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Dupilumab Cuts Exacerbations in Late-Onset Asthma

May 21, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Lung function improved at weeks 12 and 52 in patients with, without fixed airway obstruction Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

AAN: Oral BTK Inhibitor Superior to Placebo in Multiple Sclerosis

May 14, 2019 Fewer enhancing lesions seen in weeks 12 to 24 for 75 mg evobrutinib once daily versus placebo

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Cases Increased in 2004 to 2012

May 14, 2019 Highest rates of HZO seen in older adults, women, and in whites versus other racial groups

DDW: Parkinson Disease Risk Up After Appendectomy

May 13, 2019 Risk greater for those aged 18 years and up, Caucasians, African-Americans, Asians

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy May Identify Lymphedema Earlier

May 13, 2019 Surveillance with the technology may allow earlier detection, more effective treatment for lymphedema

AAN: Eculizumab Reduces Risk for Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica

May 10, 2019 But no significant between-group difference noted in measures of disability progression

AAN: Isradipine Offers No Benefit in Parkinson Disease

May 10, 2019 No significant treatment effect seen in UPDRS Part I to III score measured in the ON state

DDW: Lasting Weight Loss Seen With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

May 10, 2019 Patients were predicted to achieve their minimum weight at 24 months after ESG

Less Invasive Mastectomy an Option for More Patients

May 08, 2019 Higher-risk patients may now be eligible for nipple-sparing mastectomy

Preablation Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced A-Fib Recurrence

May 08, 2019 Bariatric surgery was only independent predictor of arrhythmia-free survival in multivariate analysis

Percutaneous Ablation in Liver Cancer Tied to Better Outcomes

May 08, 2019 Intervention linked to better short-term outcomes versus surgical procedures

New Lesions ID’d on Breast MRI During Treatment Likely Benign

May 07, 2019 New suspicious lesions detected on breast MRI during neoadjuvant therapy are more likely benign

Clinicians Believe Link Between Breast Pain, Cancer Is Weak

May 06, 2019 But many order imaging to exclude malignancy or for reassurance only

AUA: Marijuana Tied to Increased Risk for LUTS Medications in BPH

May 06, 2019 Marijuana use also linked to worse overall semen parameters due to induction of oxidative stress

AUA: Atenolol Linked to Drop in Low-, Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

May 03, 2019 After adjustment for confounders, atenolol displayed significant protective effect on prostate cancer

Radiotherapy Tied to Lower Recurrence of Early, Hormone-Driven Breast Cancer

May 01, 2019 Antihormone treatment also recommended in conjunction with radiotherapy