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January 27, 2020
Chinese health authorities are testing a HIV drug, lopinavir and ritonavir, as a potential treatment for the new coronavirus; a debate is growing over the efficacy of the sole drug approved to prevent preterm birth; the Trump administration threatens to withhold Califonia’s federal funding due to its abortion coverage requirements.
January 26, 2020
Following cataract surgery, a submicron formulation of loteprednol etabonate (LE) gel, 0.38% administered three times daily (TID), is safe and effective for treating ocular inflammation with minimal risk of intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation, according to study findings.
January 26, 2020
Researchers recently discovered a sensitive and specific biomarker that may enable early diagnosis, treatment, and public awareness of spotted fever rickettsial infections, including Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), according to a study published in the American Journal of Pathology.
 
January 25, 2020
Extracting lung function measurements from electronic health record (EHR) data through an automated tool, such as Microsoft SQL Server’s full-text search feature, may be efficient and improve the number of values available, leading to improved phenotyping of patients with COPD, according to study findings.
January 25, 2020
The authors write that the drug's apparent cardioprotective effects in the angiotensin II stressed mice—the decreased fibrosis, reduced inflammation and oxidative stress—all merit further study.
January 25, 2020
Researchers compared the cost-effectiveness of ninetedanib to pirfenidone for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and found nintedanib to be more cost-saving than pirfenidone, according to study findings.
 
January 25, 2020
The literature review examined randomized controlled trials for craniosacral therapy (CST) in patients with migraine and other conditions that cause pain.
January 24, 2020
The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) published a draft evidence report on crizanlizumab (Adakveo), voxelotor (Oxbryta), and L-glutamine (Endari) for sickle cell disease, as well as a draft scoping document on valoctocogene roxaparvovec, an investigational gene therapy, and emicizumab (Helimbra) for hemophilia.
 
January 24, 2020
Amid the disappointment that the Camden Coalition's "hot spotting" efforts did not reduce hospital readmissions, we note how a well-read 2007 paper in our archives showed that expenditures on disease management do not always produce a return on investment.
January 24, 2020
Shifting towards an anti-inflammatory and suppressive homeostatic immune system may contribute to increased clinical efficacy of siponimod in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), a recent study in JCI Insight reported.
 
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