Dry Eyes: Updates on Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Tx

As dry eyes is one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals, the latest issue of the journal Optometry and Vision Science focuses on progress in the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of dry eye disease.

Aptiom Gains Monotherapy Indication for Seizure Tx

Sunovion announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) as monotherapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures.

Purple Potatoes May Suppress Colon Cancer Stem Cells

Purple potatoes may contain compounds that help destroy colon cancer stem cells and limit metastasis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Seen in Black Women

Young black women have a higher rate of BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations than previously believed, according to a study published in Cancer.

Over Half of Psychology Studies Likely to Fail Replication Test

Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals.

Older Women See Bone Health Benefits With Growth Hormone

Older women with osteoporosis may benefit from a few years on growth hormone, a new, small trial suggests.

Foot Site Independent Risk Factor for Melanoma Outcome

Foot melanoma seems to represent a specific subgroup and is a negative independent prognostic factor for disease-specific survival and disease-free interval.

Lower Risk of Dabigatran-Tied Bleeding Seen With Gastroprotection

For patients taking dabigatran, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is reduced with use of gastroprotective agents.

Takayasu Arteritis, UC Co-Occurrence Rate High

Takayasu arteritis (TAK) has a high rate of co-occurrence and genetic overlap with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a study published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Azithromycin Routine in Hospitals Despite Drug Interaction Risk

Azithromycin is routinely prescribed to hospitalized patients despite risk factors for corrected QT (QTc) prolongation and administration of interacting medications.