AMA: Ruling Makes It Easier for Insurers to Terminate Doctors
The outcome of a recent case
regarding the termination of physicians by an insurance company
following a dispute over the necessity of medical services
provided has serious implications for physicians and their
patients, according to a report published by the American
Antibiotic Use Linked to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Taking antibiotics might increase
the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The study was published online Aug. 27 in the Journal of
Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Azithromycin Routine in Hospital Despite Risk for QTc Prolongation
Azithromycin is routinely
prescribed to hospitalized patients despite risk factors for
corrected QT prolongation and administration of interacting
medications, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in
the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Challenges in Replicating Results of Psychology Studies
Independent researchers couldn't
reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments
previously published in three prominent psychology journals,
according to a review published in the Aug. 28 issue of
Comprehensive Strategy IDs Mutation in Homologous Genes
A comprehensive approach can
improve molecular analysis of PMS2 for patients with
Lynch syndrome, according to a study published online Aug. 27
in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
Foot Site Independent Risk Factor for Melanoma Outcome
Foot melanoma seems to represent a
specific subgroup and is a negative independent prognostic
factor for disease-specific survival and disease-free interval,
according to a study published in the September issue of the
International Journal of Dermatology.
Growth Hormone May Benefit Bone Health in Older Women
Older women with osteoporosis may
benefit from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial
suggests. The results were reported online Aug. 27 in the
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Seen in Black Women
Young black women have a higher
rate of BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations than
previously believed, according to a study published online Aug.
19 in Cancer.
Lower Risk of Dabigatran-Tied Bleeding With Gastroprotection
For patients taking dabigatran, the
risk of gastrointestinal bleeding is reduced with use of
gastroprotective agents, according to a study published in the
September issue of Gastroenterology.
Takayasu Arteritis, Ulcerative Colitis Co-Occurrence Rate High
Takayasu arteritis has a high rate
of co-occurrence and genetic overlap with ulcerative colitis,
according to a study published in the August issue of
Arthritis & Rheumatology.
ERCC1 SNP Can Identify Good Prognosis in Nasopharyngeal CA
Excision repair cross-complementing
group 1 genotype for the single nucleotide polymorphism
cytosine-to-thymine substitution at codon 118 interacts with
post-radiotherapy plasma Epstein-Barr virus DNA to identify
favorable prognosis for a subgroup of patients with
nasopharyngeal carcinoma, according to a study published in the
Aug. 15 issue of Cancer.
Blood Test Predicts Relapse in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
An experimental blood test may one
day detect the return of early-stage breast cancer months
before it is revealed by computed tomography or magnetic
resonance imaging, researchers report in the Aug. 26 issue of
Science Translational Medicine.