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Skin Patch for Peanut Allergies: A Promising New Therapeutic Approach

resize_shutterstock_84822442A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to one-year results from an ongoing clinical trial. The treatment, called epicutaneous immunotherapy or EPIT, was […]

By | November 8th, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

Persistent Macular Thickening Occurring After Ranibizumab (Lucentis®) Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) With Vision Impairment

resize_shutterstock_198850808Diabetic macular edema (DME) is an advanced, vision-limiting complication of DR that affects nearly 30% of patients who have had diabetes for at least 20 years and is responsible for much of the vision loss due to DR. The historic standard of care for DME has been […]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

Corporations Continue to Establish Collaborations to Further Advanced Personalized Cancer Care Treatment Regimens

resize_shutterstock_49898080IBA, the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions, and Royal Philips, a leader in health technology, are collaboratively stepping up efforts in adaptive proton therapy planning. The long-term collaboration between the two companies includes the joint marketing and sales of Philips imaging and clinical informatics solutions […]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

Bisphosphonates Reduce All-Cause Mortality in Women and Men Recently Reported at Major Scientific Meeting

resize_shutterstock_324933101Recently at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2016 Annual Meeting, new data was reported that the use of use of a bisphosphonate, alendronate in particular, is associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality in both women and men, and the protective effect remains after […]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes

resize_shutterstock_315125459Depression and glucose intolerance commonly co-occur among non-pregnant individuals. However, the temporal relationship between gestational diabetes (GDM) and depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period is less understood. The objective of this recent study examines whether linkage exists between depression in early pregnancy and gestational diabetes1. The […]

By | October 21st, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain is a stronger predictor of depression than other diabetic complications and comorbidities

resize_shutterstock_287769251-300x200Recently, Vincenza Spallone MD, PhD, from the endocrinology unit, department of systems medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, and his colleagues reported in the journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research1,2 that painful diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) was associated with a more than fourfold increased risk of […]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

Role of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep-wake disturbances for stroke and stroke recovery

resize_shutterstock_225421312-300x220Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and sleep-wake disturbances (SWD) are highly prevalent in stroke patients. Recent studies suggest that they represent both a risk factor and are a consequence of stroke and affect stroke recovery, outcome, and recurrence. Around 50-70 million adults in the United States have some form […]

By | August 16th, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) Updates Guidelines the Use of Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease (April 2016)

uspstfCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of mortality among US adults. Heart disease, cancer, or stroke caused more than half of all deaths in the United States in 2011. Despite potential harms associated with aspirin, regular, routine use of low-dose aspirin has been linked with lower […]

By | July 19th, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments

Five-Year Results of STAMPEDE TRIAL Demonstrates That Bariatric Surgery Still Tops Meds for Glycemic Control at 5 Years

PCI_surgery (1 of 1)Five-year findings of the STAMPEDE trial of 150 very overweight or obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes were consistent with interim 3-year results[1]. More patients who had gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy attained durable glycemic control (HbA1c <6.0%) than patients who received […]

By | June 20th, 2016|Blog, Medicine|0 Comments