Study: Xarelto Lowers Hospital Admissions, Costs for DVT Patients

Patients treated with Xarelto (rivaroxaban; Janssen) for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) had less frequent hospital admissions than those treated with standard low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and warfarin, according to study data presented at the Hospital Medicine 2015 Congress.

Is Shorter or Longer Valganciclovir Tx Better for Congenital CMV?

Longer therapy with oral valganciclovir may modestly improve long-term developmental outcomes and hearing in neonates with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, reports a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Tips for Clinicians on When to Initiate Statin Therapy

A new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology provides clinicians with a guideline to help their patients decide on initiating statin therapy or not.

Feraheme Label Updated with New Warnings, Contraindication

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened an existing warning regarding serious and potentially fatal allergic reactions that can occur with Feraheme (ferumoxytol; AMAG Pharmaceuticals).

Benefits of Blueberries for PTSD Explored Study

Researchers from Louisiana State University have found that blueberries can be effective in the treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Healthy Microbiome Changes Last After Fecal Transplant in New Research

A study in the journal Microbiome has found that changes to a patient's microbiome that are characterized as healthy after fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) may be sustained for up to 21 weeks post-transplant.

Glyburide Use in Moms May Up Neonatal Adverse Events

Glyburide use in mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was associated with an increased risk for newborns to be admitted to an intensive care unit, have respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, birth injury, and be large for gestational age compared to infants born to women treated with insulin.

More Magnesium From Food, Supplements Could Benefit Diabetes Patients

Dietary intake of magnesium from foods or from food and supplements is associated with improvements in diabetes-related outcomes, including metabolic syndrome, obesity or overweight, hypertension, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), according to a new study in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science.

Experimental Vaccine May Help Slow Ovarian Cancer

An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest.

AAP: Use Only Metric Dosing for Children's Medications

The best way to measure liquid medications for children is in metric milliliters, according to a committee from the American Academy of Pediatrics.