Combination Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Should MAOIs Be Included?

Because some research has indicated benefits of MAOIs combined with another antidepressant for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), a review in Pharmacotherapy evaluated data from published studies and case reports and the medical records of 29 adult patients from a large Midwestern teaching hospital on the safety and efficacy of combination therapy with MAOIs and other antidepressants or stimulants for TRD.

Essure's Long-Term Safety, Efficacy Announced in Study

Bayer HealthCare announced results from a study that support previous findings on the effectiveness and safety of the Essure inserts and procedure for hysteroscopic sterilization.

2 Minute Walk Each Hour Could Increase Longevity

Getting up and walking for two minutes every hour could help reverse the negative health effects from prolonged sitting, new research suggests.

Multiple Surgeries Common in Breast Reconstruction

Most women undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will need several operations, according to a new study.

LVADs Linked to Decline in Cognitive Function, Worsening Health

Left ventricular assist devices might contribute to a decline in health or cognitive function in some patients.

Common Rx for UTIs in Older Women May Not Be Best Choice

Nitrofurantoin may not be the most effective option for treatment of urinary tract infections in older women, according to a new new study.

Fewer Drunk Driving Events Tied to Boost in U.S. Economy

A dramatic drop in the number of alcohol-related car accidents over the past three decades may have helped fuel the U.S. economy, a new study suggests.

STDs Identified in Women With Extragenital Exposures

A considerable number of women reporting extragenital exposures have Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), and many infections would be missed with urogenital-only testing.

Physicians Show Low Adherence to Cervical CA Screening Recs

The indications for cervical cancer screening in asymptomatic average-risk women are described in a best practice advice article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

First Needle-Free, Patient-Controlled Fentanyl System Approved

The Medicines Company announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ionsys (fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system) for the short-term management of acute post-operative pain in adults requiring opioid analgesia in the hospital.