The FDA has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Acticlate (doxycycline hyclate) for the treatment of susceptible infections including adjunctive therapy in severe acne.
For obese women with prevalent urinary incontinence (UI), the frequency of UI episodes is reduced during three years of follow-up after bariatric surgery.
For patients with type 2 diabetes, high dietary sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every three years seems to be a better screening alternative to Papanicolaou (Pap) testing every three years or concurrent HPV and Pap testing every five years.
Repeat colonoscopies within 10 years are of little benefit to patients who had no polyps found on adequate examination; however, repeat colonoscopies do benefit patients when the baseline examination was compromised.
Adolescent girls undergoing treatment for cancer are at high risk for heavy menstrual bleeding, and gynecologic care is advised for careful management of this problem.
Although dehydration significantly reduces blood flow to the brain, researchers in England have found that the brain compensates by increasing the amount of oxygen it extracts from the blood.
For patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1, promising new treatment options may be available.
New recommendations are presented for meningococcal vaccination in a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Lymphoma treatment has damaging effects on spermatogenesis but, in most patients, sperm production recovers within two years post-treatment.