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Sugary Beverages Associated With More Severe Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Patients with multiple sclerosis who consumed 2 cans of soda per day were 5 times more likely to experience severe disability.
Sofosbuvir-Based Regimens Well Tolerated in Asian American Patients with HCV
Sofosbuvir-based regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C were well tolerated in Asian American communities, according to a new study.
Effective C. Difficile Containment Relies on Simple Interventions
Hospital-onset C. difficile infection decreased after implementing daily cleaning, health care worker hand hygiene, patient hand hygiene, screening at admission, and patient transfer reduction.
Blood-Brain Barrier May Present Treatment Target in Multiple Sclerosis
Targeting specific transportation system across the damaged blood-brain barrier could halt MS disease progression.
Outpatient Prescribing May Reduce Risks from Antibiotics for Clostridium Difficile
Antibiotics remain a top risk factor for community associated C. difficile infection in adults.
Radiologically Isolated Syndrome Predicts Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
MRI brain scans on children at high risk of multiple sclerosis may indicate earlier diagnoses and treatments.
High Iron Intake Associated with Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Dietary studies for patients with multiple sclerosis have centered on vitamin D and obesity, but not overall diets.
C difficile Spikes in Travelers Returning from International Destinations
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections could be a cause of travel-associated diarrhea.
C. difficile Colonization Risk Elevated in Frail Patients
Hospitalized patients with Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection are at an increased risk of colonization if they are considered frail.
Depression in Colorectal Cancer Patients Needs to be Monitored
Patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer are at a higher risk for mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety.
Pediatric C difficile Infection Linked to Common Prescription Drugs
A majority of the children with C. difficile were prescribed at least 1 antibiotic in the 12 weeks leading up to their diagnosis.
Avoiding Overtreatment in Diabetes
Evidence-based medicine may improve treatment for diabetes.
Off-Label Use of Rituximab Deemed Safe in Multiple Sclerosis
Rituximab found to be safe and effective in patients with primary progressive MS.
Which is the Most Effective Multiple Sclerosis Drug?
ICER seeks comment on the effectiveness and value of disease modifying therapies for relapsing remitting and primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Researchers Seek to Determine Top Multiple Sclerosis Drug
ICER seeks data on the effectiveness and value of disease modifying therapies for relapsing remitting and primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Why Do T Cells Turn Pathogenic?
Prior research suggested that T cells become pathogenic when they encounter specific dendritic cells in the lymph nodes.
Ultraviolet Light Technology May Improve Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Ultraviolet light may improve research into multiple sclerosis immune response and allow for the treatment of inflammatory diseases that spares healthy tissue.
Clotting Medication Safe for Patients with Stroke Symptoms
Tissue plasminogen activator deemed safe for patients who wake up with symptoms of stroke.
Beta Blockers May Improve Bone Loss From Antidepressants
Beta blockers intercept the brain's signal for bone loss after treatment with fluoxetine.
Adult Depression Remains Undertreated
Less than one-third of adults with depression receive treatment, study finds.
Does Physical Therapy Timing Make a Difference in Treating Back Pain?
Current guidelines recommend delaying referrals for physical therapy, in part because previous research found that early aggressive therapy contributed to higher health care costs and did not seem to make significant improvements for patients.
Remicade Biosimilar Effective Treating Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
Inflectra (infliximab) shows promise treating inflammatory bowel disease.
Biosimilar Shows Efficacy Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Remicade biosimilar safe and effective treating Crohnâ€™s disease and ulcerative colitis.
During Penicillin Shortage, Prioritize Treatment of Pregnant Women
Due to manufacturing delays, Pfizer is shipping only 30% of its normal monthly supply of penicillin G benzathine injectable suspension (Bicillin L-A) until July 2016.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs Transfer from Pregnant Mothers to Infants
Adalimumab took an average of four months to clear from infantsâ€™ bodies, while infliximab took an average of 7.33 months.
Bacterial Infection Implicated in Development of COPD
Bacteria frequently found deep inside the lungs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.
Improved Coordination Could Enhance Patient Care
Targeted interventions to coordinate care could be effective improving the overall patient experience.
Predicting and Preventing Asthma Flare-Ups on Twitter
Big data from social media may help anticipate emergency department visits for chronic conditions.
Flu Shot During Pregnancy Can Help Reduce Infant Illness Risk
Women who get a flu shot while they're pregnant help protect their baby from contracting the flu in the first 6 months of life, according to a new study.
Twitter Could Help Predict and Prevent Asthma Flare-Ups
Tweets about asthma could provide clues to asthma-related emergency room visits.
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