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Healthcare News & Research - June 2024

Healthcare News & Research – June 2024

Welcome to our succinct summaries of the most recent healthcare news and research. Keep yourself informed with our easily digestible updates sourced from medical media and news outlets. Regular use of fish oil supplements and course of cardiovascular diseases: prospective cohort study Study Details | Source A Gram-negative-selective antibiotic that spares the gut microbiome Study Details […]

Clinical Guidelines Implementation Strategy - Step 6 & 7: Measure & Evaluate, Change, Optimize & Repeat

Guideline Implementation Series: Final Steps (6-7) – Measure and Evaluate Change, Optimize, and Rinse and Repeat!

At this point you’ve not only planned your implementation initiative as discussed in our previous article, but you’ve also begun to actually implement it. A very critical (and often overlooked) step is to measure and evaluate your change, with a goal of optimization and iterative refinement and improvements. Also, to communicate your findings internally in […]

Guidelines Rundown Hepatitis

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Hepatitis: Guideline Rundown Series

Our Guidelines Rundown Series continues with a new article focusing on hepatitis. There are many current guidelines on hepatitis, published from a dozen different medical societies. These guidelines encompass recommendations on hepatitis B and hepatitis C, as well as their impact on individuals with chronic kidney disease, cancer, and pregnancy. Let’s now explore the list […]

USPSTF Announces Proposed Osteoporosis Screening Recommendations

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently unveiled a draft recommendation statement regarding Osteoporosis Screening, which was published online here on June 11, 2024. In their latest recommendations for osteoporosis screening, the USPSTF proposed the following: These updated recommendations closely align with the screening guidelines established in 2018 for the prevention of […]

ISTH 2024 Preview

ISTH 2024 Conference Preview: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

ISTH 2024 marks the 32nd Congress of the esteemed International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22-26th. As the premier global organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions related to thrombosis and hemostasis, ISTH brings together over 7,000 clinicians, researchers, and […]

Guidelines+ Trials Spotlight - Produce

Food is Medicine & Produce Prescriptions: Guidelines+ Trials Spotlight

Nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. A study from The Lancet revealed that poor diet is responsible for one in five deaths globally, contributing to a variety of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, individuals with lower incomes, those residing in rural areas, and […]

ENDO 2024 Recap

Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting Recap: Diabetes Research at ENDO 24

The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, ENDO 2024, was held from June 1-4 in Boston, MA. This event served as a leading gathering for professionals in the field of endocrinology. The conference showcased esteemed experts and influential thought leaders who provided insightful presentations on cutting-edge research, treatments, and developments in endocrine disorders. Highlighted below are some […]

ASCO Conference Recap

2024 ASCO Annual Meeting Recap – The Latest Research on Lung Cancer

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held from May 31 to June 4, 2024, in Chicago, IL. This event serves as a pivotal gathering for healthcare professionals committed to enhancing patient care and outcomes within the field of oncology. A prominent topic of discussion at ASCO24 was lung cancer. […]

SVS: VAM 2024 Conference Preview

Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM24) – Conference Preview on Aortic Disease

The 2024 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM24) will be held from June 19-22 in Chicago, Illinois. It is the Society of Vascular Surgery’s (SVS) premier meeting, offering a wealth of valuable scientific content tailored for every member of the vascular care team. If you have not already done so, we recommend registering here for this year’s […]

FDA Approvals - May 2024

Guideline Med Alerts & FDA Approvals – May 2024

Breyanzi (Bristol Myers Squibb)Expanded Indication Retevmo (Eli Lilly) Expanded Indication Onyda XR (Tris Pharma)  Bkemv (Amgen)Biosimilar to Soliris Opuviz (Biogen) Biosimilar to Eylea Yesafili (Biocon Biologics) Biosimilar to Eylea Imdelltra (Amgen)  Clinolipid (Baxter) Expanded Indication ColoSense (Geneoscopy) New Formulation Myhibbin (Azurity Pharmaceuticals) New Formulation Cyltezo (Boehringer Ingelheim) New Formulation Sign up for alerts and stay informed on […]

Upcoming FDA Approvals & Decisions - June 2024

Upcoming FDA Decisions – June 2024

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects public health by guaranteeing the safety, effectiveness, and security of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date marks the deadline by which the FDA must complete its review of drug applications. Occasionally, an advisory committee (AdCom) meeting is convened to assess the drug […]

What's Changed - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Guidelines – What’s Changed

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurological disorder that impacts the motor neurons responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement and breathing, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that at least 16,000 Americans are affected by ALS. […]

BSH Int'l Guidelines

The British Society for Haematology – Guidelines International Series

In our first installment of our Guidelines International Series, we will be examining the British Society for Haematology (BSH). As the largest haematology organization in the United Kingdom (UK), boasting over 3,000 members worldwide, BSH is the premier membership organization for haematology professionals in the UK. BSH is dedicated to promoting excellence in the study, […]

Guidelines Rundown Multiple Sclerosis

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Multiple Sclerosis: Guideline Rundown Series

Our Guidelines Rundown Series continues with a new article focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS). Currently, there are limited guidelines available on MS, all of which are provided by the American Academy of Neurology. These guidelines encompass a range of topics including vaccines and immunizations, therapies, alternative medicine, as well as the assessment and management of […]

Guidelines + Trials Spotlight - Enhertu Metastatic Breast Cancer

Enhertu® Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Results DESTINY-Breast06

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), around 13% of women will receive a cancer diagnosis at some stage in their lives. In 2021, an estimated 3,972,256 women were living with cancer in the United States. The most prevalent cancer subtype is HR+/HER2-, with an age-adjusted rate of 90 new cases per 100,000 women, […]

Guidelines Spotlight ACP Diabetes Guidelines

New 2024 ACP Diabetes Guidelines and the Removal of DPP4s – Guidelines Spotlight

The American College of Physicians (ACP) released a new clinical guideline on April 19, 2024, for Newer Pharmacologic Treatments in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. This guideline focused specifically on three classes of medications commonly used for patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: While the guideline is relatively short, consisting of only three key recommendations, […]

Comparing Atopic Dermatitis Guidelines Side-By-Side

Comparing Atopic Dermatitis Guidelines – Guidelines Side-By-Side Series

For this installment of our Guidelines Side-By-Side Series, we’re going to take a look at the current guidelines for atopic dermatitis (AD), commonly referred to as eczema. It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, identified by dry, itchy skin that may release clear fluid when scratched. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that this […]

Guidelines Rundown Tuberculosis

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Tuberculosis: Guidelines Rundown Series

Our Guidelines Rundown Series progresses with a new article focused on tuberculosis. Numerous guidelines on tuberculosis are currently available, published by nearly a dozen different medical societies and organizations. The most recent guideline, issued by the World Health Organization, stands out as it leads the global initiative to eradicate tuberculosis by advocating for universal access […]

DDW 2024 Recap

DDW2024 Conference Recap: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis at Digestive Disease Week

The American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) annual meeting was held in Washington, DC from May 18-21, 2024. Digestive Disease Week® (DDW2024) is considered the leading event for gastroenterology professionals, featuring innovative advancements, networking opportunities, and the most recent research in the field. Today, we will explore some of the fascinating research presented at the DDW2024, with […]

AAFP Blood Pressure Targets in Adults With Hypertension Guidelines Spotlight

AAFP Blood Pressure Targets in Adults With Hypertension – Guidelines Spotlight

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a significant controllable risk factor for stroke and heart disease. In this article, we’re going to review the 2022 Blood Pressure Targets in Adults with Hypertension guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) published on November 14, 2022. […]

HRS 2024 Conference Recap

HRS2024 Conference Recap: Pulsed Field Ablation at Heart Rhythm 2024

The Heart Rhythm Society’s 2024 Annual Meeting (HRS2024) was held in Boston from May 16-19, 2024. This prestigious event showcased cutting-edge research and advancements in the fields of cardiology and electrophysiology (EP). Today, we will explore some of the fascinating research presented at the HRS2024 Annual Meeting, with a specific focus on pulsed field ablation. […]

Healthcare News & Research - May 2024

Healthcare News & Research – May 2024

Welcome to our succinct summaries of the most recent healthcare news and research. Keep yourself informed with our easily digestible updates sourced from medical media and news outlets. Associations of Testosterone and Related Hormones With All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Men: Individual Participant Data Meta-analyses Study Details | Source Consumption of Olive […]

Menopause Guidelines Side-By-Side

Analyzing Guidelines for Menopause-Related Topics: Guidelines Side-By-Side Series

During Women’s Health Awareness Month, it is crucial to address menopause-related issues with informed strategies. The prevalence of vasomotor symptoms of menopause ranges from 50% to 82% among US women experiencing natural menopause. Additionally, genitourinary syndrome of menopause affects 27% to 84% of postmenopausal women. Breast cancer impacts approximately one in eight women in the […]

Clinical Guidelines Implementation Strategy - Improving Adherence

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 5 – Implementing the Strategies to Improve Adherence to the Selected Guideline Recommendations

Now that you’ve identified the barriers and prioritized specific interventions as discussed in our previous article on Step 4: Determining Interventions To Mitigate The Identified Barriers, it’s time to begin looking at actual implementation. This includes following through with the previous plans you’ve put in place, and the distribution of various resources to support your […]