FDA Grants Its First-Ever Clearance for Sepsis Detection AI

Chicago-based company Prenosis recently received FDA clearance for its AI-based sepsis detection technology, making it the first of its kind to be approved by the agency. The technology, called ImmunoScore, uses 22 different parameters to assess a hospital patient’s risk of sepsis within 24 hours. Prenosis aims to bring precision medicine to acute care by…

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Baby Development Stages: The First Year

Babies undergo incredible transformation in the first year of life, reaching important developmental milestones at their own pace. The first three months are characterized by smiling, head control, and hand-eye coordination. Between 4 and 6 months, babies start babbling, laughing, and reaching for objects. The next stage, from 7 to 9 months, sees babies crawling,…

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Lymphocytosis linked to higher prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Lymphocytosis, a condition characterized by an increased level of lymphocytes in the blood, has been found to be associated with a higher prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This suggests a potential link between these two conditions. The research highlights the need for further investigation into the relationship between lymphocytosis and hypothyroidism,…

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Take Action After Diagnosis with HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Advocating for yourself when diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer is crucial. Janet Shomaker’s experience with the diagnosis and treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer highlights the importance of being “responsibly selfish” and taking control of your treatment plan, while allowing friends and family to support you. Cancer experts emphasize the need to learn from trusted sources,…

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The Supreme Court and the Abortion Pill

The Supreme Court appears unlikely to restrict availability of the abortion pill mifepristone in its first abortion case since Roe v. Wade, with more abortion-related cases on the horizon. Republicans target health programs like Medicare and Medicaid, giving Democrats an advantage. Conservative justices express skepticism about challenges to mifepristone, which could impact the drug’s safety…

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Management of chronic pain associated with temporomandibular disorders: a clinical practice guideline

Busse, Casassus, Carrasco-Labra, Durham, Mock, Zakrzewska, and others collaborated on a clinical practice guideline for managing chronic pain related to temporomandibular disorders. The guideline was published in BMJ in 2023. It provides evidence-based recommendations for the management of this type of pain, aiming to improve patient outcomes and reduce the burden of this condition. The…

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New Molecules Reflect Advances in Atopic Dermatitis

Cyclosporine is the gold standard for treating atopic dermatitis in adults requiring systemic treatment, but there are numerous other molecules being explored. Dupilumab, tralokinumab, Janus kinase inhibitors, and other molecules have shown promise for treating atopic dermatitis in both adults and children. Lebrikizumab, nemolizumab, rocatinlimab, amlitelimab, temtokibart, and tapinarof are among the other drugs being…

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Who Needs To File With OHCA Under California’s New Healthcare Transaction Regulations?

The California Office of Healthcare Affordability (OHCA) has approved new cost and market impact review (CMIR) regulations for healthcare entities. The new law under the California Healthcare Transactions Law requires healthcare entities to inform OHCA of “material change transactions” expected to close on or after April 1. The regulations aim to provide oversight of healthcare…

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