New Study Proposes Strategies for Pain Control After Total Knee Replacement

A team-based care approach comprised of the patient, family members, orthopedic surgeon, and other healthcare practitioners for total knee replacement procedures, combined with newer pain management strategies, is critical for maximizing patient outcomes.

CDC: Novel Lyme Disease Pathogen Discovered

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the discovery of a new species of Borrelia mayonii that causes Lyme disease.

Case Illustrates Impact of Dabigatran-Phenytoin Interaction

A new report highlights the potential risk in concomitant use of the anticoagulant dabigatran, and phenytoin, a P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inducer used to treat seizure disorders.

Real-World Data on Retreating HCV Patients With NS5A Inhibitor Failure

Findings from a study published in Hepatology support retreating patients with NS5A inhibitor failures with sofosbuvir + simeprevir.

Thyroid and Breast Cancer Share Mutual Risks

The likelihood of developing breast or thyroid cancer as a secondary malignancy is increased following diagnosis of the other cancer, according to a review published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Racial Disparities in Retained HIV Care - CDC Data

Fewer blacks are consistently retained in HIV care compared with other racial/ethnic groups, according to research published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Influenza Infection Linked to Increased Afib Risk

Influenza infection is associated with increased odds of atrial fibrillation (AF), which can be reduced through vaccination, according to a study published online in Heart Rhythm.

Is Childhood ADHD an Indicator of Obesity in Adulthood?

Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with increased obesity in females, according to a study published online in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Patient Experiences Vision Loss After Taking Appetite Suppressant

A case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) two days after phendimetrazine use has been documented and published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Patient Satisfaction Examined Between Teaching and Non-Teaching Hospitalist Services

More patients report satisfaction with overall care in a nonteaching hospitalist service than in a general medicine teaching service, according to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.