Corticosteroids Linked to Worse Outcome in Facial Palsy

Worse facial function outcomes for patients with Lyme disease-associated facial palsy

U-Shaped Link for Fish Consumption, Mortality

Women only have increased mortality risk at the highest level of fish consumption

New Anticancer Drugs Up Costs and Life Expectancy Considerably

Lifetime costs up $72,000, life expectancy up 13 months with new drug use in breast cancer

Too Few Diabetes Patients Receiving Statins

Two in five middle-aged patients don’t get the medications, despite recommendations to do so

Most Patients Taking Opioids Open to Receiving Naloxone Rx

More than a third of patients reported beneficial behavior changes

Parents Often Make Dosing Errors With Liquid Medications

Parents make fewer mistakes using oral syringes compared to cups

Statin Rx May Prevent Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

In rat model, rosuvastatin induces phosphorylation of Akt, GSK-3β and prevents oxidative stress

Study Compares Effectiveness of Biologics in Psoriasis Treatment

Ustekinumab had highest effectiveness during five years of tx; more dose escalation for etanercept

Reports of Fatal Anaphylaxis With IV Iron Products

Seventy-nine cases of anaphylactic reactions linked to ferumoxytol, of which 18 were fatal

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Use Up in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

NACT use up from 2003 to 2012; linked to shorter overall survival in stage IIIC but not stage IV disease

Levonorgestrel IUD Potentially Cost-Effective in Obese Women

Intrauterine device is potentially cost-effective for prevention of deaths from endometrial cancer

Platelet-Rich Plasma, Hyaluronic Acid Improves Aging Facial Skin

Clinically visible, significant improvement noted; number of injections linked to overall satisfaction