Surprising Finding: Alcohol and Thyroid Cancer
Is thyroid cancer the exception to the rule that alcohol consumption is linked to an increased risk of developing cancer?
USPSTF (Still) Recommends Against Screening for COPD
Once again, the USPSTF finds no net benefit to screening asymptomatic persons for COPD. Draft recommendation is available for comment.
Corticosteroids Improved Outcomes, Recovery from Community Acquired Pneumonia
Reductions in mortality, need for life support, hospital stays, and other measures should win this drug class serious consideration, study authors say.
Risk Factors Identified for 30-day Mortality in Patients with Pneumonia
Targeting these risk factors with adjunctive therapy may help improve outcomes, say authors of a new study.
Viruses Found Responsible for Burden of Hospitalizations from CAP
A new CDC study also found that older adults are more likely to be hospitalized for a severe respiratory virus than those aged 18 to 49 years.
Bariatric Surgery Better Corrected Diabetes vs. Lifestyle Alone
T2DM patients who underwent surgery experienced decreased use of diabetes medications, if not partial or complete disease remission.
News Roundup: Migraine Treatments
Explore recent migraine treatment research on the following slides.
CV Data Shows No Benefit, Risk to GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Lixisenatide
A large phase IIIb study showed no increased risk for cardiovascular problems with GLP-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide.
GLP-1 Agonists May Change How Brain Responds to Food
GLP-1 receptor agonists may help patients with type 2 diabetes to lose weight by altering the way their brains respond to food.
PPI Use Upped Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Proposed mechanisms for the association include PPI-induced acute pH dysregulation and alteration of the gut microbiome.
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