Month: May 2021

One third of plastic surgeons saw their income decline over the last year, but the specialty overall earned the most among the 29 specialties in this year’s compensation survey. Plastic surgeons also had the largest gain in pay from last year — almost 10% — among all specialties. Otolaryngology and allergy/immunology were at the other
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 Mavacamten, a potential first-in-class cardiac myosin inhibitor for patients with symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (oHCM), showed improvement in health status compared to placebo at 30 weeks in EXPLORER-HCM trial Findings of new analysis published simultaneously in The Lancet PRINCETON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE) May 15, 2021 — Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced a new analysis of
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Treatment for Cushing’s Syndrome Strongbridge Biopharma plc Announces U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application (NDA) for Recorlev (levoketoconazole) for the Treatment of Endogenous Cushing’s Syndrome DUBLIN, Ireland and TREVOSE, Pa., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Strongbridge Biopharma plc, (Nasdaq: SBBP), a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the
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FDA Approves Empaveli (pegcetacoplan) for Adults with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) WALTHAM, Mass., May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: APLS), a global biopharmaceutical company and leader in targeted C3 therapies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Empaveli™ (pegcetacoplan), the first and only targeted C3 therapy
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Have you ever wondered how a nurse can expand on their bedside role to include other areas of interest or moving into different roles? While everyone has their own story, there are a few things that bridge many stories and that you can do to support your career journey. Maybe your goal is getting involved
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Asish Prasad lost his father in 2020. Shortly afterward, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Asish flew to Lautoka, Fiji, the following February to support his mother during her difficult journey through treatment—but things didn’t happen as planned. And now the family has been left waiting indefinitely for treatment to even be available. Asish’s
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A new online survey of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients found that individuals seeking information on social media are generally satisfied with the care that they get from their health care providers. However, the online activity suggested a desire for more information, especially with respect to supportive needs like diet and complementary/alternative medicine (CAM). The
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Dozens of commonly used drugs, including antibiotics, antinausea and anticancer medications, have a potential side effect of lengthening the electrical event that triggers contraction, creating an irregular heartbeat, or cardiac arrhythmia called acquired Long QT syndrome. While safe in their current dosages, some of these drugs may have a more therapeutic benefit at higher doses,
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is seen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021. Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky defended the agency’s decision
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Hemodynamic assessment did not improve guidance for complete revascularization in multivessel stenting for patients with ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI), according to the FLOWER-MI trial. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) was no better than angiography at guiding percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on nonculprit lesions in terms of 1-year clinical outcomes among more than 1,000 study participants, reported
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Could the key to deeper, more meaningful conversations be in the questions we ask each other? The idea of doing a Q&A with the woman who, literally, wrote the book on how to ask good questions is slightly intimidating, but that’s precisely what I did when I got together with Elke Wiss, a ‘modern practical
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) who had worse composite scores for six social determinants of health — economic stability, neighborhood quality, education, 30-day food security, community integration, and health insurance — were less likely to adhere to all the measures recommended
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced data from a preclinical study of the company’s combination quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine (NanoFlu™) and COVID-19 vaccine candidate (NVX-CoV2373). The NanoFlu/NVX-CoV2373 combination vaccine demonstrated positive immune responses to both influenza and SARS-CoV-2. A pre-print of the
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University of Alberta scientists have identified a receptor in cells that could be key to preventing permanent hearing loss in childhood cancer survivors who are being treated with the drug cisplatin. The researchers believe by inhibiting the receptor, they may be able to eliminate toxic side-effects from the drug that cause the hearing loss. Cisplatin
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