Newscasting from the USA: Personalized Tool Can Predict Infants at Increased Risk for RSV

Newscasting from the USA: Personalized Tool Can Predict Infants at Increased Risk for RSV A personalized tool can predict infants at increased risk for severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) who would benefit most from RSV prevention products, according to a study published in the March issue of the Open Forum Infectious […]

From the USA: Bariatric Surgery Tied to Higher Short-Term Risk for Venous Thromboembolism

From the USA: Bariatric Surgery Tied to Higher Short-Term Risk for Venous Thromboembolism In the short term, bariatric surgery is associated with a greater risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), but in the long-term, it is associated with lower risk, according to a study published online April 30 in Obesity Surgery. Laura B. Harrington, Ph.D., M.P.H., from […]

Canada: Cardiorespiratory Fitness Cuts Risk for Poor Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes

Canada: Cardiorespiratory Fitness Cuts Risk for Poor Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes There is consistent evidence that high cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is strongly associated with a lower risk for a variety of cardiovascular disease outcomes, according to a review published online May 2 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Justin J. Lang, Ph.D., from the Public Health […]

Newscasting from India: MRE-Liver Stiffness Measure Better for Varices in NAFLD Cirrhosis

Newscasting from India: MRE-Liver Stiffness Measure Better for Varices in NAFLD Cirrhosis For patients with obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) compensated cirrhosis (CC), liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is significantly higher than acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) for those with varices, according to a study published online April 23 […]

Newly reported from the USA: Listeria Risk Prompts Recall of Planters Peanut Products

Newly reported from the USA: Listeria Risk Prompts Recall of Planters Peanut Products Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts and Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts, sold at Publix and Dollar Tree in five states, are being recalled due to the risk for Listeria contamination. So far, there have been no reports of illness linked to the recalled products, […]

From France: Exposure to Food Additive Emulsifiers Linked to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

From France: Exposure to Food Additive Emulsifiers Linked to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Exposure to food additive emulsifiers is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the May issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Clara Salame, Ph.D., from the Université Sorbonne Paris Nord and Université Paris […]

From the USA: Algorithm From EHR Can ID Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disease

From the USA: Algorithm From EHR Can ID Common Variable Immunodeficiency Disease A machine learning algorithm can identify patients with common variable immunodeficiency disease (CVID) from their electronic health records, according to a study published in the May 1 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Due to the low prevalence and extensive heterogeneity in CVID phenotypes, resulting […]

USA: Risk for Most Cardiovascular Diseases No Higher With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

USA: Risk for Most Cardiovascular Diseases No Higher With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among postmenopausal women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there is no higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with women without IBD, although the risk for ischemic stroke may be higher, according to a study published online April 29 in Digestive Diseases and Sciences. […]

China: Neoadjuvant Chemohormonal Therapy Aids Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

China: Neoadjuvant Chemohormonal Therapy Aids Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer For patients with locally advanced prostate cancer, neoadjuvant chemohormonal therapy (NCHT) is beneficial for biochemical progression-free survival (bPFS), according to a study published online May 1 in The Journal of Urology. Hongyang Qian, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and colleagues conducted a randomized trial recruiting 141 patients […]

USA: Noninvasive Imaging Aids Selection of Stenosis Patients Needing Revascularization Procedure

USA: Noninvasive Imaging Aids Selection of Stenosis Patients Needing Revascularization Procedure Computed tomography fractional flow reserve (CT-FFR) improves assessment of vessel blockages and reduces the number of stenosis patients referred for invasive revascularization procedures, according to a study published online April 4 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Mangun K. Randhawa, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard […]