Pseudobulbar affect: An often-overlooked condition

“Understanding Pseudobulbar Affect,” the inaugural publication of the new Insights & Implications in Gerontology series from The Gerontological Society of America, addresses an often overlooked or misunderstood condition that has the potential to lead to decreased quality of life for older adults and their caregivers. Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is characterized…

Clinical practice guideline for perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy released

The American College of Chest Physicians recently released a new clinical guideline on the perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy. Published in the journal CHEST, the guideline contains 44 evidence-based recommendations using established methodology to improve decision-making and to decrease practice variability. An update to the 2012 Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic…

Immune-inflammatory biomarkers higher in severe mental illness, type 2 diabetes mellitus

Individuals with severe mental illness or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have increased levels of peripheral immune-inflammatory biomarkers, which may contribute to neurocognitive and social deficits, according to a study recently published in the Frontiers of Neurology. Marta Garés-Caballer, M.D., from the University of Valencia in Spain, and colleagues conducted…

Latest on the Worldwide Spread of the Coronavirus

(Reuters) – North Korea’s Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against COVID-19 on Thursday, with the leader’s sister indicating that he too caught the virus while vowing “deadly retaliation” against South Korea which the North blames for causing the outbreak. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS Eikon users, click on COVID-19:…

Mask mandates return in New Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise

The Indian capital reintroduced public mask mandates on Thursday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. The New Delhi government reinstituted a fine of 500 rupees ($6) for anyone caught not wearing a mask or face covering in public. India’s Health Ministry said 16,299 new cases were recorded…

International medical experts aim to use biomarker-based approaches to advance precision medicine

The diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (SphingoTec), announces that, during the 4th Scientific Symposium held near Potsdam, Germany, international medical experts discussed the latest developments in diagnostic and therapeutic innovations for advancing precision medicine in critically ill patients. The approach encompasses organ-specific biomarkers working hand in hand with drug candidates and…

International medical experts aim to use biomarker-based approaches to advance precision medicine

The diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (SphingoTec), announces that, during the 4th Scientific Symposium held near Potsdam, Germany, international medical experts discussed the latest developments in diagnostic and therapeutic innovations for advancing precision medicine in critically ill patients. The approach encompasses organ-specific biomarkers working hand in hand with drug candidates and…

Sugemalimab Offers Another Option in Unresectable NSCLC

Vienna, Austria — Updated clinical trial data suggest that the new immunotherapy sugemalimab, which is approved in China, could offer another option for treatment of patients with unresectable stage III non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Sugemalimab was shown to improve progression-free survival (PFS) when compared with placebo when given after…