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FDA OKs Device for Pediatric Kidney Injury Due to Sepsis

β€” The device was granted a Humanitarian Device Exemption approval

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FDA APPROVED Selective cytopheretic device-pediatric (SCD-PED) over a computer rendering of diseased kidneys.

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FDA: Don't Use Smartwatches, Smart Rings for Blood Glucose Measurements

Noninvasive devices that don't pierce the skin can give inaccurate measurements

Feb 22, 2024
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Do Organ Transplants Cause Personality Changes?

Anecdotal evidence suggests a real possibility, but more research is needed

Feb 22, 2024
Hypertension, Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Offspring's Heart Health in Adolescence

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes are both on the rise

Feb 16, 2024
RNA Silencer Zilebesiran: Infrequent Injections Bring Down BP

Sustained BP reductions seen in early trial whether patients got one or two doses in 6 months

Feb 16, 2024
Hypertension, Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Offspring's Heart Health in Adolescence

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes are both on the rise

RNA Silencer Zilebesiran: Infrequent Injections Bring Down BP

Sustained BP reductions seen in early trial whether patients got one or two doses in 6 months

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Persistent Shoulder Pain in a Dialysis Patient?

Consider metastatic or ectopic calcification in diagnosing unexplained symptoms in ESRD patients

A mature male describes his shoulder pain to his male doctor.
What Caused This Man's Weakness and Hematuria?

Lab tests, physical exam not helpful -- but history-taking offers a clue

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FDA Advisors Nearly All Aboard the TriClip Train for Tricuspid Regurgitation

Committee voted 13-1 that the benefits of the TEER device outweigh the risks in certain patients

Feb 14, 2024
FDA ADCOMM TriClip G4 system over a photo of the device
Immunotherapy May Hold Promise for Skin Cancers After ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ Transplant

Two studies had "important differences," but can help guide clinicians

Feb 13, 2024
A photo of surgeons performing a kidney transplant.
Denosumab Protective Against Diabetes?

Study found lower diabetes incidence with osteoporosis drug for patients who stayed on treatment

Feb 13, 2024
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Risk Score Proposed to Anchor Forthcoming Donor Heart Allocation Rules

Current six-tier system on the outs due to excessive manipulation

Feb 13, 2024
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Rapid Weight Loss a Diabetic Retinopathy Risk?

While research is conflicting, GLP-1 therapies might cause transient worsening of retinal disease

Feb 12, 2024
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Can a Common Diabetes Drug Turn Patients' Urine Into Alcohol?

Case study highlights importance of proper urine sample storage

Feb 07, 2024
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Tirzepatide's Association With BP Reduction Reinforced With ABPM Data

Combination GLP-1/GIP receptor agonist is currently approved for T2D and weight loss

Feb 05, 2024
A photo of a box of Mounjaro injection pens as well as a pen.
Durable Weight Loss Follows Just a Few Injections of Novel Drug

Most of the body weight reduction persisted 150 days after the last dose in an early-phase trial

Feb 05, 2024
A photo of a woman holding an injection pen.
Health Effects of Diabetes Remission; High-Deductible Plans for Cancer Patients

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Feb 03, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
First Transcatheter Tricuspid Regurgitation Treatment Approved

FDA greenlights system for severe cases cleared by the heart team

Feb 02, 2024
FDA APPROVED Evoque tricuspid valve replacement over a computer rendering of the device.
History of IBD Linked to Severe Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for COVID

IBD was associated with an increased risk of sepsis, shock, and acute kidney injury

Feb 01, 2024
CCC over a photo of Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV
Some 'Choosing Wisely' Recs Protect Older Folks From Low-Value Care

Study looked at how three recommendations changed primary care decisions

Jan 29, 2024
A photo of a young male doctor sitting across the desk from his senior female patient.
One Class of Antidiabetic Linked With Lower Kidney Stone Risk

Study compared SGLT2 inhibitors with GLP-1 agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors

Jan 29, 2024
A computer rendered cross section of kidneys with kidney stones
Caution Raised for Post-TAVR Cardiac Surgeries

Surgeons report rise in TAVR explants and other risky procedures

Jan 29, 2024
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