Mayo Clinic outlines approach for patients at risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death in COVID-19

ROCHESTER, Minn. – SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread, leading to more than 20,000 deaths worldwide in less than four months. Efforts are progressing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but it’s still likely 12 to 18 months away. In the meantime, the pandemic, with over 400,000 confirmed cases worldwide already, is…

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More research on addiction potential needed for use of opioids to treat children’s pain

A pair of new studies led by University of Alberta pediatricians indicate that parents are more reluctant to have opioids prescribed for their children than doctors are to prescribe them. In a newly published study, the researchers asked 136 pediatric emergency room doctors across Canada whether concerns about potential addiction or the opioid crisis hold…

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Trastuzumab deruxtecan shows early promise in patients with non-breast/gastric cancers

Bottom Line: A HER2-targeted antibody-drug conjugate, fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu), showed signs of clinical activity in multiple non-breast/non-gastric cancer types, according to results from a phase I study. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Lead author: Junji Tsurutani, MD, PhD, medical oncologist at…

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Wait … How Do We Live Together?

ImageCredit…The New York Times Hello! This is a conversation about anxiety and uncertainty. But before we dive into that, we’d like to present you with the opposite: Here’s everything we know about how to live now. If you already feel anxious or alone or have questions, start there. And, if you only read one thing…

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