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June 16, 2017

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly May Predict Amyloid Deposition

By Lorraine L. Janeczko, Reuters Health

Older cognitively normal adults who tend to be sleepy during the day may be more likely to have future beta-amyloid deposition, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A response to a single yes or no question was strongly associated with beta-amyloid status many years later.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly May Predict Amyloid Deposition
May 25, 2017

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles

By Zoltan Nemeth, MD, and Dorian Bogdanovski, MPH

Both CD and UC specimens display upregulated transcript levels of IL-12, IL-18, Il-21 and IL-27 in both inflamed and non-inflamed intestinal areas when compared to non-IBD.
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles
May 22, 2017

Smartphone Data Accurately Predict Blood Glucose Levels

By Michael Vlessides, MDalert.com contributor.

A new personalized prediction model uses smartphone-collected patient data and aggregate population data to create personalized blood glucose predictions for individuals.
Smartphone Data Accurately Predict Blood Glucose Levels
April 24, 2017

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from the Patient’s Perspective

By John Henry Dreyfuss, MDalert.com staff.

Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the more common cancers in the U.S. When asked about their diagnosis and experience with lung cancer, patients focused on several key aspects. Many of them reported that the most common symptoms were pain, dyspnea, and fatigue.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from the Patient’s Perspective
April 14, 2017

Gaming Strategies Improve Treatment Adherence Among T2DM Patients

By Annette M. Boyle, MDalert.com contributor, and MDalert.com Editorial Staff

A gaming strategy improves self-management among patients with T2DM.


Gaming Strategies Improve Treatment Adherence Among T2DM Patients
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As one type of esophageal cancer declines, another rises sharply

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even as the incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) continues to decline in most countries, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) Read More »

REFILE-Vaccination may be curbing ED visits for shingles

(In paragraph 9, corrects name to Barlas) By Marilynn Larkin (Reuters Health) - Emergency department (ED) visits for shingles fell in the past decade for people aged 60 and older but rose for most Read More »

Fewer admissions for heart failure, but blacks still fare worse than whites

By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Between 2002 and 2013, hospital admissions for heart failure fell by nearly a third in the U.S., but blacks are still more than twice as likely as whites to be Read More »

ICDs effective for primary prevention of cardiac arrest

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective for primary prevention of cardiac arrest in adults with cardiomyopathy, according to a Read More »

Vaccination may be curbing ED visits for shingles

By Marilynn Larkin (Reuters Health) - Emergency department (ED) visits for shingles fell in the past decade for people aged 60 and older but rose for most younger age groups. The decrease among older Read More »

Off-label TAVR may be suitable for those at high risk from surgery

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One-year mortality rates are similar for off- and on-label use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), suggesting the procedure may benefit Read More »

Risk of age-related macular degeneration higher with myeloproliferative neoplasms

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a Danish registry Read More »

Two U.S. studies differ over effects of marijuana on drivers

By Taylor Harris (Reuters) - Two U.S. studies on the effects of marijuana on drivers in states where it is allowed for recreational use came to different conclusions about whether it increases risks Read More »

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Do you recognize this pustular rash in an elderly female?

Do you recognize this pustular rash in an elderly female?

An 80-year-old female with a history of arthritis and high blood pressure presents with recurrent lesions and erythema on the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet. On examination, hyperkeratosis, brown macules, and discrete pustules are seen on her palmoplantar surfaces. A fungal culture and serologic tests are unremarkable. Which of the following is most strongly associated with this patient’s condition?

A) Exposure to ultraviolet radiation
B) Prior HPV infection
C) History of cigarette smoking
D) Prior aspergillus exposure

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Clinical Trials

Use our ClinicalTrials.gov feed to find trials in which your patients could enroll. In some cases, experimental drugs are a patient’s only hope. This section will regularly report on trials in the most common disease states, as they are getting underway.