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Dupilumab Reduces Rate of Severe Asthma Exacerbations

May 23, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. And, add-on dupilumab reduces glucocorticoid dose in patients with glucocorticoid-treated asthma Read article

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Executive Function Improved With Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs

May 07, 2018 Better EF skills in 12-year-olds exposed to prenatal SSRI, even controlling for maternal depressive sx

Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery

May 02, 2018 Patients use fewer opioids than are prescribed after open, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair

AAN: Cerliponase Alfa Beneficial for Form of Batten’s Disease

April 26, 2018 Reduced decline in motor, language function in children with CLN2 compared with historical controls

Study Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After Surgery

April 20, 2018 At discharge, 92.2 percent of patients received an opioid prescription; nearly 63 percent unused

Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

April 20, 2018 Post-op pain strongly linked to number of classes of non-opioid analgesics used, remifentanil use

AAN: Erenumab Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Migraine

April 19, 2018 Higher proportion of patients achieved a ≥50 percent reduction in mean monthly migraine days

AAN: New Drug May Help Infants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

April 19, 2018 RG7916 increases survival motor neuron protein level, with 6.5-fold increase noted with highest dose

Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

April 19, 2018 Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Metastatic NSCLC

April 16, 2018 And, nivolumab plus ipilimumab linked to better survival in NSCLC with high tumor mutational burden

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma

April 16, 2018 Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up

n-3 Fatty Acids Don’t Seem to Be of Any Benefit in Dry Eye Disease

April 13, 2018 Patients randomized to n-3 supplementation did not have significantly better outcomes versus placebo

Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

April 09, 2018 Preferences indicate people would rather take daily pill or tea to prolong life rather than exercise

Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of A-Fib

March 22, 2018 CES-D ≥16, antidepressant use each associated with higher incidence of atrial fibrillation

ENDO: Drug Shows Promise As Effective Male Birth Control

March 19, 2018 Dimethandrolone undecanoate lowers testosterone; well tolerated, mild effects of weight gain, lower HDL

ACC: Low-Dose Triple Combo Pill Effective for Rapid BP Control

March 14, 2018 Greater chance of achieving blood pressure target level with combo pill strategy versus usual care