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IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA

Intramuscular injections of glucocorticoids have efficacy similar to that of intra-articular injections in reducing pain in knee osteoarthritis but without the concerns about joint infection and the challenges of administration, according to results...

Failed Transcatheter Mitral Repair Will Require Valve Replacement

In patients who had undergone transcatheter edge-to-edge (TEER) mitral valve repair and required reintervention, less than 5% underwent a surgical mitral valve repair rather than a replacement procedure, a new study shows. ...

5 More Women Allege Sexual Harassment at LSU Med School

Five more women have come forward to say they were sexually harassed at the Louisiana State University medical school in Shreveport, echoing allegations made last month by four women in a formal complaint...

TB Regimen Cuts Treatment Time by a Third

A new drug combination containing rifapentine and moxifloxacin has finally broken the 6-month treatment barrier for drug-susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis, requiring only 4 months to produce a disease-free state at 1 year in most...

FDA Blazes Path for ‘Real-World’ Evidence as Proof of Efficacy

In 2016, results from the LEADER trial of liraglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes helped jumpstart awareness of the potential role of this new class of drugs, the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)...

Antibiotic Cut ANCA-Vasculitis Infection Risk With Rituximab

The serious infection risk associated with rituximab treatment for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is high but can be offset by co-prescribing co-trimoxazole, data from a single-center, retrospective study reaffirm. ...
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IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA

Intramuscular injections of glucocorticoids have efficacy similar to that of intra-articular injections in reducing pain in knee osteoarthritis...

Failed Transcatheter Mitral Repair Will Require Valve Replacement

In patients who had undergone transcatheter edge-to-edge (TEER) mitral valve repair and required reintervention, less than 5% underwent...