing it as an individual condition may help optimize its treatment.
Short Sleep, Insomnia During Pandemic Associated With Increased Psychological Distress
A survey of health care workers in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic’s peak identified associations between poor sleep and anxiety, acute stress, and depressive symptoms.
Possible Correlations Found Between Aging, Visual Field Reliability Indices
A large real-world analysis assessed age-related changes in commonly used visual field reliability indices and the potential mechanisms behind the trends.
Increased Patient-Physician Dialogue in EDs May Reduce Polypharmacy in Older Patients
A Danish study observed emergency department (ED) health care providers and identified 5 factors that could play into patient involvement in medication discussions, particularly in older patients with polypharmacy.
Retrospective Study Finds Neovascular Glaucoma Etiology May Affect Surgical Outcomes
One-year outcomes varied among patients with differing neovascular glaucoma etiologies, but many achieved meaningful vision after surgical treatment that included glaucoma drainage devices.
Lesser Studied Nonrespiratory Complications in Nusinersen-Treated SMA1 May Affect Outcomes
The respiratory complications of spinal muscular atrophy are well-researched, but a new study provides insight into nonrespiratory complications that may be just as crucial.
Study Identifies Novel SMPD1 Variants in Patients With ASMD in India
Researchers found 18 novel and 21 known variants of SMPD1 with disease-causing potential, providing data that may be helpful in prenatal diagnosis of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency in India.
Could GLP-1 RAs Improve COVID-19-Induced Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension?
Recent studies show that glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists have anti-inflammatory effects in human and rodent pathological models, making them a potential therapeutic strategy for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension after COVID-19 infection.
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