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What's New in Atopic Dermatitis: Updates From AAD 2016 CME

: Experts discuss the latest updates on atopic dermatitis from the AAD annual meeting.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Hemophilia Products Do Not Raise Antibody Risk, Says EMA

The evidence does not indicate that two recombinant factor VIII products from Bayer increase the risk for inhibitors that render treatment ineffective, EU regulators said in a meta-analysis.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Minimally Invasive Procedures for Adult Spinal Deformity

Minimally invasive techniques offer new options for spinal deformity correction in adults. Who are the best candidates?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Stillbirths and neonatal deaths vary significantly across UK, figures show

The incidence of stillbirth and neonatal death varies considerably among different NHS trusts and health boards across the United Kingdom, warns a report on all births in 2014 that calls for any organisations with higher than average rates to carry out a local review.1  
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over 3 years ago
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CRC Risk in African American Families With Lynch Syndrome

Are African American families with Lynch syndrome at an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer and, if so, what exactly is the pathophysiology of disease in this group?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rapid Discrimination of the Phenotypic Variants of von Willebrand Disease: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: A novel von Willebrand Factor multiplex activity assay may provide a rapid diagnostic method for variant von Willebrand Disease (VWD), with an overall accuracy of more than 88% for type 1 and 2 VWD.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Supraglottoplasty Effective for Children With Laryngomalacia

Supraglottoplasty relieves obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with laryngomalacia, but residual disease is common, according to a new meta-analysis of four studies.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Medicowesome: Glycogen storage diseases mnemonic

Glycogen storage diseases from 1-6 are: von Gierke's disease Pompe's disease. Cori's disease Anderson’s disease McArdles disease Hers disease  
medicowesome.blogspot.com
over 3 years ago
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Alcohol use is common in Australian women with surveys suggesting that around 90% of 18-45 year olds have had a drink in the last year and that around 39% of these are unaware of the health implications of drinking on the developing fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a leading cause of preventable intellectual disability. An Australian diagnostic guide has recently been developed by the Telethon Kids Institute to help clinicians make the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders. In this post we cover some of the basics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and provide some resources for those who want to learn more.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 3 years ago
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Pregabalin Linked to Major Birth Defects

Exposure to pregabalin, an antiepileptic also prescribed for pain and psychiatric disorders, during pregnancy is linked to a 3-fold increased risk for major birth defects, a new study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Facial and Scalp Swelling in Children With Hemophilia

Two pediatric patients present with swelling of the cheek and scalp. Find out how these cases were diagnosed and learn what the treatment was.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA Approves Afstyla for Adults, Children With Hemophilia A

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Afstyla for adults and children with hemophilia A for routine prophylaxis and on-demand treatment of bleeding episodes.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Individualizing Factor Replacement Therapy for Patients With Hemophilia CME/CE

This activity is intended for hematologists, pediatricians, primary care physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with hemophilia.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Pulse Ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns

Stephen Kaine relates how the United States has implemented universal screening for critical congenital heart disease in newborn infants.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Parental Catastrophizing Worsens Sickle Cell Disability

The effect isn't seen with protective parenting alone -- only when catastrophizing also occurs.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
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over 3 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Avoralstat Disappoints in Patients With Hereditary Angioedema

A just-published trial suggests the oral plasma-kallikrein inhibitor avoralstat may cut the frequency of attacks in patients with severe hereditary angioedema (HAE). But as-yet-unpublished data from a subsequent, larger study dash those hopes, at least for the liquid formulation.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Next-Gen Gene Sequencing to Diagnose Rare Diseases in Newborns

Next-generation gene sequencing in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may speed detection of rare diseases and deliver results faster to anxious families, according to a pilot study from Canada.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago