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Female first authorship in ophthalmology increased during pandemic

NEW YORK — The gender gap in the authorship of scientific publications persists, but a study found an increase in female first authorship during the COVID-19 pandemic for overall articles and research articles in ophthalmology.
In a poster presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting, Meghana Kalavar, MD, and colleagues from Ohio State University summarized the results of the cross-sectional analysis of articles published between July and September 2020 during the pandemic and matched articles published between July and September 2019 before the pandemic. The

ACG updates gastroparesis guidelines for diagnosis, treatment amid ‘ongoing innovation’

The American College of Gastroenterology has issued a new guideline for the diagnosis and management of gastroparesis, which recently was published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
“The objective of this new guideline is to document, summarize and update the evidence and develop recommendations for the clinical management of gastroparesis (GP),” Michael Camilleri, MD, DSc, MRCP, MACG, AGAF, professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues wrote. “It is necessary to acknowledge the limitations of guideline

Bone metastases in bladder cancer predict worse outcomes

CHICAGO — Patients with bone metastases due to urothelial carcinoma had worse outcomes than those without bone metastasis, regardless of treatment or PD-L1 expression, according to a poster presentation at ASCO Annual Meeting.
However, median overall survival was better in patients with high PD-L1 expression treated with durvalumab monotherapy or durvalumab plus tremelimumab in patients with and without bone metastases.
“Bone metastases are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Despite this, the independent impact of bone metastases

SightGlass Vision technology shows promising results for myopia control in young children

Eyeglasses that use SightGlass Vision Diffusion Optic Technology significantly reduced axial length and cycloplegic spherical equivalent refraction progression in children aged 6 to 7 years with myopia, the company announced in a press release.
The lens technology, which incorporates thousands of micro-dots that scatter light and reduce contrast on the retina, is intended to reduce myopia progression in children and has shown promising results in a recent analysis of clinical trial data. According to the release, myopia affects more than 2.5 billion people worldwide and is the leading cause of

Stepwise oral food challenges show many sensitized infants can safely consume hen’s egg

Few infants sensitized to egg had to completely avoid egg consumption, with most able to eat an entire scrambled egg after completing stepwise oral food challenges, according to a letter published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
Starting from a low dose, stepwise OFCs appear to be safe and effective for introducing egg and determining safe ingestion doses for infants, Masatoshi Mitomori, of the department of pediatrics at National Hospital Organization Sagamihara National Hospital in Kanagawa, Japan, and colleagues wrote in the study. Although data have shown that stepwise OFCs are safe

Long COVID increases children’s risk for several serious conditions

Long COVID increases children’s risk for several serious conditions, although the conditions remain rare, according to findings reported in MMWR.
Among the conditions, acute pulmonary embolism, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, and venous thromboembolic event were all around twice as likely to befall children and adolescents who had experienced COVID-19 than their peers who had not.
The study compared 781,419 U.S. children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years who had COVID-19, with a control population of 2,344,257 patients of the same age range without recognized COVID-19, during a period

Patients may safely return to driving as early as 2 weeks after rotator cuff repair

For patients undergoing rotator cuff repair, a safe return to driving can be made as early as 2 weeks after surgery with no clinically important negative impact on driving fitness, according to published results.
Using an instrumented vehicle equipped with cameras and an onboard safety monitor, Ariel E. Badger, MS, and colleagues analyzed preoperative vs. postoperative driving fitness in 27 patients (mean age of 58.6 years) who underwent primary rotator cuff repair (RCR).
Badger and colleagues evaluated several kinematic driving measures and behavioral data, such as parking, left turns, right

Diagnostic labels varied in nearly 40% of AD study population using different guidelines

SAN DIEGO — Diagnostic outcomes varied in nearly 40% of a study population when different criteria were used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, per a presenter at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
“We quantified the extent at which the differences in diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease differed in the actual diagnosis,” Andrei Bieger, a PhD candidate at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, said during his poster presentation.
Bieger and colleagues sought to clarify how updated guidance from the National Institute on

Study: Replacing usual maternal care with telehealth produces similar outcomes

Patients who received maternal care through telehealth had similar, and occasionally better, outcomes than those who received in-person care only, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Maternal mortality, morbidity and near misses “are unacceptably high” in the United States, “despite exceedingly high costs,” Amy G. Cantor, MD, MPH, a family physician who specializes in primary care for women at the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center in Portland, Oregon, and colleagues wrote. The numbers only worsened during the pandemic, with