Understanding the Relationship Between BBBD Therapy and Maculopathy

December 3rd 2020, 4:00pm


Results of a retrospective case series revealed an association between blood-brain barrier disruption (BBBD)–related maculopathy and the number of BBBD treatment sessions patients underwent, suggesting a dose-dependent effect of the treatment.

Selexipag Improves Outcomes in Patients With CTD-PAH

December 3rd 2020, 2:08pm


Use of selexipag in patients with connective tissue disease–associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (CTD-PAH) resulted in outcomes similar to those seen in patients with idiopathic PAH, despite the traditionally poorer prognosis of CTD-PAH.

Review Evaluates Triggers of Pediatric Migraine

December 1st 2020, 8:39pm


Researchers assessed 3 risk factors for migraine in children and adolescents: stress, sleep poverty, and alimentation.

Dr Milena Murray: Be Careful When Prescribing ART for Patients on Hormonal Contraception

November 30th 2020, 3:54pm


Certain antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs can decrease contraception’s effectiveness, said Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

Dr David Pariser Outlines Future Treatment Options of Atopic Dermatitis With Biologics and JAK Inhibitors

November 28th 2020, 1:45pm


As the only biologic on the market, dupilumab has replaced most of the more traditional treatments for atopic dermatitis, said David Pariser, MD, senior physician at Pariser Dermatology Specialists.

Review Examines New Options for Patients With Aplastic Anemia

November 28th 2020, 11:15am


Severe aplastic anemia used to have few options and mortality was high, but a new class of drugs offers some hope.

Carotid Artery Lipid Core Associated With CVD, Independent of Artery Wall Thickness

November 27th 2020, 9:15pm


It remains unclear whether measures of magnetic resonance imaging plaque characteristics are associated with cardiovascular disease events independent of plaque burden at the population level.

10-Year BRCA Testing Decreases, Study Shows

November 27th 2020, 4:30pm


Among older women with and without breast and ovarian cancers, testing for the BRCA gene dropped precipitously between 2008 and 2018.

Dr Krishna Sundar: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Central Sleep Apnea and Vice Versa

November 27th 2020, 3:00pm


Intermittent hypoxia sensitizes control centers in the brain, noted Krishna M. Sundar, MD, clinical professor, Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, and medical director, Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah.

Diffuse Macular Damage Linked to Diminished Facial Recognition, Contrast Sensitivity

November 27th 2020, 3:00pm


Among patients with glaucoma, diffuse rather than focal glaucomatous macular damage was associated with diminished facial recognition and contrast sensitivity, according to results of a cohort study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.