Single DNA Change Can Affect Diabetes Drug Response

A new proof-of-concept study has demonstrated how small differences in DNA sequences in an individual can result in different antidiabetic drug effects.

First Rabies Vaccine Administered 130 Years Ago Today

Today marks 130 years since the rabies vaccine was first administered by Louis Pasteur to a human being, a nine-year-old boy who had been bitten in 14 places by an infected dog.

Most Clinicians Report Working While Sick Despite Risks to Patients

In a recent survey, the majority of physicians and advance practice clinicians (ACPs) admitted that they had worked while sick at least once in the previous year despite also believing that this can put patients at risk.

Questions Raised for Telemedical Monitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Telemedicine monitoring is not associated with any significant difference in amputation or healing, but may be linked to increased mortality for patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

New Evidence Can Help Informed Choice in Incontinence Surgery

An intervention review indicates that mid-urethral sling (MUS) operations are a highly effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women; however, complication rates and long-term need for repeat surgery are factors for patients to consider when choosing a procedure.

Genetic Mutations May Predict Outcomes in Aplastic Anemia

Certain genetic mutations may be correlated with response to therapy and prognosis in aplastic anemia.

Health Insurance Expansion Likely to Increase HTN Treatment

Efforts to expand health insurance coverage are expected to lead to increased treatment rates among nonelderly patients with hypertension, which will have significant health benefits.

Oxybutynin Deemed Effective for Hyperhidrosis

Low-dose oxybutynin is an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Split-Dose, Day-Before Colonoscopy Prep Compared

Split-dose regimens increase the quality of colon cleansing compared to day-before colonoscopy preparation, according to a review and meta-analysis published in Gastroenterology.

Disorganized Documentation Ups Peri-Op Communication Failures

Communication failures in the perioperative setting often result from inaccurate or inaccessible documentation, as well as document overload.